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I've decided to get a 1911

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by newglockguy, Dec 2, 2012.

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  1. newglockguy

    newglockguy Member

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    So after thinking about it for a long time I'm going to start looking at a 1911. I was at the range with a buddy and shot his Springfield Loaded and it was great to shoot. However, I'm pretty ignorant in the topic of 1911's. The Loaded felt good but I heard Remington's R1 and Kimber Custom II are good models as well. I'm looking for a full size and plan on eventually budgeting $700-$800. Anyone know any other good brands or models out there that are worth checking out?
     
  2. creeper1956

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    The money you want to spend and the guns you've commented on are fine... just fine. Do yourself a favor... read this, and join the 1911 Addicts forums.
     
  3. HDCamel

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    Springfield is a good way to go if you're a 1911 newbie.
     
  4. Upstater

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    As is the Kimber custom II, IMHO any modern 1911 will fit the bill nicely, you might even think about a Taurus PT1911, it is well made also and is within your budget.
     
  5. BYJO4

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    In your price range, I would either go with the Kimber or Springfield. I personally think Kimber has a slightly better trigger but both are fine 1911s and will start you off right.
     
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    Save up a little longer and get an STI. The $200 over your budget will be well worth it.

    Or for less than you budget, the STI Spartan or RIA's would be a great choice.

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  8. KTXdm9

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    All good choices mentioned so far. I got a good deal on a SR1911, and have been really happy with my purchase. Great trigger and very easy for me to find my point of aim.
     
  9. snakeman

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    What about a citadel?
     
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    S&W full size "E" Series without a rail. I payed $825 for mine. It's really nice for the price you pay. It isn't perfect, but perfection requires a lot more money.
     
  11. needmorecowbell

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    For $700 the Kimber Custom II is a great buy.
     
  12. JROC

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    Many good 1911's.

    I personally like to go with the original manufacture for my 1911 needs so I buy Colt. My Combat Elite seems to be an excellent 1911. It's just a Colt XSE model with a blued slide.

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    There it is when brand new posing with my sexy Glock 20SF. 1911 fans love this shot. :D

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  13. Skylerbone

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    Colt or STI, depending on your intentions. SA Range Officer or Ruger SR1911 if you can find one.
     
  14. Fishbed77

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    Colt.

    You'll have to up your budget by about $200, but it's worth every penny. This is my first 1911 - a Colt Government XSE.

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  15. KAS1981

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    My Sig XO was $795, and it is an excellent 1911. Kinda unconventional, though.

    If I were to buy another 1911 in that price range, I'd probably go with a Kimber Custom II or Ruger.
     
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    Colt government model 1911.
     
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    STI, save up a few more bucks and go through Dawson Precision for some sweetnesss.
     
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    Go with a SIG 1911 and you'll never look back
     
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    I own STI Spartan, RIA GI, Colt Government and Sig XO. Best all around is the STI. Great trigger.

    But any of the above will serve you well.
     
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    They are.

    It really kinda depends on what you're looking for. The Springer loaded does offer a lot for the money, and they're good guns. I just have a problem with their Brazilian pedigree. I won't buy an imported 1911.

    The Kimber Custom is pretty close in price to the R1, both within your budget. But they're very differnt guns. The Custom II is a modern 1911, and a good base gun for custom work. The R1 standard is really a GI type gun, with a few subtle but critical improvements. The R1 enhanced is out of your price range (as are most other Kimbers, Colts and other higher end guns).

    I've had a Kimber Stainless Target II for almost 10 year, great gun, super accurate. I've had a Colt Mk IV for 13 years, also a good gun. My R1 is only 3 months old, but is quickly becoming a favorite. That's all My 1911s at the moment, though I've had many others.
     
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    Look at Ruger, Remington, RIA, and the STI Spartan. They are all in the same price range and will all do a good job for the money. For my money I'd go with the STI Spartan lots of value and great customer service for the price.
     
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    Yep-best built and finished 1911 out there for the money imo.
     
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    I have a Sig Nitron Target 1911, Colt Rail Gun 1911, and a Ruger SR1911. All kinda-sorta in a similar $650-$950 middle price range. They all operate essentially flawlessly and I shoot a lot of .45ACP. I have had a few (very few) FTFeed over the years with my 1911's, so my point being you will have a nice 1911 in that range. Springfield Loaded is on my list too.

    Enjoy!!!
     
  24. WoodchuckAssassin

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    1st choice - Ruger SR1911

    2nd choice - Springfield

    53rd choce - Kimber

    I hear good things about Kimber from those who own them...but I've seen way to many rusted barrels on NIB Kimbers for them to be in my top 50.
     
  25. Fishbed77

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    I agree. The "in-the-white" and completely unprotected carbon steel barrels of the Kimbers are a deal breaker to me.
     
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