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Lower cost 1911s?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by CoyoteSix, Nov 10, 2012.

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  1. Twmaster

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    Bud's has the base 1911R1 for $610 shipped.
     
  2. Just One Shot

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    $600.00 :eek: If you can find a Ruger 1911 anywhere near $600.00 you should buy it. They are like hens teeth around here and when you do find one it's way north of that price. I've seen guys trying to sell used ones for $800.00-$900.00. I wasn't able to find a Ruger reasonably priced so I purchased a lightly used S&W 1911 PD with the lightweight Scandium frame. S&W also makes a great 1911 worthy of your consideration. Don't let the external extractor throw you off. Unlike Kimbers failed attempt at an external extractor, the S&W works.
     
  3. jj1962hemi

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    http://www.sarcoinc.com/4-20-12_1-8.pdf

    If you're going with a Rock Island, Sarco (old school ad, very low tech, page 7 has the RIA), has a special deal for $359.99 plus shipping for the GI model.

    JJ
     
  4. FHBrumb

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    I'm a tad over 300 rounds through my Ruger SR1911, and I'm very happy with it.
     
  5. MachIVshooter

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    That's not what I see:

    Remington R1 1911 45ACP 5" OUT OF STOCK Last price was $616.00
     
  6. harryman1974

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    I have an ati g.i. model payed less than $400.00 when bought ,It has taken every thing i could throw at it.it shots every thing from{mbc} 185gr button nose-230gr rn.with no problems feeding. great gun for the money.
     
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    Another vote for the RIA "Tactical" Great gun and at about $450 you'll have money left over for ammo!

    My first RIA was the standard "GI" that I bought to put an Optima/J-Point red dot sight on. About 15000 rounds later its still one of my favorites!
     
  8. Fiv3r

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    I just bought a Regent R100, and I'm very pleased. I know next to nothing about quality 1911's, but the Regent has been 100% reliable, has very nice fit to the slide, and feels great to shoot.

    The only downside I can find is that the finish on it is pretty shallow. I wore a spot on the slide against the copper button of my jeans. Not a big deal as resale on a budget 1911 isn't that great, and I bought this one to bugger up before deciding if a $1K one was worth it for me.

    Still, for $429-ish, I'm pleased. The Turks know how to crank out some good guns, and this 1911 clone seems to be a winner.

    That said, it's as basic as it gets. I wanted a stock government model for history sake, but they did add a few extras. It's got the Series 80 safety which some do not like. However, the throat is super polished. I don't see any reason why it won't reliably feed jhp all day long.
     
  9. StrutStopper

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    My first and only (so far) 1911 is the Ruger SR1911. I was looking to handle one locally for over a year without any luck so I just went and bought the first sub-$650 one I found online. I'm very happy with it.
     
  10. 2wheels

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    Are the Rugers still hard to find? Because I saw at least 2 at my last local gunshow, and it was a tiny show.
     
  11. Detritus

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    Depends on where you are, some markets (areas) they seem to slowly dribble into. and there are still alot of folks looking for one who have yet to have more than their first sighting of one "in the steel".

    But if you're like me and live near to a major (gun friendly) metro area (Houston in my case) the likelihood jumps considerably that most shops around you that stock Ruger will either have an SR1911 in the case or one on the way to replace the one they just sold, if not one or two in the back.
    The little fairly low volume shop we have here in downtown lake jackson had one on the shelf 4 hours ago when i stopped in looking for reloading supplies.
     
  12. Josh45

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    Sorry, Wrong thread.
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