Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by marine 97-03, Oct 14, 2012.
Based on the poll options, I am guessing 45ACP for this thread?
For the lowest price, I would go with RIA Tactical ($445) - http://www.gunsamerica.com/923802620/Guns/Pistols/1911-Pistol-Copies/ROCK_ISLAND_1911A1_45ACP_5_FS_TACTICAL_PARKERIZED.htm
For about $200 more ($635), STI Spartan gets my vote for non-USA made option on your poll - http://www.dawsonprecision.com/ProductDetail.jsp?LISTID=6DC0000-1161707138
Sig 1911 XO is made from stainless steel frame/slide with black Nitron finish in the USA with much better fit/finish than RIA but has an external extractor. Price of XO will test your budget but if you are looking for a "nicer" 1911, Sig XO is a very under rated 1911 and share the same parts as with other Sig 1911 models (same match grade barrel, trigger, etc.) - http://www.gunsamerica.com/929104659/Guns/Pistols/Sig-Sauer-Sigarms-Pistols/1911/Sig_Sauer_1911_XO_Black_Pistol_191145BXO_45_ACP_5_in_BBL_Sngl_Actn_NEW_IN_BOX_FREE_SHIPPING.htm
Both RIA and Sig are very accurate shooters and they have out shot many other 1911s under $1000 during my comparison range testing. I have not range tested STI Spartan but reviews have been very good on accuracy.
If you don't might the caliber I would vote on Sig XO. I have one and it's a very well craft piece. I think it's the best quality on your list and possible the best quality on that price range.
But between 45 and 9, I prefer 9mm so I would lean on the Spartan due to it's the best made 9mm 1911 in your budget.
Springfield Range Officer may be able to be had for $725.....
The above Springfield Range Officer for $750 is one I have my eye on. That is a very good sample of the 1911. Also, RIA guns for the money seem to get good reviews
If you look, you can find them in your price range....
Magnum Research, pretty underrated 1911. $680 shipped. Can't go wrong with the Range Officer or Spartan though.
Good review here: http://www.gunblast.com/Cimarron-1911.htm
Maybe have your threads merged.
I have a S80 Enhanced on layaway, nearly payed off for
Here is my one year review:
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