M1911 725$ budget but witch one

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by marine 97-03, Oct 14, 2012.

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help me pick a good 1911 on a budget

Poll closed Nov 13, 2012.
  1. Taurus PT1911

    5 vote(s)
    7.9%
  2. RIA Tactical FS

    6 vote(s)
    9.5%
  3. STI Spartan

    18 vote(s)
    28.6%
  4. Metro arms Amigo

    1 vote(s)
    1.6%
  5. Sig XO

    14 vote(s)
    22.2%
  6. other ( specify )

    19 vote(s)
    30.2%
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  1. marine 97-03

    marine 97-03 Member

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    Looking for a 1911 help me pick one.
     
  2. LiveLife

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    Your other $725 1911 thread was 9mm based - http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=681038

    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.
     
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  3. Oldnoob

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    Plus one on what bds said.

    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.

    SigXO1911.jpg

    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.
     
  4. marine 97-03

    marine 97-03 Member

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    I have more 9mm ammo...but a 45 is doable
     
  5. ponchsox

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    I noticed you didn't list the Ruger SR1911...any particular reason?
     
  6. steveb4c

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    i would have thought the Ruger sr1911 too. maybe just to hard to find at the right price.
     
  7. wow6599

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    I voted other -
    Springfield Range Officer may be able to be had for $725.....
     
  8. marine 97-03

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    People seem proud of them....and there sale price reflects it..most I've seen go for 900$ +
     
  9. marine 97-03

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    I will give the springfields a look too.
     
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    Ruger SR1911.
     
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    Ruger SR 1911 should be on list. Also, Regent 200s seems to be getting really good reviews. Talked to two people that have them and much higher priced 1911s and the Regents (newer builds) compare favorably
     
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    Ruger SR1911
     
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    I like that magnum research 1911.
     
  17. zoom6zoom

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    I am exceptionally pleased with my Cimmaron 1911. I have the polished blue model, and eel it does indeed rival the fit and finish of the old commercial Colts. Was just over $600. A parkerized version is also available, usually under $450.

    Good review here: http://www.gunblast.com/Cimarron-1911.htm
     
  18. OilyPablo

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    Ruger SR1911. Find a new gun dealer or two. I paid under $700 a good while back.

    Maybe have your threads merged.
     
  19. OARNGESI

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    look into para ordnance too
     
  20. Jed Carter

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    Personally my 2 favorites, SIG RCS 1911 and STI Trojan, both more than your $725. I have shot the Taurus PT1911 in .45 and 9mm, for the money wow, feature for feature $ for $ one of the best. Forged frame, 3# trigger, real Novak sights, etc. SIG is a great choice, STI another but the finish on a Spartan is plain and it is a cast frame. I would go with SIG, then the Taurus and, and the American Classic (Metro Arms) third.
     
  21. JB357MAG

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    I voted other as in used Colt.

    I have a S80 Enhanced on layaway, nearly payed off for
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    Jimmy
     
  22. slickab

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    Metro Arms - American Classic II
     
  23. needmorecowbell

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    I voted other as I love my Kimber Custom II that was only $670 when bought about 1.5 years ago. I think you can still get for under $750. Dead-on accuracy and never an issue.
     
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    I voted other, used Colt.
     
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