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which 1911?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by keeplivnthedream, Apr 11, 2012.


which 1911 do you love?

Poll closed May 11, 2012.
  1. Kimber Custom II

    4 vote(s)
  2. Springfield GI series

    1 vote(s)
  3. Rock Island Armory 1911

    4 vote(s)
  4. Ruger SR1911

    7 vote(s)
  5. Colt 1911

    4 vote(s)
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  1. keeplivnthedream

    keeplivnthedream Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    Looking for a new pistol. Just bought the ruger sr9c 3 months ago, loved every minute of shooting it and I am ready for something a bit larger than 9mm at this point. Maybe a 45 acp. Yeah im talking 1911. Such an amazing looking gun needs to be in my collection.

    my budget is under $800. Preferably much lower than 800$

    Want a skeletonized hammer and a beavertail. (I have meaty hands)

    I have looked at Rock Island. Like them. Shot one before, loved the trigger on it. A bit worried though about that all cast frame. Looking for a gun to last a lifetime.

    Like the springfield gi series 1911. Know very little about them. I would have to upgrade the hammer and beavertail though.

    Also like the Kimber Custom II. A great gun. A bit much for my price point though. But it comes somewhat loaded with the beavertail and hammer, and a few other bells and wistles. would it cost more to upgrade a springfield or to just get a stock kimber custom II

    Another option is the Ruger sr1911. Looks good to me. I have however heard it has accuracy issues. Chime in if you have an opinion

    Know very little about colt 1911's. i know thats almost sacreligious for someone to say but fill me in.

    Im basically wanting like a Pro's and Cons list for each pistol and a short comparison.

    I am also going to make a poll out of this to see what most people have and like.

    Which one should i buy and for what reasons?

    I forgot to mention that the 1911 will not be a carry gun as i like my sr9c for carry. the 1911 will be a range and target gun. I will probably end up upgrading parts and stuff.
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2012
  2. Greg528iT

    Greg528iT Member

    Mar 10, 2010
    The only reason I didn't vote Springfield GI, is that you'd blow more money upgrading to the beaver tail and hammer. It's a great gun, but if you want that, and stay under $800 get on a Ruger wait list.
    Springfield LOADED models would be good, but are going to push you past $800. I expect that a Colt with the same appointments, should push it as well.
    I'd say Rock Island, but I've been hearing some good Ruger accounts lately.
    I don't know what that Kimber runs.
  3. allaroundhunter

    allaroundhunter Member

    Oct 5, 2011
    Southeast Texas
    For your budget, the SR1911 would be your best bet, but they are hard to find.

    A colt would be great.....but they are out of your price range.
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