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Fa03_max50

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Posted about 3 years ago

 

good day ladies/gentlemen,


 


i'm looking to purchase a 1911 in the market; just wanted to get everyones feed back and insights, and /or suggestions on which one i should go for . i  know theres alot of them out there ,but hopefully hearing from you all i can narrow down to get the best one in terms of operation and price. thanks


 


 

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What are you going to be using it for?

Fa03_max50

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range, mostly and ofcourse for self protection

Half_dome_yosemite_national_park_max50

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Concealed Carry??

Fa03_max50

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no state of nj were not aallowed to carry ccw,  only home

Half_dome_yosemite_national_park_max50

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Ok, cool, so size isnt an issue.


Next question I would have than is what do you wanna spend?


 

Csi_squirrle_max600_1__max50

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Like Ranger719 says.  The question is how much do you want to spend.


I have a Taurus 1911 and love it at around $500.


If you want top of the line expect to pay five times that amount for a Wilson 1911.


 

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not more than $900 i think ? something reliable and again affordable

My_kids_max50

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I just recently purchased a Springfield 1911.  I LOVE IT!!! My first .45. Looking to get a few more. I only paid $500 for mine.  I bought mine for CCW when i am off duty.

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wow $500 thats a resonable price , they actually  go for 700-800 here in jersey . is that brand new? was it purchased on line or on a shop?

My_kids_max50

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It was brand new.  I know the owner of the shop.  The pd also buys weapons from him so that how I got the deal.

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oh  i see 

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Springfield is great for decent price, and the colt series I've never had problems with. I've used the Series 80 commander and it shoots great. Kimber and Wilson are top models, but very pricey. Rock Island makes cheap ones but I don't know quality, and remington has new ones out for good price, but again haven't heard anything on the remingtons.


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Check out Gundealeronline.com


They have a Springfield Mil Spec for 649.95


A NICE used Colt Government series 80 for 599.00


And a Para Ordnance GI Expert for 609.95


all are great guns for the prices but I would go with the Colt.

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thank you sir for the input

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Add a couple of hundred more to the $900.00 and go with the best. Kimber.

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If you like a gun that malfunctions all the time and a company that has horrible customer service, sure, go with Kimber.


You want a gun that will run no matter what, Colt or Springfield.


Sorry Uncle D had to disagree with you this time.


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Raccoon_Savior. I am fine with your comments. I don't carry the Kimber I just like to look at it. We are cool. You are still on my Christmas list.

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I have recently purchased 2 Rock Island Armory 1911s.  The first is a Tactical model in 9mm.  It cost $483.00 out the door.  The other is a military spec model that I have customized.


These pistol are reliable and shoot great.  Rock Island Armory surpasses many other companies customer service (e.g. Springfield).


If you're looking for an inexpensive range gun you may want to look at this route.  I use both of mine as carry and concealed carry pistols.

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 thank you for that information, will look in to that 

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BR_260354 says ...



I have recently purchased 2 Rock Island Armory 1911s.  The first is a Tactical model in 9mm.  It cost $483.00 out the door.  The other is a military spec model that I have customized.


These pistol are reliable and shoot great.  Rock Island Armory surpasses many other companies customer service (e.g. Springfield).


If you're looking for an inexpensive range gun you may want to look at this route.  I use both of mine as carry and concealed carry pistols.



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Before you drop 1,000+ on a 1911 (funny cause it seams that $1911 is the price now-a-days) I'd go with a Rock Island Armory or even a Taurus 1911. If you love them, you can always buy more!


Once you get into the competing realm you might want to look at a Dan Wesson, Springfield or even a Kimber in the 1911s. After you beat up that $500 1911, you will know how to treat a $1,000 one! Trust me, I wish I went down this route first instead of dropping $2,500+ on a Springfield TRP Operator 1911. Also, make sure you like the feel of the gun. 1911s have a great grip angle and overall feel for me, but people have different body types and hands...if you can rent one first, do it!


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For your application, specifically home protection, I would suggest you not go 1911. Unless you have a lot of money and time to spend learning the nuances, functionality and proper weapons handling, I would steer you away from a 1911.


Rather, I would suggest you look into a hammerless revolver. Effective, simplicity at it's best and reliable.


Although not complex, a 1911 demands 'attention to detail'. Correct operation of the slide lock, whether or not it will be stored in the 'cocked and locked' configuration, competent command and handleability of the weapon. A 1911 isn't an out of the box weapon that anyone can pick up and begin shooting with competency. You need plenty of time training on one AND a competent firearms instructor to offer proper handling.


I am not suggesting you are not competent. But, a lot of the responses here from 'competent' gun handlers suggest THEY are comfortable with a 1911, even if they forgot the past training they 'endured'.


Now, if you want a 1911 just for bragging rights, because it looks cool or because you think it's the cat's meow, then knock yourself out. Just make sure you let everyone on this site know where you are so we can stay very far from you while you plink with your new gat. Oh, forgot to mention, make sure the chamber is clear before you drop the hammer, even when the magazine has been removed. Lock the slide to the rear, look-check-feel-brightlight... yeah, you probably have not heard about those protocols.


For info, I carry two weapons off duty (retired) weapons: A Featherweight S&W 642 hammerless and a Glock 36 (.45). I have been a firearms instructor for years, an armorer for years and have thrown 10's of thousands of rounds downrange. Also a retired SWAT operator. If you want to challenge those creds, go right ahead.


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(I am simply not going to provide a tacit thumbs up to an apparent unskilled civilian the ok to carry a 1911 unless thoroughly trained. Being a bounty hunter doesn't imply you are a weapons person.)


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I have come in the defense of the Kimber.  I dont know how many Kimbers I have owned or shot over the years.  I still have a TLE II.  The first gen (the non II models) werent all that great.  I had an Eclipse Ultra Carry (got a good deal from someone that needed $$$, I agreed to sell it back when he got back on his feet.  He eventually did and I, sadly, no longer have it).  Of all the Kimbers I have had personal experience with the Kimber is a very good product and they back it.  I failed to properly maintain it and had some extracting issues.  Sent it back to Kimber and got it resolved w/o any heartache.  The failure was entirely my fault (learn how to remove and clean the extractor).  Kimber overhauled my TLE and went an extra mile and replaced the sight b/c that were dim.  Last I checked the TLE II was about $850.  The Custom II a little less.  I had a Springfield 'loaded' series.  I came to the conclusion 'loaded' meant a loaded piece of junk.  If you go SA spend a little extra and avoid the loaded series


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Fa03_max50

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thsnk you for the input "THE SARGE" and everyone else, i actually have a sig p229 i have it for a couple of years know it's a great pistol i love it the reason i got the sig is because i was getting in the deputy sheriff division up here in jersey and thats their SI pistol ,but all agencies are on the freeze up here alot ,my self and the other applicants. im looking for a 1911 because i want to get trained and familiar with that pistol as well as i did with my sig. but so far im greatful for everybodys response  . thanks

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The Kimber TLE II is a very good choice.  It comes with night sights and checkered front strap. They can be found in your price range.


 


Even a full size 1911 conceals very easily, because of the single stack design. 


(ETA: More info.)

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 The best depends on what you want it for and how much you want to spend. I have a Colt Combat Commander that I bought used for $850. It's a great carry piece, easy to conceal (I'm 6'1" and thin as a pole), and 100% reliable.  For home defence, I purchased a Taurus PT1911 in stainless steel with rails (for a surefire) for only $525 new. It's an amazing gun for the price. 

Fa03_max50

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thanks i'll look up that taurus 1911



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 Your welcome. If you can, get your hands on a 1911 and shoot it before buying one. I've shot several, and knew I'd like the Colt because I had shot my cousins. I thought I'd like the base model Springfield, but when I got my hands on it, it was so stiff that and difficult to pull the slide back that I didn't buy it. The Taurus PT1911 is very smooth for the price. My only complaint about it is the trigger, it's a got a slight play to it which is annoying, but not a biggey. Not a single complaint about the Colt