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Restless28 09-30-2012 15:44

Interested in Giving the 1911 A Try
 
I'm not shooting my rifles anymore, and I'm bored with plastic guns.

I want to give the 1911 a try. I have my Walther PPS 9MM up for sale or trade and my AMD65 as well, locally.

I know Bac has a kickass sticky, as I've read it many times. If I'm offered up a trade, what should I stay away from?

dakrat 09-30-2012 16:49

Taurus and Para comes to mind

Quack 09-30-2012 17:07

Kimber

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faawrenchbndr 09-30-2012 17:17

The above posts are good advice.

glock2740 09-30-2012 17:43

I've had great luck with my Kimber's, but the other two are not the way to go for sure.

faawrenchbndr 09-30-2012 17:49

Knew you would be along shortly! :rofl:

Kimber is good to go,.......as is Springfield & Colt, my favorites.

bac1023 09-30-2012 17:50

Stay away from Taurus and Para.

Nestor 09-30-2012 17:58

1911 is not for everyone.
I like it a lot, but for some reason those pistols are functioning around me usually as the project-guns :)
They are quite easy to work with and the parts are everywhere.
If I may suggest something - go fairly inexpensive first.
If You won't like it, You won't loose too much money and if You will like it, You may learn the platform, work on it and don't be afraid to screw something up risking all the money that You invested in the gun.
Those 1911s are fun, but again...not for everyone.
Good luck!
First 1911 ideas:
RIA
Norinco

tsmo1066 09-30-2012 18:07

For a good "starter" 1911, stick with any of the recommended models under $800 on bac1023's guide and you can't go wrong.

brianfede 09-30-2012 18:21

Instead of talking abt what to stay away from, how about what you might want to look for. I think new or used Springfield Armory Range Officer is a great gun to start with. 1. They are reasonably priced, under $800 for a new one. 2. if you buy or trade for a used one, and you didn't like the 1911 platform you should be able to recoup your investment 3. SA has great customer service


just my 2 cents

Restless28 10-01-2012 16:27

I like the looks of the Remington R1 and the R1 enhanced. I also like the pricing on the Phillipino guns. Thoughts?

Quack 10-01-2012 16:40

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Originally Posted by Restless28 (Post 19475154)
I like the looks of the Remington R1 and the R1 enhanced. I also like the pricing on the Phillipino guns. Thoughts?

I have a basic R1 and it's a good gun. I would suggest seeing a couple sample's before deciding on one. This was the 3rd one that I looked at and was the best of the 3.

http://photosbydon.smugmug.com/photo...-9mfzjH2-L.jpg

Quack 10-01-2012 16:42

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Originally Posted by glock2740 (Post 19472137)
I've had great luck with my Kimber's, but the other two are not the way to go for sure.

and your Kimber's were sent to Chuck Rogers, so those don't count. :tongueout:

BOOSTED12A 10-01-2012 17:04

AMT are hit or miss. but in the futur if you want a 1911 to work on you can usually get them cheep due to malfunctions

jstanfield103 10-01-2012 17:16

I have a Taurus that is perfect never any problems, also have a Remington R1 and a Rock Island Armory all are very well made and shoot with no problem. Only difference is the warranty. Remington 2 years, Taurus and Rock Island Armory is lifetime warranty.

G19Paul 10-01-2012 17:22

Please go "American Made", and hopefully you are wishing for a 5" barrel and .45acp.

Restless28 10-01-2012 17:35

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Originally Posted by G19Paul (Post 19475337)
Please go "American Made", and hopefully you are wishing for a 5" barrel and .45acp.

All of the above.

countrygun 10-01-2012 18:00

Quote:

Originally Posted by G19Paul (Post 19475337)
Please go "American Made", and hopefully you are wishing for a 5" barrel and .45acp.

that narrows the field down hugely and I don't see a great advantage to the shooter

Nestor 10-01-2012 18:25

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Originally Posted by countrygun (Post 19475479)
that narrows the field down hugely and I don't see a great advantage to the shooter

Sums it up pretty nicely IMO. First 1911 is to learn the platform, play with it, scratch it and don't stress up to much.
Later on, while one is reacher with all the experienced gained on the first, cheap pistol he can always upgrade to the good quality American made firearm. Probably the less expensive American made 1911 would be Ruger or Auto Ordnance (I'm not sure if that one is actually produced in the USA).

Socks tear 10-03-2012 18:43

BAC made me buy a Ruger SR1911 and it is great and a good price

Joshhtn 10-03-2012 18:50

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Originally Posted by Restless28 (Post 19475154)
I like the looks of the Remington R1 and the R1 enhanced. I also like the pricing on the Phillipino guns. Thoughts?


I just bought my first 1911 about 7 months back... Got a STI Spartan and LOVE every bit of it. $600 WELL spent.

http://i599.photobucket.com/albums/t...tn/SPARTAN.jpg

Big Bird 10-03-2012 19:52

Under $1,000 the best out of the box 1911 I've ever owned is my SIG 1911 Nitron. Most accurate, Perfectly reliable, great trigger and features from the factory including night sights. Not much I really want to do to it except switch the Novak rear for a Heinie Straight 8 Slant Pro and that's just because...nothing wrong with the Novak

Kimber's don't typically price under $1k but the one's I've owned were all pretty good. I own a SIS pro right now that's had a teeny bit of custom work and its a good shooter.
For some people Kimber has been hit or miss.

I've owned a SA gun for over 20 years that's been worked over by Ted Yost, Novak, and Marc Morganti at various times. Plus its been refinished by Walt Birdsong. Its going off to 10 Ring Precision in the next few days for a new KART barrel and bushing. Great gun--tons of rounds. But when you add up all the work that's been done over the years on the basic GI model it would probably have been cheaper to just buy a Wilson Combat. But of course I spread those gunsmithing costs over more than a decade and now that I'm replacing the barrel into the second decade.

fnfalman 10-03-2012 19:59

Whatever you choose, start with the .38 Super caliber.

bac1023 10-03-2012 20:00

Quote:

Originally Posted by Quack (Post 19475199)
I have a basic R1 and it's a good gun. I would suggest seeing a couple sample's before deciding on one. This was the 3rd one that I looked at and was the best of the 3.

http://photosbydon.smugmug.com/photo...-9mfzjH2-L.jpg

I love the new pics, Don. :cool:

Big Bird 10-03-2012 21:03

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Originally Posted by fnfalman (Post 19482740)
Whatever you choose, start with the .38 Super caliber.


Blasphemy...

Maybe if you live in Mexico and can't legally own a .45


Your just stirring the pot anyhow. :wavey:


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