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Old 12-29-2009, 07:01   #81
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STI Trojan or Ranger II will be $999
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Old 12-29-2009, 07:13   #82
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At that price point, I think STI is the choice.

Or, very close to it is the 40 cal EMP - but that is a much smaller gun
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Old 12-29-2009, 10:01   #83
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I found this Colt in .40 for alot less than 1000 bucks....

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Old 12-29-2009, 13:12   #84
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It's not quite under a thousand dollars, but very close; in my will-buy plans is a Springfield EMP .40.
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Old 12-31-2009, 22:45   #85
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help with first 1911 purchase

Hello, I have finally decided to pick up a 1911. never had one, never shot one, so don't know much about them. I am looking for it to be used as just a shooter as i already have a good ccw. i am looking to spend no more than around $700-$800 and really just want some good choices to look at.

thanks for any input.
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Old 12-31-2009, 22:58   #86
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Old 12-31-2009, 23:39   #87
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SA Stainless Loaded

You get alot for the money with this one. I like it more than anything else in that range.
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Old 01-01-2010, 00:26   #88
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I actually like the Kimber Custom II or Smith & Wesson SW1911 in that range.


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Old 01-01-2010, 08:23   #89
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Depends on what you like, personally I don't care for front cocking serrations and large beaver tails, so I would suggest the Springfield Mil-Spec, they run around $600
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Old 01-01-2010, 10:22   #90
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I'm with BAC. A kimber Custom II can be had for $699. Hard to beat at that price for a starter 1911. Already has your most popular mods straight from the factory. Springfield makes a nice gun too.
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Old 01-01-2010, 11:41   #91
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I definately recomend a Kimber. The Custom II or a Classic.
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Old 01-01-2010, 12:48   #92
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Hey bac, is the Smith a true 1911 internally?
Looks like a nice gun. I am partial to 1911's that use the true 1911 parts and are completely interchangable with the internals.
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Old 01-08-2010, 12:00   #93
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Suggest me a 1911

Disclaimor: I don't know if wife will approve a 1911 purchase with our tax return this Spring or not. (If she's reading this, she may recall that a 1911 was the last gun we had talked about purchasing, but have not had the opportunity to do so, yet). But if she does allow such a purchase

What fullsize 1911 would you suggest for around $850 or less?

This will be my only 1911, ever. I've already got:
-- Thompson Contender 7-30 waters (deer and 100yard target)
-- Dan Wesson .44mag revolver (deer and bowling pins)
-- Beretta 92 9mm (target and woods carry)
-- Glock 26 9mm (carry)
-- S&W 642 .38 (carry)
-- Walther PPk .380 (carry)
-- S&W 2206 .22LR (squirrels and target)
-- Off-brand colt-style single action .22LR revolver (plinking)

I don't have much of a use for a 1911, other than to have one. Maybe target (non-competitive, for fun). Maybe bowling pins (informal occassional fun shoots). Maybe woods carry. Maybe just to have and appreciate.

At first I didn't think it mattered what brand. Now I'm thinking maybe I'd like to have a Colt, just to have one. But, in the end, it probably won't matter so much what brand.

I will not modify it later. I'm just not that kind of person. Other than putting a scope on a rifle, I don't modify my guns. The 1911 will definitely be left unscoped. I won't change triggers, nor safties, nor sights, nor grips, nor anything else.

I appreciate the history of the 1911 use in WWII. But I'm not opposed to having better sights, or other improvements made over the years.

Jams or other malfunctions won't be appreciated much at all. I'd prefer it was reliable.

I've only shot a 1911 a couple times. I've shot them fine. The idea of the grip safety mentally bugs me (because I don't want it digging into the web of my hand, and don't want a gun to fail if not gripped just right), but doesn't seem to be a real issue. My hands are average size.

What is the difference between the 70's series? 80's series? 1991 series?

Thanks.

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Old 01-08-2010, 12:03   #94
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For $850?

-Colt Series 70 re-issue
-Springfield Loaded
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Old 01-08-2010, 12:08   #95
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My choices for $850 or less:

STI Spartan
Springfield Armory Mil-Spec
ParaOrdnance GI
Colt 70-series

Your grip safety concern is not a concern. If you hold the pistol by the grip, the way it is meant to, it works.

The main difference between the 70-series and 80-series is additional safety. Read the attached; it articulates it better than I.

http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=15201
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Old 01-08-2010, 12:20   #96
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I would suggest a colt new agent, it would be good for carry. Im been looking to buy one for awhile now. It runs about $900. My finance department[my wife] has not approved the purchase. Good luck!
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Old 01-08-2010, 12:40   #97
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I guess it might help us narrow it down if you have a sense of whether you want a full size 1911 or something smaller and perhaps more of a CCW (if you would ever decide to go that way).

I have feeling that others (including me) would suggest a a full size 1911 if it was going to be your one and only.
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Old 01-08-2010, 12:52   #98
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I guess it might help us narrow it down if you have a sense of whether you want a full size 1911 or something smaller and perhaps more of a CCW (if you would ever decide to go that way).

I have feeling that others (including me) would suggest a a full size 1911 if it was going to be your one and only.

Sorry, I forgot to say.

Fullsize is what I was thinking of. I'm wasn't thinking about a carry gun, because I've already got those bases covered.
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Old 01-08-2010, 13:32   #99
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Just gotta throw this in there...ya know, you CAN use full-size for CCW, too.
I can try it after I get one, and see if I like it, but I just wasn't thinking about that as a primary reason.

A 1911 is a gun that I want, but I don't need. Maybe after I get one I'll decide I need it
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Old 01-08-2010, 14:16   #100
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If your like me and you hate front cocking serrations, the Springfield Mil Spec, S&W 108285, Para GI Expert, or a Colt Series 70 repro (good luck finding one) is your best bet. If you like the large beavertails and front cocking serrations the Springfield Loaded, Kimber Custom II, or STI Spartan would all be good choices.
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