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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by JPhillis, Jan 16, 2012.


  1. JPhillis

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    Guys, a couple months ago I purchases a Colt GCT and absolutely fell in love with the 1911 and the .45 round. I have a G23 G4 I want to get rid of for another .45. Any Colt is going to run 1000 dollars minimum, does anyone have any ideas for a lower end 1911 that is as dependable as the colt in the 600 dollar range? My other option is a new G30 or G30SF...:dunno:
     

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  2. bac1023

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    Take a look at the guide in my signature for many great choices. :)
     

  3. fnfalman

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    There are plenty of brand new Colts that can be had for around $750-800 if you negotiate hard enough.
     
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    This. Also I like the SR1911 but they're damn near impossible to find right now.
     
  5. faawrenchbndr

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    The Remington R1 Enhanced model could be a good choice as well
     
  6. JPhillis

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    A friend and co worker of mine is my FFL. He has been telling me about the Rock Island Armory. I was looking for a 4.25 barrel length Colt but he is telling me about the RIA Tactical .45. I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with this manufacturer or their firearms? Here is the link to his site.

    http://ncgunstores.com/product_info.php?cPath=24_82&products_id=211
     
  7. emopunker2004

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    my American Classic II runs GREAT
     
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    I have a Mid-size RIA. 4" cone (bull) barrel, 8+1, 1911 configuration and my daily CCW. 500 rounds with no problems at all. $399 +tax and you can build it up like most any other 1911.
     
  9. okie

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    IF you can find one a Ruger SR1911 is real close to that price range:thumbsup:
     
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    I have that exact gun (RIA Compact Tactical). I love it. Over time I changed out some parts (cosmetic reasons), but out-of-the-box it shot better than my Kimber! Highly recommended.

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    I have the RIA cs and it is my daily carry. 600+rds and not a single malfunction of any kind. HPs or ball. Can't go wrong for the money.
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  12. Tank44

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    The Ruger SR1911 if you want a Series 70 and a Remington R1 if you want a Series 80. Both have performed very well for me.
     
  13. jrs93accord

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    The RIA Tactical and Compact Tactical are fantastic pistols.

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  14. jrs93accord

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    Another good choice to CCW would be the American Classic Commander. Mine is in Hard Chrome. Nice pistol for under $600.

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  15. jrs93accord

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    Buds Gun Shop has them for $737 shipped that last time I checked a couple weels ago. I really like mine. Extremely sweet shooting pistol.

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  16. TxGlock9

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    JRS.. Are those grips stock? If not where did you get them? I like the way they match the rest of the pistol.
     
  17. jrs93accord

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    The grips are not stock. The ones on the Gov't model are off of a Kimber I have.

    Here is a link to a set I found on a search.
    http://www.ableammo.com/catalog/pea...l-size-1911-style-autos-pg19112-p-108994.html

    I cannot remember where I got the Officer-size grips.

    Here is a link to a set I found on a search.
    http://www.ableammo.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=108993

    Here is the search link.
    http://www.bing.com/search?q=1911 black rubber grip panels officer&FORM=SOLTLB&PC=SUN1&QS=n
     
  18. Rally Vincent

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    Can find some Colt 1991's online for 750-850 if you look hard enough. Maybe even cheaper than that.
     
  19. TxGlock9

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    Didn't even realize they were rubber. The one's on the Govt size is rubber too I'm guessing?
     
  20. cole

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    Look to ATI, AC or RIA. Great value 1911s at $400-$450 IMO.
     
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