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$700 to spend...help recommend a 1911!

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Camu Mahubah, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. Camu Mahubah

    Camu Mahubah 9=Fine

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    A bud has been bitten the same as me...except he actually has money to spend! Wat 1911 should he get for $700 and change? He bought a SR1911 on Gunbroker but the shop lied and they were out. I told him to get a Filippino and a Glock and I have now decided to let y'all have a say...cause while I know Glocks I dun't know 1911's. Should he save some more or should he keep pursuing the Ruger? Or is their another brand available for the same coin that is worthy?

    THanks For Your TIme!

    Camu
     
  2. Camu Mahubah

    Camu Mahubah 9=Fine

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    And I saw a thread where Bac reviewed 1911's...where the heck is that? He did say there were a couple he would recommend for first time buyer's...link please...I work 11pm to 7am and can barely stay awake...

    Is there a 1911 for $700 that is worthy?
     


  3. Nickanto

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    Buy another Glock. I just bought my first 1911 (sr1911), and I much prefer my polymer wonders. It's nice looking and shoots nice, but the advantages of modern weapon designs outweight the 1911 by a mile.
     
  4. lsbbigdog

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    STI Spartan and prob for a few more buck SA RO.
     
  5. Nubbins

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  6. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    I'd buy a Springfield before I'd buy a Ruger.
     
  7. HotRoderX

    HotRoderX Gen4 BETATester

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    I say get him to get two RIA 1911's One for him one for you for helping him get the first one :tongueout:.

    I have shot Smith and Wesson and own a RIA and am very pleased with the RIA. If I had 700bucks to redo it with I would still go with the RIA or maybe a SR1911 if I could find one. I am a fan of Ruger so I would not pass them up.

    I have checked out the Springfields and there nice guns. I have also had the chance to check out the Magnum Research 1911. The MR 1911 was extremely nice looking and quality looked to be high but there warranty department kinda ran me off. Way to many bad reviews on the warranty department with to much complaining about things not getting fixed. Seemed a lot like Glock they would hold the pistol for a few months then send it back unfixed.
     
  8. jrs93accord

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    In a $500-$700 range, here are some suggestions....

    Rock Island Armory 1911A1 Tactical
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    STI SPARTAN
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    Remington 1911-R1
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    DESERT EAGLE 1911-G
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    Kimber Custom II
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    Iver Johnson Eagle
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    ....and there is still the Ruger SR1911. I have had one on order for about two months now.
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2011
  9. Camu Mahubah

    Camu Mahubah 9=Fine

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    It would be a range gun/conversation piece/first 1911...

    I've shot a 1911 he hasn't...

    He's been kinda sicky for one for a long time...

    I think he was thinking the SR1911 would be a great intro 1911. I'm gonna make him read Bac's reviews first.

    I want one simply...well because they are so dang smooth ok...no other reason...
     
  10. jrs93accord

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    And this one.

    Metro Arms Firestorm (also sold as American Classic)
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  11. Camu Mahubah

    Camu Mahubah 9=Fine

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    That is what I was looking for! Well since I am doomed with the 1911 bug because of Colt NM. Only one I have fired...I'll force him to read Bac's reviews...well because he has been there and done that...

    THis 1911 will be shot a bunch. A bunch because my buddy reloads. He's always been more about accuracy then anything else. He's gaga for 100 yard bowling pin knockdowns and he really really likes his Beretta 92.

    He's a great bud to shoot with because he let's me shoot every other mag and reloads every brass that hits the dirt...

    Plus this is a gift from his wifey...

    Plus we'll I just want him my bud to be happy. He refuses to sell a gun so it should be one that would pass the test of time...I'm pushing the trojan...
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2011
  12. HAIL CAESAR

    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

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    For seven bills you could get a Ruger 1911 and a box or three of shells.

    I got mine two weeks ago and so far it is a great bargain.
     
  13. zhix

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    Kimber Custom II,Colt Gov't 90 series in the $700 range, but for around $600 I would look at a Springfield Mil-Spec., Remington R1, or SR1911.
     
  14. I recently bought this Desert Eagle 1911C for $500 on another site. It even came with a leather Blackhawk IWB holster. It had 1 box of hardball fired thru it and has been 100% for a couple more. All I have done is to replace the factory grips for a set of American Holly.


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  15. Hokie1911

    Hokie1911 >

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    Dude, go back to GNG or the Lounge. No one in here wants another troll. I mean seriously, why would you come in here and recommend plastic "perfection" over a 1911 (when he asked for 1911 suggestions).............IN THE 1911 FORUM?

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  16. Hokie1911

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    OP, I would look at the following in that price range...

    STI Spartan
    Ruger SR1911
    Remington R1
    Desert Eagle 1911G
    Springfield MilSpec
     
  17. skdmrklcy

    skdmrklcy Duck and Cover

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    I would go with a Ruger or a Springfield in that range.

    If you look used you could find a Colt or higher end Springfield, though I am not sure for a first 1911 you want to go used. It is hard to tell sometimes if things have been fiddled with.