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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by pochis, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. pochis

    pochis

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    i'm going to do a budget price gun help me hear i'm down to three guns they aremetro am classic11
    ria tactical
    rem r1 enhanced
     
  2. farmer-dave

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    I'm not sure bac can help you with budget guns, he's more on the other spectrum, but I'd be curious as to what he'll say.
     

  3. craig19

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    All the Enhanced I've seen are at least $200 more than the other two.
     
  4. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Brian's actually got quite a few of the lower end 1911's.
     
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  5. bac1023

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    Well, the R1 E is a bit higher priced than the others. If you're in that price range, I recommend a Springfield Range Officer or Kimber Custom II.

    I'm curious how you decided to narrow it down to those specific three. :dunno:
     
  6. bac1023

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    I've got them in all price ranges, my friend. :wavey:
     
  7. jrs93accord

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    All three are fine pistols. I have examples of each. As others have said, the R1 Enhanced is a couple hundred more than the other two. It is a fine shooting pistol. I was extremely impressed with mine the first time I took it out to the range. If I was looking for a budget 1911, I would seriously look at the RIA Tactical. You get a lot of bang for the buck.
     
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    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Very good suggestion James!

    How've ya been?
     
  9. bac1023

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    James, where the heck have you been? :dunno:

    Good to see you back.
     
  10. pochis

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    bac i consider those 3 guns ineexspencive, but they work, one part of me is old school if i pay good money for something it should work. leave the remington out now what do we have.
     
  11. farmer-dave

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    Your collection always impresses me.


    To the op I have a rock island match 1911, it's just a little bump up in money over the tactical, and I've been very satisfied, can't comment on any of the others.
     
  12. bac1023

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    I actually recommend ATI over either American classic or RIA. However, all three are good. All three are built in the Philippines by SAM, Armscor, and Metro respectively.
     
  13. pochis

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    Bac, what did you see in ati that put it ahead of the other 2?
     
  14. jrs93accord

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    Hey Greg,

    Been good. I have been working on fixing up my MINI Cooper S. That requires a bit of money, so my gun buying has been put off. I actually have a few up for sale right now (Polytech M14S, Lithgow L1A1-F1, and my 1969 Browning Hi-Power). I am also planning on redoing my AR15A1 build on a NDS-16A1 lower. That will give me a DPMS lower to build something else.
     
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    Thanks Brian. I try to take a peek at GT every once in a while just to stay abreast of what is going on.
     
  16. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    The ATI (made by SAM) has more consistent quality of fit & finish.
     
  17. bac1023

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    I think its a tigher gun with slightly better fit and finish.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing a couple weeks ago spreading red mulch:tongueout: