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Best 1911 for my range.

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Clint-M, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. Clint-M

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    Looking to add a new family member to the household and I really like, like, like the 1911 look, but not so much the price on the models I've looked at in the shops around here. As much as I would love to drop a grand or more on this weapon, I couldn't if I wanted to right now. Wanted the advice from the experts on the best 1911 in the $800 or less range. I've seen them for much cheaper, but cannot tell the difference from one to another.

    I'd love to have a .45 for minor range shooting, but I'll still have my Glock do most of the dirty work. Any advice, tips, etc. will be greatly appreciated!

    -C-M
     
  2. Hokie1911

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    STI Spartan $650ish

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    Kimber Custom 2 $675ish

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  3. bac1023

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    Here are some good ones for range use out of the box.



    Kimber Custom II

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    Smith & Wesson SW1911

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    STI Spartan

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    Desert Eagle 1911

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  4. ctfireman

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    The metro arms american classic is awesome & it's $450. After another trip to the range today & shooting it head to head with my loaded springfeld loaded, i think it shoots better. Smoother action, lighter trigger, & half the price. Awesome shooter, check it out.
     
  5. bac1023

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    I wouldn't doubt it. I've never been impressed with the Loaded at all.
     
  6. Hokie1911

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    Hey Brian, I know STI makes a great gun, but that finish looks like poo compared to the other 3. Better/same/worse in person?
     
  7. Clint-M

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    As much as I like the all black look, the dark wood grain on the Desert Eagle is...:faint: Thanks for the advice, I'll look for the American Classic locally and see what I can find and look for the Desert Eagle right after. :supergrin:
     
  8. bac1023

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    The Spartan has a parkerized finish. It not built by STI. Its built in the Philippines on an Armscor frame and slide with STI small parts.

    Its a great shooter.

    I do need to take better pics of it though.
     
  9. bac1023

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    Just so you know, the Firestorm DLX is the same gun as the American Classic. They're built by Metro in the Philippines.


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    Also, don't forget about Iver Johnson either. ;)


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  10. Clint-M

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    You own all of those? (Personal pictures)
     
  11. Hokie1911

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    HAHAHHAHHAHAHAHA. Understatement of the year. :rofl:
     
  12. Clint-M

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    I saw his name in half the other thread titles, how many does he have?
     
  13. bac1023

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    Yeah, they're all mine and I forgot to mention the Thompson Custom.

    They run about $650-$700 and are nicely enhanced 1911s for range use.


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  14. Hokie1911

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    1911s? What are you up to now? 58? He's got a few disgustingly tasty customs on the way that should put him over 60 if he's not already. Yeah, and ummmmmm, that's just his 1911s. :whistling:
     
  15. Clint-M

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    Holy ****. Why such an extensive collection? Is there a thread I need to catch up on entitled "Bac's Journey: The Story of the 1911 Fiend"?
     
  16. Hokie1911

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    A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. :thumbsup:
     
  17. It's still being written.
     
  18. Big_Drunk

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    Fiend seems a little strong.

    I prefer enthusiast.
     
  19. bac1023

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    :rofl:
     
  20. bac1023

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    I'm winding down. :)