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Best Full Sized for under $900

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by NDLAWRENCE, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. NDLAWRENCE

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    whats the best all around full sized 1911 for under $900 i dont know alot about 1911's, this will used mostly for plinking, im looking at the springfield range officer but thats just a thought, any suggestions?
     
  2. Springfield has excellent customer service and they will stand behind their guns 100%.
    They also have very good base 1911's in the $600.00 range such as their Mil-Spec.
    The Range Officer looks like it would be a good target/ plinking gun because of the adjustable sights.
    Lots of good guns in that price range but consider the customer service that if needed had better be good. There are plenty that are not.
     


  3. skipsan

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    An endorsement for the SA Range Officer. I've had mine for about six weeks and it's become a favorite over some worthy competition.
     
  4. Hokie1911

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    AHHHHHH my eyes! The billboard!!!!!















    :tongueout: Love the DE. Great bang for the buck.
     
  5. That's a nice and would be at the top of my list.

    Since you mentioned it's mainly for plinking, it might be blasphemy, but have you consider a 9mm? Look at SA Loaded 9mm. Or even a 9mm STI Spartan.
     
  6. rsxr22

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    My recommendation would be for the Spartan and invest the extra money into ammo. People can argue about where guns are made and how, but hands down the Spartan is more out of the box ready then the RO
     
  7. NDLAWRENCE

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    im really looking for a 45 acp
     
  8. NDLAWRENCE

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    can someone post up some pics of the spartan the one's on there website are crappy :) thanks for the suggestions
     
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  9. NDLAWRENCE

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    so i think ive narrowed it down.... alittle, im looking at the desert eagle and the range officer, honestly i like the looks of the range officer better but how does it compare as far a reliability, accuracy ?
     
  10. Hokie1911

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    Both guns are pretty new, so long term reliability is a toss up. I'd say the nod would go to Springfield as their CS is legendary and DE is new to the 1911 game. If you can live with the adjustable sights of the RO, that would be my choice. John Harrison makes a fixed sight to replace it with if you prefer.

    http://shop.harrisoncustom.com/products/119-hd-001-extreme-service-rear-sight.aspx

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  11. springfield gi and spend a few 100 more on upgrades, trigger, sights, tuned ex. also try to get rid of that godforsaken ils msh. plus if you ever want to build up with some custom work, it's the perfect canidate.
     
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  12. MD357

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    FWIW, there have been at LEAST 9,321,092,387,543 threads like this (what's the best 1911 under 1K?) posted in this forum. If you do a small search you'll probably get more answers and opinions than you care to read.
     
  13. bac1023

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    Take a look at the Kimber Custom II as well.
     
  14. packsaddle

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    "plinking" and ".45" should never be used in the same sentence.