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Best value for a 70 series 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by jb1911, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    Springfield Milspec or GI.
    Forged frame and slide that any well known Gunsmith would be happy to work on.
     


  2. An argument could be made for RIA also when looking at value. Or Ruger. Just depends on what is valuable to a person as far as looks, price etc.
     
  3. sna0403

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    See bac1023's 1911 Buyer's Guide for all of the info you need!
     
  4. bac1023

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    Are you looking for a GI replica or an enhanced gun for the range?

    The Ruger, Desert Eagle, and STI Spartan are all great choices.
     
  5. jb1911

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    That Milspec looks like what I'm thinking I want. Very nice.

    Great link, thanks!

    I'm not particular, slightly enhanced I guess. I hate front serrations on the slide.
     
  6. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    A used Colt Series 70?

    As far as I know, nobody makes a Series 70 but Colt.
     
  7. pezzulli

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    +1 Great recommendation! I like the MilSpec a little better.
     
  8. FLSlim

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    Value? If it were me, I'd go with the STI Spartan.
     
  9. jb1911

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    I meant a 1911 without the firing pin safety. Should have been more specific.
     
  10. Brucev

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    RIA and SA produce extremely well made 1911 pistols at a very reasonable price point. The RIA I bought last year has been in every way excellent. The SA-GI I bought recently is outstanding. Both were bought used, the RIA being $280 and the SA-Gi being $425. If you want a Ser. 70 type collet bushing arrangement, COLT still produces that version but of course the price is much higher. Quality, on target results, etc., would almost certainly be equal. JMHO. Sincerely. Brucev.
     
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2012
  11. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    I don't think they are still making them with the collet bushing.
    As far as I know they phases that out in the early 80's. I know there are some series 80 Gold Cups floating around with them.

    People seemed to think there were a problem with the bushing. I still shoot my Series 70 with the collet bushing. I have never had a problem with it. Though that may be because I know the correct way to field strip it.