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Decent 1911 for around 700.00?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Glockphobia, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. Glockphobia

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    hey guys,

    title says it all, this will be my first 1911, dont know squat about them. just feels like i need one in my collection. from reading, sounds like springfield is gtg. i was on their website looking and based PURELY on looks i like the "loaded" model, stainless/blk serrations? how do their models go from cheapest to expensive. what really got me wanting one is rugers new sr1911,the rep of ruger and cost sounds like it would be up my ally.

    thanks in advance:wavey:
     
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  2. rsxr22

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    I'd say a STI Spartan or Springfield RO. From what I hear the SR1911 is pretty good, but the reputation or ruger? Their reputation is that everything they put out is re-called! Hopefully the SR1911 will change that, but to date, that is their track record.
     


  3. Psychman

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    No recall on the SR1911 yet. Even if there is a recall Ruger will make it right. You should be able to pick one up for around $625.00 with money left over for a few extra mags or some ammo.
     
  4. brisk21

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    There is nothing wrong with a Springfield loaded model. It is an enhanced 1911 with the beavertail grip safety, large thumb safety, ect, at a low price. It seems to be more or less the same quality/fit at their GI and Mil-spec guns but with different parts. Id grab one at $700.
     
  5. craig19

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    I really like the looks of the Ruger, myself. I know they have had recalls with their plastic guns, but their all metal guns in the past were pretty good.

    If you want Springfield, I have heard great things about the RO. Some people seem to really like the loaded, others have said the fit and finish are not great. I don't think you can go wrong with any of the three.
     
  6. Hokie1911

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    1911s are really subjective based on personal want/need. Everyone's tastes are different. Do you want more of a GI setup? Enhanced? 5"? Commander? Is it for carry? HD? Range use?

    If you like the Loaded, let's stick with enhanced 5" for giggles.

    STI Spartan $625
    Springfield RO $750
    DE 1911G $650
    Ruger SR1911 $650
    RIA Tactical $425
     
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  7. FLIPPER 348

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  8. jens5

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    Ditto!
     
  9. Hokie1911

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    ...and MIM free!!! No wait, that rumor didn't pan out. :yawn:
     
  10. craig19

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    :rofl:
     
  11. Nakanokalronin

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    I'd say SR1911. They do have some MIM however they also use barstock on certain parts like the firing pin stop and mag catch which is above the norm even on more expensive guns. Everyone likes to poke fun about some recall but the fact is Ruger has been making 1911 parts for some time now, for other companies. You would do well to get one.

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  12. Rman 585

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  13. tango44

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  14. SamRudolph

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    I would say to get a Rock Island government model in .45.

    Then shoot it a lot and decide what features you actually want on your next 1911 and go from there.
     
  15. Hokie1911

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    Not so sure I would recommend a GI model for a first 1911 experience. He could shoot it, get hammer bite, and come away with a less than positive experience, not even realizing that a beavertail would alleviate that issue. Just one man's opinion.
     
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  16. furioso2112

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  17. I like the Loaded models, but I'd look for one with an "NM" serial number prefix, as they have the majority of their completion done here in the states, and seem to be a bit better fit.

    The Range Officer is another low-end Springfield that I like. It's parkerized, and only available with adjustable sights, but mine is well fit and accurate.

    Springfield Loaded Target 9mm & .45
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    Springfield Range Officer .45
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  18. okie

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  19. craig19

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    :rofl:
     
  20. Willard

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    Okie, what are the details on the knife with 1911 grips? I've thought about making one for a while, but haven't gotten a round tuit.