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First 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by eric1, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. eric1

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    I'm hopefully getting my first 1911 next week. I have a $1,000 budget. I have'nt a clue where to start, I'm thinking Springfield Armory? Ideas?
     
  2. pochis

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    either ugraded springfield but a thousnd could get you a colt
     


  3. KennyFSU

    KennyFSU What to wear...

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    A Springfield Loaded model is a nice choice. Plus you will have some money left over for new grips, ammo, sights, etc.

    Or a Colt XSE.


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  4. okie

    okie GT Mayor

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    Springfield Armory Range Officer my friend:thumbsup:
     
  5. bac1023

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    The best $1000 1911 in my opinion, is the STI Trojan.
     
  6. TSAX

    TSAX USAF Vet

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    The STI has a good trigger and the Range Officer is another good option.






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  7. chrisbritt15

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    Im Digging the Range Officer too, ive shot one, their amazing
     
  8. Snaps

    Snaps Hail 2 The King

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    Sig Tac Ops is a great gun I must say
     
  9. Roydrage

    Roydrage

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    +1

    Listen to this man... He knows of what he speaks!
     
  10. Rick O'Shay

    Rick O'Shay

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    I just saw an auction on GB for a Kimber Classic Gold Match, with ~200 rounds through it, for $950 shipped. Those bargains aren't available every day, but they're out there. It's a much more expensive pistol, but you can surely find a slightly used one for <$1K.
     
  11. wilsoni91

    wilsoni91 BOHICA

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    I just got my first 1911 also this past weekend. I was to find a Colt Rail for $900.
     
  12. bac1023

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    The Trojan is the best value at $1000, in my opinion. Its an outstanding 1911 for the range.


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  13. Lowjiber

    Lowjiber

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    Brand is just personal opinion. I own five 1911's. My favorite is the Colt.
     
  14. KennyFSU

    KennyFSU What to wear...

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    Very nice bac! What is that trigger on there called? Is there a term for that type? Thanks.


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  15. glockin-45

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    There's alot of nice guns in that price range.But i'm semi-brand loyal in the non-custom guns. If you don't care if it's got the pony on it,your right on track with Springfield. jmo.
     
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2012
  16. bambikilr

    bambikilr

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    I noticed some said RO & bac stated STI for the range in that price, but what is the purpose of the gun for, range, home, truck etc...
     
  17. RubiSCAR

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    I am really happy with my Sig 1911 and they are right in that price range.