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Help! I'll buy a 1911 pistol, but... My dear americans, which brand?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by tucojuanramirez, May 27, 2012.

  1. GOOOOOOOOD MORNING U.S.A. !! I'm Italian, and at first sorry for my very unpopular language in writing.
    My next PISTOL! I'm sure I'm going to buy a revolver, but as soon as possible (before the end of the year) I want a 1911 !
    In italy, gun shops aren't experienced with this gun ( perhaps a little 'more with beretta :supergrin: ).
    But beretta is my brand, I live near the country of production of them.
    I need some HELP from you, my dear people from beautiful U.S.A., for YOUR pistols, especially for the choice of a good 1911 model: COLT ? REMINGTON ?? SPRINGFIELD ??? KIMBER ????
    WOW, the choice is very difficult. For your experience, which is the best one, one made better.
    Only one thing: I'm not billionaire.


    greetings from PizzaLand (but in italy pizza is very different from your, and also pasta...):supergrin::supergrin:
    Last edited: May 27, 2012

  2. IT'S THE FIRST time I hear this brand! Valtro... but now there is one more brand to the list... oh my god:upeyes:
  3. Ajax27


    Aug 31, 2011
    Congratulations on your decision to purchase one of the finest firearms our country has conceived! I STRONGLY urge you to go with a Colt, not because any of the other guns you mentioned are inferior to it, but the Colt would be the way to go for your first classic American 1911. Happy shooping.
  4. Wait till Bac jump into this thread. I'm sure he can point you the right way.
  5. 427


    Nov 23, 2009
  6. THANK YOU SIR. I'm pretty convinced that is an investment, BUT from the point of view of mechanic of wich brand? Or have some band some issues?

  7. best brand? issues? aftermarket? materials?
  8. Danimal3805


    Feb 20, 2008
    Concord, NH
    I agree w/ Oldnoob. Bac wrote his own buyer's guide! :wow: The dude is legit 1911 crazy! :rofl: Just tell him how much you are willing to spend and he'll give you a handful of 1911's to choose from. I have been very pleased with my Rock Island Armory Tactical but it's a "Lower End" 1911 and made in the Phillipines. Hasn't jammed on me yet (when using quality mags) but for your fist 1911, get a real American one. IMHO:cool:
  9. ponchsox


    Apr 23, 2012
    The Ruger SR1911 is one of the best values going.
  10. i had a kimber lemon but know several who love them. my best luck was with the two springfield armory pistols i had.

    if i were to buy one just for the sake of having one, maybe an investment or maybe an occasional shooter, i would probably go with a colt. they are the original.
  11. JaPes

    JaPes Rimfire 1010101

    Aug 21, 2010
    NW Burbs, IL


    It's not a super-tight finicky custom. It's not a sloppy mess either. It just works. It cycles the affordable Russian steel case ammo w/o issue.
  12. I want a good pistol, I want a real war pistol at the range. issue make me sad! thank u for your opinion
  13. thank u for the deepening

  14. ok... so in your opinion springfield are good...

  15. ruger . . . it's my coming soon revolver . . . the gp100 4" barrel, .357 mag, blued!
    so sweet
  16. recycooler

    recycooler 9-11-2001

    Apr 30, 2009

    STI spartan ,I have this one. Yep it's nice and under 700.00 parts made in Texas.:whistling:
    Last edited: May 28, 2012
  17. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

    May 24, 2000
    Springfield Mc Operator.

  18. I agree or Ed Brown if you want to spend even more.
  19. Berto

    Berto woo woo

    Sep 15, 2003
    I love my Kimber, but seeing as how you also are considering a Ruger GP100, get the Ruger 1911 to go with it.
    Italy makes some excellent pistols, it will be cool having a few Yankee guns to go along with it.