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Help me choose my first 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by 21/4life, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. I have been a glock man since '93. I recently shot my son in law's 1911. It felt really good shot well with it. I have the bug now I want to get one. Where do I start I like his 4" what can I get for a good price and good quality. I am in California so I am limited the Doj list. Thanks.
  2. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

    Jun 19, 2008
    NW Ark.
    What's your price range?

  3. I want to keep it under $1000 😁
  4. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    Oct 23, 2000
    California & New Mexico, US
    Colt Government Model Series 80 .38 Super.
  5. Are your Glocks 9mm? I sure wouldn't discount the 9mm's if you just want one for fun or IDPA, that sort of thing. Check out the STi's. I have a few of them and have always been happy. Springfield if you want a .45, Kimber is often over looked. I love their 4" 9mm. If you want to shoot gun games there are some divisions that require you shoot .45, barrel restrictions, size, sight or add on limitations. All sorts of things. Tell us more.
  6. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    Take a look at the guide in my signature. :)
  7. craig19


    Aug 13, 2010
    NE Ohio
    My vote would be STI
  8. I have one 9mm G19. Its just going to be for fun maybe home defense. I looked at the Ca DOJ list And did not see Sti. Looked at their web site they have some nice firearms.
  9. jrs93accord


    Jul 10, 2005
    Pensacola, FL
    I did notice that the list did include some of the Rock Island Armory (RIA) 1911s. These are made by Armscor in the Phillipines. This is a brand you may want to take a look at. These are good quality 1911s at bargain-like prices. For $1000, you could buy two of them. They have several models to choose from, of which includes a Mid-Size (4" bbl). I personally own six of the RIA 1911s along with several other 1911s made in the Phillipines. These are excellent pistols for the money.

    My RIAs
  10. There is an STi dealer in Norco.
  11. Kimbers are really nice but over my budget. I've seen the RIA but non of small shops have any selection of them. The 3 shops ive seen them they were all 5 " and all different models. They each had one.