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Name some accurate 1911's.

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by MeatGrinder, Feb 15, 2010.


  1. MeatGrinder

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    I'm thinking of buying a 1911 for target shooting. Probably want adjustable sights, nice trigger pull, and good accuracy.
    Will a Springfield Armory "Loaded" be good enough?
    I don't want to spend over $1K.
    Also, anyone know if a 40S&W or 45ACP 1911 will give the same accuracy?
     

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  2. MacG22

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    Springfield TRP. Unbelievably accurate.


    Dan Wesson Valor. Equally accurate and a bit more beautiful to boot.
     

  3. dakrat

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    Les Baer is the ultimate in 1911 accuracy.. but its over 1k... my Springfield Milspec is pretty accurate offhand but havent tested it on bench. if you are getting a Springfield, make sure you get the one with the serial number that starts with "NM". the nm serial numbers are made in the USA not in brazil and has tighter fitted materials.
     
  4. MacG22

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    I don't agree with "ultimate in 1911 accuracy". I've both tested and watched testing of many, many 1911s from a bench.

    Baer is definitely good. One of the best. But I've seen Dan Wessons, Wilsons, Nighthawks, Ed Browns, and SA Customs all out perform Baers on different days and with different models. I don't think it's accurate to say "ultimate in 1911 accuracy". I've seen nothing to confirm that.

    I would say that to get the "ultimate 1911 accuracy" you need to get a good gun and have an accuracy package done on it from a good 1911 smith. Lot's of well known places to do it. Severens Customs is probably the best I've personally witnessed, but I'm sure there are some that are equally as good.

    And besides, you'll not even find a used Baer for 1k range. You will find a Valor, TRP, and etc at that range pre-owned.
     
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    do they come with a 1.5" groups at 50 yards proof?
     
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    Dan Wesson
     
  7. MD357

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    Care to provide some reference to all of this testing?
     
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    for out of the box "claimed" accuracy you can't go wrong with a Baer...you can get a 1.5" at 50 yards premier II for around 1800-1900$...now i am not saying that other 1911's can't beat or obtain the same accuracy but its a pretty far stretch at that price.
     
  9. bac1023

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    RRA made some very accurate 1911s.

    Of course, they don't make them now and they were well over $1000 anyway.

    I say STI Trojan.
     
  10. Brian Brazier

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    NM Mil Specs are assembled in the US, but the parts are still made in Brazil I believe
     
  11. ronin.45

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    In the sub-$1000 range accuracy will be good but not great usually. I like the Loaded Stainless and the Trojan.
     
  12. Morgo

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    + 1, but in .38 Super :)

    Springfield's loaded stainless is not bad, but not as good when compared to the Sti.

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  13. itsgottabeapit

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    I'd get a used Kimber Stainless Target II, it's going to come with adjustable target sights. You should be able to find a used one for under $900.

    I have one and I love it. A friend I work with liked it so much he bought one.
     
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  14. Quack

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    for $1000 i would say STI Trojan.
     
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    Call this guy. John Vincent did a great job on a Kimber Target II I bought used in LNIB condition for $600. I went with a used Kimber Target, because it already had alot of options that appeal to most 1911 buyers and was in great shape at a good price. John's gone up a bit since I had him do mine, but he specializes in bullseye guns and did an AWESOME job on mine. If you can find a cheap SA mil-spec or Kimber Custom, he can add target sights to it while he has it. That would put you in your price range and he guarantees avg. groups of 2.5" at 50 yards. I haven't got to put mine on a ransom rest to see what the gun can really do, but it shoots damn good in my hands. Plus, the guy is top notch to work with. He's a one man show, even answers the phone himself, and it may take him 1-3 months before you get your gun back, depending on his workload, but the the guy can flat out turn out a shooter. You'll really be short changing yourself, not to at least call him.
     
  16. Bill Lumberg

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    Simply put, absolutely. Whether it's an NM or not, the answer is yes.

     
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  18. MacG22

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    I've provided plenty of data and info here on many, many guns in my years here.

    But you don't need to take my word for it. Go on the 1911forum. There's target testing there all the time. I you want the info it's easy to find.
     
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    Two great 1911s for a reasonable price.
     
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    It totally depends on the gun, but I'm not a big 40S&W fan to begin with, especially in a 1911.

    To be honest, I really only like 1911s in 45ACP. :dunno:

    Call it a severe mental block, if you will. :supergrin: