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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Dbuck, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. Dbuck

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    I am interested in buying my first 1911. I am impressed with the knowledge of the members here. I would like to get suggestions in the $700 and under price range. I will use it mostly for fun at the range. What is the best quality for the money?
    Thanks in advance for your time!
    Darren
     

  2. Hokie1911

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    Springfield RO
    STI Spartan
    DE 1911G
    Remington R1
     
  3. Quack

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    Hi Darren,

    Hokie pretty much covered it, which is what i replied to your PM.

    The R1 is nice if you want a "GI" style gun. i'm very impressed with mine that i'm going to cut it up :animlol:

    The RO would be my pick between that and the Spartan, and
    DESERT EAGLE 1911 G
    :rofl:
     
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  4. Hokie1911

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    Yeah, I think if I was going with a $700 blaster...I'd definitely go with the RO too. LOT of gun for the money, a nice platform for a few tasty upgrades, GREAT customer service and lifetime warranty.
     
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  5. rsxr22

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    I agree as well on the RO. I got my Spartan for $600, but they have went up in price since then. I love my STI, but it is lacking in some areas. The park'd finish is weak and it has a plastic trigger and MSH. I'd look to the RO in your price range
     
  6. bac1023

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    I like the STI Spartan or Derest Eagle 1911.

    The Springfield Range Officer is also very impressive, though I don't own one.
     
  7. Hokie1911

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    Fixed it for you, Brian. :thumbsup:
     
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  8. Dbuck

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    Thanks for the input guys! I will let you know what I choose, and update once I get to shoot it!
    Happy holidays!
     
  9. bac1023

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    :rofl:

    I may get one at some point. They are the 1911 the Loaded should have been all along.

    That said, there are a couple others I want first.