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Own Glock and Beretta... what should my first 1911 be?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Scott in Houston, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. Scott in Houston

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    I am getting the bug to buy a 1911. I have 3 Glocks (19,26,27) and a Beretta P96.
    I don't know what 1911 to get. I'm considering a Sig.
    I'd like to spend $1000 or so. I am not wanting one enough to go really high end in price.

    Suggestions? Does Sig make a good one?
     
  2. bac1023

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    I suggest a Dan Wesson.
     


  3. Scott in Houston

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    Not familiar with Dan Wesson. I'll look into it. Thanks.
     
  4. Quack

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    Dan Wesson or STI (Trojan or Ranger II)
     
  5. Scott in Houston

    Scott in Houston

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    Been reading about Dan Wesson after the suggestion above. (Thanks bac1023)

    It seems like it is a very fine gun. Now if I can just find a place to rent, but likely, I'll just buy knowing I'll like it, and worst case, it should be easy to sell for what I paid for it (nearly).
     
  6. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    Me three.
     
  7. HAIL CAESAR

    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

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    I totally agree, both are very good guns. Sig makes a decent 1911'ish too.
     
  8. SHG21

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    Sigs 1911s are pretty damn sweet. But I guess it depends on what you want in a 1911. One reason i like 1911 is because they are a piece of American history (insert Team America sound track here) so the Sig would be out for me personally if I had to chose just one. A grand is a pretty generous budget you could get a loaded Springfield or reasonable Kimber for that price.

    I would suggest which ever model you buy to get one with between a 4 and 5 inch barrel.
     
  9. Zagato

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    you havent really defined your criteria enough to make a real recommendation. what features do you want? finish? looks? beaver tail? extended this and that? new, used? range gun, carry gun?

    i dont think you can go wrong with DW. my one and only 1911 is a Colt series 80 made during the not so great years of Colt, but i guess i lucked out and got a good one. there are so many makes and sizes and levels of fit and finish its really tough to narrow it down with such a vague request.
     
  10. Scott in Houston

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    I'm sorry for it being vague. It's vague because I really don't know yet since I'm so new to it. I don't know what 'features' 1911's have, etc. My use would likely be range mostly, but maybe carry if I get comfortable with it. It's hard to imagine not carrying my Glocks and replacing them with anything else though. :)

    This thread has given me what I need to begin my research and I'm sure I'll have specifics after I read about and then try out different options.
     
  11. Quack

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    surprised bac didn't post a pic of a sig :rofl:

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  12. The Pusherman

    The Pusherman officer mcgee

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  13. hatidua

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    right here
    Well put.
     
  14. Jerseycitysteve

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    As the owner of a safe queen Colt 1911, I suggest buying a G30.
     
  15. bac1023

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    :tongueout:


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  16. sdsnet

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  17. MarkCO

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    My recomendation as well.