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1911 under 500

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by HotRoderX, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. HotRoderX

    HotRoderX Gen4 BETATester

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    Ok I went to the range today and rented a 1911 and I fell in love. I have always wanted a 1911 since I was a little boy so after today I am in the Market everthing else can just take a back burner. With that being said I got like 500dollars to spend OTD what are my options or am I out of luck? I am personally looking for basic GI model. Can you suggest any decent manufactures at my price point? Thanks guys
     
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    what did you rent? There are many different features between 1911's. So a GI/Mil-Spec doesn't have a beavertail GS, so it will be a little higher on your grip, so it will feel alittle different.

    But then 1911's are very customizable. So if you do get a GI/Mil-Spec it can be customized to YOUR 1911.

    Also, depending on what you'll use it for, getting the right "base-gun" can help with the build, if that's what you want to do.

    Look at the sticky in this forum for some great guide.
     

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    Personally I was looking at a milspec that I might have customized over time. I gonna differently take a look at the guides I would much rather pay little more now then a lot more later
     
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    Rock Island. If you feel frisky get the tactical!
     
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    Normally when I get frisky I.......... :whistling:
     
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    Please, we don't want to know what you do with Quack's picture... :rofl::tongueout:
     
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    That was my first thought cause I had read about them on here. I called around and no one has any and there is no ETA on when they will get more. I cant even find them online which stinks. Does anyone know when there might be a possibility there will be more on the market?
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    Should I start saving up a little extra and get a Springfield Armory 1911 GI. Also whats the going price for the spring field I asked at my local range and they where quoting around 715 which seems pricey for entry level 1911
     
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    that's steep for a SA GI
     
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    Call Sarco, Inc. at 908-647-3800. If you buy from them, they will need to have a dealer's FFL copy sent to them in order to ship it to that dealer.
     
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    Don't get ripped off. Here try Gunbroker, the link below is a good price but you can search for Rock Island 1911 and find some good/well reviewed dealers. :wavey:



    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=219867512
     
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    I put 400 down on a stainless SA GI the other day.
    Total with MI tax was was like 620.00. 584.00 without.
     
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    The citadel is a solid gun. Mine had a problem with it, but I should be able to replace it fairly easily.
     
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    I have an American Classic Deluxe 1911 - it's a great gun. They are imported by the same company that handles Bersas, but they are built by two different manufacturers - they have a lifetime warranty, if ya need it. Under $500, blued.
     
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