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Best 1911 for $600-$750?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by KiloBravo, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. KiloBravo

    KiloBravo NRA Life Member

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    Like the title says, what 1911 is a great option for that price range? I only own an American Classic in my safe so far for 1911s and that is it. I am considering a second one.

    I want a full sized government model, no light rail, RELIABLE, and I don't care much about what materials were used to build it, although I prefer steel. I carried my other 1911 for over a year and love it. I shoot it better than any other pistol I own. I went back to a glock however for the time being. I want a .45 and I only buy new guns.

    What say everybody?
     
  2. bac1023

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  3. 3rdgen40

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    If you can find one, the Ruger SR1911 would be a good choice in that price range.S/A Range Officer would be another option.
     
  4. KiloBravo

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    Thanks guys! I am REALLY liking that Ruger. I have a thing for stainless on certain guns. Throw in the $650 or so price tag and the USA made stamp, and i am very tempted.
     
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    I was asking a similar question lately, asking particularly about a comparison between the Remington R1 Enhanced (also one to consider) and the Desert Eagle G 1911. I got pretty consistent feedback that the latter was the better choice in terms of overall quality, fit and finish, trigger out of the box, in this price range. I just ordered the DE 1911 ($699 plus shipping, etc.) and I think I made a good choice. jrh
     
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    I say go with the Ruger. I have an R1 that I really like myself that was in that pricerange..but I know most people want more features on a 1911...and r1 is more of a basic GI.
     
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    Another vote for SR1911 and Range Officer,also a Remington would be in that price range, but I would take an SR or RO first:thumbsup:
     
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    Springfield has some good choices. I think the R.O. Model is about $750 at the gun store I normally buy at. I know you can get them second hand for at least that if not less.
    Good luck with your search.
     
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    Springfield GI...and a trigger job.
     
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    Yes, do yourself a favor and read it.
    Last night I had some time to kill and read the whole thing. I learned a whole, whole lot.
     
  11. Jason D

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    Springfield GI, Milspec, Loaded, Range Officer.
     
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    Ruger SR1911. Mine was 679.00 but it took five months to come into my LGS.

    Smack in the middle of your price range. No light rail or front serations. A nice clean Gov't Model. Nice fit and finish. 100% American made. Slide is milled from bar stock. Ruger may be new to producing a 1911 under their own name, but they have produced frames and small parts for others for many years.
     
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    Thanks for the kind words. :wavey:
     
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    as others have said ruger sr1911
     
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    did you read what i read in that link? Les Baers.... come in a card board box!?!?!










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  16. limbkiller

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    Desert Eagle. If you can get by the giant roll mark. Great shooter and wonderful trigger.
     
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    :agree:

    I hold that model in very high esteem.
     
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    i am currently looking for my 1st 1911, and after reading and reading, i'm changing my thoughts on the DE 1911G, and i'm now leaning toward the STI. :dunno:
     
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    Both the DE and STI Spartan are great options in that price range. The DE has a better trigger, in my opinion.
     
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