Best 1911 under $1000???

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  1. OrangeDonkey

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    I love the 1911 platform and I am in the market for a new one. I would like to hear thoughts on the best 1911 under $1000???
     
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    STI Trojan or Ranger II
    if you can find one still the Dan Wesson CBob
     

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    Was eyeballing a Ranger II today. VERY nice!:supergrin:
     
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    i'm looking at them as well. might be ordering one and throwing a flat trigger on it :tongueout:
     
  5. OrangeDonkey

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    They look pretty sweet, I just don't know a whole lot about STI. I was checking out the Springfields and Colts at the shop and was leaning that way....
     
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    I would place STI above Springfield in terms of production guns.
    No MIM in any of the "critical" stress or wear components, excellent fit and made in Texas (except for the Spartan & GP6)
     
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    STI Trojan, but they're just over $1000 now out the door.


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    Quack, are you sure about that?

    I love STI, but I'm pretty sure they use some MIM in most, if not all of their 1911s.

    Even the Legacy and their other high end models have it, I thought. :dunno:


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    i should re-state that. no MIM in any of the "critical" stress or wear components
     
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    double tap
     
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    Very true.
     
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    Colt build's a great gun, it's one to invest in.
     
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    Springfield is my personal favorite.

    Decently priced compared to others too.
     
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    I don't think Springfield's 1911s in the $1000 range are nearly as good as some others.
     
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    Kimber Pro Carry II. idc what you hear Kimbers are great guns, love mine and trust my life on it everyday
     
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    He said under 1000$ and when I hear under 1000$ I tend to think in the 800$ market. I'm a Springfield fan when it comes to 1911s but no, I agree with you for a 1000$ you can get a better 1911 than a Springer.

    But for around 800 I personally wouldn't go with anything other than Springfield.
     
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    Actually, I'm the opposite. Springfield starts to get great once you get into the TRP range and on to the custom guns.

    Under $1000, I'm not a fan at all. I like the base GI as a 1911A1 replica, but I've never been the least bit impressed with the Loaded.

    I'll take a Kimber Custom II or Smith SW1911 over the Loaded any day. In my opinion, the Loaded feels crude and unrefined by comparison.
     
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    Interesting...

    I've been looking to get a Loaded for a long time.
    I don't know, I think I'll come to you for advice in a few months when I have the cash. :tongueout:
     
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    Many here are happy with the Loaded, so you very well could be also.

    Still, I'd shop around before dropping $800. :cool:
     
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    I love the PX9154LP model. It has pretty much everything that I want.
    And since I'm on such a tight budget it would be the perfect 1911 for me.
    But I don't know, maybe there is something out there that is better for me.
    I'll definitely do some shopping around first but if I can't find something better then I'll pick the the Loaded.