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First 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by catalyst686, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. catalyst686

    catalyst686

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    I'm looking to get my first 1911, I'd like it to have a rail, skeletonized hammer, maybe the trigger as well. This will be my first 1911 and I really have no idea what to look for as I am uneducated with the model. I want it to be a tac driver, as accurate as possible, as well as having the legendary 1911 crisp trigger. My price range is 1K, thanks for the advice fellas. The gun will mainly serve as a secondary home defense/ range gun, I don't plan on carrying it.
     
  2. majette

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    springfield operator first, colt rail gun second. honorable mention to the doublestar railed 1911.
     

  3. G27RR

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  4. Baba Louie

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    1st 1911 huh? This year? Hmmmm. Rail too eh? $1000 or so you say? I'd look long and hard at Colt's centennial offering but I'd have no problem doing the same with Springfields Operator or even S&W's railed version. Each company has good QC and CS.

    The Inaugural Purchase... It's a nice problem to have. Now don't blow it... :supergrin:
     
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    TKR Reptiles Thread Killer

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    Springfield Operator all the way...
     
  6. bac1023

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    You have to go Springfield.

    However, the DoubleStar is also a good option.
     
  7. 69Charger

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    A rail on a 1911? For an extra chunk of nonsensical gumbo? That, and its almost uglyer then front serrations. (barf) OK its AS ugly.
    If its your first, why not get a traditional 1911 and see if you really need that other crap? Look at all the best 1911s. Got junk in there trunk? Nope.
    This is just my opinion and is only meant as such.
    Dave
     
  8. polizei1

    polizei1 It WAS Quack

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    My vote goes to SA.
     
  9. limbkiller

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    Quack Rent this space

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    SA MC Operator if you want a steel guns, or the Loaded LW Operator
     
  11. Cerebrus

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    Good luck finding a Colt right now.. I would look into STI as well.. and if you cant find one of those go with the SA op..
     
  12. limbkiller

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    Springfield Operator. :thumbsup:
     
  14. limbkiller

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  15. GeorgiaRedfish

    GeorgiaRedfish Senior Member

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  16. skdmrklcy

    skdmrklcy Duck and Cover

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    Yeah they are.
     
  17. Cerebrus

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    I do believe so.. however I could be wrong about that
     
  18. GeorgiaRedfish

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    Well then no doubt about it, Springfield
     
  19. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr SAC trained warrior CLM

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    This,.....:supergrin:
     
  20. 3rdgen40

    3rdgen40 .45 fanatic

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    This.No light rails on a 1911 for me.I think a good hand held light like a Surefire is more practical.