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Forged Frame entry options

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Grappler112, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. Grappler112

    Grappler112

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    Other than a Springfield Mil-Spec or a Colt series 70 are there any other options for forged frame 1911s that are in that entry level price range
     
  2. HAIL CAESAR

    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

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    Not that I know of in a "entry level" (anything under $900) other than a Norinco, Colts, and Springfield's.
     
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    Regents, Taurus, and S&Ws are forged too I think.
     
  6. HAIL CAESAR

    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

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    I knew Taurus was....but didn't think of recommending them.:whistling:

    Forgot about S&W. If they are really forged...I don't keep up with them.
     
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    You maybe able to find a used DW in that price range.
     
  8. HAIL CAESAR

    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

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    Doubtful....but you may.

    Remember that the older 2009 and older guns all had cast frames. All the 2010 and new have forged frames.
     
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    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    Kimbers are all forged.
     
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    But it's still a Kimber...
     
  11. coryd

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    I thought kimber used MIM frames. No?


    :whistling:
     
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    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    That was some bull squat rumor that some dink gunsmith made.
    It is nothing but BS.
     
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    Those I believe have an investment cast lower.
    Not that that's a bad thing. The important feature is a forged slide.
     
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    ok, I am really seeing the Mil-Spec as the best option I have right now, my preferences are for internal extractor (sorry S&W) tarus has too bad of a reputation, and heard to many bad stories about kimber
     
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    I have a recent production Mil-spec and it is an incredibly well fitted and reliable gun. Only think it needs is trigger work, a beavertail and sights to be a perfect all around gun. Shoots match accuracy right out of the box and fedds everything i put through it.
     
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    Forgot about Kimber's too...damn.
     
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    What about STI, not sure if there cheaper gun's use the cast frame or not?? I think the Mil-Spec is your best starting point for a forged frame though.
     
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    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

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    STI's cheaper guns are cast. NOT that there is anything wrong with good cast.
     
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    I like the RO. :)