Single Action Revolver/1911

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  1. Glock!9

    Glock!9

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    i have not bought or sold a gun in many years now. Been back and fourth on a few different things but have not pulled the trigger.

    I have been thinking about making two purchases later today...

    1911 .45 - I’m leaning towards the basics, maybe a Springfield mil spec. Any other options out there similar right now? Not looking to spend more than $700 - $800

    Single Action (Cowboy Style) Revolver - I’m looking for a late 1800’s look and feel. No more than $700 - $800

    Any suggestions?
     
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    Colt O1991 or Springer Milspec
    -depends on the trigger safety desired. Otherwise very similar

    The Traditions frontier (Pietta) 1873 clone is nice, has the old look but also a transfer bar, to carry 6 in the cylinder. Plenty of caliber options.
     
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  3. ronin.45

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    For $800 you should be able to get a Springfield Loaded. Better in every way than the mil-spec if you actually want to shoot it.

    For a single action, the Rugers are hard to beat. A Blackhawk is great all around. If you really want the look of the late 1800s, a vaquero is the way to go.
     
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    You should be able to find a few different Springfield models in your price range. It just depends upon how “basic” you want to stay. Same for Colt. I’ve seen their standard Government Model and the Colt Competition version’s under $800 from time to time.

    If you are willing to go outside the milspec/classic look, I’d strongly recommend looking at Ruger’s SR1911 line.

    For the SA, the only ones I have any experience with are Rugers which I can easily recommend.

    Best of luck choosing and let us know what you decide!
     
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    One friend bought his Ruger SR one month ago and couldn’t be happier.
     
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    I just purchased a Ruger New Vaquero convertible that will shoot both 45ACP and 45 Colt with a cylinder change. In my area it was just under $800 before the taxes and fees.

    Edited 09/10/2018

    To elaborate on my reasoning. I have several 1911's (Randall, Colt, Sig). Then I have two Glock 45's. These were mainly for GSSF in the major sub category (30SF and 36). I also have a Sig 220 in 45. So I have tons of magazines and ammunition.

    I have 3 Ruger Vaquero Old Models in 44 magnum. While fun, they are expensive to shoot in either 44 magnum or 44 special.

    They make the New Model Vaquero in 38/357magnum and 45 Colt. Both these rounds are expensive compared to 9mm and 45ACP. They make a Blackhawk in a 9mm/357 conversion but I couldn't find a 9mm/357 conversion Vaquero so I purchased a 45Colt/45ACP. 45ACP is still cheaper than both 38 Special and 357 Magnum and I am setup to reload 45ACP.
     
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  7. Kentucky Shooter

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    Glock, Ronin here has given some great advice in answer to your question.
     
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