Springfield 1911 .45

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  1. yanksdad3

    yanksdad3

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    New to the 1911's but I love the look and have the fever. What is a good platform to start with? Educate me on the Springfields. I am not ready to drop 1200 bucks on a new passion, (like I have done on the glocks in the past) but I am looking on a good starter that I can build up and keep the value as I go.

    Academy has a great Springfield starter for about 700.00. Is that a good start? (Do I need to start with a nice Kimber or SW for more?)

    From what I see, you can pay anything for a 1911.

    Be kind, I am not familiar with this platform.
     
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    bump...................................................
     

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    The Springfield milspec is pretty much the gold standard of entry level/base-for-build 1911's. High value, lifetime warrenty, pretty clean canvas to start on yet very functional out of the box. Many custom smiths will only accept springfields or colts as base guns for projects.
     
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    Can I expect to get one under a grand? I see mil-specs mentioned alot. Am I on the right track looking at the Springfield's to get started?.....
     
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    Can I get a quick education on this fine platform for say, 800.00 to 1200.00 for a new platform-carrying brother!!!
     
  6. remat

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    Springfield was not only my first 1911 but my first pistol over 20 years ago. I still have it, so I would have to say good choice!
     
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    order a baer trs, you won't be sorry
     
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    STI is a good choice also.'08.
     
  9. remat

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    Take a look at the TRP's, they are pretty much done, IMO. The Loaded's are quite a bit less and very nice too. Just depends what you want and want to do. If you want something base to work on I would just get a MilSpec ($600 range).
     
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  10. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

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    Maybe a Colt...

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    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

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    zdragon23c s&w&me

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    A lot of people will disagree with me but I think that a Colt out of the box is pretty much done too. No frills pistols that work. Awesome place to start working on if you do want "upgrades."

    I like the look and feel of the S&W and can even live with external extractor because theirs works, but wish they hadn't gone with the Schwartz safety.
     
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    what are you planning to use the gun for?