Cheap 1911? Any Ideas?

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Soo Iv Already Got a glock 27.40 Cal that I carry.... And just bought a Mossberg 500 Tactical 12ga, for my house... But Id really like a compact or a subcompact 1911 style handgun... But i dont wanna pay out the *** for one.... Does anyone have any suggestions on one that's around the $500 range? Thanks:s0155:
 
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Cheap isn't something you should be looking for, low priced is a better option :p

Pretty much the only common choices are the Taurus (tons of features, lower build quality), Springfield GI (great build quality, very few features), and the armscor/RIA (decent features and alright build quality)
 
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My Taurus PT1911 wasnt "cheap", but it was pretty affordable at around $600.00. I don't know about the lower build quality though, so far it's very accurate (my second most accurate/ease of point pistol at this time) and has a 750/750 reliability rate.

The only problem I've yet had is that the set screw for the front site came loose while I was shooting one day. I reset it, gave it a good tightening and have had no problems with it since.

Some people have had problems with the ambi-safty breaking on thier PT1911's, but it seems for the most part that problem has been fixed. Even with that problem though, it's an easy fix (Wilson makes a drop in replacement thats supposed to be very nice) the pt-1911 is still a **** of a deal and a **** of a gun.
 
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If you're going to carry a .45 I'd recommend a double action pistol! Smith & Wesson makes a model 4566 that's stainless steel, traditional double action, 4" bbl, eight rnd mag. I recently purchased a used (police turn in) for under $325. You might also look at a S&W model 457, .45, 3 1/2" bbl.
 
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My Taurus PT1911 wasnt "cheap", but it was pretty affordable at around $600.00. I don't know about the lower build quality though, so far it's very accurate (my second most accurate/ease of point pistol at this time) and has a 750/750 reliability rate.

The only problem I've yet had is that the set screw for the front site came loose while I was shooting one day. I reset it, gave it a good tightening and have had no problems with it since.

Some people have had problems with the ambi-safty breaking on thier PT1911's, but it seems for the most part that problem has been fixed. Even with that problem though, it's an easy fix (Wilson makes a drop in replacement thats supposed to be very nice) the pt-1911 is still a **** of a deal and a **** of a gun.
+1 on the Taurus PT1911! I carry mine daily. It has been 1200/1200 reliable.
I have yet to have any issues with it.
 
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+2 on the Taurus. I can only think that people who bad mouth them have never owned them. People who own them seem to love them. So do the major reviewers. I'm a huge fan. Accurate, reliable, tight. If you are status conscious with your buddies at the range, OK. If not, well, you get my point.
 
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I wonder how many of the major 1911 smiths have owned a PT1911 for an extended period of time, or shot one extensively?
Well you just have to examine one closely to see the lower quality build. Although from what I have seen, they function perfectly, the lack of attention to detail and quality control is probably why smiths don't like or trust them.
 
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Well you just have to examine one closely to see the lower quality build. Although from what I have seen, they function perfectly, the lack of attention to detail and quality control is probably why smiths don't like or trust them.
I love it when guys at the range get snobby and look down their noses when I pull out my PT1911. They quickly lose the attitude when I outshoot them and their fancy guns that cost twice to three times what mine did.
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