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compact 1911 on a budget

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by samuelm16, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. samuelm16

    samuelm16 se pdx Well-Known Member

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    ive been wanting to get a compact in the 1911 platform for semi cheap ive got toyota truck money not cadilac money so ive been looking at the ria and american classics, any experiance? who local deals them at a fair price?
     
  2. civilian75

    civilian75 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    what's wrong with Toyota truck? :p
     
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    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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  4. samuelm16

    samuelm16 se pdx Well-Known Member

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    nothing at all i love my tacoma
     
  5. Caleqs

    Caleqs Eugene, OR Member

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    I would buy a stripped-down model from a known quality manufacturer (Kimber, Colt, SA, etc) and mod it as I had the funds vs. buying something with all the apparent bells and whistles, but not the inherent underlying quality. That said, I have nothing to offer on the two manufacturers you're considering. Just a thought.
     
  6. Chipperxd

    Chipperxd Buffalo Active Member

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    doesn't Springfield make a GI Champion? it doesn't have all the bells and whistles but it's a great gun. If you want the beavertail and all that jazz, take a look at RIA.
     
  7. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    I own and carry, more then my kimber, an American Classic Full sized. The Commander sized are the same quality. Very VERY GOOD.
    runs everything i have feed it right out if the box. My only failures have been with my hand-loads and that was a couple of squibs. All my fault.
     
  8. samuelm16

    samuelm16 se pdx Well-Known Member

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    ive been eyeballing a ati titan
     
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    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    :paranoid:
     
  10. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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  11. samuelm16

    samuelm16 se pdx Well-Known Member

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    why is that? 500 bucks should be able to buy me into a basic compact nothing flashy, its not like they are made of gold, ive read plenty of reviews about the ati titan and that is the route im gonna go, theres just as many complaints about kimbers so as far as i can tell they are equal except in name
     
  12. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    I will put my 500.00 ACII up against any 45. And I carry it. It is a great gun
     
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    ironmike86 WA Member

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