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Good 1911 for $600-$700?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by BearSlayer338, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. BearSlayer338

    BearSlayer338 California :( Active Member

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    What are some good 1911's I can get for around $600-$700?
    I'm looking to buy my first 1911 but I am not unfamiliar with them,I'm only looking for .45 or 10mm models.Not looking for budget 1911's,I'm also looking for used models or new models sold ftf as I don't like dealing with some of rude people in gunstores that try to push products on me and I don't want the government to know what I own as that is none of their business.
     
  2. phidelt208

    phidelt208 Springfield, OR Active Member

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    I'm a fan of Metro arms 1911s
    I've got Two that run and run and run. I"m talking 10k plus rounds run on my one of them.
    Right about the $550 to $700 range.
     
  3. BearSlayer338

    BearSlayer338 California :( Active Member

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    I'm trying to steer clear of the budget brands like : girsan,metro arms,ati,ria,ect......
     
  4. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    A prior member here was banned because he answered "Glock" as a joke to an identicle question several years ago.
    No chance to plead his case, no recourse, no reason given.
    Too bad because that guy went to several other sites and told his story to thousands of readers and never came back here.
    One has to wonder if this is a similar situation, so I for one, will not answer this question.
     
  5. BearSlayer338

    BearSlayer338 California :( Active Member

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    If I wanted a glock I would't make a post about 1911's now would I,I prefer a gun with a good trigger out the box and a glock does not fit that requirement.
     
  6. phidelt208

    phidelt208 Springfield, OR Active Member

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    You should mention that and edit your First post.
     
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  7. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    The Remington R1 series or Ruger's offering are withing your budget and both have good reviews on he net.
     
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  8. BearSlayer338

    BearSlayer338 California :( Active Member

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    I didn't think I would need to since I put the price range above what budget 1911's should go for.
     
  9. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    Don't worry, your new and will soon fit in well enough
     
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  10. BearSlayer338

    BearSlayer338 California :( Active Member

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    Is the Remington R1 available in stainless for a decent price?
     
  11. Phrank

    Phrank Forest Grove Active Member

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    +1 for Ruger SR1911.

    Rem R1 Stainless, I think I saw one for trade here a few days ago.

    Rem R1 Enhanced is nice too, but tops out of your range.
     
  12. BearSlayer338

    BearSlayer338 California :( Active Member

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    I'm not looking for anything fancy with fiberotic sights or rails,I just want one with white dot sights and a durable finish I will probably check out a ruger first.
     
  13. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Madras, OR Well-Known Member

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    Ruger SR1911
     
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  14. Nickb

    Nickb Moxee Active Member

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    Another vote for the Ruger. Solid pistol right out of the box. Only major complaint I have seen about them is the front sight breaking off.
    I've heard good things about their customer service as well.
    My CMD ran great out of the box, not stock anymore but still running strong.
     
  15. 01rednavigator

    01rednavigator salem Active Member

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    I have the SR1911 and it is the best handgun I have ever had! It is dead on accurate, has had 0 malfunctions, is made in the USA with a lifetime warranty, it looks awesome and it only cost $650.
     
  16. BearSlayer338

    BearSlayer338 California :( Active Member

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    Is the commander the same price as the government model?
     
  17. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Madras, OR Well-Known Member

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    MSRP is the same, but what shops sell them for varies. Sportsman's Warehouse had a great deal on the Commander a couple months back wish I had picked one up.
     
  18. BearSlayer338

    BearSlayer338 California :( Active Member

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    Good to know,but I don't plan on buying from a store,I like to stay off the governments gun grid so to speak.
     
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  19. Nickb

    Nickb Moxee Active Member

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    The CMD is a full size frame with a 4.25" barrel instead of 5". If you're buying used also look into Springfield Armory. The loaded model is probably the best bang for your buck. Try to find one with a NM prefix on the serial number rather than a WW prefix.
     
  20. BearSlayer338

    BearSlayer338 California :( Active Member

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    Whats wrong with a WW prefix?