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looking for an entry level 1911

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by njames, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. njames

    njames medford,or Member

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    Hey there!Just signed up with nwf and wanted to say hello and thanks for having me. Looking for a 1911 around 600 dollars 45acp. In the midst of research, seemingly there are a lot of good options for that price point. So i need some help in picking the right one. Thank you,Nick.
     
  2. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    I have a Metro Arms American Classic II 1911 .45, works great! Yes, it's made in the Philippines and it doesn't have a whole lot of cool race-gun stuff, but it's reasonably priced and it works!

    OTOH, if you can spare just a few more dollars and are willing to search you can have a Ruger SR1911, which is by all reports a very nice stainless 1911 for a very good price.

    Greg
     
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    njames medford,or Member

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    So far I've narrowed it down to a rock island tactical, taurus pt1911 which I'm skeptical about with mixed reviews, remington r1, and some others that are iffy. Looking into metro.
     
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    Keane Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Rock Island has fantastic pistols. All of the Armscor manufactured pistols are good quality/base guns. The Remington R1 is fantastic, as is the Ruger SR1911. I'd stay away from the Taurus, though I have no particular personal experience.
     
  5. Tim K

    Tim K Colorado Member

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    Buy used. You'll get much more gun for your money. Round count is nearly irrelevant. My Les Baer has 15,000 rounds through it and is just getting broken in. Admittedly, that not an inexpensive gun, but I've put similar numbers through a Kimber and the wear was almost undetectable.