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Suggestions for my first 1911

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by AKMark, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. AKMark

    AKMark 97233 Member

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    I have carried 9mm for 30 years, and I think I want to try a 1911.

    What I think I am looking for is something not expensive that is simply reliable and typical, it doesn't need to be pretty.

    It will be something like a first car. I don't want to be afraid of scratching it or have to take it to a dealership for an oil change....

    A right hand holster would be a nice bonus.

    Thanks all.
     
  2. Iceberg

    Iceberg Forest Grove Active Member

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    A Para USA GI Expert would be a good starter 1911. It is very reasonably priced (around $500), can be had in stainless, is made in America. For a little more you could also pick up a Remington 1911 R1 ($600) or a Kimber Custom II (around $700). All three are great 1911s that you can build on later if you want to.
     
  3. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    Cant go wrong with a base model Springfield and if you like the 1911 platform you can buld it up a little at a time or trade it in on a nicer model.
     
  4. olyshoots

    olyshoots Vancouver USA Member

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    This ^
     
  5. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    kimber Custom Carry II -700-800 each
    MetroArms American Classic II 450 - 500 each

    I own both and both are good tight group shooters. The ACII I got for a play toy. do stuff and if I like it I can do it to my kimber.
    I just put Chip McCormick custon thin profile grips (rosewood) on the ACII. It is awesome.
     
  6. turq

    turq Molino,oregon Member

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    Rock Island in 9MM?
     
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  7. kenjo

    kenjo Washougal Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Sounds like a Glock 21 would meet your requirements.:funnypoint: