I'm lazy

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by Bobitis, May 25, 2011.

  1. Bobitis

    Bobitis Guest

    I admit it.

    Unky Sammy gave me my money back (sans interest:mad:) and I'm lookin at getting a .45 pistol.

    Your thoughts please. I don't want to spend more than 750 bucks.

    Thanks in advance.:eek:
     
  2. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2009
    naugatuck,Ct.
    Buy the store
     

  3. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2001
    Here at TFF
    Easy. Buy an STI Spartan 1911 and spend the rest on lots of ammo...or grips..or holster/belt.
     
  4. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    The spartan would be a fine choice. And you could get some nice TFF grips with the savings!
     
  5. JUNKKING

    JUNKKING Well-Known Member

    If you can wait a little while Ruger is now doing production on the sr 1911 stainless beautiful gun and the finish is excellent. A friend was lucky enough to get one. Right now they are like hens teeth but they sure are nice and I myself will have one when I can find one. Also like Shooter and JLA said the Spartan is a very nice gun with lots of room to modify. A guy that shoots at my club built one to his liking and I like that too.
     
  6. NGIB

    NGIB Member

    191
    Apr 21, 2011
    Sumter SC
    For me, there are only 2 platforms in the .45 ACP caliber - 1911s and Sig P220s. While I have 3 times the number of 1911s to Sig P220s, they each have their place for me. While none of my current stable of 1911s is ammo picky, some of them can be and this is where the Sig shines - it will shoot anything I put in them. Lots of good choices in your budget, for a 1911 I'd probably lean towards a Springer Loaded (lightly used) or Range Officer. Early reports on Ruger's offering have been positive as well - but I never buy anything that new myself...
     
  7. Old Guy

    Old Guy Member

    377
    Mar 19, 2009
    NC
    I too would look at the Ruger SR1911 as I am. It is 100% American made and has the most popular upgrades. Or, you could hold your money and wait on their next 1911 which will probably be a Commander size. I have been impressed with what I have seen so far. STI is a good gun but the model is made in the Philippines. I for one am ready to be bullish and support the 100% American market.
     
  8. PanhandlePop

    PanhandlePop Member

    295
    May 27, 2011
    Depends on what you are looking for--size, purpose, finish, etc. If you are looking for a full size range gun in 45 or 9, I agree with Shooter45, the STI Spartan is an excellent choice for the money. Plus, STI really stands behind their products.
     
  9. Helix_FR

    Helix_FR Active Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Imperial, MO
    Spartan my friend. The Rugers are sweet but good luck finding any soon that you can handle. Plus the spartan being slightly less expensive you can opt for something extra for it, ie night sights, good grips, extra mags etc
     
  10. American Leader

    American Leader Well-Known Member

    Mar 1, 2011
    Iowa
    1911 for my choice. Taurus and Remington arn't too bad for under $600.00. I think I'm payin $630.00 for my new Ruger. There are also good used Springfields out there for $500.00. Take your time and look around and I'm sure you will find something you'll like!
     
  11. CampingJosh

    CampingJosh Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    Indiana
    For instance, http://thefirearmsforum.com/showthread.php?t=90523 :D
     
  12. I'd personally buy a pair of Rock Islands. lol