Would apprciate some advice on a new 1911

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by Zane71464, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    I appreciate all the advice and keep it coming. I do want one with adjustable rear sights not only side to side, but elevation as well, sort of a "must" for me.
  2. noylj

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    I like the para version (comes with some great additions for a VERY reasonable amount of money).
    Virtually and 1911 is a great place to start.
    Your exact choice will not be the same as mine (like trying to find two Harleys that are the same), but we'll both have a great gun.
  3. lucky-gunner

    lucky-gunner New Member

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    The Remington R1 isn't a bad choice. Are you set on a new firearm? If you are willing to go with a used model you should be able to get all the options you want and within your budget. Even if you don't get exactly what you want you might be able to save enough on the purchase to get the modifications on the firearm you want.

    I like the idea of the mil-spec Springfield if I was in your shoes. No matter what you choose best of luck to you.
  4. TheGunClinger

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    Got the new GI yesterday! Going to the range to test it this morning. It looks like they did a polish job on the new barrel. Looks much better than the last one. Cant beat Springfields CS!
    I would have gone to the loaded, but my daughter wanted a military looking gun as she covets my 1943 Ithaca and she aint getting it..yet, thus the GI.
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  5. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    Ive made a promise to myself these days, and that's buy them new. I'm not rich by any means, but I'll save up for as long as I have to to go with new. Ive bought used in the past with hardly no complaints, but I try and make it a habit to go with new so I know exactly what Ive got.
    EDIT: Boy am I a good one to say that...the last two were used! But what I'm trying to say, on something as a 1911, I'd prefer going with a new one. The last two that I bought, 1) isnt made anymore 2) thinking whoever had the rifle, it must have spent the past 30yrs in a gun safe..
    Congrat's on that Clinger...you'll have to give a range report on the trip to the range for sure!:)
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  6. TheGunClinger

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    Just got back from the range. The GI performed great. Never missed a beat. I am very happy with it and I am sure my daughter will be too. She will be able to trust that when she pulls the trigger it will go Boom every time.
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    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    Good to hear Clinger! Ive been looking and looking and seems every time I walk into a shop to look at the 1911's, I get all distracted with 'other's' that they have just gotten in and end up walking out with something I had no intentions of even buying, Ive got to stop that!:eek: However, I'm thinking that the STI Spartin is at the top of my list in the near future, if I can just control myself long enough to pass up "all these deals that keep jumping in front of me" like a magnet... total :eek:
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    Try to strike a balance between features that improve the breed (sights, trigger, feed, ejection port, etc.) and fancy frills that drive the cost up. Just a few dollars separate the cheap copies from quality models, and a few more to get the enhancements. Anything above the $900-1K level is probably overpriced, and the differences in accuracy or reliability irrelevant to all but the most elite shooters.

    As always, some brands are overpriced, many are good values, and some aren't worth having. I've had Colt, Sig, Springfield, Taurus, Para and Kimber. The old Colt was the nicest, the Taurus the best value and most accurate out of the box, the Springfield the cheapest and the Kimber the most overpriced. One thing in common..all were reliable and fun to shoot.
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