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Old 06-01-2012, 02:39 PM
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Looking to buy a new 45 1911, prefer an american company. Budget is $500-$1000. Like s&w, colt, but am open to other mfg. Any preferred models? Always wanted one.Thanks,
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Para or Kimber?
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i collect Colt Gold Cups....hard to beat a Colt. a clean 70 series GCNM
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I'm not too much of a 1911 guy. I went to the gunshow recently to buy one because I thought I should just have one because they're so iconic. I couldn't bring myself to buy a gun I didn't like.

Your situation:
I know you'd like to buy from an american company, but my coworker (who has his own firearm company) really thinks the Tuarus 1911s are the best for the money due to their forged construction. Also, you might want to check out auto ordinance (the company that made the thompson SMG). They're pistols used to be pretty rough around the edges, but since Kahr bought them (out of Mass. does that count as usa?) they apparently have better manufacuring processess.
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a colt will hold it value and in some cases increase in value...most others in that price range do no
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I agree with Ol Guide about the value of a Colt but I LOVE my all stainless Springfield!!!!

If you had a bigger budget I would tell you Wilson Combat and be done...by far the baddest there is!!!
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Check out the STI Trojan. STI is an American company.
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I agree with Ol Guide about the value of a Colt but I LOVE my all stainless Springfield!!!!

If you had a bigger budget I would tell you Wilson Combat and be done...by far the baddest there is!!!
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Smith and Wesson 1911 performance center..
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For the Boat and other conditions, I wanted a stainless. I would have loved some of the guns mentioned, but I also had a budget similar to yours. I bought a Taurus and have had zero problems, it even has Picatinny Rails. I haven't tried very many 1911's, so I wouldn't know which one "feels" right. The gun is way too heavy for me to use as a conceal carry weapon, so that wasn't a consideration. It has far less kick and is much easier to shot than my LCP 380.
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BTW, the Ruger SR1911 has a suggested list of $799, I don't know anything about them.
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I really don't need another gun, but always wanted a 1911, and have decided to trade off my shotgun,which I haven't used for several years due to a bad shoulder. I'll look up the brands mentioned later this evening and see what I can find. Reliability, accuracy, and amount of recoil are probably the major factors. Price could go up a few hundred, but I have to draw the line somewhere. This will be a gun used at the range, and for home protection, but not for concealed carry as I live in Illinois where there is no cc. Thanks for the input.
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In that price range it's hard to beat a Springfield. You can get one of their stainless "loaded" which is a hell of a gun. Personally I have several, some higher end, but it seems that my preferred one for carry in the car, boat, motorsickle is a plain ol' SA mil spec with a set of Pachmeyer grips on it. I have had it for years and have literally beat the hell out of it.
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Colt or Kimber.

If you can't afford it then wait till you can. History has proven they are the best.

If you really can't wait then an early Sig P220.
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Personally don't prefer 1911 but I do like this poster.

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a tad outta your price range but nice gun. maybe find on gunbroker cheaper?

http://www.cz-usa.com/products/view/...z-45-heritage/
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I like the SIG 1911 target stainless in that price range.
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I have & very much like the Colt Double eagle .45 Series 90, MK II. Stainless steel. I bought it about eight or nine years ago, paid $650.00 online.



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Springfield armory .45ACP
Colt series 70 .45ACP
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Get a Kimber!!!
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