Entry Level 1911

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  • #300595
    arigo
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    Ed & the Collective,

    I am looking to get a 1911 as a carry piece and pass the Kahr on to Wiskey6. She and I are both educators now so the gun fund is limited. Definately don’t have $800+ to spend on a Sign, Kimberly or Colt. What do you recommend for a carry quality entry level 1911?

    Thanks,

    Tony

    #313574
    cranfordcb
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    Springfield Mil-Spec if you want a full size model.

    #313575
    mattbuck
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    I don’t have one, but I’ve been eyeing the Ruger SR1911 for a while now. When Ed has them, they are usually under $700.

    #313576
    john mckenzie
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    I was in Ed’s today and he has some very nice 1911s. A couple of nice Springfield’s and several other brands also. Just make sure

    you hold one with a high grip safety (beavertail and one without) ones with are much more comfortable imo.

    Rock Island Armory also makes a nice one for the price. I shoot USPSA and use a RIA and it works great for me. Good enough that I purchased

    a compact Rock Island Armory for carry.

    I know that both of these brands have great CS also.

    JM

    #313577
    frankmoses
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    Ruger SR1911 CMD. Cost is not much more than a GLOCK and made in the USA.

    #313578
    ih mike
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    I gotta throw in a Para GI expert and I’d bet some of them American Tactical are good ENTRY level. I’ve got 6 1911’s and the para shoots, eats anything, and is the most accurate.

    #313579
    jwhop3325
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    Rock Island or Ruger probably best options for a budget.

    Will

    #313580
    arigo
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    Thanks had been looking at the Rock Island, mostly BC sootch seems to like them. Good to get some input on others as well.

    Tony

    #313581
    ed
    Moderator

    Rock Island for the $

    Then Springfield or Ruger

    #313582
    arigo
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    Ed,

    What do your RIA’s go for?

    Tony

    #313584
    angie-darrell
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    I’ve seen RIA 1911’s cook on the ranger all afternoon without a hiccup. A used 1991 Colt will set you back more but I bought one from Ed in 1991 and it’s never failed to out perform my expectations. Either way you will be happy.

    #313585
    brian_grimm
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    I bought a Ruger SR1911CMD from ED’S about a month ago & I couldn’t be happier! Already put more than 500 rounds through it & haven’t had 1 FTF or FTE. Shoots better than my buddy’s Para GI Expert. Wife loves shooting it too! Good quality handgun & made in the USA! Small enough to carry & good Novak 3-dot sights for quick target acquisition. Absolutely love my SR1911CMD!

    #313598
    ih mike
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    I thought it was ENTRY level. 700 bucks aint it. My wife loves mine too. 😆

    #313604
    ed
    Moderator

    Ruger now $619

    #313616
    troupe
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    If you can afford the Ruger, get it. The thing about it is that if you would ever do any custom work to it, it wont cost a fortune to refinish if you have any machine work done (checkering the front strap) since it is stainless. Plus it is a Series 70 syle safties. You wont loose your money, because of the Ruger name. People buy Colt’s because of the name all of the time. If the Ruger is to much, the RIA that Ed sells are a great starting point and you won’t shoot one to death no matter what people say about cheaper guns. John is right, if it will stand up to USPSA shooting, the average shooter won’t wear it out. As with any firearm, proper maintnence will get you years of service.

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