*Sigh* It's time for a 1911.

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    Talking *Sigh* It's time for a 1911.

    Well, I've gotta have one. lol. I just want a bare bones commander sized 1911. I've been looking at RIA, but I was wondering what other brands have models around $400. Also, I've read that the factory mags aren't that great with RIA. Anyone have any experience with that? What brand of mags work the best?

    Just trying to get all my ducks in a row. I'm taking one of my old rifles into the LGS in a few days to put one on layaway.

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    I think the Commander-sized RIA is a good budget option. I like Wilson mags, they are very good. Legendary Magazines
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    Do your self a favor and look at the new Ruger SR1911..
    It is a few dollars more then $400 but can be found for under $700.
    Mine works like a champ and there are tons of GREAT reviews already (Hickock45 for one)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lateck View Post
    Do your self a favor and look at the new Ruger SR1911..
    It is a few dollars more then $400 but can be found for under $700.
    Mine works like a champ and there are tons of GREAT reviews already (Hickock45 for one)

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    The SR1911 is not a Commander-sized 1911, it is a Government-sized 1911.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GM View Post
    The SR1911 is not a Commander-sized 1911, it is a Government-sized 1911.
    Thanks GM. I'm new to the 1911's, still learning the little things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GM View Post
    I think the Commander-sized RIA is a good budget option. I like Wilson mags, they are very good. Legendary Magazines
    Excellent recommendation.
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    Chip McCormick also makes good 1911 mags

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    I would go with the RIA for that budget as it's got a proven track record. If it were me, I would save a while and get a Colt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lateck View Post
    Thanks GM. I'm new to the 1911's, still learning the little things.

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    A 1911 is high on my list. I've decided to save for a Kimber. Not sure why but they appear to be well built, reliable, and are very good looking.
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    Kimber dealer net on a pro carry (28 oz) is around $700
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunthorp View Post
    Kimber dealer net on a pro carry (28 oz) is around $700
    Aluminum frame though, right? I think I'm going to go with an RIA, and see how I like it. It's going to be an occasional carry gun, but will probably see more range time than anything. Probably going to take it hunting a good bit too. If I really like it, I'll save up for a colt or a kimber. I'm just wanting a basic, entry level 1911 to start me off.

    I'm headed to the LGS tomorrow to see how much I can get for that rifle, and to see what he has in stock. Hopefully he'll have the perfect gun for me. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spidey2011 View Post
    Aluminum frame though, right? I think I'm going to go with an RIA, and see how I like it. It's going to be an occasional carry gun, but will probably see more range time than anything. Probably going to take it hunting a good bit too. If I really like it, I'll save up for a colt or a kimber. I'm just wanting a basic, entry level 1911 to start me off.

    I'm headed to the LGS tomorrow to see how much I can get for that rifle, and to see what he has in stock. Hopefully he'll have the perfect gun for me. :D
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    For not much more money you could have Springfield which would be overall better quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwhite75 View Post
    For not much more money you could have Springfield which would be overall better quality.

    Springfield 1911 GI LW 4" Champion 7+1 Shot *NEW* : Semi-auto at GunBroker.com
    I have looked at those, but the price is just a bit higher than I would like. I have seen RIA here for less than $350 on occasion.

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