Guys and gals, it's about THAT time.

This is a discussion on Guys and gals, it's about THAT time. within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by JDE101 Now, make another good decision--abandon the "Pukesburgh Squeelers"!!! GO BROWNS! NEVER! Half of my family lives in Ohio though and no ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDE101 View Post
    Now, make another good decision--abandon the "Pukesburgh Squeelers"!!! GO BROWNS!
    NEVER! Half of my family lives in Ohio though and no doubt Cleveland Browns fans too. I hear it every year, but the one thing I don't hear is about how they have the most Superbowl wins.

    Back to the 1911's, perhaps it may be better if I wait til after Christmas and save up more. The big thing for me is if I happen to not like the 1911's (assuming that's possible), I'll be stuck with as I do not sell firearms. I guess that's my reasoning in trying to find one that isn't piss poor quality but also isn't a DW/WC.

    I did like the one (and price of it) that Kilowatt3 mentioned. Anybody else have any experiences with that model that they can share?
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    Before anything else, let me just say that I'm a revolver guy. I only bought a 1911 because I felt that every gun collection needs one, and it was the 100th year anniversary of the 1911.

    I have a RIA 1911. Just the plain jane mil-spec model that I got for $400 before tax.

    It runs like a champ. I did need to send it in for service because it had an out-of-spec mag catch, but now I can report that RIA customer service is top notch.

    Just remember this: The RIAs should run like a sewing machine right out of the box with ball ammo. They don't need a bazillion rounds run through them for a break in. They also don't need to be "run wet" (dripping with oil). Proper lube is enough. If your gun doesn't run 100%, don't keep running ammo though it or take it to a local gunsmith for a "tune up". That's what I did, and it burned up a load of cash with zero results. Send that sucker in to RIA to get fixed. Hope this helps.

    Here are a couple pics. Additions: Fusion™ cocobolo "double diamond" grips, stainless hex head grip screws, Wilson Combat™ 47D magazine. Holster is a Don Hume™ H721 OT.

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    well i started with a low price,low quality,and had a very bad time! miss feeds,jams,etc. to the point of saying no 1911s!!! then sprinfield came along in the military not bad weponds. today i own 1 springfield 1911, but the best i own are 4 kimbers. with no problems. more $ but worth it.

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    It's made in the USA, it's pretty, it's functional, and it's in the price range (got mine for about $650).
    http://www.1911r1.com/

    P.S. It also works just fine with the factory mags.

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    I'm not talking about a $3000 gun. I have an entry level Springfield that I bought used. Got a good deal, and I love it. I have sold a few off brands (I'm a dealer) that didn't seem as nice- trigger, fit & finish. So I'm only suggesting you spend the $700 (max) you were talking about on a bigger name brand with history of good guns. I never said buy some crazy expensive custom shop thing. DEFINITELY buy entry- level. I did. I almost bought an RIA, but I shopped around and found a Springfield for the same money. Glad I did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by medcheese View Post
    I'm not talking about a $3000 gun. I have an entry level Springfield that I bought used. Got a good deal, and I love it. I have sold a few off brands (I'm a dealer) that didn't seem as nice- trigger, fit & finish. So I'm only suggesting you spend the $700 (max) you were talking about on a bigger name brand with history of good guns. I never said buy some crazy expensive custom shop thing. DEFINITELY buy entry- level. I did. I almost bought an RIA, but I shopped around and found a Springfield for the same money. Glad I did.
    Off topic, but your avatar is awesome.

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    Well since you want a .357 and a 1911, then get both at the same time the Coonan .357 magnum 1911

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    OP, there are literally hundreds of different manufacturers of 1911's.

    I've only experienced 2 1911's in my life. Taurus PT1911 Stainless which I regret buying and a Dan Wesson VBOB which I DON'T regret buying. The Taurus took 2 trips to the factory and a visit to a former buddy to get to run reliably. It fired fine, ejected fine, fed ammo fine but there was an issue. It had hammer follow. This has since been fixed but I don't trust it. At the time I bought the Taurus, I was torn between it and the Smith and Wesson. Both had good/bad reviews. The problem with mine was found to be that the MIM internal disconnector on my PT1911 was junk. Replacing it with Wilson Combat parts fixed it.

    In your price point, I've heard that Ruger is good. There is also Remington, SIG, Fusion, ATI, Colt, Smith & Wesson, RIA, and Sprinfield Armory.

    The above mentioned get good reviews.

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    Sorry, I haven't read all the replies. I'm a huge 1911 fan and there are a number of different brands out there that you can get for under 700, new. IMO the best bang for the buck is the STI Spartan. You may have to order one online if you don't have a local dealer, but you won't be sorry.
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    A brand new Kimber Custom II can be had for $700 out the door. It is a lot of gun for the money. Mine was 100% reliable, and has possibly the best trigger that I have ever felt in a handgun.

    Although I have never shot one, I hear the Remington R1 is a great gun for $600.

    Also, no matter what 1911 you buy now, you WILL end up with a Colt at some point. I started with the Kimber, and now have 9 Colt 1911's!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowercase View Post
    Off topic, but your avatar is awesome.
    The thread seems to be dead, so I will address this. ^^

    Thanks! I wanted something funny and obscure for my kick drum. That wasn't even the name of the band I was in! When someone came up to me on break and told me they got it, I knew they were cool. Most folks didn't understand.

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    To OP............. Well, if you have such an interest in a .45 caliber.... Go out and try a .45 - 70. It will get your rocks off.

    Granted, a little harder to hide or CC.... But once you take 'all day' to pull it out, and present it to a BG, it is well worth the effort.
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