Want a 1911??

Want a 1911??

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    Want a 1911??

    I want to get a 1911 but money is tight,I'm looking at $600.00 or less,I want it to be mil-spec.
    Any suggestions?


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    Springfield Mil Spec or GI, Taurus, Rock Island, all make a decent 1911 for that price range. You might even look for a higher end used model.

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    The new Para Expert has been given great reviews. Lots of features and a $600 list price.
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    For that money you can get close to a SA Milspec, for me it would be worth skipping a few lunches and coffee's and hold out for the selection of the Loaded Pistols Springfield has... Milspec is a good base pistol only two models, not sight options, etc... Would depend on intended use somewhat. I am considering the GI to convert to a carbine... only need the lower so the barrel and sights and other extras don't mean as quite as much...

    you may want to check the 1911 forums and other gun boards listing guns for sale, you may be able to grab a used in good condition with the higher end features...
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    I bought a Springfield (GI) a couple months ago . . . I couldn't be happier with it. Nice gun, shoots great and very accurate for the old style (low) military sights. I gave about $500.00 for it NIB.
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    The Springfield GI45 or Mil-Spec is probably the best you're going to get on that budget, or the Taurus PT1911.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reborn View Post
    Tauras PT 1911
    Seconded!

    As within the parameters requested/required a new Taurus PT111 can be had for as little as $580 and $590, shipped (!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by varob View Post
    Springfield Mil Spec 1911A1
    +1 only bad thing is those damn steel sights...
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    I am a Springfield fan. If I could not find what I wanted I would look at the Taurus 1911's. They seem to be a good gun and you can get stainless in that price range. If price was not a factor, Springer all the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmeron View Post
    I want to get a 1911 but money is tight,I'm looking at $600.00 or less,I want it to be mil-spec.
    Any suggestions?
    1. All 1911's are MIL-SPEC... a 1911 is a 1911 is a 1911.
    2. I bought an Auto Ordinance 1911 for about $500ish. I love it

    Also check out High Standards, Rock Island's and lower end Springfields. Just gotta look around.

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    taurus suck!! dont wast your money

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