Springfield Mil Spec 1911A1
This is a discussion on Want a 1911?? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; 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?...
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.
Springfield Mil Spec 1911A1
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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.
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...
Last edited by cmb; August 18th, 2009 at 02:29 PM. Reason: update
Tauras PT 1911
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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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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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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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And you'll still have money left over to buy ammo & a holster.
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