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    1911 Bug

    Well it happened. I can't stop thinking about getting a 1911.

    My question to DC is... What is your recommendation for the brand? I will be selling my CZ-75 SP-01 to help pay for it, but I am still on a budget. What are some good brands of "budget" 1911's?
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    Don't sell yourself short (especially if you're selling a gun you all ready like), avoid the "budget" (under $550) and stick with quality mid-tier makers. Stick with Colt, Springfield, or Smith & Wesson. Go to Jerry's II or Roanoke guns, RG has quite the selection of 1911s, everything from Rock Island to Ed Brown.

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    If budget is very limited the RIAs are a good starting point otherwise a Springfield Mil Spec would be better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    If budget is very limited the RIAs are a good starting point otherwise a Springfield Mil Spec would be better.
    Yup. However, start setting aside money now. There's no return.
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    I never thought a Springfield 1911 G.I. or any SA 1911 would be within reach. I definitely want an SA 1911, but what would I be looking at as far as cost?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shackleton View Post
    I never thought a Springfield 1911 G.I. or any SA 1911 would be within reach. I definitely want an SA 1911, but what would I be looking at as far as cost?
    A GI for about $550ish, a MILSPEC around $625-$675, a Loaded for about $850-$950

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    You'll find plenty of purdy stainless milspecs in the $650 range. That's an itch I still haven't scratched yet.
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    I picked up a full-size loaded Springer for $770 out the door a year ago.
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    Go Springfield for sure.

    The GI models aren't awful for a bare bones pistol, but the Loaded is really a good value if you can swing that much money.
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    Another vote for Springfield.

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    I just got a Springfield Loaded 1911. I couldn't be happier.
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    Careful dsee, those 1911's are addictive. Congratulations
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    This would be a brand new 1911 Taurus but i'll also check gallery of guns for you but not sure what area you live in

    http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/17285-55.html

    http://www.davidsonsinc.com/consumer...d_ser_combo=19

    hope it works there is info for your area on a springfield...just gotta look dude.

    Those are two under $630 brand new. good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    Don't sell yourself short (especially if you're selling a gun you all ready like), avoid the "budget" (under $550) and stick with quality mid-tier makers. Stick with Colt, Springfield, or Smith & Wesson. Go to Jerry's II or Roanoke guns, RG has quite the selection of 1911s, everything from Rock Island to Ed Brown.
    A bit of a contradiction there, as RIAs generally go for around $400. And they are amazing for the price.

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    I did a little research and from what I have gathered, the fully loaded service model is the one for me. The price is higher than what I had intended to pay on top of my trade, but after reading several reviews about G.I. models vs. the loaded service models, the service model is well worth the extra cabbage.

    Thanks for the input, I feel comfortable spending this much only because I have DC as a reliable source of knowledge. If everything I have heard on DC and IRL is true, then I have one heck of a gun coming my way! ...as soon as I sell my CZ and suffer through a few months of layaway!
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