My First 1911

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    My First 1911

    I am looking to purchase my first 1911. I say my first because I do not know of, nor have heard of anyone who owns merely one

    My initial interest is the Springfield Mil-Spec. Bass Pro has one for $719. I have done no research yet other than reading a few reviews on this particular gun.

    I am looking for suggestions in as much as your argument for or against this gun in particular. Yes someday I want a Colt 70, but am looking for a good platform to start with to familiarize myself with the 1911.

    Any insight would be appreciated.

    Thanks,

    BigJon
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    Come to think of it, I don't know anybody that owns just ONE 1911 either.
    SA mil spec sounds like a good place to start. I have a full sized "loaded" and a "champion" GI. I am pleased with both. Good luck with whatever you choose.

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    I believe that you can step right up to the Colt for not much more


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    The entire series of Springfield Arms are all excellent weapons and you will be happy with it.
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    Look into the american classic 2 deluxe. Its a solid pistol, $550.00 for the stainless...Very nice pistols
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    Yep - my wife has a Classic II and she loves it. The trigger is outstanding for the $$.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    The entire series of Springfield Arms are all excellent weapons and you will be happy with it.
    I fully agree. My first 1911 was a Springfield as was my second. Not long after that you begin to add a few more from other quality companies but those Springfields have never let me down. They are a good buy and perform well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zacii View Post
    I believe that you can step right up to the Colt for not much more


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    Check Gunbroker before you buy but overall the SA guns are great buys.
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    That seems a little pricey for mil spec. For a few dollars more you can step up to a 'loaded':

    Springfield 1911A1 45 Loaded Park, Factory New : Semi-auto at GunBroker.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHEC724 View Post
    That seems a little pricey for mil spec. For a few dollars more you can step up to a 'loaded':

    Springfield 1911A1 45 Loaded Park, Factory New : Semi-auto at GunBroker.com
    Agreed. As all ready stated, for a little more you can go Colt or something other then a MILSPEC Springfield.

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    I got a used SS SA Mil-Spec about 7 years ago for around $450.00,don't jump on the first gun you see,if you are looking for a reasonably priced entry level gun the RIA 1911's are a pretty good deal,My first carry 1911 was a RIA compact,I still have it today,My EDC is a Colt SS CC XSE,I carry it 24/7 and with some Perry suspenders I never notice the weight
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    I would also go with the Springer.
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    to the OP--do you want to just shoot this 1911 at the range? Or will you want to be carrying it as well? If you want to carry it, you might think real hard about whether you want the mil-spec or not--lots of hard edges and things like a hammer, to snag on clothes........also, the 5" model might get a bit heavy to wear all day...
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    Go for the Loaded Springfield. My boyfriend got his fro right around $700.
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