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    Best 1911 for the money?

    Rock Island Armory tactical model. Novak sights, extended beavertail, ambi safety, good trigger, and a company that will stand behind your pistol 100%.

    All for about $400.
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    Man, Cuda66 beat me to it! I bought a RIA Tactical a while back, and have found it to shoot on par with all the other 1911's I've shot-Kimber, Colt, Para, etc. Trigger isn't quite the same as a Kimber, but is likely as good out of the box as the SA would be. The options listed are excellent quality, just haven't had any issues with it at all. I put some CT lasergrips on it for grins, and find that where the dot goes, so goes the next hole. It's spooky accurate at the range, and friends who know 1911's have been impressed after handling it. Got mine for under $400.00, so I'd call that a good buy in a 1911. If I didn't already have 2 other Kimbers, one 4" Pro and one 5" CDP, I might have gotten the midsize or compact for daily carry-just can't justify it... yet...

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    I have one Springfield Loaded Champion that needs a mate and I have two S&W 1911's, a 1911PD and a 1911SC, great firearms. If I could only have one though it'd be the Springer.
    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

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    If you're going to use the gun for concealed carry, take a look
    at the Colt New Agent for around $800. 22 oz. empty, 7+1 cap.
    I use mine for c.c. and the range. Very nice gun.

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    Springfield GI. Very close to JMB's design, well built, forged, second-to-none customer service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edr9x23super View Post
    Id take a serious look at an STI Spartan; They just did an article on one in the latest issue of Combat Handguns, which was very favorable. I have one and it is excellent, reliable and tightly fitted.

    Basically, you get a very tight barrel which is as accurate as any of my Springfields or Glocks, with the internal parts all being EDM wire discharged machine STI parts. I took this gun apart and compared the trigger group to my $2,000.00 9x23 carry gun and they were the same internals.....

    And I paid just $600 for the Spartan.

    And I am willing to bet the STI bunch knows a whole lot more about how 1911s run than the Taurus folks ever will......
    This is actually a very good suggestion.

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    I think STI Spartan is a good 1911 under $1000

    RIA is next. Although Rock Island Armory and Armscor is the same company. The design of RIA is much better than Armscor. I think its because RIA is designed for users outside the PI.

    STI Spartan is a part STI and part Armscor 1911
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    Not quite sure if Norinco 1911 is available in the U.S.
    Criminals Prefer Unarmed Victims

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    Check out the Charles Daly 1911.
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