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    best bang for my buck compact 1911

    Which is the best compact 1911 for the money ?
    Also if need be could I pick it up out of the mud
    and fire it ?
    We live in a society where pizza gets to your house before the police


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    It somewhat depends on what you define as 'for the money'.

    My Kimber Ultra CDP II was around a grand...and it's a great gun 'for the money'...I would buy another...wait a minute, I did buy another, a Compact CDP II...that was about the same and ALSO a great gun for the money.

    I prefer holsters to 'mud', but that's just me.
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    the cheapest i've seen are those Armscor/Rock Island Armory 1911's. people speak highly of them; i think their price (less than $500) may turn some people off to them. Taurus is rumored to be releasing a compact 1911, as well.

    i think you're best bet is to look for a used piece, like the Kimber mentioned, or maybe a Colt Officer or Defender. i've seen some in my area go for as low as $700 in good condition.

    if concealing is a concern, be aware that it's easy to conceal a full size 1911 with a good holster; i carry the Taurus 1911 in a OWB Desantis Minislide and it disappears under a polo shirt.

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    For the money would be a grand or less .
    Can I get a good reliable one in that range ?
    I carry a walther p 22 and or a ruger p 95 but
    would like something with a little more punch.
    I am a natural gas compressor service tech
    and my job takes me all over the country at all
    hours of the day. I find myself in the boondocks at 3:00amall the time
    We live in a society where pizza gets to your house before the police

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    after some thought, i decided that you should just go ahead and get a full sized 1911, and a good holster for it, something IWB. Springfield Armory, ParaOrdnance, STI, Taurus, Colt, all make good guns for less than a grand. i've never shot or handled STI, Kimbers or Paras, so i'm not qualified to speak of them. i've shot Springfields, Colts, and i own a Taurus, and all of those are solid guns.

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    really love my Colt Defender. About $900 when you can find them.

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    Every sub-5" 1911 auto I have owned has given me some level of drama. My 1911 days lasted from 1983 to 2002, off and on, with 1997 to 2002 being "on," every day, and in the end, if I needed something smaller than a 1911, which was VERY rare, I dropped down to a snubby revolver. jahwarrior72 is right about a good IWB rig; a 5" 1911 can be carried virtually everywhere, everyday.

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    I bought my Kimber Stainless Ultra Carry II for $740 from a local gun shop NIB.
    I love it and often shoot it in competition... never had any problems with it and it is scary accurate.

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    I've had my colt defender for over two years now and thousands of rounds thru it and not One problem with it, it's my primary EDC
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    After carrying a couple different guns, I think the slimness of the full-size 1911 does make it concealable.

    As for $1K 1911s in a compact size, you may try finding a Springfield EMP on the cheap or search the auction sites for a Dan Wesson w/the shorter barrel.

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    A Les Baer Thunder Ranch Commanche. Just about beyond perfect.
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    I think the best "reliable" bang for the buck is Springfield Armory's "Loaded" line of 1911s.

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