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Posted: 12/4/2001 4:54:58 PM EST
I'd like to get another decent 1911-type .45 - I have a Mitchell Arms "custom" .45 now, but it has a junky aluminum frame and I hate it. Of course, I'd love to get a high-end competition gun, but simply can't afford $1000+++ for one. About the only "trick" features that I require is a beavertail safety. Are there any guns out there that are solid shooters that are still reasonably priced (JFTR, I haven't ruled out the LEGP 1911, though I'm not too keen on parkerized guns).

Link Posted: 12/4/2001 5:18:13 PM EST
Springfield Loaded model may be a consideration. I've seen them lately for around $500 slightly used. I think NIB is around $600 if you shop around.

Link Posted: 12/4/2001 5:41:52 PM EST
My next 1911 will be a systima Colt. Exact 1911 duplicate made on Colt machinery by Colt trained technicians.

See www.cruffler.com or www.cdnn.com

Link Posted: 12/4/2001 6:15:00 PM EST
Used Norinco 1911A1 from a pawn shop or a gun show.
Link Posted: 12/4/2001 6:51:36 PM EST
The last gun test I read was about Springfield,and although the guy SA gave the guns to never mentioned it,if you looked at the data close the best shooter out of the bunch
was the Mil-Spec.Outgrouped the hi-end models.Pretty funny aint it? Shouldn't be too hard to hang the grip safety of choice off the back.
Link Posted: 12/4/2001 7:07:29 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/4/2001 7:17:58 PM EST
I know you said it's out of your price range, but if you ever get the money ($1000) for a 1911 get a Kimber CDP(Custom Defense Package). They're sweet guns and shoot very well, I chose the Pro-CDP with a 4" barrel for carry purposes but it still has the full length grip for everybody with big hands like me. Well worth the money for all the customizing involved(i.e. - heat treated slide with no square edges so it won't snag when carrying, tritium night sights, ambidextrious safety, beveled mag well, high ride beavertail, bushingless barrel, etc)

"Made in America"
Link Posted: 12/4/2001 8:08:10 PM EST
Having a Kimber CDP, I must say I was not impressed when I realized that the barrel was cast, and they only machined the visible portions of the barrel. I don't like as cast surfaces on high stress parts, but that is just a structural engineers opinion. Great gun otherwise and a great shooter.

I am also ordering a LEGP 1911, but I the parkerized finish doesn't bug me. I decent SA 1911 with night sights for $600 bucks is a very fair deal as well.
Link Posted: 12/4/2001 9:08:29 PM EST
Like ChairBorn Ranger said, look around and buy a Norinco.It's more mil spec than a Colt 1911A1 and not a bad shooter straight from the box.With the money you save you can fit that safty you want,and have enough left over for a match barrel and bushing.Then as time goes by and fortunes improve,you can mod it out to your hearts content.
Link Posted: 12/4/2001 11:40:32 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/5/2001 7:14:14 AM EST
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Link Posted: 12/5/2001 7:30:35 AM EST
Get a Colt 1991,I have had about ten,from commanders to the full size and there fine.

There only $500.00-$600.00 new! and you can do anything you want to them,spend $600.00 now and trick the gun out of time.
A gun in the hand is better tham every thing else
Link Posted: 12/5/2001 8:12:08 AM EST
I like the Springfield 45s
Link Posted: 12/5/2001 8:23:30 AM EST
"Colt" Systema 1927. All forged parts, Mil-Spec., interchangeable with M1911A1's, made on Colt machinery under Colt supervision. $300.00 range. I'm hearing good things about these. If I were in the market for a project gun I'd go with one of these.
Link Posted: 12/5/2001 11:34:21 AM EST
1927 Systema Colt.Best project 1911 for the $$.
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