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Posted: 3/12/2005 8:18:53 AM EDT
I am looking for a .45, but cannot afford to buy a real expensive handgun...........anyone have any suggestions? I am looking at the Springfield GI .45, and the Ruger P-345
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 8:19:41 AM EDT
Taurus polymer .45 - give it a look

Used Glock 30 or 36
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 8:20:06 AM EDT
Ruger P90.

Very reliable, very solid.

Not the most accurate but will easily do the job.

Around $300 new.

Sgatr15
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 8:20:29 AM EDT
springfield GI is a great value. the armscorp 1911's are actually pretty well put together as well and come with lots of "go fast" goodies already installed. the rock island armory(not rock river arms) ones arent bad either. and dont get hung up on the "made in america" thing here since most of the Springfield parts are made in Brazil.
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 8:20:49 AM EDT
Springfield GI or Mil-Spec. I got my Mil-Spec for $340 (thx for $60 store credit).
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 8:22:49 AM EDT
Thanks for the suggestions...........I will check them all out
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 8:23:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
springfield GI is a great value. the armscorp 1911's are actually pretty well put together as well and come with lots of "go fast" goodies already installed. the rock island armory(not rock river arms) ones arent bad either. and dont get hung up on the "made in america" thing here since most of the Springfield parts are made in Brazil.



+1 on this one. The "mil-spec" Springfield goes for around $399.00 at the shows. The Rock Island Aromory is around $360.00 but you can pick up here at the EE forum much cheaper. I bough a sub compact RIA here last week for $300.00 and one just sold here the other day in AZ for $250.00 Personally I'm not a ruger fan of their auto's, except the Mark II.
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 8:40:18 AM EDT
Take a look at the EAA Witness.
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 8:47:31 AM EDT
don't know if Systema's are still floating around. Picked up an aresenal refurb for under $300 a few years ago.
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 8:47:47 AM EDT
+1 for the springfield.

Affordable, and you can build it into what you really want, over time.
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 8:48:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dano1:
don't know if Systema's are still floating around. Picked up an aresenal refurb for under $300 a few years ago.



Rub it in, whydontcha?


<---missed out on the $300 sistemas....
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 9:28:06 AM EDT
+1, best deal out there.

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
springfield GI is a great value. the armscorp 1911's are actually pretty well put together as well and come with lots of "go fast" goodies already installed. the rock island armory(not rock river arms) ones arent bad either. and dont get hung up on the "made in america" thing here since most of the Springfield parts are made in Brazil.

Link Posted: 3/12/2005 9:33:22 AM EDT
I have the Rock Island Armory .45. It goes bang everytime. The GI mags that I bought from ammoman didn't feed very good at first but after being loaded 10+ times they work fine. When I bought this economy pistol I vowed to never shoot a higher quality .45 so that envy wouldn't make me regret it.
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 9:34:41 AM EDT
EAA Witness...
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 9:35:34 AM EDT
Maybe a CZ 97B? I heard they are pretty good.
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 9:37:05 AM EDT
There is a norinco 1911 in the EE. $350 is not a bad deal thought you can find them cheaper if you look.

I would go with the SA milspec. IMHO, a great deal.
CH
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 9:39:41 AM EDT
On the topic, are Auto Ordinance 1911's any good?
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 10:38:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MisterFloppy:
Maybe a CZ 97B? I heard they are pretty good.



They are, and cheap.
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 10:42:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By arowneragain:

Originally Posted By dano1:
don't know if Systema's are still floating around. Picked up an aresenal refurb for under $300 a few years ago.



Rub it in, whydontcha?


<---missed out on the $300 sistemas....


I got one too!
plus a couple of .45 witnesses
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 10:45:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sixgunsblazing:

Originally Posted By arowneragain:

Originally Posted By dano1:
don't know if Systema's are still floating around. Picked up an aresenal refurb for under $300 a few years ago.



Rub it in, whydontcha?


<---missed out on the $300 sistemas....


I got one too!
plus a couple of .45 witnesses



Those were one of the best firearm deals ever.

I picked up two of them for just under $300 each a few years back as well, and they were beautiful, refinished and functioned perfectly.
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 11:19:23 AM EDT
Might check the trade-ins if used is ok.

Download the catalog and have a look.


www.cdnninvestments.com/index.html
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 1:33:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zoomer:
Might check the trade-ins if used is ok.

Download the catalog and have a look.


www.cdnninvestments.com/index.html

Call and see if they have any Griffons left . $250 for a commander size 1911.
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 2:51:45 PM EDT
Ruger.... most bang for the buck.
Stay away from Taurus
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 3:15:12 PM EDT
Hi Point!I have actually been looking at a springfield myself
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 5:37:10 PM EDT
I've got an auto ordnance, shoots fine but I had to replace the front sight. Try to find one of those in the grass.

rk
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 6:32:25 PM EDT
Rock Island Armory. Very good price for a very solid pistol.
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 6:58:27 PM EDT
There is a Springfield 1911 in EE too
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