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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 8/22/2005 5:40:49 PM EDT
i'm looking to buy a 1911 clone and i saw at a local gun store, a charles daly [blued] for $375 and an Auto-Ord [parkerized] for $100 more. the Daly has a REAL nice trigger on it while the A/O was ok. so is there any advice or opinions?
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 6:17:03 PM EDT
Look around and buy something of better quality. Just for comparison, I good 1911 frame costs more than $300. And if you think the Daly had a nice trigger, I'm guessing you haven't pulled the trigger on many 1911s. Really, take your time, do your research. Because of materials and design, good 1911s are not, and should not be cheap.

damian@adcofirearms.com
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 7:08:33 PM EDT
I couldn't agree more with what the man above me posted.

If you're looking for an entry level 1911, check out the Springfield GI's. Chances are, you'll want to modify it after not to long, and the SA's are a great start.

I planned on doing that and getting a new beavertail and hammer, until I found a used MC Operator for about the same price as what I had planned. I don't like buying used firearms, but I haven't had one bit of buyer's remorse so far.

Link Posted: 8/22/2005 7:20:53 PM EDT
I agree with the above post. On a budget, the Springer GI 1911 is a good value at $400.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 8:54:17 PM EDT
and there warranty is hard to beat too!
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 7:41:37 PM EDT
I've learned the hard way that guns are not a place to cut corners. You'll always end up regretting it and wishing you'd save a little while longer, or bought one nice gun instead of two cheap guns.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 8:44:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
I've learned the hard way that guns are not a place to cut corners. You'll always end up regretting it and wishing you'd save a little while longer, or bought one nice gun instead of two cheap guns.



+1
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 9:46:27 PM EDT
Same response as above. Spend a bit more and get something of better quality. The SA GI models are a great starter 1911 and a good base gun to build/work on in the future. You might look at the SA loaded models if you want a few extras right away.

I truly believe Springfield is about the best value out there in 1911's right now, especially for a first 1911.
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