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1/16/2020 9:48:49 PM
Posted: 9/16/2009 6:08:33 PM EST
I'm getting ready to graduate college and my dad wants to buy me a gun for a graduation present. I already own Glocks, XD's, Sigs, Rugers..........(all plastic guns). Anyway, I've wanted a 1911 for a while. I shot my buddies Kimber and fell in love with the 1911 design. For around 1000, give or take 100 dollars, what is the best 1911 out there.

Thanks in advance
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 6:09:21 PM EST
I'm also looking at the P220, talk me into a 1911 though
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 6:11:49 PM EST
im in the same boat. So here is a bump.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 6:20:05 PM EST
Dan Wesson......
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 6:36:27 PM EST
Maybe a Springfield Armory MC Operator?
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 6:41:24 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/16/2009 6:46:04 PM EST by MonkeyGrip]
STI Trojan from either Brazos Custom Gunworks
or Dawson Precision
and have them do a trigger job on the stock hammer and sear.

These set-ups are very popular amongst competition shooters who shoot thousands of rounds a year.
Accurate, robust, ergonomic, with a sweet trigger. Has great features you won't find on common 1911s like an undercut trigger guard, a flat top, Novak cut sight dovetails so many aftermarket sights will work.
No evil firing pin safety.
MADE IN USA.


I've had/got Kimber, Springfield, Colt, a $2k custom Colt, a $1.5k custom Springfield,
and OK the Colt's the best, but for only $1k, the STI wins and works just about as well.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 6:44:47 PM EST
I really like my STI Trojan for under $1000.


Link Posted: 9/16/2009 6:50:46 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/16/2009 6:56:10 PM EST by Hebrew_Battle_Rifle]
http://www.springfield-armory.com/armory.php?version=10

Get 20+ 7 rd magazines. Keep them loaded and in a box/case/ammo can ready for the range. Then when you get a chance to get some range time, all that you have to do is grab the can and boogey. And when you get to the range, you spend your time shooting instead of constantly reloading the same 2 or 3 mags.

Link Posted: 9/16/2009 7:13:12 PM EST
I'm really liking the looks of the Springfield Loaded! I can't stop goin back and looking at the Sig p220 though!
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 7:27:51 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 7:30:05 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/16/2009 7:30:40 PM EST by Hebrew_Battle_Rifle]
Originally Posted By TheDeerSniper:
I'm really liking the looks of the Springfield Loaded! I can't stop goin back and looking at the Sig p220 though!


The P220 offers no advantage over a Springfield 1911 and the magazines are excessively expensive.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 7:41:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By Redemption_IBIG:
Maybe a Springfield Armory MC Operator?


This or STI or why not a Colt Combat Elite. If I were in the market for a 1k or less thats where Id be shopping.

Dont own any of those either so Im not one of those guys that needs to get everyone shooting the same brands I do.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 8:25:44 PM EST
+1 on $$$$$ Sig 220 mags.....though their .22 cal conversion kits arent as expensive as most 1911's. And there are some good combo deals. That said I shoot NOTHING better than a good 1911. STI Spartans are quite a bargain.....
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 8:41:04 PM EST
Originally Posted By GIDDS-45:
Dan Wesson......


Big +1 Given the quality of components, and fit/finish it's pretty hard to beat a Dan Wesson at around $900-1000.
My only real problem is that all of the Dans that sell for under a grand are Stainless, and I don' like shiny.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 9:17:59 PM EST
MC operator or STI
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 10:03:25 PM EST
At that price point my list contains two choices: an early model SIG 220 and a Colt 1911 series 70. If someone handed me $1000 today, I'd get the SIG, because the one I want is discontinued and finding a NIB or near NIB might be harder as time goes on. The Colts are still in production. If I could only have one of those and never ever the other, if it was the only .45 I could ever own, I'd go for the Colt.

I'm not saying the Colt is the best 1911 for the price. It's the one I'd chose, though.

GL
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 1:49:30 PM EST
Unless it's gotta be NIB, I'd look around for a used TRP.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 2:14:59 PM EST
Used Springfield SS TRP (the Armory Kote black model goes for more)
Used Springfield MC Operator
Used Kimber Warrior
Colt Series 70
Springfield Loaded
STI Trojan
STI Spartan

No real particular order.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 2:42:20 PM EST
Used MC Operator

Link Posted: 9/17/2009 2:57:01 PM EST
Originally Posted By cybrscream:
Used MC Operator

http://i467.photobucket.com/albums/rr31/cybrscream/IMG_3124.jpg


Oh yeah? Can I buy that one off ya for $1000?
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 2:58:08 PM EST
I was gonna say STI, but looks like everybody beat me to it.













STI !
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 4:38:42 PM EST
Originally Posted By nordberg222:
I really like my STI Trojan for under $1000.

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll167/nordberg222/DSC_1841.jpg


This or a STI Ranger II would have my vote hands down.

Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:40:01 PM EST
we already did this topic a couple days ago:

http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=5&f=49&t=82818



Link Posted: 9/17/2009 6:00:57 PM EST
Originally Posted By ALPHAGHOST:
we already did this topic a couple days ago:

http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=5&f=49&t=82818





Has the advice changed yet?
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 8:57:59 PM EST
Used Springfield TRP
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 1:27:50 PM EST
Another vote for STI, either a Trojan or Ranger II
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 2:35:24 PM EST
Originally Posted By artsohc:
Originally Posted By ALPHAGHOST:
we already did this topic a couple days ago:

http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=5&f=49&t=82818





Has the advice changed yet?


It hasn't been an internet week yet, but it'll be a new one in 10min
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 2:43:19 PM EST

Originally Posted By TheDeerSniper:
I'm really liking the looks of the Springfield Loaded! I can't stop goin back and looking at the Sig p220 though!

Recently got a Loaded myself - also my first 1911. I can't say enough about it. It's amazing!
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 4:13:43 PM EST
Originally Posted By TheDeerSniper:
I'm getting ready to graduate college and my dad wants to buy me a gun for a graduation present. I already own Glocks, XD's, Sigs, Rugers..........(all plastic guns). Anyway, I've wanted a 1911 for a while. I shot my buddies Kimber and fell in love with the 1911 design. For around 1000, give or take 100 dollars, what is the best 1911 out there.

Thanks in advance


I would suggest a Springfield Armory (SA) Loaded. That should keep you within your budget range while also having a very nice 1911 platform.

Another option may be to go with a SA GI model for now for reasons others have mentioned previously. The GI model is a great starter platform, and spending the difference left within your budget will cover the cost of extra magazines. Personally, I relish in going to the range without the hassle of reloading mag's.

Cost of ammo right now is likely to damper most shooters who haven't already stocked-up. If you have some like-minded .45 enthusiast friends, try to get with them on a case buy to reduce your cost.

Most of all, enjoy!!



Link Posted: 9/18/2009 4:54:40 PM EST
how do STI spartans differ from taurus pt1911's?
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 5:27:39 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 6:13:54 PM EST
Originally Posted By Foxnews_FTW:
MC operator or STI


+1
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 6:17:29 PM EST
Originally Posted By MALT0SE:
how do STI spartans differ from taurus pt1911's?


One is a great pistol for 5-600 dollars. One is a gigantic pile of shit. You can guess which ones are which.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 6:44:34 PM EST
You really need to get both.

The STI Ranger II also fits in the <1000 category and more than likely you will have the only one at the range. I really like the way commander size pistols handle and this one is no exception.
Don't let the price of Sig mags sway your choice, I bought a number of Novak/ACT's and they ran about the same price as premium 1911 mags. Mec-Gar also makes 7 rounders for cheap also, which buy the way are the same mag Sig sells for twice as much.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 6:47:52 PM EST
Originally Posted By MALT0SE:
how do STI spartans differ from taurus pt1911's?


Cat say about the Taurus But the STI Spartans are fit, assembled and parkerized off shore, the Philippines if I remember correctly.
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