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Posted: 10/10/2004 7:40:19 PM EDT
im looking to buy a new 1911 and want something with a nice trigger, slide ,etc. right out of the box. any suggestions on brands or models would be appreciated.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 7:40:51 PM EDT
What is your budget like?

MT
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 7:55:21 PM EDT
Wilson CQB
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 8:32:35 PM EDT
Colt series 70
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 8:59:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MT_Pockets:
What is your budget like?

somewhere around 800 dollars.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 9:00:01 PM EDT
I purchased a springfield loaded and have no regrets
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 9:07:39 PM EDT
Colt XSE
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 9:33:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/10/2004 9:35:17 PM EDT by MonkeyGrip]
I've had Kimber, Springfield and Colt and would suggest Colt. New Rollmark series 70 if you can get it. New Rollmark Series 80 as second choice. Springfield loaded model as third (but still excellent) choice but get the extractor and slide stop replaced with ones of forged steel. Colt's are good to go, but benefit with addition of night sights.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 11:34:51 PM EDT
That is enough for a nice Sprinfield or Colt.

MT
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 12:19:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bvmjethead:
Wilson CQB



+1
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 4:17:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AK_Mike:

Originally Posted By bvmjethead:
Wilson CQB



+1



Nice suggestion, but unfortunately its not possible with a $800 budget. I suggest a Springfield Loaded model #PX9109L or Kimber 25th Anniversay Custom. The SA can be found easily for around $630 NIB and the Kimber for $100 more.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 4:18:35 AM EDT
Isnt SIG making a 1911 style pistol now ?
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 4:20:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By USMC_LB:
Isnt SIG making a 1911 style pistol now ?



Not in his price range. My dealer has GSR's priced around $1100.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 11:53:04 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 12:13:49 PM EDT
booniestomper...

What is your intended use for the pistol?

Range Weapon?

Carry?

Competition?
­
Investment?

MT
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 12:20:10 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 12:30:51 PM EDT
I like Les Bear Custom

Link Posted: 10/11/2004 12:34:54 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 12:51:45 PM EDT
I saw a springfield in the EE for less than $500......swap the slide stop/hammer/sear/hammer strut, and you're good to go. Probably have enough money left over for night-sights.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 6:45:14 PM EDT
MT, I 'll use it for shooting. mostly range, carry and investment, but the real reason is because I don't have one.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 6:59:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/11/2004 6:59:27 PM EDT by MT_Pockets]
So you are looking to fill the void....becareful 1911 pistols are known to enjoy the company of their own design.

Your next step is to choose barrel/slide length.

Finish? Blue, Stainless, Parkerized, etc.


MT

Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:08:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

Originally Posted By icantdance:
I like Les Bear Custom




So, hook us up with your source of sub-$800 Les Baers.



that don't shit the bed under real use.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:09:37 PM EDT
I'd look very hard at the Kimber used market. I have a Series I that I picked up used for $500 +/- and it hasn't failed to go bang yet, despite the fact that I shoot only my only cast lead reloads and don't believe in cleaning.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:15:54 PM EDT
MT, I,d like a full size with a parkerized or blue finish. I feel my wallet getting thin already.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:22:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By booniestomper:
im looking to buy a new 1911 and want something with a nice trigger, slide ,etc. right out of the box. any suggestions on brands or models would be appreciated.



I havae 3 1911's and would only consider my Valtro as nice. IMO, 800 fun tickets wont buy something nice but it will get you something functional (hopefully).
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:34:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/11/2004 7:39:44 PM EDT by MT_Pockets]
Colt 01970A1CS link (the reason I bring up Colt...possible investment) blue to the right of the pages
Colt 01980XSE link

Springfield PX9109L link..model a lil ways down the list..w/Pic (quite a few features for the $$$)

Those are a few suggestions. Have you check the 1911 Picture Thread?
Link

MT

Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:36:00 PM EDT
HABU

Pics of it?.... Location and do you have a dog, alarm, etc....

Would like to see pics though.

MT
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 1:06:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/12/2004 1:07:40 AM EDT by AK_Mike]

Originally Posted By Va_Dinger:

Originally Posted By AK_Mike:

Originally Posted By bvmjethead:
Wilson CQB



+1



Nice suggestion, but unfortunately its not possible with a $800 budget. I suggest a Springfield Loaded model #PX9109L or Kimber 25th Anniversay Custom. The SA can be found easily for around $630 NIB and the Kimber for $100 more.



Your life is worth the extra dough, trust me. If it's not, for about $350 give or take, you can look for a (this one's for Lumpy ) for a Norinco. Great values, sights suck though.

Since you want the bells and whistles but don't want to pony up the extra clams, might as well go with a Kimber - the Kmart of customized pistols.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 1:22:31 AM EDT
Springfield Loaded. Plenty of models to choose from and great customer service.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 6:41:25 PM EDT
After pawing over almost every 1911 the gun shop had, (and they had alot), I went with a Kimber Eclipse Custom II. It was just a little over budget but you know how it is, too painful to wait. I can't wait to try it out, and I wish I had pics, but no camera. Thats my little update and thanks for all the input. Tim
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