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Posted: 2/21/2006 6:51:42 PM EDT
I'm looking for a cheap .45 of any style. Not particularly wanting bryco cheap or hi-point cheap though. I want something that's a little better than a 100 dollar .45. I want it mostly for plinking. 250- 350 range.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 6:55:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/21/2006 6:55:46 PM EDT by VBC]
Try Ruger. Inexpensive, but not "cheap"
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 7:01:05 PM EDT
EAA polymer frames. Might find a steel frame try CDNN. I have a polymer 10mm I like it.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 7:17:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By VBC:
Try Ruger. Inexpensive, but not "cheap"



Ruger, the most under rated pistol on the market. If you don't mind double action and somewhat ugly they are great.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 1:27:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/22/2006 1:28:59 AM EDT by BSheppard]
Ruger. Better than most at much higher prices. IMO
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 4:04:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BSheppard:
Ruger. Better than most at much higher prices. IMO



+1
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 4:16:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/22/2006 4:17:45 PM EDT by drobs]
Those Ruger's work, ugly, but they work.

I bought a Rock Island just for the hell of it bout a year and a 1/2 ago. Turned out to be a damn reliable 1911 style gun. Paid $325 for and it works just as well if not better than my Kimber and my Colt 70 series.
Sarco has them for $275. If you can find a cheap transfer dealer you're set.



Also picture is a SA 1911A1 GI. Paid a little more for that one. Bought it as gift for my partner.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 4:23:49 PM EDT
You might try this guy-

http://www.summitgunbroker.com/index.html

He has used cop guns and all kinds of stuff. Inventory is always changing and he's a great person to deal with.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 4:31:41 PM EDT
Les Baer.

Link Posted: 2/22/2006 5:27:52 PM EDT
I really like those RI .45's myself. I plan that to be my next handgun purchase.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 5:39:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Sidecarnutz:
I really like those RI .45's myself. I plan that to be my next handgun purchase.



Join us on the dark side...


of the 1911 forum.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 6:11:22 PM EDT
Ruger is a very good option. My P97 is one the most, if not the most, dependable pistol I own. Same with my Springfield GI.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 6:22:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By drobs:
Those Ruger's work, ugly, but they work.

I bought a Rock Island just for the hell of it bout a year and a 1/2 ago. Turned out to be a damn reliable 1911 style gun. Paid $325 for and it works just as well if not better than my Kimber and my Colt 70 series.
Sarco has them for $275. If you can find a cheap transfer dealer you're set.

www.gunsnet.net/album/data//500/22925RIASA_BEST.JPG

Also picture is a SA 1911A1 GI. Paid a little more for that one. Bought it as gift for my partner.



it says "dealer" price--so since i am not a dealer, i cant get it for $275, can i?
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 6:38:10 PM EDT
Taurus PT-945 or Ruger P90/P97
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 7:14:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ALPHAGHOST:

Originally Posted By drobs:
Those Ruger's work, ugly, but they work.

I bought a Rock Island just for the hell of it bout a year and a 1/2 ago. Turned out to be a damn reliable 1911 style gun. Paid $325 for and it works just as well if not better than my Kimber and my Colt 70 series.
Sarco has them for $275. If you can find a cheap transfer dealer you're set.

www.gunsnet.net/album/data//500/22925RIASA_BEST.JPG

Also picture is a SA 1911A1 GI. Paid a little more for that one. Bought it as gift for my partner.



it says "dealer" price--so since i am not a dealer, i cant get it for $275, can i?



Need to find a dealer that does FFL transfers. Sarco will let you buy it and ship it to a dealer.
Check out Gunbroker's transfer Dealer lookup page.
www.gunbroker.com/User/DealerNetwork.asp
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 7:16:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By drobs:

Originally Posted By ALPHAGHOST:

Originally Posted By drobs:
Those Ruger's work, ugly, but they work.

I bought a Rock Island just for the hell of it bout a year and a 1/2 ago. Turned out to be a damn reliable 1911 style gun. Paid $325 for and it works just as well if not better than my Kimber and my Colt 70 series.
Sarco has them for $275. If you can find a cheap transfer dealer you're set.

www.gunsnet.net/album/data//500/22925RIASA_BEST.JPG

Also picture is a SA 1911A1 GI. Paid a little more for that one. Bought it as gift for my partner.



it says "dealer" price--so since i am not a dealer, i cant get it for $275, can i?



Need to find a dealer that does FFL transfers. Sarco will let you buy it and ship it to a dealer.
Check out Gunbroker's transfer Dealer lookup page.
www.gunbroker.com/User/DealerNetwork.asp



already got a dealer i do transfers with, thanks

so, sarco will sell it to me for $275+shipping and i just pay my FFL dealer $25...

got to keep em tagged!
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 5:56:45 AM EDT
Used Smith & Wesson 4506, Ruger, or EAA Witness.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 9:30:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ManiacRat461:
Ruger is a very good option. My P97 is one the most, if not the most, dependable pistol I own. Same with my Springfield GI.



I agree, my Ruger .45 is a great gun. And I do not, personally, think it is ugly at all. Sure, its not shiny but its is a nice looking pistol.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 9:57:43 AM EDT
Witness, Ruger, S.A. GI are all good choices in my opinion. I have owned all three and the witness in both poly and steel framed and even though I would recomend both I would go with the steel framed witness over the poly because of the trigger and grip. My P345 is what I carry now even though I own some pistols that are a lot more expensive it is what I like. I may carry my XD .45ACP in the future but only if I like it better and it conceals as nice as my P345.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 6:16:09 PM EDT
No matter what you do don't buy a Llama. It was the biggest POS I have ever owned. I've heard that Bryco, Jennings, Davis and Hi-point are all equally worthless. Ruger or Rock Island are probabily the cheapest reliable .45's out there. If you look hard enough maybe you could find a used Glock 21 or 30, I carry the 30 and it is one of my favorite pistols out there.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 2:28:10 PM EDT
Thanks bro, that's just what I did. I got a RIA yesterday for 299 and I love it. I think the rugers are kind of ugly too. I like the fact that it's the 1911 design and doesn't look like something out of a B science fiction.


Originally Posted By drobs:
Those Ruger's work, ugly, but they work.

I bought a Rock Island just for the hell of it bout a year and a 1/2 ago. Turned out to be a damn reliable 1911 style gun. Paid $325 for and it works just as well if not better than my Kimber and my Colt 70 series.
Sarco has them for $275. If you can find a cheap transfer dealer you're set.

www.gunsnet.net/album/data//500/22925RIASA_BEST.JPG

Also picture is a SA 1911A1 GI. Paid a little more for that one. Bought it as gift for my partner.

Link Posted: 2/26/2006 2:37:37 PM EDT
I'd advise you to save your money until you can buy a .45 worth owning.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 3:55:09 PM EDT
another vote for Ruger
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 5:24:57 PM EDT
I really think that the best "buy" is the Springfield WWII 1911.

I tried the RIA and had problems with it. Sold it and bought a Springfield that has been pretty good to me.

I like Rugers in most cases, but never been to turned-on by their centerfire auto pistols.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 10:54:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By buzter:
Thanks bro, that's just what I did. I got a RIA yesterday for 299 and I love it. I think the rugers are kind of ugly too. I like the fact that it's the 1911 design and doesn't look like something out of a B science fiction.


Originally Posted By drobs:
Those Ruger's work, ugly, but they work.

I bought a Rock Island just for the hell of it bout a year and a 1/2 ago. Turned out to be a damn reliable 1911 style gun. Paid $325 for and it works just as well if not better than my Kimber and my Colt 70 series.
Sarco has them for $275. If you can find a cheap transfer dealer you're set.

www.gunsnet.net/album/data//500/22925RIASA_BEST.JPG



Also picture is a SA 1911A1 GI. Paid a little more for that one. Bought it as gift for my partner.





Sweet, RIA's are fun cheap guns.
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