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Posted: 1/5/2006 6:11:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2006 6:11:55 PM EDT by Striker]
OK ladies and gents, here are the options. I'm looking at two 1911's right now, and can only afford one.

One is a used Springfield GI model stamped "US" on the grips, you probably all know the kind. Slight wear on the slide from a fobus holster and slight wear on the grip safety. Seems to function fine; comes with the above-mentioned holster. $379

The other is also used, a Federal Ordinance .45 with a beaver tail on the grip safety and hogue grip. Needs cleaning, but also seems to function well. Gun shop owner of this one said that it shoots well, and that he was impressed with it. Of course he did, I know, but he's never led me astray before. This one's $349

Advice?

ETA: Directions on adding a poll?
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 6:09:21 PM EDT
Which one has a better trigger pull feel to you?
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 6:25:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2006 6:28:18 PM EDT by SGB]
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 6:30:35 PM EDT
Lifetime warranty on a used gun?

Thanks for the advice, that's kinda what I thought.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 7:19:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/6/2006 2:45:35 AM EDT by SGB]
at that price range, get a glock instead

not being neg. just that,
you deserve a kick ass 1911

then you would love it and understand why you saved a little more money before buying

love my .40 glocks in that price range


love my $800-1200 1911's even more

there's def. deals out there, but skip the ruger 9mms,$400 1911s, tec 9's, etc

I'd rather have one kick ass gun, than 6 mediocre guns


hows that for an opinion? This is the 1911 DISCUSSIONS Forum NOT General handguns discussions Forum

sgb
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 7:21:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SGB:
Get the SA GI. Good base 1911 with a lifetime warranty.



I would listen to this man.

It's sound advise.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 9:09:14 PM EDT
run away as fast as you can from the Fed Ord
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 10:52:18 PM EDT
The SA is a great gun for that price. You will be happy with it. ChopperBob, the 9mm ruger P95 is a good gun also.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 11:33:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BSheppard:
The SA is a great gun for that price. You will be happy with it. ChopperBob, the 9mm ruger P95 is a good gun also.
i2.photobucket.com/albums/y30/bs101177/I-8412.jpg



I agree.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 11:39:33 PM EDT
One of my favorite guns is my SA GI model. It's got over 2K rounds through it and hasnt hiccupped a single time. You cant go wrong with it. I'm leaving mine bone stock. It's a great shooter out of the box. Even with the speedbump sights and stock grip safety it's a joy to shoot.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 4:50:24 AM EDT
Well I already have a Glock 22 so there seems to be litttle use in buying another one. I shot my friend's stock 1911 and did better with that than I ever have with my Glock. And I did a LOT better with my other friend's $1100 Kimber. Thanks for the advice folks.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 6:45:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By RMPSTRAT:
run away as fast as you can from the Fed Ord



+1000

Run fast and far.

If you luck out and get one that has no major problems, you will still have a gun with resale value slightly greater than a dried up cat turd.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 1:21:06 PM EDT
I dont have any experience with the Federal Ordnance, but the two Springfields I've shot (GI model and Mil Spec model) were good guns. Out of the two I would definitely go with the Springfield.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 1:39:38 PM EDT
If I were you, I would look for a Springfield Milspec for a little more money. Sights on the Milspec are way easier to see compared to the GI.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:32:07 PM EDT
In that price range, see if you can find a Norinco 1911.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:37:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/6/2006 5:37:21 PM EDT by RSF45]
SA over no-name anyday.
I'm a Kimber guy myself, but 379 for an SA is a good deal. Go for it.


BSheppard, niiiiiiiice pic,which model EB is that?

Link Posted: 1/6/2006 11:57:19 PM EDT
It is a Kobra and I love it. My wife orderd it for me for Xmas.

Link Posted: 1/7/2006 5:53:11 AM EDT
If the shop has a range, see if he'll let you try out the no name gun.
If it functions on the range (no failures) and shoots good, I'd make him an offer.
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