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Which 1911??

Post by chuckhunter » Fri May 23, 2014 1:46 pm

Looking to buy my first 1911 in 45acp. But which one? There are so many
choices. Looking to spend about $750-$1000. Anybody have any suggestions?

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Re: Which 1911??

Post by Rick in Oregon » Fri May 23, 2014 3:16 pm

I'd just have to ask first.....what will you use it for? Carry, target, home defense, three-gun, car/truck gun, casual shooting? A lot depends on your intended purpose.

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Re: Which 1911??

Post by chuckhunter » Sat May 24, 2014 7:00 am

Target shooting and home defense.

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Re: Which 1911??

Post by huntsman22 » Sun May 25, 2014 6:19 pm

Ruger SR1911

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Re: Which 1911??

Post by Jim White » Sun May 25, 2014 11:48 pm

What kind of target shooting; there are many disciplines out there and the equipment varies from each one.

IMO, target guns and home defense guns DO-NOT go hand-in-hand mainly because target guns have lighter triggers (not a good idea in high stress situations) and because to really make one accurate, they have to be tighten up, if you will. The problem(s) with that is many, including the type of ammunition that will feed reliably through it. For home defense you want the thing to function; each-time...every time". No exceptions.

I have four 1911 target guns [two wadd-cutters and two hardballs] and everyone of them will shoot consistent 0.5" groups at 50 yards all day long. Lets be clear; "that doesn't mean "I" can do that every shot [or every other shot for that matter...and so on]". Unless I was desperate; they would not be the first pieces I'd reach for.

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Re: Which 1911??

Post by Rick in Oregon » Mon May 26, 2014 7:33 am

For what you want then, I'd suggest a full size 1911, meaning a 5" barrel and a steel frame. If you live near the ocean, you'll want a stainless gun compared to a blue/carbon steel offering.

A few to look at would be the Ruger SR1911, the Springfield Armory Range Officer, the Kimber Custom Classic and the Remington R1 1911. All those guns meet your price point, and all would serve you well for your intended purpose.

I'd stay away from alloy-framed guns, as being lighter and intended for concealed carry, they all recoil more than their steel-framed cousins. A full size all steel gun will somewhat tame .45 recoil and make it easier to shoot well. The longer sight radius of the 5" gun (compared to 4" barrel "carry" guns) will also aid in better, more accurate shooting.
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Re: Which 1911??

Post by huntsman22 » Mon May 26, 2014 12:15 pm

Springfield Range Officer.

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Re: Which 1911??

Post by VAshooter » Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:55 am

I have the Ruger SR1911 Comander and Im very happy with it.

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Re: Which 1911??

Post by chuckhunter » Wed Jul 09, 2014 4:35 am

I went with the Springfield 1911 A1 Loaded. So far
I put 100rds thru her with no problems. :D

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Re: Which 1911??

Post by Rick in Oregon » Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:29 am

Okay chuckhunter, if no pic, then it didn't happen. ;)

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Don't take it personally, everyone who fails to post their pic gets the same treatment here. If the gun is real, then we need to see it! :eek:
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Re: Which 1911??

Post by Valar » Wed Dec 23, 2015 7:56 pm

Kimber Custom several thousand rounds down the pipe, without a burp! Still as accurate as when I bought it!

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Re: Which 1911??

Post by truckerwalt » Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:27 am

i like a good trigger on an accurate pistol. i bought a springfield range officers model .45 acp. this is a national match pistol with a 2.75 pound trigger. it is extremely accurate pistol and they are sold locally (black sheep of coeur d'alene, idaho) for about $900. it has adjustable sights and i feel that for the money you cannot find a better .45. look for the letters NM ahead of the serial number and that is the range officers national match grade pistol.

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Re: Which 1911??

Post by Rick in Oregon » Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:12 am

truckerwalt: You do realize sir, that the original post is almost three years old? No doubt by now the OP has secured the 1911 of his choosing.

But I'll agree that the Springer RO is indeed a very fine offering, especially for the asking price. :D
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