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#5505428 - 12/28/14 09:51 PM help me pick a 1911
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I'm looking to get a 1911 within a week or two. My budget is $1K. I'm not extremely picky but I've been looking at sigs but it seems that finding a holster for the more square slides may be difficult.

I know that I dont want a GI style. I want a beavertail and an extended (ambi preferred) safety. I'd like to have night sights but could put a set on at a later time. I also like the looks of a rail but really doubt I will ever use one.

What would the green screen suggest?

The sig tacops, sig extreme, and the ruger sr1911 are my top three choices so far. I would like to own a colt but can't find one that I really like.
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#5505432 - 12/28/14 09:52 PM Re: help me pick a 1911 [Re: SpoonPlatoon]
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I'd say get the Sig just because they're different. I think they're beautiful.

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#5505442 - 12/28/14 09:56 PM Re: help me pick a 1911 [Re: SpoonPlatoon]
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In that price range there are some good choices, personally I would go with a springfield over anything else in that price range. I have a few different 1911's and my favorite, although out of your price range is the Dan Wesson specialist. My brother had one of the sig 1911's and I was not all that impressed with it. I have been looking at all the ones I have lately and been thinning down the heard becuase I don't shoot them all and the springfield is one that is not going anywhere.

Walter

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#5505447 - 12/28/14 09:58 PM Re: help me pick a 1911 [Re: wburke2010]
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Originally Posted By: wburke2010
In that price range there are some good choices, personally I would go with a springfield over anything else in that price range. I have a few different 1911's and my favorite, although out of your price range is the Dan Wesson specialist. My brother had one of the sig 1911's and I was not all that impressed with it. I have been looking at all the ones I have lately and been thinning down the heard becuase I don't shoot them all and the springfield is one that is not going anywhere.

Walter


What was lacking on the sig?
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#5505460 - 12/28/14 10:04 PM Re: help me pick a 1911 [Re: SpoonPlatoon]
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The S&W E series has caught my eye as well
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#5505513 - 12/28/14 10:30 PM Re: help me pick a 1911 [Re: SpoonPlatoon]
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Springfield would be a good choice. But of the ones you listed, I would go with ruger. Very well built, and shoot great for less money than the sig. The sigs are nice, I owned one several years ago and it was a great gun. I have heard that sig quality has declined over the years, but have no personal experince with that. Mine was great, I traded it for a delta elite 10mm. I just purchased a new para elite carry, and have been very impressed with it. Might give them a look.

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#5505521 - 12/28/14 10:38 PM Re: help me pick a 1911 [Re: SpoonPlatoon]
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Originally Posted By: SpoonPlatoon
Originally Posted By: wburke2010
In that price range there are some good choices, personally I would go with a springfield over anything else in that price range. I have a few different 1911's and my favorite, although out of your price range is the Dan Wesson specialist. My brother had one of the sig 1911's and I was not all that impressed with it. I have been looking at all the ones I have lately and been thinning down the heard becuase I don't shoot them all and the springfield is one that is not going anywhere.

Walter


What was lacking on the sig?


The fit and finish just wasn't there for me. Also it didn't shoot quite as nice as I expected. If you take my Springfield and wiggle the slide left and right there is very little movement. Which means the slide to frame fit is good. If you take the Dan Wesson, being a semi custom, there is no slop as it is hand fitted. The sig did not have near as nice frame to slide fit as I like.

Walter

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#5505529 - 12/28/14 10:43 PM Re: help me pick a 1911 [Re: wburke2010]
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Originally Posted By: wburke2010
In that price range there are some good choices, personally I would go with a springfield over anything else in that price range. I have a few different 1911's and my favorite, although out of your price range is the Dan Wesson specialist. My brother had one of the sig 1911's and I was not all that impressed with it. I have been looking at all the ones I have lately and been thinning down the heard becuase I don't shoot them all and the springfield is one that is not going anywhere.

Walter



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#5505672 - 12/29/14 06:15 AM Re: help me pick a 1911 [Re: SpoonPlatoon]
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I'd definitely look at Springfield.
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#5505686 - 12/29/14 06:40 AM Re: help me pick a 1911 [Re: SpoonPlatoon]
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Or you can go the way I went and spend way more doing it. Have a rock island that shoots great but almost every single internal part is Wilson combat now. Slide and frame still rock island but that's about it. If I could do it over again and I will eventually if probably start with a Springfield. The ruger and Remington both are nice too. I'd also consider the para.

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#5505688 - 12/29/14 06:41 AM Re: help me pick a 1911 [Re: SpoonPlatoon]
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Or if it doesn't have to be new you could easily find a kimber or colt under a grand.

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#5505738 - 12/29/14 07:26 AM Re: help me pick a 1911 [Re: SpoonPlatoon]
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like others say, under 1k i'd go springfield, you could try to find a used trp for close to a grand or get an operator
if you didnt want night sites i'd say range officer, but it's a target gun not carry

i like the ruger but as mentioned it doesn't fit as tightly as the springfield, you can turn it side to side and hear a slight rattle. It's nothing that impacts its reliability but just isn't as solid

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#5505751 - 12/29/14 07:38 AM Re: help me pick a 1911 [Re: SpoonPlatoon]
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Originally Posted By: SpoonPlatoon
The S&W E series has caught my eye as well


These are very good pistols especially in the listed price range.
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#5505998 - 12/29/14 09:46 AM Re: help me pick a 1911 [Re: SpoonPlatoon]
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Springfield Loaded, TRP, or Trophy Match
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#5506024 - 12/29/14 09:58 AM Re: help me pick a 1911 [Re: SpoonPlatoon]
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I have a Springfield Loaded and Para Expert, they've both been 100% reliable and very accurate.
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