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Old 02-12-2012, 11:39 PM
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Who makes the "best" inexpensive 1911?




Who makes the "best" inexpensive 1911? Like less that $500.00
I'm in the market for a cheap carry.
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:41 PM
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well, you are going to get a lot of this, but if you are going to carry a gun and have $400 to spend, why not save up and spend $600? as with anything else, you get what you pay for.
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:45 PM
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I would try to find a used Springfield...
But really there aren't any off the shelf 1911's I'd want in that price range.

Best of luck!
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well, you are going to get a lot of this, but if you are going to carry a gun and have $400 to spend, why not save up and spend $600? As with anything else, you get what you pay for.
+1 atleast buy a name brand one.
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:50 PM
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I am looking for a "truck " type gun.You know just a pistol I could throw under the seat.Something I wouldn't feel bad if it got scratched or dirty.
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:54 PM
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RIA

I don't own one, but I've read good reviews.
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Old 02-14-2012, 05:07 AM
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I am looking for a "truck " type gun.You know just a pistol I could throw under the seat.Something I wouldn't feel bad if it got scratched or dirty.
I'd get something else. 1911's don't run too well after laying in the bottom of a metal tool box or under a truck seat for a couple years...

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Old 02-14-2012, 06:03 AM
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I'd get something else. 1911's don't run too well after laying in the bottom of a metal tool box or under a truck seat for a couple years...

Bad man thats just bad
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Old 02-14-2012, 07:22 PM
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I'd get something else. 1911's don't run too well after laying in the bottom of a metal tool box or under a truck seat for a couple years...

Hell, since all firearms including Glocks have metal parts it's not good for any firearm to live in a truck, trunk, basement stairwell, etc...etc...I have thought about getting another RIA Tactical to keep under the seat of my truck but it would come inside with my along with my carry gun each and every night...but I won't ever since it would run the risk of being stolen. Some might say that so long as it's a cheaper gun it won't matter but I'd feel just as responsible if it was a 3K Wilson or if it was a used Gen I or II Glock that I scored at a gunshow if it wound up in the wrong hands.
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:36 AM
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I'd get something else. 1911's don't run too well after laying in the bottom of a metal tool box or under a truck seat for a couple years...

ouch man. just ouch.
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:10 PM
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ouch man. just ouch.
Damn Man! I'd be ashamed to post that pic... pains me to say it... but you oughtta get yer self a glock.

Man lets his Colt end up like that... GO GET YER OIL CHANGED!!
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:48 AM
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I'd get something else. 1911's don't run too well after laying in the bottom of a metal tool box or under a truck seat for a couple years...

I would buy that pistol in a second.
A little cleaning, a new set of springs and some grips. Good to go.
It say's Colt on the side.
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Old 02-14-2014, 10:56 PM
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I'd get something else. 1911's don't run too well after laying in the bottom of a metal tool box or under a truck seat for a couple years...

Whoever did that to that poor Colt needs to be shot with it. In the groin.
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Old 02-15-2014, 07:00 AM
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Whoever did that to that poor Colt needs to be shot with it. In the groin.
Don't go so light on the punishment dsk, they need to be beaten with it first.
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Old 02-15-2014, 12:42 PM
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Don't go so light on the punishment dsk, they need to be beaten with it first.
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Old 02-17-2014, 06:25 PM
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I'd get something else. 1911's don't run too well after laying in the bottom of a metal tool box or under a truck seat for a couple years...

You did WHAT??? I hope the ghost of JMB visited you for doing that to a Colt
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Old 02-15-2014, 08:07 AM
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I am looking for a "truck " type gun.You know just a pistol I could throw under the seat.Something I wouldn't feel bad if it got scratched or dirty.
Get a revolver, if this is your intended use. More reliable, simple to work, doesn't mind being dirty and mistreated.
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Old 03-31-2014, 05:33 PM
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I am looking for a "truck " type gun.You know just a pistol I could throw under the seat.Something I wouldn't feel bad if it got scratched or dirty.
But it should still WORK, right? A $500 1911 isn't nearly as trustworthy as a Glock.
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Old 03-31-2014, 11:19 PM
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But it should still WORK, right? A $500 1911 isn't nearly as trustworthy as a Glock.
Don't necessarily agree with that statement. I own 3 Glocks (19, 26, 27).Also own a Citadel 45 (used in really good shape) that i paid 400.00 for at a local gun shop. I have put hundreds of rounds through it with no FTF or FTE issues. Have shot ball and Hollow points (different brands of ammo)through that 45 and it is an accurate and reliable pistol. I changed out the front sight and put a Trijicon HD on it for quicker front site acquisition when running tactical courses. I believe that this lil 45 has been one of my better gun purchases. I rotate it out with my Glock 26 for daily concealed carry in a N82 tactical IWB holster for great comfort. These 45's from the Philippines have surprised many a shooter with their reliability and accuracy for the price.
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:54 PM
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Agree with Crackshot. Used Springer.
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Old 02-13-2012, 12:33 AM
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An RIA would be fine, just remember "Truck" guns depending on where you live can rust pretty damn quick when you just throw them under the seat or in the glovebox.

Stick with a FS Rock, they have very few issues compared to the smaller offerings (which are the ones you really hear about folks having problems with) and you can often find GI and Tactical models sub-500. www.centerfiresystems.com Here's a great place to find them, some of the best prices on the web.
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:26 AM
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Put away some $ to get decent magazines for whatever you buy. Many times that is the weak link in our bottom feeders. Wilson, Tripp, and McCormick all have their adherents and you will get many informed opinions. Let us know what you get.
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:54 AM
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Put away some $ to get decent magazines for whatever you buy. Many times that is the weak link in our bottom feeders. Wilson, Tripp, and McCormick all have their adherents and you will get many informed opinions. Let us know what you get.
+1, I'm a CMC Power Mag fan, started buying them for 22 bucks from a guy at a gunshow who got a ton on the cheap and I've just never been inclined to branch out. A quality magazine is in my opinion the most critical outside component to a smooth running 1911.
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Old 02-13-2012, 11:42 AM
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Who makes the "best" inexpensive 1911? Like less that $500.00
I'm in the market for a cheap carry.
To answer your question directly (new pistol) in order of quality:

#1 = Rock Island Armory (Phillipines Manufacture)
#2 = IAC (Turkey Manufacture)
#3 = ATI (Phillipines Manufacture)
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To answer your question directly (new pistol) in order of quality:

#1 = Rock Island Armory (Phillipines Manufacture)
#2 = IAC (Turkey Manufacture)
#3 = ATI (Phillipines Manufacture)
I have the IAC Regent R100, it's been rock solid after 1500 rounds.
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