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View Poll Results: Which manufacture builds the best "bang for the buck" 1911?
Springfield 107 39.19%
Kimber 26 9.52%
Colt 26 9.52%
Para 7 2.56%
Dan Wesson 16 5.86%
Auto ordanance 1 0.37%
RIA/DALY/ARMSCORE 54 19.78%
Smith and Wesson 25 9.16%
Sig 1 0.37%
Norinco 10 3.66%
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Old 01-10-2005, 10:44 AM
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Best value 1911?




Who do you all think builds the best value in mass produced 1911's?
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Old 01-10-2005, 10:58 AM
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I would have to say the Springfield Mil-Spec...I have one and love it...it is accurate, reliable after about 500 rounds, and durable! I have had no problems with it and it will out shoot just about anyone's ability to shoot a pistol. That's my tweo cents!
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Old 01-10-2005, 10:59 AM
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sprinfield, para-ordance, kimber-depends if you want a high end or a low end.

kimber is great for money if your willing to spend $800-$1200

sprinfield has great low end guns that you can build up

para is a good company too. they have pretty much any confirguration of 1911 you want
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Old 01-10-2005, 11:08 AM
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Going for Springfield here.
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Old 01-10-2005, 11:30 AM
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btw- its spelt ARMSCOR
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Old 01-10-2005, 11:35 AM
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"armscor" excuse me
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Old 01-10-2005, 12:24 PM
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Best "bang for the buck" I guess is what you can and want to afford. I have a Kimber Pro TLE/RLII and I'm luvin' it. I'm looking into getting either a Kimber Pro Carry II or a Springfield Microcompact as a BUG.



Why I MAY stay away from the Microcompact just because it's ambidextrious.

I don't know can anybody give me pro's and con's. Ambidextrious or not.
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Old 01-10-2005, 12:44 PM
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I've always heard the Norincos are great pistols for their price, even have all tool steel parts also I beleive. However, their not offered in the US anymore so I voted for Springfield Armory. You can't find a better deal on a 1911 with the GI model for $379-$459.
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Old 01-10-2005, 01:47 PM
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' don't know about that.... but, yes , you are excused.

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Old 01-10-2005, 01:56 PM
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If every Springfield WW2 Mil-Spec was built just like mine I'd say it'd be the hands-down best 1911 under $500 PERIOD. However I've seen some varying QC on these as of late, so the caveat here with ANY sub-$1000 1911 is that you need to look at one closely before buying. 'tis a shame, but that's the way it is.
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Old 01-10-2005, 03:51 PM
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What?! No STI Trojan?

I can't vote since my choice is not in the list. In my opinion, the 'best bang for the buck' 1911 would have to go to the STI Trojan 5.0. It can be had for under $975.00 and you get a semi-custom pistol built by one of the best.

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Old 01-10-2005, 03:58 PM
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I agree with Corruptone, I can't vote either. I have a STI Ranger II and have handled the Trojan.

That makes TWO for STI.



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Old 01-10-2005, 04:35 PM
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under $700 if you shop around... most internals are premium aftermarket (Chip McCormick, Wilson, etc) many custom features already implemented (Novak sights, beavertail, fronstrap serration, forward slide serration, polished feed ramp and barrel, etc) best mags included (Wilson 47D's)

Also S&W is second to none in the customer service dept.
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Old 01-10-2005, 04:43 PM
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under $700 if you shop around... most internals are premium aftermarket (Chip McCormick, Wilson, etc) many custom features already implemented (Novak sights, beavertail, fronstrap serration, forward slide serration, polished feed ramp and barrel, etc) best mags included (Wilson 47D's)

Also S&W is second to none in the customer service dept.
touché. another vote for S&W. though the SA GIs and Milspecs are numero uno guns for their price categories as well ( I have a GI).
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Old 01-10-2005, 04:43 PM
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Sorry 10 was the max options allowed so I went with the 10 I felt were most popular. STI is winning the write in vote that should make you feel better.
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Old 01-10-2005, 05:06 PM
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If I've said it once, I've said it twice,,,,,,,COLT. The quality of the parts is great. Function and reliability is great. Some do get through with cosmetic flaws, but you don't hear about them going back for function problems. like you do the others.
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Old 01-10-2005, 05:31 PM
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My least expensive 1911 is a Kimber TLE/RL that cost $799. It's reliable and pretty damn accurate too. The TLE/RL has a lot of nice features at this price point.
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Old 01-11-2005, 12:29 AM
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A real sleeper for the money is the Colt SS 1991-A1. Not a real big demand for bead blasted stainless with the big rollmarks, but these pistols are well built. Tollerences are close to min for mil spec.
Great shooters and easy stainless maintence!! Shop arround and horse trade, I got mine for $465.00 last yr..
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Old 01-11-2005, 05:54 AM
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and don't let it happen again dammit! lol

seriously I do the same thing . I was just bustin em ..


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Old 01-11-2005, 07:46 AM
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"armscor" excuse me
what happened bro? have you eaten something rutten? or maybe....you are fregnant and always having that morning sickness. better yet consult your OB to be sure.

seriously, armscor products like RIA, Charles Daly & Armscor series are not that bad my brotheren. maybe a few years back they have some flaws on their productions, but as of late last year the armscor specially the hi-cap units are much more better made than ever.

so i think armscor products are still the best bang for the price considering that it has all the factory enhancement as it's standard features NIB which you cannot find in other 1911 base semi-auto stock out of the box pistols.
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Old 01-11-2005, 10:34 AM
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Para. My next will be a NHC though in the Talon variation.

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Old 01-11-2005, 10:39 AM
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You forgot STI.
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Old 01-11-2005, 11:14 AM
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I have an RIA compact and a full size stainless Armscor and they have been great guns. Not the first problem from either one. Do not knock them if you have not tried one. I have shot Colts ,Kimbers, Dan Wessons and the rest and have had problems with them all but I do not bad mouth them. Every gun manufacturer will have a bad one once in awhile.
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Old 01-11-2005, 11:29 AM
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Best .45 for the buck

I'll go with the Smith & Wesson 1911.


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You forgot STI.
Thanks but that has been mentioned already. And you that you were an original.
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