i want to buy the best 1911 45 target pistol i can for up to $1200. any suggestions? and its not very important to me...but it would be nice if it was left hand friendly
I second the Dan Wesson PM7 0r PM9
Yea... they're kinda cool!
what do you guys think of the sig 1911 target stainless?
to be honest ive got a shotgun and 2 pistols ready for home protection. i dont have alot of money and im a tight ass. im useing my tax return on this and will prob. have the gun till i die..........so i want to do it right the first time around.
I've heard not so great reviews of Sig 1911s... having said that... with every manufacturer you will find those who say, "Hey, I've got one, and its been great!"
I will restate my opinion by saying, in the $1000- $1200 range the best you will find in a 1911 in both quality of manufacture, fit and finish, and its ability to hold value will be a Dan Wesson, period. I hate to sound like a gun snob about it, but there really is no other 1911 manufacturer that offers a product of the same level, for the same price.
ok thank you
I'm another fan of Dan Wesson, will probably be getting my first sometime this year but I don't think I've ever heard anyone complain for that matter.
Sig has a spotty history on their 1911 line, most of that was early on and due to a bad batch of either slides or frames, I don't remember which, but I've held of on getting on due to the lack luster reviews.
A Springfield Trophy Match is another good possibility, they are a little easier to find than a Dan Wesson, are left hand friendly out of the box and is generally a great gun for the money.
As for the trigger... have you every fired any 1911s with a lighter, crisper trigger than a Kimber? If you have, then you'd know what I mean. I'm not bashing Kimber, but the one I have has quite a firm, gritty trigger compared to some of the nicer 1911s I have shot.
The first thing I did regarding the trigger on my Kimber was have the guy in the gun shop swap out the factory trigger for a 3.5lb and I think it meets my standards well enough. I did the same for my Glock 19.
I would look at the R.I.A. match pistol, or the R.I.A. 6'' long slide.