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    What's the best value 1911 in the $500-700 range new/out of the box?

    As stated in the title: What's the best value 1911 in the $500-700 range, new/out of the box? I'm looking for some general knowledge & opinions on this platform & of course anyone who's had one that has been reliable & well made for that price. This wouldn't be for carry but more for taking to the range & having some fun. We all know that you 'basically get what you pay for' in 1911's but where my money's been spent on my personal carry, this is what I have to purchase one. Thanks for the read & looking forward to your comments. ~ Don

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    American Classic II by Metro Arms.

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    I like the Springfield Mil-Spec.

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    Considering the word value,I'd forget new and find a nice used Colt.Reason being they hold their value compared to copies in general.If I didn't go that route,Springfield would be my next choice for reliability.While the cheaper ones do seem to be pretty good guns,the chances of getting one with problems is a little more likely in my opinion.

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    I purchased a Ruger 1911. I'm very happy with it and the way it looks. Classic 1911 style.

    Do a little research and check one out.

    Never been much of a Colt 1911 guy. Over-priced and over-rated. A name will only take you so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slickab View Post
    American Classic II by Metro Arms.
    That's only if you want an inexpensive gun that is consistently reliable, accurate right out of the box and fun to shoot. Also, don't overlook the basic Government Model.

    Another good gun to look at is the STI Spartan.

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    If you would go up to $800 you can sometimes find Sig Sauer 1911s on gun broker for that. they are pretty good pistols. The ruger is in your price point I think and that looks pretty damn nice.

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    Tough price range to deal with, especialy nowdays.
    Mine are mostly Colts, but they can be pricey.
    For <$400. Taurus makes the 24/7 .45acp G2 with a 12+1 cap. I have one with over 500 rounds through it. It had a few hiccups the first time I ran some cheap ammo through it, but with good ammo (not range packs) it is great. they also make the Millenium series in 9mm & 45acp.
    For a decent range gun, Rock River makes some decent clones.

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    What's the best value 1911 in the $500-700 range new/out of the box?

    Check out the Ruger 1911 CMD.

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    2nd on the Ruger cmdder. I found one a few weeks ago. Nice trigger, smooth action, no issues with ammo, except jhp's. right now it only likes Golden Sabers it seems.

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    Re: What's the best value 1911 in the $500-700 range new/out of the box?

    This is my recent purchase. It's in your price range.

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    +1 on the remington R1. love mine, zero issues.

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    I have an R1 and like it, but the one pictured is Stainless, and definitely more than $700.

    Academy Sports sells the Blued 1911 R1 for $699.

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    I've heard Springfield Armory .45's are the best bang for the buck.

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    Ruger SR1911

    I'm interested in the ruger, which several people have mentioned. But, I was under the impression that demand for that gun outstrips supply and they are selling for north of $800 (which I could live with. MSRP is $829). Just wondering, what kind prices are people seeing on the ruger, and where are you seeing them in stock?

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    +1 r1j ust got one, great,paid 549.00

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    Quote Originally Posted by blake38 View Post
    I'm interested in the ruger, which several people have mentioned. But, I was under the impression that demand for that gun outstrips supply and they are selling for north of $800 (which I could live with. MSRP is $829). Just wondering, what kind prices are people seeing on the ruger, and where are you seeing them in stock?
    I have a similar interest in the Ruger 1911. I just did a little research on Gunbroker and I see several NIB models with active bidding and they are all under $700. Obviously there are a few extra charges involved so thats not a pure number, but it does paint a picture of current prices. Last time I saw one in the store (maybe 4 weeks ago) they were asking $900. I'll pay a little extra to support my LGS, but not that much more.

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    Brand new. $655 out the door. I obviously added the grips and front strap.

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    One of my Gun Buddies purchased a Ruger SR1911 and I got to shoot it this weekend. I was mightily impressed...very good bang for that kind of bucks. No malfunctions with 3 kinds of ammo...accurate. Looks and feels as cool as can be.

    Highly recommended if you can't swing the extra $ for a Colt.

    VooDoo

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    I just picked up the Ruger SR1911CMD last week. I am thoroughly satisfied with this new purchase. I want the Commander size becuase it is easier to carry. I like the Ruger Commender because it has the full size gip with the Commander length barrel. The perfect combination for me!
    The price was $700 at my LGS!!
    Last edited by MoMan; 08-26-2013 at 07:10 PM. Reason: Post price!

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    I still like my Rock Island Armory 1,000's od rounds of all types no problems. Several friends also have them and they still like theirs

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    Another vote for the Remington R1. Mine has been 100% reliable with ball and jhp's. About 400-500 rounds so far. More accurate than I am. Other considerations would be the Springfield Milspec and Ruger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LagunaBlueAP2 View Post
    Another vote for the Remington R1. Mine has been 100% reliable with ball and jhp's. About 400-500 rounds so far. More accurate than I am. Other considerations would be the Springfield Milspec and Ruger.
    I don't see how you could go wrong with a Rock at that price. I love mine

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    All good. I've been pleased with every Rock Island Armory Government style I've bought, and they have several sub $500 pistols. The only bad thing I can say about them is that the ship with enough grease to lube a main reduction gear, and it will take you an hour just to clean it all off if you don't have a sonic tub.

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    Be sure you check out the PARA-USA line-up. I have the Expert 14-45 SS and it is excellent. Should you have any questions or issues, their Customer Service is outstanding and quick to respond. Cannot say enough good about Travis Tomasie and the crew. Single stack 1911 fall into your price range - check them out.

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