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    the best least expensive 1911

    Your opinion experiance and or tales of the 1911 and what you would buy next ? Or again.

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    You might want to visit the introductions page and well, you know.........

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    What are you going to use it for? If you are trying to find a gun for USPSA Single Stack Division, you want a different gun than if you are looking for an every day carry gun.

    Also, why do you want a 1911? Since you are asking such a broad question, I suspect you don't have much experience with them. If you are, in fact, not experienced with 1911's, don't buy one for self defense. 1911's hold fewer rounds than comparably sized guns and are generally more difficult to maintain. There are plenty of people who use 1911's for defensive guns. But they've put in the time to learn the platform and have lots of rounds down range. For a new shooter, a double stack 9mm is a superior defensive weapon. It's also superior for an old hand if that's what they know how to shoot well.
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    Yeah, it depends on what you want it for. Range gun, carry gun, combat gun, etc. I know some folks who have the Rock Island Armory 1911, and are pleased with it. I think they're in the $500 range. I've had the Springfield Mil Spec 1911, and it is a nice gun for about $650. It just depends on what you want it for.

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    There are several what some people called low end 1911a1 on the market that are solid reliable pistols. You can get a good one from about $400.00 then go to the $1,000's . What you want it for would determine if a base model would be a good fit for you if it is just for information there you go.

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    Ok I have or still own Colts.Remingtons.Para ordanace.Auto ordanace and an Ati. All have shot well some better than others. But name aside every one has its quirks to. Some like factory ammo only ( Ati ) but the others ( colt.rem.and para.) Shoot anything. My Ati a Titan picked up in a trade last year is a real good cold weather carry gun. With the Para. A P13 just a little bigger full sized guns are much easier for open carry in Michigan. Having a little more time now I would like to expand my .45 ownership to more customizable gun with out the the big name price up front. Ps. Do not have the auto ord. any more traded it away in my thirtys. Thanks

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    If you are willing to consider used 1911s, your choices expand tremendously and you will get much more for features for less money.

    The last four 1911s I've purchased were all "pre-owned".
    They all ran perfect and I got many more extras than I would have for the same money "new".

    Remember, whatever you buy for a "new" gun becomes a "used" gun, once it leaves the shop.
    Kind of like cars ?

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    If you buy a used 1911, I would HIGHLY recommend not buying on that was "worked on," unless the work was done by a name brand gun smith, or the factory (like the Springfield Custom Shop doing mods to one of their guns that someone sent in). This has come up before on another forum I run, and we've had a long talk. "Bubba" could have bubba'd the gun himself.
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    Good point that "Bubba" is always lurking out there.

    What I look for in used handguns are "gently" used and unmodified guns.
    Dirty is ok, and the "norm" from my experience, and often indicates little real use or attempts at fiddling around with the innards.

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    Buggered up screw heads are a red flag. I myself like RIA 1911's. Pretty nice pistols for the money. I've shot a few of them that friends own. They are accurate and pretty tight. The friends have no issues and highly recommend them. Good enough for me.

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    With that information I would recommend a basic RIA 1911a1. They are good solid reliable pistols. I carry one every day and retired my others because it is a .good pistol but no history behind it. about ant amscor made 1911a1 should be a good starter base good luck and enjoy the build.

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    Tony, which RIA do you have? The GI or one of the tactical models? I know you said you have a plain jane version, but I'm interested in which version.

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    Thanks to all your replies .

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    I have the G.I. version that I lightened the trigger to 3 lbs.
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    I have a RIA FS Tactical II VZ. At least that is what they called it when I purchased it a couple of years ago. It has about 1000 rounds through it. And for the money, it is a great gun. Has alot of extra features like ambi-safety, flaired Magwell, Adjustable low profile rear sight and fiber optic front sight. Nice tight gun with trigger of about 5lbs. right out of the box. Did have to go back to the factory for premature slideback. But, Customer Service is great. I am very happy with it..

    They call it the Rock Ultra now. https://us.armscor.com/products/rock-ultra-fs-45-acp

    Buds Guns Price is less then 600.00

    Rock Island Armory 51486 TAC 1911 II FS 8+1 45ACP 5" $571.00 SHIPS FREE

    Check it out.

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    Buds was pushing a Turkish 1911 today for way less than $400. It looked like a 1911 and went bang when the trigger was pressed.

    GW

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    I paid $730 for my S&W 1911 and it shoots great even better than my high priced Kimber. I hear Ruger makes a good 1911 for the $. If it were me I would skip the $ and save up and get a nice 1911 such as the Springfield TRP.

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    Best and least expensive usually don't go in the same sentence together....but Ill bite....Ruger SR1911,
    Springfield RO, etc. Lots of others, but you did not set a dollar limit.

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    My bias runs to.....

    Armscor or RIA type in the $400-600 range
    Ruger in the $600-750 range.
    SA Range Officers are just great in the around $800 area
    I love Colts around the $1K area +/- $200
    Once you go over about $1.2K then there are tons of choices.

    Right now there are deals on many brands. Colts esp. although I picked up a 5 inch SA Range Officer in 9mm a couple months ago for $719 at a LGS. I thought they had mismarked it but both 45 and 9mm sat there at that price for several weeks then went back up to $810. Sort of boo hoo as I bought a .45 at an Oktoberfest sale last fall for $740 with the SA 3 extra mag deal. Thought that was a great price.

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    unless you know 1911 well, don't buy used, you might end up with some one nightmares.

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