the best least expensive 1911

    Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
    Results 1 to 20 of 41
    Like Tree5Likes

    Thread: the best least expensive 1911

    1. #1
      Junior Member howlingatmoon's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 2014
      Posts
      4

      the best least expensive 1911

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

    2. #2
      Senior Member goldwing's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 2014
      Location
      Wisconsin
      Posts
      1,425
      You might want to visit the introductions page and well, you know.........

    3. #3
      Member Smitty79's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 2012
      Posts
      475
      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.
      PT111Pro likes this.

    4. #4
      Senior Member
      Join Date
      Mar 2014
      Location
      Birmingham, AL
      Posts
      3,434
      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.

    5. #5
      Senior Member tony pasley's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2006
      Location
      clyde n.c.
      Posts
      2,769
      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.

    6. #6
      Junior Member howlingatmoon's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 2014
      Posts
      4
      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

    7. #7
      Junior Member
      Join Date
      Jul 2012
      Location
      Northeast
      Posts
      22
      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 ?

    8. #8
      HGF Forum Moderator
      Shipwreck's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 2006
      Location
      Beretta City, Texas
      Posts
      11,452
      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.
      GCBHM likes this.

    9. #9
      Junior Member
      Join Date
      Jul 2012
      Location
      Northeast
      Posts
      22
      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.

    10. #10
      Member
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Posts
      407
      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.

    11. #11
      Senior Member tony pasley's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2006
      Location
      clyde n.c.
      Posts
      2,769
      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.

    12. #12
      Senior Member
      Join Date
      Mar 2014
      Location
      Birmingham, AL
      Posts
      3,434
      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.

    13. #13
      Junior Member howlingatmoon's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 2014
      Posts
      4
      Thanks to all your replies .

    14. #14
      Senior Member tony pasley's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2006
      Location
      clyde n.c.
      Posts
      2,769
      I have the G.I. version that I lightened the trigger to 3 lbs.
      GCBHM likes this.

    15. #15
      Junior Member
      Join Date
      Mar 2015
      Posts
      24
      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.

    16. #16
      Senior Member goldwing's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 2014
      Location
      Wisconsin
      Posts
      1,425
      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

    17. #17
      Member shaolin's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 2012
      Posts
      632
      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.

    18. #18
      Member Desertrat's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 2007
      Location
      Tempe, AZ
      Posts
      195
      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.

    19. #19
      Member dakota1911's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 2015
      Location
      The Great American Desert
      Posts
      107
      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.

    20. #20
      Junior Member
      Join Date
      Jan 2015
      Posts
      94
      unless you know 1911 well, don't buy used, you might end up with some one nightmares.

    Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

    Sponsored Links

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •  

    Search tags for this page

    least expensive 1911
    ,
    least expensive 1911 handgun
    ,
    least expensive 22lr 1911
    ,

    least expensive springfield armory 1911

    ,
    least exspensive 1911
    ,
    where can i find the least expensive rock iland 45's
    Click on a term to search for related topics.