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    help with first 1911

    I have scoured the 1911 forums looking for the perfect 1911 and I am finding it a little bit hard to make my final choice. I favor the Springfield professional or TGO. I do allot of target shooting at the range, however I favor the more tactically oriented professional (if its good enough for our FBI/SWAT I think its perfect for me). Can anyone recommend something in that price range that may be better then these? (2 to 3k)

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    If I had 2-3 grand to blow on a 1911, I'd go right past Springfield and start looking at semi-custom stuff like Wilson, Baer, Nighthawk, etc.

    Or even better, I'd have somebody like Ted Yost build me one to my exact specs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Barham View Post
    If I had 2-3 grand to blow on a 1911, I'd go right past Springfield and start looking at semi-custom stuff like Wilson, Baer, Nighthawk, etc.

    Or even better, I'd have somebody like Ted Yost build me one to my exact specs.

    Oh, and welcome!
    I agree with Mike 100%. If you can afford $3000 on a pistol I would get a Yost custom to my specs. He turns out some of the best in the country.

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    Welcome aboard.

    You don't want to buy the "perfect" 1911. Then you'd miss out on all the fun of wishing for your "second" 1911.

    You'll probably find that the perfect 1911 is the one you own, and then it will become the one you want to own next.

    Get the best one you can afford that you can get serviced easily and that suits your needs and desires today.

    Then, you won't have to worry about whether it is perfect.

    Your wants, needs and desires will be a bit different tomorrow. And then you can buy a new one.

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    Buy a Rock Island Armory Tactical for under $500. You will be thrilled. Chuck.

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    Or you could buy a Colt and never look back!

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    Look at what you need and want and you may find it for less than 1K. S&W and Sig have some nice 1911's.

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    I have a Springfield TRP and it's a fine gun. Mine has never jammed and is the second most accurate 1911 I own. The first is a Colt Combat Elite. I believe the CE is no longer being made but Colt makes one called the Special Combat Government that should make a fine target pistol. Either of those two should suite your purposes.

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    http://www.springfield-armory.com/armory.php?model=11

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    Got the wilson classic two tone.

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    I had a Kimber TLE/RL II and it was awesome. Tough to get more tactical than that gun. It was tough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by texgunner View Post
    I have a Springfield TRP and it's a fine gun. Mine has never jammed and is the second most accurate 1911 I own. The first is a Colt Combat Elite. I believe the CE is no longer being made but Colt makes one called the Special Combat Government that should make a fine target pistol. Either of those two should suite your purposes.

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    http://www.coltsmfg.com/cmci/Special.asp

    http://www.springfield-armory.com/armory.php?model=11
    Hey Texgunner I saw one of those Special Combat Govt. Colt's at a gun show in Longview, TX last weekend. I wish I had the money man oh man was that a sweet thing to hold and look at. The guy selling it asked me to buy it or move on, that's how long I stood there. Good suggestion.

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    For $3K you could get a six-pack of RIA Tacticals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crankshop1000 View Post
    Buy a Rock Island Armory Tactical for under $500. You will be thrilled. Chuck.
    I second on the Rock Island , It's AWSOME for under $400.00 !

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    How about what is perfect for the Marine recon in IRAQ or the Army Rangers in IRAQ - that would be the Kimber Desert Warrior (~$1,400).
    In the first IRAQ war several I talked to loved the Glock 21.
    your want perfection... another choice no one has menioned is STI at
    http://www.talonarms.com/talonarms/i...ain_page=index
    There you can get a $3,300 gun. These have 1" groups at 25yds.

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    can someone directt me to the Rock island armory website? It doesn't appear that they have one when i google it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nukehayes View Post
    can someone directt me to the Rock island armory website? It doesn't appear that they have one when i google it.
    Try looking for twin pines. It came up first time when I checked on yahoo.

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    Nukehayes, and Tom , The RIA site is still under construction. They had a problem with the new provider. I'll give you two places to find info. This is an older site that is not really official. http://www.armscor.net/
    This other is a forum and is the best place to find the information you want. I'll take you directly to the forum page. You'll see that they have a very loyal following. Many members have several variations of their 1911. See you there. If you use AOL you may have a problem. There is an alternate site for AOL users. http://forum.m1911.org/

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