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    1911 looking

    I am looking at getting a 1911, but don't have alot of $$. So i am looking at 2 different 1911's. The first is th PT1911 by Taurus and the other is by Rock Island Armory. Any help would be wonderful.

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    have you looked at these
    http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/p...ducts_id/32592
    and there is also the GI 1911 that SA makes, seems like good deals, no experience with either

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    You can go over to the 1911.org web page and Ivan is the man when it comes to the Rock Islands and Para's. He is the American factory rep. There's a lot of good info about both guns there. I sure haven't heard anybody saying bad things about the PT1911.

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    Pt1911

    Good friend of mine has the PT1911 and loves it! It shoots great. The only thing I hear from time to time about Taurus is their less than perfect customer service, however, they do have a lifetime warranty. Go for it!

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    I have a R.I.A. and never have had a problem with anything I have fed it.

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    I have nothing against Taurus, but I could not get along with their billboard "Taurus" stamped along the side of the slide, and crookedly at that. I have read some good things about their 1911 as far as function goes, and when you could get them for under $500, they were probably a good buy. Now they seem to run more, and too close in price to a Para-Ordnance or Springer for me to consider. Springfield has excellent customer service, while Taurus' CS leaves a lot to be desired.

    I've not used a RIA, but I've read quite a lot of good stuff about them. If you can get SarcoInc. to send you a Standard 1911 for $329 or a Tactical version for $389, it might be the way to go. Personally, I would go with a RIA over the PT1911, mainly because of the reduced cost.

    BTW, Bud's (see post above) also has a limited edition Para-Ord. 4.5" 1911 for $529 delivered.......

    PhilR.

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    I just bought my first 1911, a Taurus pt1911 AR. I'm loving it so far, I haven't had any problems with it. I got it NIB off a private party around here for $475 though, so that made it an easy impulse purchase. Like others are saying, once you start creeping up to the $600 range, there are more options. The Taurus seems to bring a lot to the table though. I've shot the RIA gun too, I wasn't used to the traditional sights, but it seemed nice other than that.

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    Yeah, the more i read, the more the RIA looks like a steal of a deal. I called cabels today about the pt1911, but as of January 1 all there guns went up $30.00 to $40.00. But the take trades.

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    RAI it is orderd today from sarco picked up the Tactical 1911, for $389.00

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    Congrats you will enjoy it

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcdano View Post
    RAI it is orderd today from sarco picked up the Tactical 1911, for $389.00
    Congrats, and you're welcome!

    Don't forget to put up a range report!

    PhilR.

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    Thumbs up

    I have a PT1911 and have had the Rock Island. With the PT1911 you are getting a really nice gun with about all the bells and whistles you can ask for from a 1911. Match grade barrel,barrel bushing, hammer, trigger, Ambi safety full length guide rod, even the front serrates on the slide And best of all they are pretty dang cheap. I have great groups with about any ammo I put through it. The fit on these pistols are really good. Most less expensive 1911's don't have a lot of that.

    Really you can't go wrong with either of those choices...I just think you're getting a little more bang for the buck with the Taurus

    Here's mine - Counting the 25 bucks for the grips (Buckeye Burl) I have 600 in it. The blued ones run a little cheaper and are a lot easier to find

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevilsJohnson View Post
    I have a PT1911 and have had the Rock Island. With the PT1911 you are getting a really nice gun with about all the bells and whistles you can ask for from a 1911. Match grade barrel,barrel bushing, hammer, trigger, Ambi safety full length guide rod, even the front serrates on the slide And best of all they are pretty dang cheap. I have great groups with about any ammo I put through it. The fit on these pistols are really good. Most less expensive 1911's don't have a lot of that.

    Really you can't go wrong with either of those choices...I just think you're getting a little more bang for the buck with the Taurus

    Here's mine - Counting the 25 bucks for the grips (Buckeye Burl) I have 600 in it. The blued ones run a little cheaper and are a lot easier to find
    Purty grips!

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    Thanks!
    I got into making grips a while back. I will also refinish ones I pick up in my travels. It started when I couldn't find grips for my growing 1911 collection and it just kept going..lol. I have been thinking about starting to sell them but there's a lot of really good grip makers out there already so I just keep adding to the box...Gives me an excuse to buy more 1911's..heh

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