RIA and Taurus both make affordable 1911s.What's a good AFFORDABLE 1911. I would love to get one, but don't feel like shelling out 800+ for a pistol.
Rock Island Armory (parent company is Armscor) got mine brand new OTD for $435. It is an excellent shooter, stock you can take a place in a competition. Primal took 3rd with his RIA .38 Super at a shooting Comp. The company makes their 1911 most like the original pistol compared to any other brand, you can put any M1911A1 custom part on it and it will work fine.What's a good AFFORDABLE 1911. I would love to get one, but don't feel like shelling out 800+ for a pistol.
Both of my Kimbers have thousands of rounds through them also and without failures.i owned a kimber for exactly six rounds. on the sixth, the internal extrator failed and teid up my gun soild, requiring a factory return. i expect more than that when i spend 1200$+ on a pistol. my 500$ glock has fired over 20,000 rounds and never failed me.
Sigs line of 1911s have been considered the 21st century design of the pistol.to my mind, modern designs have eclipsed the 1911. while its not obsolete, there newer desgins that do the same job just as weel if not better.
SIGs P series of pistols run circles around it for accuracy and durability with modern desgin cues including decocker, better sights, better ergonomics and more durable design with better materials. for teh plastic fantastic crowd, either 3rd generation glock or the beretta Px series pistols have the same advatages with addition of light weight and reliability that verges on foolproof. the only thing they lack is the decocker of the SIG deigns. the 1911 design is a fine platform, but outdated IMHO.SW,
What brand do you feel surpasses the 1911? Not trying to start anything...but ever since I bought mine something has just clicked.
I've shot Glock .40S&W, Heritage RR 22lr/mag, Para 1911 and own all the following; hi-point c9, Springfield 1911, Taurus Judge, Beretta 92FS and Charter Arms 38SP Snubby.
While I enjoy all the handguns I have fired and owned I still say the basic mil-spec 1911-A1 is the best mix I have owned in reliability, stopping power, maintenance, capacity, conceal carry and accuracy. I'm not saying there are not better handguns. Just want to know what you have in mind. Personally i'd like to try some more out.
The Glock was nice. But unfortunately I wasn't any more accurate then with my 92FS which so-so in my opinion.
+100RIA and Taurus both make affordable 1911s.What's a good AFFORDABLE 1911. I would love to get one, but don't feel like shelling out 800+ for a pistol.