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The 1911 plunge

Postby cmgee67 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:53 pm

Hey guys I'm lookin to add a 1911 to the collection. I've had the Ruger Sr1911 5" but sold it because I didn't like the size. I like more the commanders size. I know Ruger makes That version. I have smaller hands and I would carry it every now and then so that helps. 45acp or 9mm are the two calibers im looking at and while I know it's a tall order I'd like to stay in the ball park of 5-700$. I'd like to buy new so if you have any suggestions on a good one please let me know what your likes and dislikes are.
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Re: The 1911 plunge

Postby 1911 10MM » Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:00 pm

cmgee67 wrote:Hey guys I'm lookin to add a 1911 to the collection. I've had the Ruger Sr1911 5" but sold it because I didn't like the size. I like more the officers size. I know Ruger makes an officers size version. I have smaller hands and I would carry it every now and then so that helps. 45acp or 9mm are the two calibers im looking at and while I know it's a tall order I'd like to stay in the ball park of 5-700$. I'd like to buy new so if you have any suggestions on a good one please let me know what your likes and dislikes are.


Ruger makes a commander (4.25") barrel but I don't think they have an officer size. I have the Ruger commander and love it. The commander does have a full size grip. You should be able to get one in your price range if you shop around.


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Re: The 1911 plunge

Postby mupepe » Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:19 pm

A used Colt Defender would likely fit the bill but comes up towards the top of your price range probably. I love mine. It's my EDC and has been 100% reliable.

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Re: The 1911 plunge

Postby Pawpaw » Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:28 pm

In your price range, don't overlook Rock Island Armory pistols, imported from the Philippines by Armscor.

They're very well made and include a lifetime warranty.
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Re: The 1911 plunge

Postby flechero » Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:52 pm

My LGS has a Ruger LW commander in 9mm. A bit over your budget but feels and balances terrific in the hand. I have no experience with Ruger or Armscor 1911's so I can't offer much in the way of a suggestion.

For small hands and more comfortable IWB carry, slim grips are readily available. ;-)

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Re: The 1911 plunge

Postby aaangel » Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:19 pm

http://texasguntrader.com/index.php?a=2&b=1033499
hurry up! it will go fast... or i might buy it :lol::
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Re: The 1911 plunge

Postby WTR » Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:41 pm

aaangel wrote:http://texasguntrader.com/index.php?a=2&b=1033499
hurry up! it will go fast... or i might buy it :lol::


I get scam alert and trash at the link.

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Re: The 1911 plunge

Postby aaangel » Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:13 pm

hmm it works for me. but there's a guy in Houston selling a ruger night watchman for $700. go on the ruger tab, 2nd page.
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Re: The 1911 plunge

Postby Beiruty » Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:14 pm

Pawpaw wrote:In your price range, don't overlook Rock Island Armory pistols, imported from the Philippines by Armscor.

They're very well made and include a lifetime warranty.


:iagree:
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Re: The 1911 plunge

Postby WTR » Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:30 pm

Beiruty wrote:
Pawpaw wrote:In your price range, don't overlook Rock Island Armory pistols, imported from the Philippines by Armscor.

They're very well made and include a lifetime warranty.


:iagree:

:iagree:
I don't own one but the guys I know that do say good things about them.

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Re: The 1911 plunge

Postby Beiruty » Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:34 pm

I have one in 9mm. If the OP wants to shoot it, he is most welcome if he is in DFW.
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Re: The 1911 plunge

Postby cmgee67 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:02 pm

The Rock islands are nice and they seem to be well made and they guys who have them like them that I could see on YouTube. I did hear they were possibly opening a plant in Nevada and gonna manufacture guns there
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Re: The 1911 plunge

Postby cmgee67 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:03 pm

Beiruty wrote:I have one in 9mm. If the OP wants to shoot it, he is most welcome if he is in DFW.



Thanks! If I decide on one of those I may take you up on that offer. I live 45 mins east of Dallas
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Re: The 1911 plunge

Postby rentz » Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:05 pm

Don't let the cheap price on the rock islands fool you, the 9mm one I have may have a couple rough edges on the finish but it fits tighter than the ruger I have and feels more solid

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Re: The 1911 plunge

Postby Beiruty » Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:27 pm

A Good RIA model: http://www.gunbroker.com/item/669019406


I had a SIG STX, a SIG custom shop model. Excellent. I only sold it in a trade for an SVI. I wish I kept it.
http://www.gunbroker.com/item/668977076

Another option SIG P220: http://www.gunbroker.com/item/667801094

Also, I may look into this SIG 1911 (available in Black or SS): http://www.gunbroker.com/item/668398383
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