The 1911 plunge

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Re: The 1911 plunge

Postby flowrie » Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:55 pm

I have the Ruger SR1911 Commander and I love it!
I Iike the balance of a 4.25" barrel.
I put some Hogue grips on it and some nice fancy shiny grip screws.
Would send a picture but sitting in a hospital helping my father.
Carry it in a Milt Sparks IWB holster, be sure to get a really good belt.

Might be able to send pic tomorrow.
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Re: The 1911 plunge

Postby Beiruty » Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:32 pm

Basic but very good, US made. You can custom order the sights too.
https://www.fusionfirearms.com/pistols/ ... s-reaction
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Re: The 1911 plunge

Postby Beiruty » Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:33 pm

Basic but very good, US made. You can custom order the sights too.
https://www.fusionfirearms.com/pistols/ ... s-reaction
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Re: The 1911 plunge

Postby 1911 10MM » Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:59 pm

I had a RIA Commander size in 10mm and really wanted to love that gun. I loved the looks and feel but it had issues. It is no longer with me as I traded it in on a Kimber Ultra Raptor in .45 ACP. I will say this the difference between that RIA and my Kimber is night and day. I now know why people will spend more money on a firearm.


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Re: The 1911 plunge

Postby strogg » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:18 pm

I've shot quite a few 1911s, and own a couple at this point. The two that really stood out were the Rock Islands and the Springfields. The former is cheap. Just plain cheap. The quality is adequate, as is the consistency, build, and looks. Overall it's quite sloppy. The only good thing about it is that it's super reliable. Every so often, though, you'll find one where the factory workers happen to do everything right. I did last weekend. I picked up a 1911A2 Tac in 10mm that had practically no slide slop. The barrel lockup was also Les Baer tight. Rather than racking by hand to break it in, I put it in a vise. There are no imperfections anywhere inside or out. The only slop came from the grip safety. The only way you could tell this is a cheap gun is by feeling the steel. They didn't exactly use high-carbon stainless steel on the frame, and you can tell by holding it. Despite that, though, it shoots straight and feels solid in my hand. For the price, it is unbeatable.

The Springfield TRP is probably the best production 1911 out there I've shot. When comparing to Kimber, I say it just barely edges it out. For a sub-$1000 1911 you can't beat it. It has a super solid feel, build, and tight tolerances. If I were to go for a classy 1911, I'd go for the Springfield.


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Re: The 1911 plunge

Postby OlBill » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:26 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 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.

Another $150 or so should get you a Springfield Champion Operator lightweight. I love mine. To me, it's worth the extra.


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Re: The 1911 plunge

Postby maverick2076 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:08 pm

Here's a nice Springfield Range Officer Compact for sale. (Not mine)

https://texags.com/forums/50/topics/2866551


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Re: The 1911 plunge

Postby mupepe » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:16 pm

Beiruty wrote:Basic but very good, US made. You can custom order the sights too.
https://www.fusionfirearms.com/pistols/ ... s-reaction

Thanks for this link! I like the options and the price is very reasonable. Might just make this my next 1911

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Re: The 1911 plunge

Postby aaangel » Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:06 pm

cmgee67 wrote: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


im filipino and i stand by this product :biggrinjester: my first 1911 was a rock. but it was "rock" heavy. i beat it up, took it apart hundreds of times! i even put a nice "idiot" marked on it. after a nice cerakote i sold it to my uncle. now that im a 1911 expert(NOT), i have a STI ranger II and it's awesome!
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Re: The 1911 plunge

Postby Beiruty » Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:30 am

My Ed Brown, feels like a Cadilac of 1911. I am sure there are Nighthawk, Les Baer, and other custom order pistols.
But the Ed Brown feels like luxury 1911 and it shoots straight too.
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Re: The 1911 plunge

Postby Jusme » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:00 pm

If you're still looking, Grabagun has the Kimber pro carry, two tone, for $669.00
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Re: The 1911 plunge

Postby Beiruty » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:50 pm

Excellent deal on good 1911
http://www.gunbroker.com/item/668265506
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Re: The 1911 plunge

Postby swilkes » Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:07 am

Not trying to steal anyone's thread but I too am in thee market for a 1911. But I have it narrowed Down to a STI LAWMAN or a KIMBER SUPER CARRY CUSTOM HD.

I have held and shot the kimber but have yet to hold
Touch or shot a STI.

Maybe there is someone around the DFW area that
Can let me shoot there's?


I am not willing to spends $1200+ on a gun I have not ever touched.

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Re: The 1911 plunge

Postby The Annoyed Man » Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:35 am

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.

Do they still use odd-sized front-sight dovetails?
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Re: The 1911 plunge

Postby The Annoyed Man » Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:37 am

Jusme wrote:If you're still looking, Grabagun has the Kimber pro carry, two tone, for $669.00

That nails it down right there. I can recommend Kimber, their "carry" line has alloy frames for weight savings, and their 2-tone guns look real nice. Plus, their customer service is very good.
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