Starter 1911 options

CHL discussions that do not fit into more specific topics

Moderators: Charles L. Cotton, carlson1


Topic author
ckelly9460
Member
Posts: 47
Joined: Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:18 am
Location: Hockley, TX

Starter 1911 options

Postby ckelly9460 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:22 am

I have been a polymer striker fired shooter for years but I think I would like to add a 1911 to my safe. I'd rather not break the bank picking one out but I also don't want anything so inexpensive that safety becomes an issue. So my question is are there any American made 1911s that are quality without the hefty price tag? Does anyone have any experience with Iver Johnson? Thanks!
Brave Rifles


charliee
Junior Member
Posts: 28
Joined: Sun Dec 21, 2014 7:59 am

Re: Starter 1911 options

Postby charliee » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:10 am

I recently bought a Colt 1991 from Buds for $749. An excellent buy, IMO. Everything about it is smooth and with very tight fittings. The fit and finish is excellent. There are probably other brands that are just as good and a little lower in price, but I am a huge Colt fan, especially the ones they have put out the last several years. Also within the last year I bought a series 70 Colt and a Commander... they also being the same quality. I'm soon going to get a Defender.


rotor
Senior Member
Posts: 2218
Joined: Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:26 pm

Re: Starter 1911 options

Postby rotor » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:07 am

I pretty much had the same idea and settled on a Ruger SR1911 (full size). Very happy with it. Made in USA.

User avatar

RPBrown
Senior Member
Posts: 3920
Joined: Sun Mar 27, 2005 11:56 am
Location: Irving, Texas

Re: Starter 1911 options

Postby RPBrown » Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:12 pm

Although not made in the USA, I added an Armscor to my 1911 collection (of which there are quite a few) and it cost me $449.00. I have several hundred rounds through it without a malfunction and would not hesitate to carry it.
NRA-Life member
TSRA-Life member
Image


Paultaters
Junior Member
Posts: 2
Joined: Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:53 am

Re: Starter 1911 options

Postby Paultaters » Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:16 pm

Can't think of a high quality American made that isn't expensive by my book. You get what you pay for usually. Maybe look for some used stuff and you could come up on a less hefty tag on a quality 1911.

That being said, I have a cheapass Llama 1911 that cured my itch. Never once had an issue with it, I've put plenttyyyy of rounds through it over 15 years or so I've had it.


Soccerdad1995
Senior Member
Posts: 2325
Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:03 pm

Re: Starter 1911 options

Postby Soccerdad1995 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:25 pm

I don't know if it's a "starter" but I love my CZ 1911, which I believe is made in the Dan Wesson factory in the U.S. I paid $780 for it.
Ding dong, the witch is dead


1911 10MM
Member
Posts: 161
Joined: Sat Aug 13, 2016 7:59 am

Re: Starter 1911 options

Postby 1911 10MM » Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:57 pm

I can vouch for Ruger SR1911 as I have 2 in Commander size. Can't beat the value and customer. Service is second to none!


Topic author
ckelly9460
Member
Posts: 47
Joined: Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:18 am
Location: Hockley, TX

Re: Starter 1911 options

Postby ckelly9460 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:14 pm

Thank you guys very much. I'm looking towards Ruger
Brave Rifles


striker55
Senior Member
Posts: 475
Joined: Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:27 am
Location: Katy, TX

Re: Starter 1911 options

Postby striker55 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:55 pm

Para makes an affordable gun and shoots great.


flechero
Senior Member
Posts: 1057
Joined: Thu Dec 06, 2007 5:04 pm
Location: Central Texas

Re: Starter 1911 options

Postby flechero » Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:41 pm

You might look at Springfield as well... they are about the best value in the under $1K, 1911 game, IMO. No offense to the Ruger but I think the Springfield is just a little more gun for the money. (ILS not withstanding)


rentz
Senior Member
Posts: 786
Joined: Sat May 07, 2011 9:16 am
Location: DFW

Re: Starter 1911 options

Postby rentz » Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:21 pm

Soccerdad1995 wrote:I don't know if it's a "starter" but I love my CZ 1911, which I believe is made in the Dan Wesson factory in the U.S. I paid $780 for it.


Wish they still made those, I hesitated buying one then poof gone


swilkes
Junior Member
Posts: 28
Joined: Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:13 pm
Location: wichita fallls

Re: Starter 1911 options

Postby swilkes » Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:24 pm

I just bought a KIMBER super carry custom hd this morning off gun broker. And it is my first 1911

User avatar

carlson1
Moderator
Posts: 8930
Joined: Sat Dec 03, 2005 1:11 am

Re: Starter 1911 options

Postby carlson1 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:31 pm

flechero wrote:You might look at Springfield as well... they are about the best value in the under $1K, 1911 game, IMO. No offense to the Ruger but I think the Springfield is just a little more gun for the money. (ILS not withstanding)


:iagree: If not Dan Wesson or Colt the Springfield would be my next choice. I am not a real fan of Kimbers. I also like the series 70 safety better.
Image


WTR
Senior Member
Posts: 1116
Joined: Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:41 pm

Re: Starter 1911 options

Postby WTR » Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:38 pm

My friend who is a bit of a 1911 guru ( he tunes them for both the local PD Swat Unit and Airforce Special OPs ) prefers Colt and Dan Wesson American made firearms. He also likes the RIA 1911s for a budget 1911. He considers Kimber to be over priced and overrated.


1911 10MM
Member
Posts: 161
Joined: Sat Aug 13, 2016 7:59 am

Re: Starter 1911 options

Postby 1911 10MM » Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:41 pm

swilkes wrote:I just bought a KIMBER super carry custom hd this morning off gun broker. And it is my first 1911


Nice!


Return to “General Texas CHL Discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: lama, Yahoo [Bot] and 4 guests