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OK, I'm a Glock guy but really want a starter 1911. Since I don't know a hole lot about them ...


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Old 08-12-2013, 02:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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OK, I'm a Glock guy but really want a starter 1911. Since I don't know a hole lot about them I thought I'd ask you guys... I was looking at a Rock Island, I just don't know what to look for in the pistol. Thanks 1911 guys, I would appreciate any links to certain guns....... Concealed 27
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How much you want to start with?
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Metro Arms... hands down. Kimber or high end Springfield quality, at half the price. They're a young company trying to get their name out there.

I've got one model in stock, with 2 more on the way... if you want some pics.


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Your budget will be a huge factor. 1911's can cost very little for the import garbage to many thousands for the custom rigs. Currently my only 1911 is a Sig Match Elite. I paid $900 to my door. It is a lot of 1911 for the money. It has been flawless through about 3k rounds so far. They are worth a look.

What size do you want? Full 5" Government? Officer's? Compact?
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Also what do you intend to use it for. CCW or target.My CCW is commander size wife's is officers size. Double stack or not lots more pondering to be done.
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Also what do you intend to use it for. CCW or target.My CCW is commander size wife's is officers size. Double stack or not lots more pondering to be done.
I plan to carry and shoot my price range is gonna be between 600-800 I like the the commander size u got bad ass gun. Its not gonna happen for awhile, I was gonna build another AR but I've always wanted Colt 1911 M1A1.....but they are not cheap. I may just save some more and get it one. I would carry it a little and shoot it, but I think I would be better off with a a gun that dosnt go for $1400 , can still get a decent gun I think in my current price range. I have to change heath ins, my Dr is not accepting my current carrier..
What pain in the ass so i will do some looking at 1911. I appreciate the other member letting me know what's good....... Concealed 27
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Originally Posted by BrothersInArms View Post
Metro Arms... hands down. Kimber or high end Springfield quality, at half the price. They're a young company trying to get their name out there.

I've got one model in stock, with 2 more on the way... if you want some pics.


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Thanks for the heads up, that gun comes with alot of extras and i think the price is amazing...... gonna try and find one I would love to hold it, I can order one online but not into buying a gun w/o holding it, but if i do we will do business bia....Concealed 27


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Look at used guns also. Tampa ,St Pete has lots of guns stores and pawn shops were you might pick up a real good one for you price.Looks like there are a number of Philippine and South Korean company's making quality guns and getting them here.
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