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Ok I'm sure you all have seen a ton of these posts before but heres another one. I've got about $1200 bucks and i want to buy a brand new 1911. Only full size no compacts so lets here some opinions who do I buy.:confused: I am only going to be target shooting about 200 to 300 rounds a week.
 

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Go look at the S&W SW1911 with either combat or adjustable sights. You can find one in stainless for $800-850. There is nothing else in your price range with better fit and finish, a better trigger or a better warranty. Save the rest of your money for ammo.
http://www.gunblast.com/SW1911.htm
 

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First 1911 Government, why not a Colt, chadcharb?

The Series 70 reissue in blue or stainless steel for mid $800.00, or spend the full $1200 (plus a bit more) for a Colt Special Combat Government (built in their custom shop)...

Sounds like this firearm might be your first and perhaps your only Government -- if that's the case, it should be a Colt...


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I second the vote for Les Baer. It's miles above the other choices in fit, finish, accuracy, and pride of ownership. No silly little firing pin safety devices, external extractors, or sloppy quality control. I started out with lesser quality production guns and ended up selling them. I wish I would have started with something like a Les Baer. I would have saved a ton of money, time, and headaches.

Good luck with whatever you choose.
 

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There are many great used guns out there in that price range, and used can often mean that they are lilghtly used. The Springfield TRP, Trophy Match or even the Operator can be had in that range, in addition to the gun mentioned above. It is really all a matter of taste and use.
 

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I have two S&W's, a 1911PD and a 1911SC that have been perfect from day one. My Springfield Loaded Champion has also been a trouble free and an accurate shooter since it was new.

There's a lot of great choices for 1911's... :biglaugh:
 

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I have two S&W's, a 1911PD and a 1911SC that have been perfect from day one.
There's a lot of great choices for 1911's... :biglaugh:

i saw a beautiful S&W1911PD on display today. i wonder what would be a fair price to pay for one today? The store had it listed for just under a grand.:)
 

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i saw a beautiful S&W1911PD on display today. i wonder what would be a fair price to pay for one today? The store had it listed for just under a grand.:)
That's a bit high I think but it depends on where you are. Do you have a friendly FFL you can work with?

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/15087
http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/27628
http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/11747
http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/15090
 
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