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5 years 40 weeks ago, 12:51 PM

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wanting to get a 1911 was thinking of a springfield mil-spec or a loaded. first time owner what would be the best one to get any advise

5 years 40 weeks ago, 3:20 PM

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With the 1911, one of the first questions to answer is what is your price range? Whatever it is, I would stay away from the mil-spec model. The fact is that the 1911 is an unreliable weapon in its mil-spec configuration and you will probably end up spending money to make it a good weapon even if you just shoot paper. The loaded models are very good, as are Kimber 1911, both groups go for a reasonable price, or you can go up to the Nighthawk or Wilson Combat-level guns which run 2500 bucks or more and are insanely accurate and reliable as far as the 1911 goes.

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5 years 40 weeks ago, 5:10 PM

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i would like to stay around 800 to 900i know they are very hard to hind right now a local dealer has a mil-spec for 575 and a loaded traget for 820 dose that sound right or is that high becouse of the high demand i just want to get a good shooter not a competition gun

5 years 40 weeks ago, 7:20 PM

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the taurus 1911?got all the bells and whisles and at about 600.00 or so not a bad gun.

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5 years 40 weeks ago, 7:32 PM

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I have looked at them on gunbroker but my local dealer dont stock them havent got to hold one is it made as well as the others any i should stay away from

5 years 40 weeks ago, 7:36 PM

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I've shot one. Its a great gun. Accurate Feels good in the hand and is really well made.Every seperate piece has a matching serial number.And a life time warrenty.I've got my friend buying one.1911 is not my style but it is a great gun. In your price range you could get a nice used Kimber also.

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