4X4DEMON Northwestern St. Fan NWLA Member since Dec 2007 9820 posts
Looking for a budget 1911 (Posted on 12/29/12 at 7:30 pm)
I dont have $1k to drop on a 1911. I've noticed that there are a few brands in the $400 range but didnt want to buy a gun that was going to be nothing but trouble. What would be something to look at. I'm leaning toward the Rock Island.
re: Looking for a budget 1911 (Posted on 12/29/12 at 7:46 pm to 4X4DEMON)
If you want a good 1911, you're gonna have to drop more than $400.
An ATI or a RIA will run, no doubt. But they just don't have the finesse and smoothness of something American. If you want a budget American 1911, I suggest the Ruger SR1911. They actually have one right now at Bowie Outfitters for $769.
I would also suggest an entry level SW1911 or the lowest level Kimber - the Custom II, is really good. The Remington R1 and R1 enhanced are both great too.
If you get a 1911, get an American one. Do us all a patriotic favor.