4X4DEMON Northwestern St. Fan NWLA Member since Dec 2007 11204 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.
bapple LSU Fan Capital City Member since Oct 2010 7089 posts
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.