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1911 suggestion's

What brand/maker would you suggest for a low cost shooter that could be upgraded later on. This is more of a fun project of modifying the gun the way I want as funds allow but what would be a good foundation to start with?
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subscribing...I was just about to ask the same question.

I'm interested in what budget manufacturer has the best frame/slide fitment.

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600 will get you a taurus, I know lots of people don't care for it because of it's a taurus, but you get a lot of features at a really really good price. I regret selling mine.

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I've been eying this for a longgggggggg time:
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600 will get you a taurus, I know lots of people don't care for it because of it's a taurus, but you get a lot of features at a really really good price. I regret selling mine.
They have the worst trigger I have ever felt on a 1911
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They have the worst trigger I have ever felt on a 1911
Perhaps, but it can be corrected.

A friend's dad has a Ithaca 1911 (don't know if it is a Colt made in Ithaca or if it is made by a company called Ithaca) and it has absolutely the WORST trigger I've ever felt in any gun PERIOD. The trigger pull had to be 30+ lbs.

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Perhaps, but it can be corrected.

A friend's dad has a Ithaca 1911 (don't know if it is a Colt made in Ithaca or if it is made by a company called Ithaca) and it has absolutely the WORST trigger I've ever felt in any gun PERIOD. The trigger pull had to be 30+ lbs.
The trigger mech is weird on the PT1911. It didnt look quite right.
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Dude, if you can afford a six hundred dollar gun, you can save your pennies and buy a thousand dollar gun. Do that, especially if you know it won't have what you want on it yet. If you really want a bargain shooter, hunt around for a used one in good shape. Odds are, if you take care of it you'll be able to get out of it what you paid for it. Good luck.

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Dude, if you can afford a six hundred dollar gun, you can save your pennies and buy a thousand dollar gun. Do that, especially if you know it won't have what you want on it yet. If you really want a bargain shooter, hunt around for a used one in good shape. Odds are, if you take care of it you'll be able to get out of it what you paid for it. Good luck.
Been there done that I'm a former kimber owner bought it shot it and sold it. This time I want the fun in the process of learning/building my own.
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Springfield mil-spec.
This is route I was thinking about going. What's the typical price range of used?
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The trigger mech is weird on the PT1911. It didnt look quite right.
So Taurus made it look like a 1911, but changed the trigger design?

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So Taurus made it look like a 1911, but changed the trigger design?
It didnt look right last time I had one in my hands. I would need to take a closer look at one to see what isnt right.
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Get a Rock Island, can be had for around $400. I bought one, shot the crap out of it, handed it to my Dad few years back, and he's still running 100+ rounds a trip with it. My buddy bought one back 5-6 years ago, and its still shooting fine. You can also go with the Springfield GI model, be about $550. If you want to spend a little more coin and get the best customer service, then Springfield is the way to go. Not too sure on the Para Ordnance yet, I do have one that I got through the Army, double stack with all the works. Its impressive, but I haven't shot it much yet.

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Not exactly cheap, but they make some beautiful 1911's. If you are looking at building your own then look at their frames and slides as a starting point...

www.fusionfirearms.com

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Not exactly cheap, but they make some beautiful 1911's. If you are looking at building your own then look at their frames and slides as a starting point...

www.fusionfirearms.com
Yeah have that book marked at the house already. That entire website makes me drool some really nice stuff.

I think I want to stay away from starting from scratch cause then I won't be able to shoot it as I go. I'll have to think about it I'd rather have something shooting from the start so I don't get bored with the build.
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Rock island is a good place to start Base model GI can be had for $400 or less and its a good functioning gun. Throw parts at it as you can trigger kit her, grip safety there change this and that make it your own If you don't start from scratch start there good base to build on
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+1 on the RIA or Springer.
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Build your own.

www.brownells.com

If you want to see a site that has more choices than you can really pick from, click on the link above.
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Build your own.

www.brownells.com

If you want to see a site that has more choices than you can really pick from, click on the link above.
Already have there 1911 catalog I flip through dreaming about the possibilities.
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There's a nice one here for sale.
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For a decent, entry level 1911 can't beat the American Classic...
This one can be had just shy of $500

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I have an RIA with a few Wilson upgrades and some smith work that I'd put up against a lot of higher dollar 1911s. For the bang for the buck it is a sweet shooting gun..... one of the sweetest and that isn't just my sentiment. I've let most of my shooting buddies shoot it and they all agree.

I have about $550 in it as it sits now.
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I bought this today and love it!

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nice trigger,very accurate.i went through a 100rds the first time out with no issues.

sweet shooter for around 525-550.

my springer mil-spec went back after day 1.

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Low cost? RIA or Para Ord...

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i'd say hit the stores and check them out up close.
the para also has a real crisp 3.5# trigger with no kreep.


i have held plenty of ria's and just going off feel alone the para was nicer.

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