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Selling Glock, buying 1911, have ?s...

Selling my Glock 22 .40 back to the person I bought it from, for way more than I paid for it (don't ask), and plan on buying my first 1911. I wanna spend $600, maybe a little more. I understand that this is a very low number but it's what I'm getting for my Glock, I'm basically "trading" one for the other. Seeing as what I'm looking to spend is a low number, I don't wanna buy a piece of junk.

I know a lot of manufacturers make a 1911, but I'm not really sure which ones to stay away from. I'd love to get a nice SS Springfield if I can find one, but if not, my real question is..

Which brand of 1911 should I avoid like the plague? Any 1911 insight would be greatly appreciated.

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guy at work here picked up the Springfield Mil-spec 1911 in stainless. he has been very happy with it, and scored it for like $600-$700.

i'm looking to sell my Kimber, but is more than you wanna spend.

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I plan on buying local, otherwise I'd buy from gunbroker. Need asap, won't have a home protection pistol once I sell my glock tonight. Not putting my life in the hands of a little .22 that I have a handful of.

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Stay away from the Colts. What you pay for in name does not equate to in quality.

besides, in that price range you'll only find dogs anyway.

At $600 I'd say save up a little, in the long run it will save you a tone of headaches. Coming to the table with $800 will put you in a completely diffrent tier of 1911 you wont ever regret.

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You sure your not from the south side? I know "Bruthas" that don't go after that much shinny stuff on their guns.

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I plan on buying local, otherwise I'd buy from gunbroker.
Expect to pay that Cook county premium price tag. And knock that $600 budget outta the box. GB isnt all that great for deals either so don't get caught up with it. Lots of people post a skies the limit price thinking they will get balls and all.



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Need asap,.
Mistake #1, don't buy in haste. You will only screw yourself.

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won't have a home protection pistol once I sell my glock tonight.

And you have advertised this all over the neigbor"hood"? The minute your house goes "unprotected" your gonna get broken into?


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Not putting my life in the hands of a little .22 that I have a handful of.
Why not? Tell you what, let me shoot you with one and if you get up I'll let you shoot me back!

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What kimber? how much?
Tactical Custom II. not 100% sure i wanna sell it, i really want the new SuperCarry. I have no need for 2 1911s right now. Offered it up to my friend for $900 and he's still thinking about it.

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800 is doable, but spending 1000+ is out of the question for now

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I'll sell you my taurus PT1911 for $700.
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I wouldn't say I need asap, but I don't wanna see my collection get smaller and would like to stay protected at home (or wherever else cough cough). Planned on buying in Dupage actually to save some coin. Not trying to be hasty, hence the thread, just want to make an educated purchase. I figured 6 bills would be low so maybe I'll throw in a couple hundo extra to get a quality piece, but don't know enough about the 1911 to know any better.

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Nevermind, con artist

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I may have a Series 1 kimber for sale if your intrested.

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I'm open to suggestion

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Your not going to go worong with any name brand 1911

Para
Kimber
Springfield
Sig
S&W

shit even Taurus makes an OK 1911

All these brnds even in their intro level will over fully functional and combat accurate 1911's. From here you just need to figure out how much "upgrading" you wnat and can afford.

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bought it new november of 2008 when they first came out. It came with straight 8 sights, this past year I put a novack rear sight (personal pref) on. I love the grips that are on it but I forget what they're called they were maybe $30 shipped. They're wood so classy and rubber so easy to grip. Maybe has 500 rounds threw it so barely broken in. Full 5" barrel and it is target accurate. It's killed many a paper targets. She comes on my late night early morning walks with me so she has a few miles on her but she's in excellent shape. My friend that was in the armed forces stripped it for me and cleaned it up not to long ago. At 30 yards I can shoot a 4 inch group, the guns more accurate than I am. at 7 yards paper targets quake with fear of impending penetration.
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Nevermind, con artist
wat? it appreciated in value...

plus the grips really kick ass and that's what they were selling for new at gander mountain last week.

I didn't say I paid that for it.

I think it was like $425 after rebate.

love the gun and would have trouble parting with it for $700
it's that good.
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and for a fullsize 1911 they conceal pretty easy with an untucked shirt if that's your thing...
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Miller Custom.

I think you're on the right track with a Springfield Mil-Spec if you want to stay in that price range. You can find a Springfield Loaded for a wee bit more money and a used TRP for around $1,100.

I'm not a fan of Para 1911s, especially the double stacks and the ones with a double action trigger but the conventional ones aren't awful, you could do better for the price though.

Kimbers are fine but overpriced, look hard at Ponch's Series 1, like a Series 70 Colt, a little more pure. The SIS by Kimber is pretty badass too.

Springfields are excellent for the money and will treat you very well.

Nothing wrong with Smith or Sig 1911s but I HATE external extractors on 1911s. If it's not a slab side, it's not a real 1911.

I have finger fucked a PT1911 and was VERY impressed, especially for the money. Haven't shot one though and like any sub $1k gun, it has lots of MIM parts which bother me. Then again, you can always customize to get rid of MIM after you've owned the thing for a while.

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Tactical Custom II.

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Or mine!!


All of the other advice already shared is rock solid. Don't have much else to add really.
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oh and the grips that rock are the pachmayr acls (american classic legend series) or something like that in this pic
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All of the other advice already shared is rock solid. Don't have much else to add really.
and the part where everyone is trying to dump their kimbers is going to sell them how?

forgive me, I may be a little slow today as I've been dealing with slower users that can't read for shit and really make me question our countries education system.
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Ohh yeah, adjustable sights on a defensive sidearm is lame as fuck.

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agreed. didn't you get told for being an internet guru on weapons a while back by ponch though?
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agreed. didn't you get told for being an internet guru on weapons a while back by ponch though?
What of it?


I don't claim to know how to rebuild an engine or service a woman, I do know firearms though.

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I don't claim to know how to rebuild an engine or service a woman, I do know firearms though.
don't look at me, I don't know squat. I was just trying to stir the pot. Actually I think I saw the grips I have first on one of your .45s so I copied you because they looked cool and looked like they'd handle well too so, props to you mang!

besides I'm still waiting for ponch to hand down the verdict on which sniper rifle I should get. He said he didn't have time to give the topic the appropriate concern it necessitated so would do so later. To this date I haven't seen an update.


Could be another blonde moment though, so much shit has flown today I don't know which way is up.

I can give you some pointers on the latter of your problems though.

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don't look at me, I don't know squat. I was just trying to stir the pot. Actually I think I saw the grips I have first on one of your .45s so I copied you because they looked cool and looked like they'd handle well too so, props to you mang!
Lol, it's all good. I couldn't stand those pachys (didn't fit my hand correctly) and replaced them with some alumagrips I bought at a gun show for $5. That was on my old Delta Elite, solid gun, 10mm is too damn expensive though.

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