View Full Version : Basic 1911

September 16, 2005, 02:00 PM
OK guys, I have been thinking about getting a 1911 for a while now. I plan on buying in the near future, after firing some of course :D . I am looking for something that will be reliable and easily upgradable for later on. I dont need anything fancy like mother of pearl handles or stuff like that. Not looking to spend a fortune, no more than $650 or so. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

September 16, 2005, 02:01 PM
Springfield mil-spec.

September 16, 2005, 02:07 PM
Springfield Mil-Spec.
Ditch the plastic grips and install Pearce rubber double diamonds.

If you can find one in the price range, a Colt NRM.

September 16, 2005, 02:24 PM
+3 Springer Mil-spec

September 16, 2005, 04:05 PM
Sounds like the direction I'm going to be heading in. Thats what most of my buddies suggested, and what I have seen suggested on here quite a few times. Thanks for the quick response guys.

September 16, 2005, 04:27 PM
+4 Springfield mil-spec. Comes with nice sights and shoots great.

September 16, 2005, 04:48 PM
If you can put together another $10.


I paid $660...


September 16, 2005, 06:17 PM
How about a Colt instead of a clone?

September 16, 2005, 07:19 PM
Can you get a Government Model for under $650?

September 16, 2005, 09:23 PM
+5 on Springfield's Mil-Spec. Colt didn't invent the 1911A1, JMB did so Colt is nothing more than a clone too :p

Quality makes it a Colt :confused: Tell that to any high quality manufacturer and see what response you get :p

If it isn't a Colt it's just a copy :confused: So Colt is saying that they made every gun under the sun, thats a new one on me :rolleyes:

September 16, 2005, 09:34 PM
Another for a Springfield, but I'd make it a loaded model... Worth the extra money IMO.

(Not a Milspec 1911 fan - that's why I sold my Colt 1991a1 and Got a SA Loaded!)

September 17, 2005, 12:18 AM
I just bought a GI .45 milspec, haven't shot it yet, but I will this weekend. Paid $470 for it. I have seen used Govt models for around $650, they look nice, but if you are looking for a basic 1911, I would spend the extra on ammo and practice!

September 17, 2005, 03:36 AM
I am also going to have to recomend Colt.

September 17, 2005, 10:14 AM
Anything but a Colt, IMO.

Springers are great, as are the Smiths mentioned earlier. Lots of options, dont pay for the horse.

September 17, 2005, 10:37 AM
I prefer the Springfield GI to the Milspec to build on.

If you can get a deal on a NRM Colt, I'd go that way, but in my neck of the woods here in the PRK, the NRM Colts are just about $300 more then the GI's.

September 17, 2005, 10:45 AM
What GunsnRovers said.

September 17, 2005, 02:18 PM
Anything but a Colt, IMO.

Care to elaborate??????? :confused: