U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Hobbies and Recreation > Guns and Hunting
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
 
 
Old 11-17-2008, 11:52 PM
 
957 posts, read 1,896,200 times
Reputation: 564
Default How do you choose a 1911?

Of all the thousands of 1911's, how does a person decide which one is right for them?
Quick reply to this message

 
Old 11-18-2008, 12:28 AM
kbg
 
Location: Chester County, Tennessee
224 posts, read 44,825 times
Reputation: 77
It all depends on what you are willing to spend and what you intend to use it for. You can buy a base model new at less than $500 all the way up to $thousands$ which are a waste of money unless you plan to compete with it as a new source of income to balance the overhead. The 1911 in any format is a blast to shoot or carry but a good middle of the road model will run $600 to $1000 and there will not be much difference in look, feel or accuracy -just $$$!
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-18-2008, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Drama Central
4,084 posts, read 5,466,193 times
Reputation: 1840
Go for the history of it...Springfield GI or the Mil-spec which comes with better sights.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-18-2008, 12:58 PM
 
Location: USA
1,583 posts, read 2,892,353 times
Reputation: 575
As others have said, a lot of it is how much you want to spend. The Springfield line has a lot of good 1911's for the money. I like the base Mil-Spec model as it has some features that are nice to have but not overblown. Lowered and flared ejection port, bevelled magazine well and better sights than the G.I. If you want to step up a notch the "Loaded" model has a few more features.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-18-2008, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Western, Colorado
1,540 posts, read 1,661,776 times
Reputation: 784
Springfield TRP if you want to spend the money. I also have Kimbers and Colts that I enjoy, but they aren't as accurate as the TRP.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-22-2008, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Cave Creek, AZ USA
1,712 posts, read 3,508,900 times
Reputation: 906
Aren't Springfield frames made in Brazil now? Mine was. I got a Mil-Spec. for $275 delivered from Glocktalk classifieds about two years ago. I mailed it and a bunch of goodie parts to Robar and they built it into a very nice gun and refinished it. I have less into it than a new one would cost and it's pretty sweet. When I was six I helped my mom pick out a Combat Commander for my dad for Xmas. It was $140 then and they're going for over $1000 now. You can spent $400-$4000 on 1911's.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-22-2008, 03:26 PM
 
9,660 posts, read 8,170,941 times
Reputation: 4098
I found the Springfield Mil Spec .45 to be well made and well priced. Mine's been very reliable with ammo from various manufacturers.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-22-2008, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Palm Coast, FL & Floral Park, NY
563 posts, read 1,665,974 times
Reputation: 194
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rick Lee View Post
Aren't Springfield frames made in Brazil now? .
I was just talking to my father about this today. He had called Springfield regarding the TRP. That gun says that it is made in the USA. What he was told from Springfield is that most of the parts are manufactured in Brazil and some guns are assembled there. The TRP is shipped partially assembled from Brazil, and then is disassembled, Springfield does some stuff stateside and therefore meets the standard to be labled Made in the USA. The rep also said that the guns that are manufactured in Brazil are then disassembled, examined/inspected and then reassembled. I am not sure how that does not defeat the purpose of manufacturing elsewhere but I digress.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-23-2008, 09:40 AM
 
Location: USA
1,583 posts, read 2,892,353 times
Reputation: 575
Most of the Springfields are made in Brazil by Imbel, a quality gun manufacturer. I've had a Milspec for 20 years and its been great.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-23-2008, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Palm Coast, FL & Floral Park, NY
563 posts, read 1,665,974 times
Reputation: 194
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pilot1 View Post
Most of the Springfields are made in Brazil by Imbel, a quality gun manufacturer. I've had a Milspec for 20 years and its been great.
Thanks for the info Pilot. I wasn't implying that they don't make a quality gun or that quality was lacking in anyway due to being made outside of US. I was just mentioning some info that I had recently found out regarding how the Made in the USA moniker in this case can be misleading. But that goes for all industries and products.
Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:
Over $79,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Hobbies and Recreation > Guns and Hunting
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top