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JoeFaz
09-06-2010, 4:27 PM
I'm considering a 1911, been wanting one for a long time. Problem is, I don't have Colt, Browning, S&W, etc. kind of cash. Taurus has some pretty decent looking units for sale in my price range, but I know next to nothing about them. Any advice or recommendations/non-recommendations for this weapon?
Bottom line, what I want is the basic, full-sized standard 1911 .45. Nothing fancy, but with the option to "dress it up" later if I choose.
Thanks!

toneman
09-06-2010, 4:28 PM
I don't think it is on our list,
http://certguns.doj.ca.gov/safeguns_resp.asp
I heard great things about them.

railroader
09-06-2010, 4:31 PM
If you want inexpensive look at rock island armory which are on the roster. I bought a tactical and it was reliable out of the box. Mark

Cyc Wid It
09-06-2010, 4:39 PM
Buy a Springfield GI instead. Much more subtle (non-horrific) roll-mark, forged frame, and more room to grow.

Chief-7700
09-06-2010, 4:59 PM
Taurus has been having some quality control issues lately in their wheel guns not sure about clone 1911.

Quiet
09-06-2010, 5:04 PM
Taurus 1911s are not on the approved list.

Get a RIA 1911 instead.

The (Armscor) RIA 1911s are better in quality and reliability than the Taurus 1911s.

JoeFaz
09-06-2010, 5:53 PM
I'm buying it for work, so being on/off the list doesn't matter.
Are Rock Island and Springfield in a similar price range?

OneSevenDeuce
09-06-2010, 6:04 PM
RIA or SA are t1ts if you are on a budget.

JoeFaz
09-06-2010, 7:52 PM
RIA or SA are t1ts if you are on a budget.

I'm not clear on the lingo. Does that mean good? :o

OneSevenDeuce
09-06-2010, 7:53 PM
I'm not clear on the lingo. Does that mean good? :o

replace the "1" with an "i". I didn't want the censors to block out my colloquialism.

JoeFaz
09-06-2010, 7:57 PM
replace the "1" with an "i". I didn't want the censors to block out my colloquialism.

I'll take that as a good, then. Because I like t1ts!:43:

vta
09-06-2010, 8:16 PM
Buy a Springfield GI instead. Much more subtle (non-horrific) roll-mark, forged frame, and more room to grow.

+1 on all of that. The roll mark on the RIA is what gave me pause even at the price. You can build a SA GI into a top-of-the-line Professional model if you wanted to ($$). The RIA will never grow out of its cast frame.

JoeFaz
09-06-2010, 8:22 PM
+1 on all of that. The roll mark on the RIA is what gave me pause even at the price. You can build a SA GI into a top-of-the-line Professional model if you wanted to ($$). The RIA will never grow out of its cast frame.


Errr, what's a "roll mark"?:confused:

Chief-7700
09-06-2010, 8:35 PM
On the slide of my Springfield the roll mark is"
OPERATOR
CAL .45
TRP

morfeeis
09-06-2010, 8:43 PM
On the slide of my Springfield the roll mark is"
OPERATOR
CAL .45
TRP
Why is that a bad thing? PS Buds has a Officers RIA 1911 on sale right now for $399 (http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=411539804)

zfields
09-06-2010, 9:00 PM
I'm buying it for work, so being on/off the list doesn't matter.
Are Rock Island and Springfield in a similar price range?

What kind of work. If your a cop, id spend some damn money and get a solid reliable peice.

Skyler76
09-06-2010, 9:32 PM
What kind of work. If your a cop, id spend some damn money and get a solid reliable peice.

Do many cops carry 1911s?

zfields
09-06-2010, 9:49 PM
I see more Deputies then city cops, but yes, they do.

Quiet
09-06-2010, 11:19 PM
The RIA 1911s are great entry level 1911s.
IMO... the RIA 1911 Tactical is the best 1911 you can get for under $800. However, don't plan on customizing it much if you get it.

If you want to customize, go with a Springfield Armory 1911. They are easier to customize than the (Armscor) RIA 1911s.


IMO, for duty use...
... check out the Les Baer SRP.
... check out a Dan Wesson Valor and Pointman 7.
... check out Springfield Armory TRP and Loaded MC Operator.
... check out the Kimber Tactical Custom series.

JoeFaz
09-07-2010, 3:26 PM
What kind of work. If your a cop, id spend some damn money and get a solid reliable peice.

Getting close to retirement. Not to be carried as a primary weapon. More for use as a "desk gun". Plus, I just want one to mess with and I've got other things to spend $1500-2K on.

JoeFaz
09-08-2010, 8:34 PM
Hey, thanks to all who offered their advice. I've been looking at a couple really nice SA GIs.
There a lot of different variations, but I really like the basic one with the <US> on the nice wood grips. Some excellent prices out there, too. SA's own site lists them for around $650, so I'm thinking that's pretty high since it's MSRP. I've got a call in to my local FFL to see what he can get me one for.

railroader
09-08-2010, 9:22 PM
Here's parkerized GIs http://www.summitgunbroker.com/GI_Parkerized.html. Here's about the cheapest place for rock island 1911s online. http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=189566211 Mark

JoeFaz
09-09-2010, 8:56 AM
Here's parkerized GIs http://www.summitgunbroker.com/GI_Parkerized.html. Here's about the cheapest place for rock island 1911s online. http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=189566211 Mark

Thanks, that's an amazing price, especially for Gunbroker! I've just discovered the Para USA 1911's, too. Some of them look mighty fine!