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MainGun120mm
06-03-2012, 2:36 AM
Ive got some money to spend, and am looking for a quaility 1911. The only requirements I have are pretty simple but should narrow down the choices a bit. Any advice on the subject based on experience, or personal research would help me out a great deal.

The features I am looking for include:

-5 Inch full length barrel

-A rail system.

-Can be any 1911, not just roster pistols(dont mind spending on SSE).

-American made would be a plus(as I am an Iraq Veteran), but I would possibly go other makers if the 1911 was appealing enough.

-I would prefer a none stainless steel 1911(just dont like the look, maybe that will change in time). All Black, is my prefered color choice for pistols. I still do want a full steel weapon though, I like the weight.

Not too picky, but hopefully I can get some great feedback from everyone here. Ive done quite a bit of resarch, about various aspects of 1911s but im sure there are some 1911 gems I havnt seen yet or thought about. Im not intrested in my manufacuter is better then yours talks, or MIM battles. Just facts from personal experience, or fact based research.

I know you guys/gals here can help me deicde! I got a fever, and the only cure is a Railed 1911! Thanks ahead of time for your help!

Ps. The price listed is what I want to spend on the weapon only. Ammo, mags, and equipment money is already saved for after I purchase the 1911.

P.W.
06-03-2012, 2:47 AM
If it were myself I'd choose to grab either a Springfield MC Operator or Colt Rail Gun.
The Operators can be found out there lingering around 12 or 1300.
http://i1157.photobucket.com/albums/p589/HirschJager23/12066475-1.jpg
The Colt Rail Gun can be found from high 9's to around 1200.

shhh
06-03-2012, 3:11 AM
Be sure to take a look at the Sig 1911's.
- a little 'non-traditional': external extractors, and non-traditional slides
- very nice for the price: match barrels and triggers, shoots better than I do

Oh and IIRC, they're made in the USA.

NiteQwill
06-03-2012, 3:17 AM
Easy (it's not stainless btw, it's hard chrome on a carbon steel frame)

http://www.sk8ng.com/dusty/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/SA-Operator-11.JPG

Brandon04GT
06-03-2012, 4:00 AM
Another vote for an SA Operator!

RippSpeed
06-03-2012, 4:27 AM
I would go for a STI Duty One since SSE isn't out of the question...

here's one from a SSE friendly shop :
www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=289727976

or why not go up a couple hundred more and get yourself a STI Tactical ....
www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=289847908

dadoody
06-03-2012, 4:56 AM
Ive got some money to spend, and am looking for a quaility 1911. The only requirements I have are pretty simple but should narrow down the choices a bit. Any advice on the subject based on experience, or personal research would help me out a great deal.

The features I am looking for include:

-5 Inch full length barrel

-A rail system.

-Can be any 1911, not just roster pistols(dont mind spending on SSE).

-American made would be a plus(as I am an Iraq Veteran), but I would possibly go other makers if the 1911 was appealing enough.

-I would prefer a none stainless steel 1911(just dont like the look, maybe that will change in time). All Black, is my prefered color choice for pistols. I still do want a full steel weapon though, I like the weight.

Not too picky, but hopefully I can get some great feedback from everyone here. Ive done quite a bit of resarch, about various aspects of 1911s but im sure there are some 1911 gems I havnt seen yet or thought about. Im not intrested in my manufacuter is better then yours talks, or MIM battles. Just facts from personal experience, or fact based research.

I know you guys/gals here can help me deicde! I got a fever, and the only cure is a Railed 1911! Thanks ahead of time for your help!

Ps. The price listed is what I want to spend on the weapon only. Ammo, mags, and equipment money is already saved for after I purchase the 1911.


This gun I have....it has everything you are describing.

Kimber TLE/RL II.

I bought it from another calgunner back in 2009....its pin point accurate, smooth and comfortable, never a fail to fire or jam. I love this gun.

I paid $900 and it even came with 4 magazines.

and no I'm not selling it. get ur own >:(

keenkeen
06-03-2012, 7:11 AM
Given your price range, other requirements and the fact that you are up for an SSE...

I would say Colt Rail Gun, the 01980RG fits what you are looking for. It has a SS frame and slide but is Creakoted in black.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=289802622

MA2
06-03-2012, 7:19 AM
Springfield PC9105LCA (TRP full rail, full dust cover)...will be slightly over budget, but check it out :)

skyscraper
06-03-2012, 7:36 AM
I've got three railed guns: SA pro, SA trp full rail, and (in jail) SA MC operator...

I'd go with either the MC operator, or the Colt rail gun at your price range. Good luck!

Here's the pro and trp operator:
http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff488/riddic99/Prox300.jpg

Arkangel
06-03-2012, 7:37 AM
Check out the S&W 1911 PD TRS. Mine has been on duty with me since 2009.

JeSuisPrest
06-03-2012, 8:14 AM
I recently picked up a Kimber TLE/RL II for a smidge over a grand and replaced the stock magazine with three Kimpro Tac-Mags (7 rounders). I tore it down yesterday morning to clean and inspect it, and I'm darn impressed. Took it to the local indoor range afterwards and put one hundred rounds down range with out an issue.

redline
06-03-2012, 8:43 AM
You didn't list a preferred safety system, so I'll echo what others have mentioned: Black Colt Rail Gun.

http://www.coltsmfg.com/Catalog/ColtPistols/ColtRailGun.aspx

Meets all your criteria.

Write Winger
06-03-2012, 9:18 AM
S&W 1911 E Series Rail

cwin
06-03-2012, 9:39 AM
I'd say any non custom Springfield Operator (LW Operator, MC Operator, TRP Operator) or a railed Sig.

JazzFan
06-03-2012, 9:58 AM
TRP!!!!

Press Check
06-03-2012, 10:09 AM
The Springfield Operator is a much nicer pistol than the Colt Rail Gun.

MainGun120mm
06-03-2012, 1:16 PM
Wow, Thanks for all your help so far. Before I made this post I was leaning towards a Kimber TLE/RL II, but you all have given me more options!

Looks like I got a bit more options to choose from! Time to look more in depth into your suggestions! Thank you.

Aspec5vz
06-03-2012, 1:26 PM
Colt rail gun

P.W.
06-03-2012, 2:34 PM
This is my opinion from what I have witnessed in the past but Kimber seems to be hit or mis with their Quality Control. One buyer will get a great 1911 and another will get one that has issues, my issue with them is that too many slip through the cracks unlike Colt or Springfield. The Sig 1911 Tac Ops is a good pistol and my only beef with it was the erratic ejection pattern due to the external extractor geometry. When you decide on a 1911 don't just look @ the Pistol itself but find out how the company's Customer Service and Quality Control has been in the last 6 months. It makes a difference if you ever have any issues. Also look @ the Re-Sale Value, the Colts and Springer Operators seem to hold their value quite well.

Good Luck in your search for the right 1911.

MrExel17
06-03-2012, 2:39 PM
+1 For the MC Op

mlgs00
06-03-2012, 6:32 PM
http://i316.photobucket.com/albums/mm345/miksal_99/IMG_2427.jpg

I went with a Sig Nitron Rail. I added the magwell and JS Gungrips. Besides what was already mentioned in a previous post as standard equipment, it comes with night sights. I have 500 rounds through it so far and love it.

Xtracrispy
06-03-2012, 6:35 PM
I like my Sig 1911 Nitron Rail. Also have about 500 rounds through it with no problems.

FIREBALL_BRIAN
06-03-2012, 7:55 PM
Trp

Low-Pressure
06-03-2012, 8:38 PM
Any Sig 1911 under $1k and get this http://www.midwayusa.com/product/351321/lee-pro-1000-progressive-press-kit-45-acp

HellnBack
06-03-2012, 8:49 PM
FWIW,The MC is a railed SA loaded and the Colt rg is a Colt XSE with rail.

tdyoung1958
06-03-2012, 9:39 PM
Sig 1911, have 2 love both

skosh69
06-03-2012, 10:02 PM
If you're willing to go north of $1500, there's the new Dan Wesson Specialist... http://www.cz-usa.com/products/view/dan-wesson-specialist/ Friend of mine just got a Stainless one SSE'd.

Malmon
06-03-2012, 10:51 PM
FWIW,The MC is a railed SA loaded and the Colt rg is a Colt XSE with rail.

There are several postings on other sites that claimed that the MC op is not just a loaded model with rail. All MC op are assembled in the USA and come with a one piece forged Storm Lake barrels, while most loaded models are assembled in Brazil with a different barrel.

SoulStealer
06-03-2012, 11:01 PM
I have and love all three!! Go with the Springfield, Just my opinion.

http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i414/celalonde/004.jpg
http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i414/celalonde/fe09625c.jpg
http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i414/celalonde/75161b37.jpg

Plisk
06-03-2012, 11:22 PM
My personal recommendation is the Springfield MC Operator, or a Sig 1911 Railed. I personally don't enjoy new Colts or Kimbers.

ExtremeX
06-03-2012, 11:47 PM
I went with a Sig 1911 railed. Only 2 range trips on it so far but its function and fit is excellent.

In that price range you have some good options.

leocrrnz
06-04-2012, 6:10 AM
TRP

stix213
06-04-2012, 7:14 AM
Had similar requirements recently and I went with a Sig Nitron Rail 1911. It is black, railed, no stupid ambit safety (unless you are a lefty I don't see the point), and has factory 3 dot night sights. It is pretty cool looking too if you aren't hung up on a nontraditional looking 1911.

t0kie
06-04-2012, 7:36 AM
Looking around & you may find a TRP Operator.

21SF
06-04-2012, 10:56 AM
http://i769.photobucket.com/albums/xx338/akamurk/DSC00850.jpg

dadoody
06-04-2012, 9:02 PM
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i206/dadoody/P1020568.jpg