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gerrycaruso

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I've owned many and currently have 1911s from Colt, Sig and Auto Ordnance. The Colt is an old series 70 done over by Greg Derr so not in your price range but the other two are well within it. The Auto Ordnance is a bare bones military model but the Sig has all the features of a custom gun and came with 4 mags. All are good shooters and reliable. I don't own a S&W 1911 but have shot several and liked them all.
 
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Don't own one but Dan Wesson has an excellent reputation.
I own a couple of Ruger and S&W 1911s 1n both 9mm and 45 and haven't had a single issue with them. Have a SA range officer also it's a 9mm but it's not given me any trouble either.




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They're not getting a lot of love here, but the RIA's are a real value if you're just looking for a fun range toy. I bought mine cheap from someone here, swapped out the ugly factory grips for $10 rubber ones I bought online, and it's been great. Eats everything, never malfunctions, and not half bad looking. Reasonably accurate despite the crappy fixed sights.
 

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They're not getting a lot of love here, but the RIA's are a real value if you're just looking for a fun range toy. I bought mine cheap from someone here, swapped out the ugly factory grips for $10 rubber ones I bought online, and it's been great. Eats everything, never malfunctions, and not half bad looking. Reasonably accurate despite the crappy fixed sights.
yep, there's nothing wrong with ria. i'm still looking hard at their 10mm. retirement and a fixed income are holding me back.
 

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Don't own one but Dan Wesson has an excellent reputation.
I own a couple of Ruger and S&W 1911s 1n both 9mm and 45 and haven't had a single issue with them. Have a SA range officer also it's a 9mm but it's not given me any trouble either.




I do own Ruger
I had a DW Guardian. Was very happy with it. Miss that one.
 

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Another vote for the TRP.....it's what chose after all my reading on the other comparable models (E-Series, Rugers, Sigs, etc.) It's the first 'nice' 1911 I've bought, granted I'm 'late' to the 1911 game, and I have zero regrets other than I should have got it sooner....great shootin' handgun. It's a good compliment to the mil-spec RIA I've had for the past few years.

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Hi all, am looking for a 1911 recommendation. Ballpark in the $1k-$1200 range. Looking for something which won’t need work custom work and will be good to go for a while... Thanks, John
OP you can get a lot of 1911 for that amount. Some is a matter of preference rather than quality.

Colt - Always a good choice. Excellent quality, service and brand name
S&W E series: amazing gun for $799 on the street. Accurate and tight.
S&W Performance Center: Also accurate and tight with cool/fun features and lifetime warranty
DW - nice custom pistol feel
Sig - excellent service newish to 1911 platform but nice color finishes available

The Ruger platform is solid for the money. No frills just quality manufacture like all Ruger products. Cheaper retail so could leave you money for ammo & practice

Things that might be important to you: Ambi thumb safety, grips safety either with beavertail or without, grips safety with the "hump" (which I don't like), flared magwell, rail. At your price point you will have choices.

Have fun shopping around ad try to shoot some examples at the range before you buy.
 

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+1 for the SA TRP family. My next .45 for sure.

I was lucky enough to get a Les Baer for my 40th bday, and I also highly recommend them, if you can find one. By far my favorite pistol that I own.
 
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