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The cheapest 1911 brand new

PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 1:03 pm
by vegas10960
Hey all, Im an armed security officer, I carry the glock21 on duty but I want to get a 1911 to practice with while i save up for a kobra carry (way down the road) I just wondered if anyone can tell me the cheapest cheapest cheapest production 1911 on the market new out the box price between $100-$300, anything? and did the alchemy arms spectre ever really exist?

PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 4:27 pm
by P.Greene
I would question the quality and legality of any $300 1911, new in the box!

Check gun shows etc. for a used 1911, stick with established makers & take someone with you that knows 1911s.

PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:32 am
by rfd339
why get a 1911 when u carry a g21? u can get a 1911 for around 400to 500 dollars or you can wait two more pay days and get a g21 for 500$ to 600$. shut watt you carry . thats me.

PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 8:29 pm
by CON-T
i LOVE 1911 pattern guns. its the coolest looking of all the shapes out there...

PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 2:32 am
by shot4funinsun
Cheap 1911s run you about 450 to 550, what your looking for is a used 1911 if all you want is to familiarize yourself with it. Try the gun shows

PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 9:59 pm
by CON-T
even the used 1911s are going for what you quoted. gun shows are a good idea. i see s&ws,rugers and taurus all for around that price.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 11:26 pm
by coconutbay
Look at for a seller named Bellshireguns . He sold me my Rock Island 1911 and I was very pleased. Brand new its $325 for buy it now. Ive been to 7 gun shows this year and never seen a 1911 new or used for this price. Why pay more? Unless youre a politician...

PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 6:21 pm
by shot4funinsun
coconutbay, how does that rock island shot

PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 11:28 pm
by coconutbay
I like the way it shoots. It has those itty bitty fixed sights, but I took a punch and gently moved it just a bit to line it up. Then I filed a bit off the front sight and applied a tiny dab of white out. That seemed to cure its tendency to shoot low and left of the target. I got some Hogue grips off ebay to replace the pretty standard wooden ones. Fits into a Fobus holster so well its easy to forget that you have it on. Go buy one!

PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:43 am
by shot4funinsun
I would coconutbay but I live in California where they have all sorts of restrictions for the good guys but not the bad guys in fact they just passed a law that forbids us to use more than 2 sheets of toilet paper.