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.45 ACP CF Possibility sub $1000

Post by noproblem on Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:16 pm

After having a discussion with my bullseye club members re the purchasing of a .45 acp for CF sub $1000. It was suggested i could purchase the following gun. 
 - Kimber Custom II = $749.00 New

Although the Kimber is a great gun i wanted to know if persons here agreed with the above suggestion or if you preferred one of my suggested options below. 

a) SpringField 1911 MIL-SPEC .45ACP = $620
b) CZ 97B .45 ACP = $610
c) Colt 70 Series Government 45 ACP  - Model O1970A1CS =$1200 
d) Springfield 1911 Range Officer = $770
e) Colt Gold Cup = $1200

I am also open to suggestions


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Re: .45 ACP CF Possibility sub $1000

Post by robert84010 on Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:28 pm

Everything you listed will need some degree of gunsmith work so something to consider is that there are far more people getting out of the sport than starting which means there are many good used pistols on the market. Take the time to do some research and find one that fits your budget. Some of my best pistols have been purchased from other bullseye shooters, maybe i'm just nuts but I don't need a sparkling finish to shoot X's.

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Post by knightimac on Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:34 pm

Springfield Range Officer-has adjustable sights, accurate and under$800

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Post by Christopher Miceli on Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:44 pm

Go with the Springfield RO. I would say it is the standard starter bullseye gun that can be upgraded by any one of the qualifed gunsmiths on this forum.

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Post by james r chapman on Wed Mar 16, 2016 4:15 pm

Generally speaking, the Springfield RO offers the best bang. Also, a fitted barrel bushing often tightens it up further. They all will improve with a tuned trigger job. I suspect an RO with both would keep you in that $1000 range.

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Post by noproblem on Wed Mar 16, 2016 4:47 pm

Its seems its almost unanimously that the SpringField RO is way to go 

Thanks everyone

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Post by AllAces on Wed Mar 16, 2016 4:51 pm

Having shot all but the CZ, here's my opinion:

1) Springfield RO is best choice
2) Springfield Mil-Spec

As for the others: Colt 70 Series is too expensive @$1200 to build into an accurate wad gun and Gold Cups are not noted as especially accurate and will take lots of smithing to make into a wad gun.

Strong opinions from others to follow.

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Post by LenV on Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:42 pm

Springfield RO is a good choice. I also like your Kimber idea. They made 1000 Kimber Target Match (series 70) pistols that went through their custom shop and shoot great. They only made 1000 of them and they are hard to find but they have one on GunBroker for sale right now. I would take exception to AllAces comment about The Gold Cup but he is right so it is kinda hard to find fault with the statement. I spent quite a bit on mine to make it a tack driver. STI also makes an entry level 1911 that you could look at. Springfield makes a pistol a step above the RO (my opinion) the Target Loaded that I believe Rob is shooting. That is another fine choice. The Kimber Target Match for sale on GB looks just like my Avatar but it's not mine. Mine shoots too good to sell. Well it used to look like my avatar

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Post by Tim:H11 on Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:43 pm

Happy with my RO

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Re: .45 ACP CF Possibility sub $1000

Post by bdas on Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:25 pm

If you're going to get the Range Officer, you don't need to pay $770 base price for it (that was the price mentioned in the first post).  Sportsman's Outdoor Superstore currently has them for $720 with free shipping.
http://www.sportsmansoutdoorsuperstore.com/products2.cfm/ID/97929/pi9128lp/springfield-1911-a1-range-officer-45acp-parkerized

In general, places like SlickGuns and WikiArms will show you the best prices for places that have them in stock...
https://www.slickguns.com/search/apachesolr_search/PI9128LP?solrsort=fs_price%2520desc&op=
https://www.wikiarms.com/guns?q=PI9128LP  (click the "Available in nnn stores" button to see more choices)

Just to add to the din... I'm pretty happy with my RO, too.

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Post by rvlvrlvr on Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:12 am

Being a wheelgunner, I'll throw in my suggestion for a S&W Model 625 - the 4" "JM" (Jerry Miculek) Champion Series can be had from most places for about $800, plus shipping. It'd already be pretty accurate having a fixed barrel, and the single-action triggers on S&W revolvers than most 1911 triggers I've felt, and it would be easy to put a red-dot sight on top, and to find grips that would fit.

But it's a revolver, and so the shooter must do all the work of cycling the action for each shot, and no one shoots those anymore =)


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Post by s1120 on Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:49 am

rvlvrlvr wrote:Being a wheelgunner, I'll throw in my suggestion for a S&W Model 625 - the 4" "JM" (Jerry Miculek) Champion Series can be had from most places for about $800, plus shipping. It'd already be pretty accurate having a fixed barrel, and the single-action triggers on S&W revolvers than most 1911 triggers I've felt, and it would be easy to put a red-dot sight on top, and to find grips that would fit.

But it's a revolver, and so the shooter must do all the work of cycling the action for each shot, and no one shoots those anymore =)


Ive really given this some though... My old sloppy 1911 is not vary accurate any more, and Ive been shooting my S&W model 19 better, and better every time out....  Might look into a 25.

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Re: .45 ACP CF Possibility sub $1000

Post by LenV on Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:46 pm

Some of us still love our wheel guns. I had a hard time bringing myself to drill and tap the 25-2 (top left) but it was worth it. As you can see I am a little old school. Blued revolvers just shoot better. Rolling Eyes


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Re: .45 ACP CF Possibility sub $1000

Post by Edcnh on Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:03 am

I bought a Range Officer 45ACP last summer. I have not had it "tuned" as I am new to Bullseye. The gun is very accurate right out of the box. For the money you can not go wrong with a Range Officer.

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