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1911 in 45 acp Buying Guide

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Post by handcycle 10/17/2021, 6:06 pm

I have not own an 1911 before!
Need your suggestions: do & don't plus what to look at when deciding?
I do prefer one that's chambered for 45 acp and I don't mind buying used gun but it has to be in a 90% condition Smile ...
Are we allowed to suggest brand names, etc?
Prefer to spend up to max. of around $1100...
Treasure your helpful opinion Idea..
I am planning to use it for 25 meter bullseye indoor range...
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Post by james r chapman 10/17/2021, 6:41 pm

$1100?
Springfield Armory Range officer.
Even used should be a great start
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Post by zanemoseley 10/17/2021, 7:29 pm

For $1100 you're looking at a shelf gun with a trigger job and possibly new ignition parts, maybe even a new barrel or at least oversized slide pin. Just got a sweet RRA with bullseye rib and trigger work for $1750. $2+ you're looking at used custom guns in good shape.

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Post by RoyDean 10/18/2021, 7:50 am

There are a couple of suitable SARO's on GunBroker right now. e. g. 907378353 for less than $900. Then you will need to have a competent smith tighten up the barrel and do a trigger job. (Dave Salyer is one suggestion). No need to replace the barrel IMHO, mine has the OEM barrel and is certainly capable of Master scores.

Following this path you can just about get a capable iron sight gun for around $1,100. But to get the slide drilled/tapped, fit a rail and mount a decent red dot will cost at least another $200.

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Post by JKR 10/18/2021, 11:45 am

I have one I’d consider selling. It’s ready to go. You wouldn’t need to do anything to it. 
PM me if interested. 
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Post by handcycle 10/18/2021, 2:38 pm

JKR wrote:I have one I’d consider selling. It’s ready to go. You wouldn’t need to do anything to it. 
PM me if interested. 
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JKR,
Can you post/send some nice pics to me? You can PM me as well.
Thanks!
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