I have the Colt 70 series govt repro's in carbon and ss. Pure, simple, good shooting 1911 love at its finest. A female coworker asked me what she should get her husband for a 25th wedding anniversary. She hit a grand slam with ss (silver) Colt 70 series 45 acp. Hubby was very happy.
Originally posted by bubbatime: Budget is about $800, perhaps $1000 if you get a LOT more for the extra $200. Range gun only. Want to get back into a 1911. Full size, govt model, steel frame, no rail, .45ACP.
My last two have been Springfield so I want to try something else, UNLESS they have the best gun for the dollar in my price range.
Personally I'd go for a Dan Wesson. You do get more for a little more money; a much tighter frame, better trigger, feels like the rails are glass. Less billboard and roll marks, better fit and finish, and workmanship. Try one and see what you think.
In that $800 price range we have a local 1911 manufacturer called Oriskany Arms. The fit and finish is really nice in this price range and you can order custom different options including custom serial number and slide laser engraving.
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Yet another vote for Ruger. I have a few of them and I have to say the 45's have been flawless but the 9mm had magazine problems that were replaced a few times and the gun eventually went back to Prescott. For the money it's hard to beat the SR1911's. As already mentioned they aren't like my 40+yr old Colt Gold Cup but the Ruger's I have I'm more than satisfied with especially the 45's. Plus if there is something wrong Ruger will make it right.
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