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    Best bang for the buck 1911?

    Everyone knows these are great pistols. What is the functional and accuracy differences beetween say a $500, $1000, and $2000 version of the 1911? I've been told that the Taurus version is great for the money. But it seems like most sold and traded are Springfield or Colt. Which do you guys prefer over the other. I'm interested in one for target/home defense.

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    this is a wide open subject, I've owned 1911's for 30 yrs

    here's my take,
    Taurus best 1911 low end for someone not wanting to change anything (aftermarket parts don't fit)

    Kimber for 1k a nice 1911,

    I haven't seen a 1911 that I'd pay over 1k for that wasn't built into a custom gun

    you need to decide what it's for
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    For a nice functional 1911 at a reasonable price point, it is hard to beat a Rock Island. There are many more expensive and tricked out 1911's out there and my personal preference is Kimber so your choice is really more about how much you want to spend.

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    Okay, let's say adjustable sights standard, great accuracy, and under $1000, for target shooting.

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    Take a look at Kimber, Colt, & Springfield, any of their models will do you fine.
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    I have seen several Taurus 1911 that their owner said to were great guns, evidently they would run great except on our range where they jammed all the time...must be a weird gravity well. Other than building one yourself i would say the STI are one of the best bang for bucks 1911s available today. For under $700 the Sparten is a great deal...

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    A lot of options but the Springfield Loaded is a great pistol for the price.

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    i would find a 70 series Colt.......but thats what i like....
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    I have owned Kimbers, Colts,Springfield and STI. For the money you can't beat a STI and I still own 2 Springers and a C&S with the STI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oneshotonekill View Post
    But it seems like most sold and traded are Springfield or Colt.
    yep,
    and the Kimbers are kept.

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