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Old 06-02-2012, 02:38 PM   #1
 
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For the price, I do not believe there is a better 1911 available today. YMMV.


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Thanks for the report. I am told they are in short supply locally.
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I'm not aware of current availability, I know I waited SEVEN MONTHS for mine, and got it late July/early August 2011.

Ruger had to cut off orders for a few months on it and other models. Demand was so high.

Must be nice.
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I saw my second one at a gunshow today priced just under $800.
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Yikes, I think that's more than MRSP.
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We all know when anything is in short supply, people that have what you want dangling in your face can charge what they want. I know that at shows around my area the prices on all guns and accessories get sky high, they must expect some serious haggling to take place.
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Yikes, I think that's more than MRSP.
anytime there's a waiting list, they jack the price. Ruger will raise the MSRP soon if they haven't already.

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For the price, I do not believe there is a better 1911 available today. YMMV.
Ruger makes pretty good guns. The STI Spartan for $635 is a nice 1911 with adjustable sights/fiber optic front sight.

http://www.dawsonprecision.com/Produ...000-1161707138
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Best 1911 Value

I wish there were a plain jane 1911A1 on the market today... but there isn't.

The closest I have found are the ARMSCO made 1911A1s (such as Rock Island) and the recently introduced TGI 1911A1 made in Turkey by an armament factory there.

The TGI is not well known, it is made in an ultra modern plant, with the latest computer controlled tools. They also make a very nice version of the Beretta 92, the CZ75 and a BHP. I have examined the 1911A1 and the 92. Both were very well made and very true to the origianl.

CDNN has a great price on the TGI 1911A1 and I could not resist trying one. The one I got was straight GI with two exceptions.



The fixed sights were fitted with a wider and deeper rear sight cut (though the sight it's self is pretty accurate.



The thumb safety was more like current Colt's use. Otherwise it was right on. The grips are copies of the GI WWII plastic grips, but molded in black rather than brown.





At about $350 they seem to me one of the two best values around.

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If all you have, or all you want to spend is $350 on a 1911, sure looks like a great deal. At the very least, it would be a great way to start out with a 1911. You would get to learn all the functions, practice a lot, buy more ammo, etc.

Then, when you are ready to know what you really want, you would not have invested a ton of money in a 1911.

I would not suggest getting a 1911 in any other chambering than .45ACP. Might as well use what St. John Moses Browning intended.

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