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    I didn't get any responses that were in the least bit helpful. I am looking to pick up my first 1911 and I'm looking to spend between $500 - $1000, so what 1911 in this price range would you recommend, and why? Also, what 1911, in this price range, should I stay away from? Colt seems a little too pricy and I'm thinking Springfield.

    Your advice and counsel is appreciated.

    P.S. I'm not interested in home defense or carrying something around. Just interested in range shooting for fun.
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    I'd go for the Remington 1911 R1 right price and Gander even has a rebate on it right now
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    I was looking at the Remmington R1, but while I was looking a guy told me not to consider it because it had too many failures. He seemed to know a great deal so I didn't question him about why. Now I'm thinking it may have had to do more with the mag rather than the gun itself.
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    Unless you want to impress someone with the size of your gun, a 1911 is a bit much. If you aren't afraid of showing off your accuracy and not your size - you have to make that call - then I would downsize to a Ruger Mark III, which is a 22lr. Damn good gun and shoots real straight.

    http://www.ruger.com/products/markIII/
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    I drive a corvette so people already have a preconceived idea about the size of my gun. ;-)
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    Kimber makes a mighty fine 1911. If you are looking for a reasonable 1911 then I would go Springfield. You might want to consider the Rock Island Armory 1911 which you can purchase for around $500ish. I have a Kimber Ultra Carry and I love it.
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    I prefer Kimber also I have several but they can be expensive although you could try a couple of sites and find a really reasonable used one
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    The wife and I rented several 1911's a while back and we both liked the feel of the Springfield.

    I'd find a range that will rent you several types and try them out. For us, we wanted to find one that felt best to us to shoot.
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    Have the Kimber 1911 and also a springfield xd40 and it has been great.

    Apples to Oranges
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