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Thread: best 1911 .45 used for the money under $500

  1. #11
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    thats awesome will check it out thanks

  2. #12
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    If it were me, I would want to know what corners were cut to make the "Defender" sell for a couple hundred less than the regular Mil-Spec. Since pistols tend to last a very long time my inclination would be to try to find a "Mil-Spec" that's used and save some bucks that way, if quality compromises in the "Defender" series were an issue.
    i sold all my handguns. . . . . . . . . . except for the 1911 style pistols in .45 ACP.

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    thanks man

  4. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkmoon View Post
    Beyond that, my advice is just to avoid anything that has been "tuned up" or customized, unless the work was done by a known shop or gunsmith like Wilson Combat, Terry Tussey, etc., and the seller has the paperwork to prove it. I've had lots of problems with 1911s that had been "improved" by their previous owners. Some of them took a lot of work to restore to functional condition.
    Oh boy, ain't that the truth. I've made the mistake of joining the Kimber 1911 Face Book group and it's nothing but "experts" advising new owners with a NEW pistol to hit the slide rails with a cutting compound and definitely gouge out the old feed ramp with a Dremel.

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