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I'm planning to buy a handgun in the next 6 months when I save up enough. My first idea was an M57 Tokarev but I've been told that the 7.62x25mm round is... "less than ideal" for self defense if it comes to that.

 

I've always liked Remington, I was going to get a Remington Pump before I settled on my Saiga, so I figured I'd get their 1911 as I've always loved that model handgun as well.

 

But as I've been researching I've found lots of 1911's for less that I'm assured are reliable, good handguns that are quite a bit less. Am I just paying for the Remington name or are they quality handguns worth the extra 200 or so dollars?

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 I've been told that the 7.62x25mm round is... "less than ideal" for self defense if it comes to that.

 

 

 

 

really? there are 3+ million dead germans that would no doubt disagree with that 

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...or build a 1911...it's not hard. Hi cap 45? 1911 wide body frame, other parts of your choice...torture test and tune until satisfied.

 

I may go that route someday. For now, my Springfield 1911 works great. You can't go wrong with JMB.

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I bought an r1 when they first came out. I actually havent shot it yet but from both of my local shops said they had send them out pretty quickly for repair work. Maybe it was just some bad luck.

 

Can't go wrong with a Springfield

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If you're looking for a reasonably priced 1911, check out the Ruger as well.  I picked one up a few months ago and have been very happy with it.  Accurate and reliable out of the box.  

 

I will say as much as I like the 1911 platform it is not my bedside self defense go to, and I would probably never carry one either.  Tons of fun at the range but I like the magazine cap of a smaller faster round for sd.  Hence the S&W .40 under my pillow.

 

I would sleep just fine with a little Tok at the ready as well if I didn't have children in the house and close neighbors.  Wicked little round.

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Many companies came out with the basic combat/military issue 1911, Add options, raise costs. Neighbor and a couple others I know have the basic GI type Remington 1911, no issues have every been brought up. Have 45's and 10mm's by many manufacturers and types. Buy what weapon you want. Are haters of every weapon, never had a duty or carry issue with 1911, Glock, S&W, or Sig. Good ammo, quality mags, all function as should. Not being a panic run situation, don't pick a weapon were ammo is not easily available at local sellers, is for weapon manufactured state side in any quantity? Got off brand and import shooters in different calibers. Can be a good weapons, just I go with best quality (not always price)and function available for daily use.

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Too bad the Charles Daily's aren't around anymore, great castings. Cheap price, quality/no thrills build. Gave mine to nephew. So, price does not always equal quality. Ruger, Rock River, and numerous others offer basic or package modification deals. Reputable builders and a good dealer take care of any flaws. Good ammo and quality mags. Sounds like you might be a bit "New" to handguns. Be wary of dealer who "Knows" what you need. Whatever you get, just practice, and practice some more.  Oh, I do have the 57, one of the shooters I mentioned before, yet no one local carries ammo, no demand, so all ammo has to be bought on line or ways away on trip.

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Good to hear that they are at least quality pieces. Is there any conceivable reason they cost a fair bit more than ATI, Rock River, or Auto-Ordnance besides that Remington is a bigger name?

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I'd seer clear of Auto Ordnance. Soft.

 

Soft? What does that mean?

 

They wear fast. Soft steel. A known issue.

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Oh, thank you for the clarification. Seems like a bad loaner gun at a shooting range [where i found out they existed and shot 50 rounds out of one]

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what is the quality difference between Remington and Ruger compared to Rock Island, might I ask?

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i dunno if i'll be getting a CCW, its mostly going to be a fun shooter but i can keep it on hand around the house a lot easier than i can my 030 saiga 12

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I just bought a rock island GI . I like it, parkerized no metal blemishes. Action is decent and trigger ain't bad atall. Grips are cheap looking, and easily replaced. HHaven't shot it yet but maybe tomorrow I will. Bought at my LGS for 400 NIB.

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I bought a Cimarron 1911 A-1 last year in the polished blue finish. A beautiful 1911 that shoots as good as it looks. Got a hell of a deal on mine too. I wanted a traditional style 1911, not one with Novak sights, or rails, or any other bullshit. This pistol is exactly what I was seeking. All I did to mine was put rosewood checkered grips on it along with an ambidextrous safety since I shoot lefty.

 

I love mine...

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToEftxBOtfw

 

http://www.gunblast.com/Cimarron-1911.htm

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Hickok45 seemed to like the Rock Island her tried out, though he's spoiled by that 2k or more 1911 he has.

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How about ATI?

ATI ("American Tactical Imports") is the exact same thing as Rock Island Armory and Armscor.  I forget which name they use as their "parent" brand, but they're all out of the same manufacturing facility.  I think the difference is mainly rooted in the different configuration options (skeletonized triggers/spurs, hammers, grips, finish, and caliber.)  Otherwise, they're all the same, and damned good, too. 

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Hmmmm, i was watching Hickok45 shoot both and he praised the Rock Island whilst pointing out many failings in the ATI.

 

Anyone have thoughts on American Classic?

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