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I realize that people will have some strong opinions on this and I know there have been similar questions in the past but opinions are always changing. I am looking to buy a New 1911 with a budget of 1000 or less and want a full size .45. This will not be a carry gun for me. I have roughly narrowed it to a Springfield, Ruger, Remington or Kimber. I am heavily leaning toward a Kimber but would like to hear from those that may have owned some of these. Thanks for the advice. Happy Thanksgiving!
 

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Only 1911 I own out of your list is the Springfield. It’s a Springfield Loaded 45. It has been excellent and one of my favorites. My next 45 will be the FN 45 Tactical. Good luck with your selection.
 

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If you're going full size, then you may also consider a Para Ordinance double stack , I have both the Kimber and the Para-14, both have been excellent with thousands of rounds through them and zero ftf's :thumbup:
 

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Kimber and Remington have probably the worst QC in the industry.
Springfield is ran by leftwing sellouts. (Regardless of that the TRP is a nice piece)
Ruger is ok, and would be my choice. The SR1911 is a nice handgun. One of the few I regret selling.

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I love the 45, I have other calibers but the 45 and 357 are my favorites. I have had two of the four you list, the Springfield I wish I still had, I now carry a Sig and Para, both of which I really like, if I was to only have one [not going to happen] it would be the Sig, but truth be told you dont need to spend a lot of money for a good 45. The best 45 I ever had was a old Colt GI slide matted to a Federal Ordinance frame with who knows what innards I could find to fill it, it shot like a house on fire and rattled like a tin can with a pebble in it, till the frame cracked.
 

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Had a Kimber for years. No jams, no problems. Some people hate em', some don't. I don't give a shit. All I know is I can shoot mine well enough to get it done. Shoot well enough and you don't need 15 rounds.
 

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For what you are looking at spending why is a colt not on the list? I see series 70 government models on gunbroker all the time for less than your budget. I have owned several over the years, colt, kimber, springfield, para, and sig. I have pared down and only ones I own now are colt and kimber. If I had to choose just one it would be colt.
 

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No legitimate reason Colt is not on the list. Just the circle of people around me do not own one so I haven't had it recommended. Do see a good amount about Kimber's jamming online but it mostly seems pre-2015 and the micro's of today. Still glad everyone brought it up.
 

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I own a Ruger SR1911 and I am very happy with it.
 
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I would only buy a used Colt military A1 Government Model. It will only go up in value.
 

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Desert Eagle 1911 is reasonably priced if you are ok with the billboard on the side of it on the older models.
Looks like the newer ones have a different finish too.

 
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