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I have been considering a 1911. Currently I have a P320 X Compact that is my EDC, and I also carry a Springfield XDS 45 (4” barrel) but the 1911 bug is beginning to take hold. I really love my Sig (like my XDS but would part with it) so I thought about a Sig STX. I need to stay below $1,400 and care more for accuracy and comfort than looks.

I would love your advice.
 

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I just bought a Sig NightMare fastback... $1150

Straight up tack driver, @ 9yrds I put 7 of 8 in the "10"...in an intended circle, no less...
...one slipped out, probably me getting cocky... lol

caveat...haven't shot a 1911 in YEARS and did that basically right off the bat:)
 

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... the fast back frame and sig grips are perfect for me , I suggest some "window shopping" to see how they feel to You...
along with the input of those wiser than me...
 

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Note that Dan Wesson precision levels appear to have varied recently.

I have two of them from Dan Wesson (from Specialist from 2013 and Guardian from 2014) and they are high precision tack drivers. They approach my national match pistols and are just behind a Les Baer I recently acquired.

The store I assist recently got in a price reduced M1911a1 model (note I'm using the generic name - not a specific model, which I don't recall) with the Dan Wesson branding on it, but it was not built to the same precision tolerances.

So... use care when selecting one, and feel it for fit and finish.

Under $1K, I really like the Ruger SR1911 pistols.

I completely avoid the M1911a1 pistols coming out of the Phillipines (Rock Island, etc).

The Springfield guns are made from Imbel (Brazil) frames, and the quality of their fit and finish varies - even within the same line / model. If you find a good one, it can be excellent. They also use two piece barrels on their less costly pistols.
 

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Note that Dan Wesson precision levels appear to have varied recently.

I have two of them from Dan Wesson (from Specialist from 2013 and Guardian from 2014) and they are high precision tack drivers. They approach my national match pistols and are just behind a Les Baer I recently acquired.

The store I assist recently got in a price reduced M1911a1 with the Dan Wesson branding on it, but it was not built to the same precision tolerances.

So... use care when selecting one, and feel it for fit and finish.

Under $1K, I really like the Ruger SR1911 pistols.

I completely avoid the M1911a1 pistols coming out of the Phillipines (Rock Island, etc).

The Springfield guns are made from Imbel (Brazil) frames, and the quality of their fit and finish varies - even within the same line / model. If you find a good one, it can be excellent. They also use two piece barrels on their less costly pistols.
Dan Wesson makes an A2 but their catalog does not list a M1911a1and as far as I know they do not make one
 

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Here's a couple of nice choices in your price range. Top: Kimber Target II, Bottom: Colt Competition Model. Both of these are 9mm but are also available in .45.

LGS had the Kimber on his shelf at $1199.00 but sold it for $1000.00 even. I got the Colt for $899.99 last year.

Both are very good shooters, with really nice fit and finish. Shop hard and you should be able to find a real nice 1911 for the money you want to spend.
 

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I really like Ruger's 1911s and they are a great buy.

The relatively new Springfield Ronin should be considered also. I especially like their Commander version. They are being advertised for under $900. I honestly can't remember ever hearing a complaint about Springfield's 1911s.

Currently, availability of most decent pistols is a problem. This should ease up after November 3rd, hopefully.
 

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The Ronin Operator looks nice:cool:
 
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Welcome......love my Dan Wesson A2............under $1,400.....
 

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I used to carry a Springfield Range Officer Elite Compact. But recently acquired a Dan Wesson ECO and I really like it a lot. It has moved into my holster and displaced the SA RO which is up for sale now as I don't believe in changing guns, train with 1, shoot 1, defend w/ 1.

I've got a Sig Nitron Compact too, but am unsure what to do with it at this time, probably sell it too.

The DW is everything I wanted in a EDC. Only thing I didn't like was the grips which felt good, but were a little garish for Concealed Carry. I stole the grips off the SA for now and ordered some new ones from Locgrip.

The DW is out of your price range @$1600 (if you can find one), but the Springfield is a great gun in the $850 range.
 

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