I want to Buy a High Cap 1911...which one?

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  1. Dragrat

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    I have been looking to buy a High cap 1911 9mm or .45acp. I currently have 2 other 1911s in .45acp and love both of them. One is an S&W compact and the other is a Springfield SS full size. I have been looking at Para 1911s but have heard some bad reviews about them. I also hear that there customer service is bad as well. I have looked at some STI pistols as well as Wilson Combat. Unfortunately I don't have that much to spend at this time on those two. Any suggestions? The Para that i want is the Para Tactical 14+1 in the .45 or the PXT 18+1 in the 9mm. Any one with any advice or a good starting point? I really wish all company's had CS like Springfield but i know that's not the case. Or does any one have one for sale maybe? Thanks
     
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    save for the STI you wont be disappointed.
     
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    I have looked at the RI and they just kinda look cheesy. How is the warranty and customer service with STI
     
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    Warranty and CS with STI are top notch. For the price of their guns, it should be!
     
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    whatever
     
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    Are you aware the Springfield makes a double stack 1911?

    And, fwiw, the RIA pistols are solid, and with excellent customer service should you over have an issue.
     
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    Definitely save up for the STI if you are willing to wait. Even "The Nuge" backs them 110%
     
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    on top of that the SA looks the same as the RIA with GI sights and all. If you really dont want to spend alot on a hi-cap 1911 para and RIA are the only choices, other than that STI is the other manufacture that I know of that offer the 2011 pistols. The difference between the 2011 and hi-cap 1911 is that the 2011 grips are plastic and the whole frame of a hi-cap 1911 is steel, just a FYI.
     
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    I am a newbie to 1911, so I have a question about the Rock Island and STI. A local pawn shop had a STI, I don't remember which model; nonetheless, the owner was pushing for a sale really bad, but I didn't bite on it. The condition was poor, scratches over the sides, showed slight holster wear, and the price was OUCH at $1800. What impress me was the magazine capacity was 15 rounds. Wow!

    The question I have is that a normal price for a STI or Rock Island 1911s. I feel it was kinda steep, and is it normal to have a capacity to be 15 rounds?
     
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    I would say take a look at the RIA if you can't afford a STI right now. The Para 1911 can be good but they are hit or miss. I've seen enough of them with issues that I try to just steer clear. You can get them really cheap new or used.

    @Supraman - The price of an STI depends on the condition and model. $1800 seems a bit steep given the condition. He may have just gotten in on a bad deal and wanted to offload it.

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    +10 for the STI. I have a custom built STI Trojan 5.0 that was built by hand in their custom shop before they closed it. The have a pretty much lifetime warranty. They unconditionally guarantee all their guns. They even sent me 2 new fiber optic rods for my front sight for free, shipping included. Bout enough to do the sights prob 6 times. I'm not sure about a stock STI b/c I've never had one but I'm sure they're great guns. I do know it can out shoot a $3k night hawk custom 1911. Save for the STI, you'll be glad you did.
     
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    I'm dying for a trojan 5.0. I keep going back to that pistol. Damn you VR!
     
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    Rock Island's are a 4-500 dollar 1911 as where STI's range from 1k up passed 2k. Most of their hi-cap 1911's are in the $1800+ range.
     
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