I've always wanted the GI model. Have they really discontinued them? I always thought that it was hot selling model. Then again, many forums I've been to told people to buy the mil-spec. Their logic was for 100 dollars more you could have an updated gun; so perhaps some of potential buyers were lost.
Maybe they got too much competition from RIA. Springfield was dipping into that den of the market.
Either way I really wanted a no-frills 1911 from a reputable company.
It's a shame that Springfield has stop producing them.
“Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples’ liberty’s teeth.” – George Washington
If you are not free to choose wrongly and irresponsibly, you are not free at all. – Jacob Hornberger (1995)
“Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest.” – Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi