Springfield .45

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by carmencip, Jan 3, 2004.

  1. carmencip

    carmencip New Member

    Dec 28, 2003
    What do you think about the Springfield's.

    Would like to buy a .45 (when funding is available) and was checking out the Springfields. Mainly due to the attractive price.

    Then, I was shooting at my gun club a few days ago. There was a guy there with a .45 Springfield fresh out of the box, first time shooting it. Appartently the bullets were "tumbling" end for end because the holes in his target were elongated. About 1" long.

    He was pissed. Packed it up and left.

    Was this a problem with the gun? Or the ammo?

    Other then the Springfield's can you recommend other makes
    that are reasonably priced. thanks
  2. gpostal

    gpostal Former Guest

    Feb 20, 2003
    Springfield’s are fine guns ,a great price and they keep a good retail value

    I would suggest his key holing was ammo ,that crap they sell at wally world for 20.00 ,will do it every time {winchester value line}

    What model you looking at?

  3. carmencip

    carmencip New Member

    Dec 28, 2003
    45 Springfield

    I was considering their basic Mil-Spec model.
  4. Carmen, that seems like a good one to start off with. I'm not a 1911 expert, but have had a Springfield. What price are the asking for the basic Mil-Spec model.

    Here was the first one I've owned...it was a little too big to start out on, but it was a nice handgun.

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  5. warpig

    warpig Guest

    Why did you sell that gun SG. I remember when you bought it from Kevin and was wishing I had bought it.
  6. carmencip

    carmencip New Member

    Dec 28, 2003
    springfield 45

    Smoking Joe

    Didn't get a firm price yet but I think its about $400.

    I like the pic you attached. Looks like a handful.
  7. ...

    Don't have any real good reason...Feller just wanted it more than me...;)
  8. warpig

    warpig Guest

    Sounds like you turned a profit on it:)
  9. ...

    Reckon it depends on how y'all spell (prof)it...He was totin' a Marlin 39, so we did some tradin'...Reckon we both walked away happy...;)
  10. Woodman

    Woodman New Member

    Jan 11, 2004
    Da' Keystone State
    SA just raised ALL their MSRP prices. budsgunshop has the mil-spec for $440 delivered a while back, but I don't know if he ran out on inventory.
  11. berto64

    berto64 Active Member


    My son & I went out and put a total of 100 rds thru my two new SA MilSpec 1911A1's. They performed flawlessly in all respects. That is with ball ammo, I haven't tried them with Hydra Shocks yet.
    The only thing I have to do is replace the cheezey brown plastic grips they come with.

    I bought both of mine on Auction Arms at $425 and $399.

    Last edited: Jan 19, 2004
  12. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

    My SA Mil-Spec came new with the black grips.
  13. denfoote

    denfoote New Member

    Mar 24, 2003
    Here's mine. :D
    Of course, with the grips from Hakan Pek, it's almost to pretty to carry or shoot!!!! :cool:

    Last edited: Jan 31, 2004
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