Springfield Compact .45 GI version

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  1. 3/2 STA SS

    3/2 STA SS Active Member

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    Any one have one or have experience with one? A buddy of mine is trying to sell me his for $500.00 and I want some honest feed back on the weapon. I had a fullsized one years ago and loved it. Thanks for the input.
  2. Helix_FR

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    How old is it?
  3. NGIB

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    I have experience with with Springer's 4" models known as the Champion. Decent gun with tiny GI sights and none of the bells & whistles (beavertail, ring hammer, etc.). If you like the plain basic GI style guns - they are good ones. I've owned both a Mil-Spec and a Loaded Champion and both were good shooters and reliable. The price they're asking is a tad high to me for a GI model though...
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  4. hogger129

    hogger129 Active Member

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    I agree with NGIB.
  5. 3/2 STA SS

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    Brand new in the olive drab plastic box. I think 5 bills is a bit high too. I know he probably fired it once and thats it, one of those kind of people.:rolleyes:
  6. Helix_FR

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    Yep, price is too high. There are a lot of people that think that a low round count, counts as NIB. Most guns are like cars, take em home and down they go. I asked age only bc Springfield has put out some turds lately. Not all of them, just some bad eggs have been slipping by.
  7. Double D

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    I dont think the price is that far off. I would try to get him lower but its not that bad.
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  8. big steve

    big steve New Member

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    I agree with Double D
  9. 3/2 STA SS

    3/2 STA SS Active Member

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    I was going to shoot for the 425 range.
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    decent price. nice gun.
  11. the wolf

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    I got the compact lightweight operator model 4 inch 45 cal as used gun for 580 bucks but I had knock off a few bucks off because the guide rod was missing from it. I had a gunsmith made a rod that works so it shoot better and able to take the slide off comes to cleaning it.
    Its a good gun.. will be improving it down the line to make it smoother than hot knife thru butter.
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