Springfield Compact .45 GI version

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by 3/2 STA SS, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. 3/2 STA SS

    3/2 STA SS Active Member

    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

    Helix_FR Active Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Imperial, MO

  3. NGIB

    NGIB Member

    Apr 21, 2011
    Sumter SC
    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...
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2011
  4. hogger129

    hogger129 Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2009
    I agree with NGIB.
  5. 3/2 STA SS

    3/2 STA SS Active Member

    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

    Helix_FR Active Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Imperial, MO
    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

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
    I dont think the price is that far off. I would try to get him lower but its not that bad.
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2011
  8. big steve

    big steve New Member

    Aug 8, 2009
    I agree with Double D
  9. 3/2 STA SS

    3/2 STA SS Active Member

    I was going to shoot for the 425 range.
  10. johnboat

    johnboat New Member

    May 5, 2009
    decent price. nice gun.
  11. the wolf

    the wolf Member

    Jun 23, 2011
    upstate NY
    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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