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Springfield mil spec

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by E-Rez, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. glocknut

    glocknut New Member

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    THE FORUM MASCOTT...
    Everyone allways wants to get an "entry level" 1911... and later they wish they would have held out for an upgraded one.

    Hold out and get a Springfield. That is my advice.

    mike
    gn
  2. Goneracin

    Goneracin New Member

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    i wanted a base line 1911, but i heard nothing but good about the springfield. so i picked up my first handgun, a springfield G.I. for $600 out the door. I have no complaints about the gun, great shooter, and even with the weight, i carry it daily with no complaints about the weight, or size.

    i have noticed a few dents on the casings, and i plan to have the port lowered soon. the sights dont bother me for the range, but im thinking of a new set, maybe with a fiber optic front. I polished the feed ramp, barrel, and slide rails myself, and it is good old reliable. I have 0 complaints about the gun. best 600 i ever spent, very happy.
  3. E-Rez

    E-Rez New Member

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    Hey, thanks for the info goneracin. A $600 1911 that's reliable and straight shooting...can't beat that! Good project gun too.
  4. oscarmayer

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    Shooter45 . :D it did my heart good to see someone besides myself still uses anti-skid tape on the front strap of their pistols. you must be a "old guy " too
  5. parputt

    parputt New Member

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    I bought a Mil-Spec as my first 1911 .45. Loved it at first then started to have a few problems. First the front sight came loose, then the plunger tube popped off. Sent it off to SA and they did a great job on the fixes with a quick turn around. Around 2700 rounds the lower lugs sheared off the barrel. Currently back at SA for a new barrel.

    I really do not trust this gun anymore.
  6. 312shooter

    312shooter Active Member

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    The ugly? A Springfield product made in Brazil thats FUGLY!
  7. Goneracin

    Goneracin New Member

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    wow, i never heard of bad things like that with a SA, but i supose there could be a bad egg or 2. atleast SA took care of the problems. No issues with mine yet, but i havent put that many rounds through her yet
  8. rmeron

    rmeron New Member

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    What do you mean a brick,with a good gunbelt and holster it's very comfortable. I carry mine 8-12 hrs a day.
  9. rmeron

    rmeron New Member

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    I guess I'm old school,I DO NOT like beavertails, the ambi safety adjustable sights,don't need lowered ejection ports for a carry gun.All I need is dependability and that's what I have in my Springfield GI basic.
  10. kcin75

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    It depends on the size....a few of my buddys have full size and shoot the hell of out them with no trouble.....how ever, I on the other hand have a 4" compact with a 6rd frame NOTHING BUT TROUBLE! jams like clock work on the last round. See my post:Springfield 1911 4" campact 6rd fame feeding issue
  11. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member

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    Change the recoil spring and buy a Wilson Combat mag and that should solve the problem.
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