Springfield mil spec

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

  1. glocknut

    glocknut Active Member

    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.

  2. Goneracin

    Goneracin Member

    Jan 18, 2009
    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

    Jul 6, 2009
    NW Wisconny
    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

    oscarmayer New Member

    Jun 24, 2008
    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

    Sep 11, 2009
    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 Well-Known Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    Las Vegas NV
    The ugly? A Springfield product made in Brazil thats FUGLY!
  7. Goneracin

    Goneracin Member

    Jan 18, 2009
    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

    Sep 27, 2004
    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

    Sep 27, 2004
    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

    kcin75 New Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    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 Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2001
    Here at TFF
    Change the recoil spring and buy a Wilson Combat mag and that should solve the problem.
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