Well, I now have the 1911 Bug!

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by JERICHO941, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. JERICHO941

    JERICHO941 Member

    Mar 31, 2007
    El Paso, Texas
    Ive got my first 1911, a Springfield Armory G.I. .45 Micro Compact. Its currently in the shop for a Trigger Job, Beaver Tail, Loop-back Hammer & a set of Meprolite Night Sights. I absolutely love it. Its gonna be my new carry arm. I never thought much about the 1911 series pistols, but now since I have one and have shot it and read the stuff I have about them I now have a high regard and understanding of how great a gun the 1911 series is.

    Im currently in the market for another. Since I already have an Officer size I would like to have a 5" Govt. Model. Interested in either a Springfield Armory G.I. .45 or Mil-Spec, or maybe a noting too fancy but something along the lines of a like model Kimber. What would yall recommend? Thanks.
  2. JERICHO941

    JERICHO941 Member

    Mar 31, 2007
    El Paso, Texas
    Well I know at least preferentially what I want. I would like to have another G.I. .45, but the 5" Govt OD Green Model. I really like to factory look and would not mind keeping it that way, but after shooting my G.I. .45 Micro Compact I have gotta at least have the trigger job, beaver tail & hammer cause I have medium-large size farm hands and trigger bite is bad and by the time I get the trigger pulled Im shaking worse that a guy having a seizure. So what do Yall think?

    Would like to ad (1-3 Parkerized Finish)
    1. Mag Well
    2. Beaver Tail Grip Safety
    3. Loop-Back Hammer
    4. 4# Trigger Job
    5. MeproLite Night Sights.
    6. Gator-Back Grips (Black Green Linen Micarta)

    Attached Files:

  3. HeadHunterII

    HeadHunterII New Member

    Oct 10, 2007
    Marrero, LA

    I think a Kimber Custom II is in order... lol
  4. JERICHO941

    JERICHO941 Member

    Mar 31, 2007
    El Paso, Texas
    Well that Kimber is a nice piece. But Im kinda drawn to the Springfields, especially the G.I.s because Im a former G.I. Not of the era when they were in use but still a G.I. Plus Im a green fanitic, and its the only 1911 that comes from the factory OD Green and doesn't run $1000+.
  5. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    you could always get some green spraypaint:D
  6. berto64

    berto64 Active Member


    I expected better from a Texican. It's gotta be OD spray paint, not just any ol 'green'.
  7. Bravo1

    Bravo1 New Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    it's a wonderful bug to have, i own 36 1911's and all but 6 are Springfields. not to upset anyone but the 2 kimbers i had were junk, the custom royal when i first shot it the front sight fell off and the slide would not lock open on an empty mag. the Desert5 warrior, couldnt put 5 shots in 5" at 7yrds no matter the ammo used. but that was my experiance and in no way think that the Kimbers are now junk just the 2 i had. on a happy note i think a Les Bear or a Wilson CQB are in order for you.:)
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