the comments I heard were about the build quality, he said that he thought it felt cheaply made. Im just going by what he said. I actually seen one on GB with the rail and everything, 6 magazines for about 800 bucks. I thought that was a real good price for a 1911 with all of that included.
Railed 1911s are a niche product as most 1911 types do not want a rail - hence they are more costly. Not sure why your buddy would say a Springer has poor build quality as I've never seen or owned one that looked "cheap" at all. This is a Springer Loaded - does it look cheap?
I like my Springfield 1911A1 and it shoots excellent.I did have a little trouble with ball ammo jamming,but a new extractor fixed that.
I sold my S&W 1911 to my best friend after he shot it and wouldn't give it back. It was the best 1911 I have ever had,and I'm planning on getting another one but it will be a Performance Center 1911 this time and my best friend is not getting near it.