I just pick up this 1911 SA Mil_Spec cost was $599.00 : I had to flip the coin on the SA or a Taurus 1911 for $625.00 after 20 min: thought I did choose the SA.
I was lucky to land the above SA seem the gun is made in the USA serial number starts with NM also has matched barrel and stainless bushing.
I like the Taurus but one major thought came to mind warranty issue's Springfield has a better customer service.I am bashing Taurus but if the gun needs repair it has to back to brazil.Ihave a Buddie that had a bad sear on the PT1911 and is still waiting for the gun to be repaired.
I spoke with him a few weeks back then it was 8 weeks and still no gun.
I heard a lot of good review on other brands of 1911 but you can purchase a lemon no matter who the manufacturer is.
I already put threw 300 rounds threw the 1911 SA no problems at all I am going to try to lighten up the trigger pull a tad seem it breaks out of the box a shy under 5lbs ,I would like to get it down to 3 1/2 for target work.
I just ordered a new MSH spring at 23lbs and firing pin spring (wolf)and a upgrade wolf 16 lbs recoil slide spring.