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g17frantz 08-22-2011 02:51 AM

Might be a stupid question....
 
So I just got my 1st 1911...the Springfield G.I. is it a government or officer? What's the difference ? I'm just looking around midway to see what kind of stuff there's out for it (I know there's a lot) and for parts If I run into problems. Thanks guys

wooleybooger 08-22-2011 03:02 AM

government has a 5" barrel and typically a 7 round mag. the officer has 3.5" barrel (iirc) and a 6 round mag. mag capacity is not a good indicator.longer mags will fit the shorter butt pistols. i use a 10 round in my colt officers all the time.

g17frantz 08-22-2011 03:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wooleybooger
government has a 5" barrel and typically a 7 round mag. the officer has 3.5" barrel (iirc) and a 6 round mag. mag capacity is not a good indicator.longer mags will fit the shorter butt pistols. i use a 10 round in my colt officers all the time.

Great thanks. I thought it was the government...at least it made sense anyway. Thanks for the info

EMTchad 08-22-2011 03:17 AM

Government, not a stupid question, I learn like this every day too. Great looking 1911


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