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Old 03-05-2013, 09:11 PM   #1
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I'm looking to get a 1911. I want something in the $700 price range. Preferably new. Good warranty. My question is what is the difference between Mil-spec and GI? I recently bought a RIA 1911a2 22 TCM/9mm. I was disappointed to find out that a good portion of the gun is proprietary and lacks the specs to customize.

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Old 03-05-2013, 09:54 PM   #2
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If you're looking at a Springer;
Mil-spec has a lowered and flared ejector port
throated barrel, polished feed ramp
grips
cocking serrations on the slide are angled instead of straight
improved sights
magazine well beveled

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Didn't they stop making the GI?

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The more accessories on it now (grip safety, good sights, good trigger), means less that you have to add later to make it your own 1911 statement.

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The GI has been put on hold by SA. The Mil-spec I may get this Saturday when I pick up a 10/22 take down. I hope it has been sold. LOL $647 out the door. Parked version which I prefer. Man been wanting that gun for a long time, don't know why I don't have one.

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