Originally Posted by bigj
I went to the gun range and rent 4 type of 1911 and I like the Springfield op and just whant some input on the gun and thank you that helps.
Then it appears that you have answered your own question. Firearms are like women and cars. You pick the one you feel comfortable with and enjoy. Springfield makes solid firearms.
Obviously, every company puts out a lemon now and then, but the odds are in your favor that you have chosen a reliable firearm.
Next question is, what are you buying it for? The purpose is just as important as what it is.
If you like that Springer, then there's no reason not to buy it, just make sure it does fit your desires. Are you looking for a primary carry sidearm for self defense? Are you planning on going to the range and intimidating paper targets?
Is it a home defense tool that will, hopefully, live in a drawer other than when you take it to the range to test it?
All of this needs to be considered. Can you afford the ammo to make regular trips to stay sharp with it?
If the cost of the ammo concerns you, then a conversion kit may be a good idea, to convert it to .22 caliber for your range trips, only takes a couple of minutes, then you save a fortune on ammo. (I find that a myth. Anytime I take a converted weapon, I find I shoot significantly more ammo, but that is never a bad thing.)
Canebrake is the master of the 1911. I think he helped Sam make them, and pointed out the problems with the guns when they were being made, hence leading toward what many, and history verifies, is nearly a flawless sidearm.
You don't last over a century without being rock solid, and the 1911 platform is definitely a solid one.