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hoyte 10-23-2012 04:59 AM

Springfield 1911 gi
 
I. Don't know what the difference in gi and mil spec models are. But I'm looking into buying a gi model. Any comments for a new buyer?

drvsafe 10-23-2012 12:38 PM

Different sights and the mil spec has a lowered ejection port. Other than that I can't see any other differences.

ltcfb118 10-23-2012 12:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hoyte
I. Don't know what the difference in gi and mil spec models are. But I'm looking into buying a gi model. Any comments for a new buyer?

The SA GI model is bare bones. It is a nice weapon but the milspec is a definite upgrade. My GI was not finished when I bought it. It was new and I sent it back to SA. I now have a Kimber Tactical. Love it.

trip286 10-23-2012 01:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by drvsafe
Different sights and the mil spec has a lowered ejection port. Other than that I can't see any other differences.

^^^^
What he said. The milspec has taller, three dot sights, and the ejection port.

Beyond that, there were different available finishes between the two. The GI is not being made anymore right now, so your options will be limited.

HOSSFLY 10-23-2012 01:56 PM

Wat drvsafe 'n trip said-
Vast majority of "common" folk couldn't spot one from the other--

hoyte 10-23-2012 02:35 PM

So if I get the gi am I'm able to upgrade parts such as trigger and sights?

trip286 10-23-2012 02:43 PM

Yes. But beware, it has a standard dove tailed rear and a staked front, reducing the options available. There are still many GREAT options out there for it though.

Also, just about any grip safety, besides the old GI style, will need to be fitted. No big deal really, it can be done at home. I intend to start some work on my milspec pretty soon myself.

canebrake 10-23-2012 08:32 PM

Any fitting of a new grip safety will require you to refinish the receiver.

When the Colt grip safety is removed there is a segment of the frame's palm web area that requires removal. The radius of the S&A safety is .250".

Once the jig is installed, the excess frame material becomes evident.

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...enrir/jig1.jpg

This is Fenrir with the first few file passes made to the frame.

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...enrir/jig3.jpg

Note the black finish on the jig rounds. As you get closer to the finished radius you will start to notice the file starting to remove the black finish, (Your getting close when that happens.)

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...enrir/jig4.jpg

Almost there!

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...enrir/jig2.jpg

After fitting and function testing the parts were taped and put in the sand-blaster.

The frame;

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...r/aabbever.jpg

The beavertail;

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...rir/aabeav.jpg

The final product;

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...rir/aatail.jpg

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...rir/axsebt.jpg

This is the before photo. See how the grip safety points back and down.

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...ir/abeaver.jpg

This is the after photo. A true high-ride beavertail!

tacticalfun 10-24-2012 12:39 AM

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