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Old 10-25-2009, 03:49 AM   #1
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i am thinking of getting a 1911 this would be not only my first 1911 it would also be my first semi auto pistol the one i am looking at is the Springfield armory GI. 45 1911 and i would like to know if it is a good gun

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What do you want to know? Is it a good gun to shoot, carry, hammer nails, what?

It is a Springfield Armory GI 1911, wood grips, nice look, good finish, whether OD or Parkerized. You can get it in Stainless for about $50 more and still be under $600.

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is it a good gun to shoot and how well it is put together

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It isn't a Wilson Combat or Kimber Custom gun but if you are not going to run 10,000 rounds through it this year it will hold up just fine.

Here are some reviews:

gunrating.com your pistol, Springfield GI 1911 review rating
A Critical Look at the Springfield Mil
http://www.m1911.org/prodte30.htm

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i might if i am lucky shoot 250 rounds a year

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No problem then!

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thank you for the info

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Spend a few extra $$$ and move up to the Mil-Spec. Much better sights, flared & lowered ejection port, and stainless barrel. If you do a search on any forum, you'll find folks buy GI's and immediately want better sights. Also, the F&L ejection port keeps brass from hitting you in the face.

I've had multiples of both so this is the voice of experience. My Mil-Spec:

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The Mil Spec was my first 1911. The few extra touches were well worth the extra cash. It's a great pistol and it will do everything you want and give you great service.

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The Mil Spec was my first 1911. The few extra touches were well worth the extra cash. It's a great pistol and it will do everything you want and give you great service.
A few extra touches! Yeah like replacing all the MIM parts inside...about 300 bucks...I'm such a fanatic! for light range use and home protection, the Springfield is a great gun. And yes, get the mil-spec.
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