Might be a stupid question....

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by g17frantz, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. g17frantz

    g17frantz New Member

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    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
     
  2. wooleybooger

    wooleybooger New Member

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    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.
     

  3. g17frantz

    g17frantz New Member

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

    EMTchad New Member

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