new toy

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by BlackJack, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. BlackJack

    BlackJack New Member

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    So I just want to ask others with more experience whether or not the 1911 I just picked up is quality.

    Springfield Armory operator .45 (I think LW is at the end of the model name) slide says operator .45 cal.
    Got it used for 700 plus 50 rnds. Looks to be in very good condition.
    Was this a good deal?

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  2. G30USMC

    G30USMC New Member Supporter

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    Looks real good to me :D
     

  3. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    Congrats on the new purchase!
     
  4. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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  5. CardiacColt68

    CardiacColt68 New Member

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    It's a good deal if you shoot it well and enjoy it. Don't worry about what you paid, worry about how much you shoot it.
     
  6. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    well you got lucky. it is a good pistol and at what i consider a decent and reasonable price.

    but i will state obvious, that what if after spending your money, and then you find out you had over paid because of you lack of experiance? or had gotten a pistol that was known to many to have countless problem after problem?

    the time to ask those questions in your first post here on this thread, would have been before you paid your money. the time to ask questions and do research is before buying, not afterwards.

    not trying to rain on your parade, just that i call things the way i see them.
     
  7. BlackJack

    BlackJack New Member

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    No no, I understand. The reason I jumped on this is that I had always known springfield makes a very good 1911. I've done my research in the past but didn't really look into this particular model. Hell I haven't shot it yet so I don't even know if it works. It had better cuz we did all the paperwork before I gave him money. So I got his address lol.
     
  8. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    What Axxe said, but I will add this: if it's Shot a lot of rounds before you got it, you might have got him down in price a bit. That's coming from someone who hasn't bought a 1911 in over 20 years. I know I'm looking at a few of the Springfield's. I already have a few of their longer ranged items...
     
  9. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    It looks good!

    If you don't know how many rounds have been through it, I would recommend spending a few extra bucks and purchase a spring kit (at least the recoil and firing pin springs).
     
  10. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    okay. that makes better sense. it's looks to be in pretty good shape and as i said the price seems reasonable.

    it's just a lot of newbies go out and buy and gun, post pictures here, then want to know if they bought a decent gun. go figure.
     
  11. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    I would have bought it, too. Ya dun gud. ;)
     
  12. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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    Yes that is good deal. New they are around $1,100-$1,200. Looks to be great shape so don't think it has been shot much. Enjoy the gun and shoot the snot out of it.
     
  13. Byron0022

    Byron0022 New Member

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    Even if it's been a problem for the previous owner Springfield will stand behind their product. $700 for that particular pistol is a good buy, even if you can't hit the broad side of a barn with it you can still use it as trade bait if need be. Those SR1911 are going for $700 plus in some stores around here if that tells you anything.