Springfield GI .45

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by SafariSam, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. SafariSam

    SafariSam New Member

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    What is your opinion of the Springfield 1911 GI .45?
     
  2. chucksolo69

    chucksolo69 New Member

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    Mine is accurate and functions perfectly. I got it about 6 years ago for $480.00. A really nice gun.
     

  3. Firearms4ever

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    It's basically a no thrills plain jane replica of the 1911A1 issued from 1924 there on. I have the Springfield Mil-Spec 1911A1, which is basically the same handgun, it just has a 3 dot sight system instead of the replica A1 sights and does not have the laynard loop on the bottom of the mainspring housing. I thoroughly enjoy my Mil-Spec and I highly recommend it if you're looking for a high quality 1911 that will not break the bank.
     
  4. utf59

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    I bought one, as did two of my friends. Of the three, one has been flawless. The other two were trouble. I sent mine back to Springfield (great customer service, BTW). It was better when they sent it back, but it still had function problems, so I got rid of it.
     
  5. therewolf

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    Bought one, broke it in, keep it clean, keep it greased.

    A fine example of a 1911A1. Dependable, accurate, and fun.

    A favorite.
     
  6. CD Woods

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    Springfield 1911 A1

    I've got two (2) of these as a matching set and love them both. Basic good to go, rugged .45ACP.
     
  7. therewolf

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    A while back I got to do the Bruce Willis "Last Man Standing"

    thing with a pair of these, at a private range,

    one from an acquaintance and mine.

    It was fun, and surprisingly accurate, and easy to

    control.

    Talk about your gunpowder therapy, I could feel my

    blood pressure dropping as I was blazing away.
     
  8. CD Woods

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    .45 ACP's

    Oh Damn, did you ever just put an idea into my next range day. What's even better, I have 4 x 15 round magazines. This is going to cost me some ammo, but I bet it will be fun.....LMAO!
     
  9. HOSSFLY

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    Springer is one of the better 1911's - Nuff said :rolleyes:
     
  10. Firearms4ever

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    I rank Springfield just behind Colt ;).
     
  11. pioneer461

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    I've owned one for about 6-7 years. I got the 4 inch version, and the only complaint I had with the pistol was the itty-bitty G.I. sights. I replaced them with a fiber optic set, which I can actually see. The gun is a very accurate, reliable shooter. A sometimes carry gun. I stocked up on a supply of Wilson Combat, 8 round magazines, and have never had a malfunction.

    Since they are made in Brazil, I wonder if it is really a Taurus, but who cares? It's a good, reliable gun.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Firearms4ever

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    Yes, they are made in Brazil, but my understanding is that they are made with former Colt machines and equipment.