thinking of getting a 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by tsnyder88, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. tsnyder88

    tsnyder88 New Member

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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

    thank you
     
  2. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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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.

    Oh, Welcome to the FTF! Drift over to the Introductions section and introduce yourself to the membership.
     

  3. tsnyder88

    tsnyder88 New Member

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

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  5. tsnyder88

    tsnyder88 New Member

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    i might if i am lucky shoot 250 rounds a year
     
  6. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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  7. tsnyder88

    tsnyder88 New Member

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    thank you for the info
     
  8. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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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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  9. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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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.
     
  10. hillmillenia

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    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.
     
  11. funnyrunner

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    I just got a Taurus PT1911 Stainless for $600 delivered.
    Put 300 rounds thru it at the range 1st time out without so much as a hiccup.
    Comes with Novak sights and some extras that you usually have to pay extra for.
    Seems like a great gun so far. I did swap out the ambi-safety for an STI left hand safety and put Pachmayr's on it.
    Despite the Taurus basher's comments, I love it.
     
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  12. canebrake

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    Good looking 1911. Let's see a range report!

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  14. tsnyder88

    tsnyder88 New Member

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    i got my new gun i did not get the 1911 i got a taurus pt 24/7 oss
     
  15. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    You messed up then. :D
     
  16. matt g

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    MIM parts being problematic is an internet myth. I've got a Kimber with about 12k-15k rounds through it without a hiccup, malfunction or breakage of any components. I've never even thought of replacing them with machined parts.

    MIM eliminates residual stressed left over from forging and machining. MIM parts are now being used in aircraft, so they can't be that horrible.
     
  17. JonM

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    i have a Springfield 1911-A1 the only parts i have changed is the trigger itself with an extended trigger and the wood grips for pachmyar rubber panels.

    i have put about maybe 6 or 7k rounds through it and its a great shooter. i liek the three dot fixed sights its got. it rattles a bit but it doesnt seem to affect the accuracy or function.

    if i want to target shoot against someone its the gun i go for.
     
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  18. hillmillenia

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    I don't know about myths and I do appreciate the science of MIM and the uses in aerospace etc. I can only confirm that I have personally experienced what I would describe critical breakages on various 1911 pistols over the years. Fortunately they have occurred at the range.
    1: Springfield Armory 1911 disconnector
    2: Kimber 1911 safety selector
    3: (Another) Springfield armory 1911 hammer

    Everytime parts were replaced with quality (Wilson, Ed Brown) forged parts and no further problem. Granted, any part can fail but I'll go with experience every time.
    Hill
     
  19. gpenzen1

    gpenzen1 New Member

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    1911

    My first 1911 was a taurus pt 1911 ar. great weapon for the money. ive shot kimber, wilson combat, many customs. the taurus shoot just as nice as the hight dollar 1911's. ya that u cant go wrong with a taurus pt 1911. love mine and am gonna get another one. def worth checking out.
     
  20. Jusselin

    Jusselin New Member

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    agreed....