Please explain differences in GI and Mil spec and then Mil spec and loaded models


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crackshot
April 6, 2007, 02:42 PM
Please explain differences in GI and Mil spec and then Mil spec and loaded models. I'm talking about springfields 1911's. thanks!

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SIRVEYR666
April 6, 2007, 03:00 PM
From their website:

.45 GI (http://www.springfield-armory.com/armory.php?model=6)

Mil-Spec (http://www.springfield-armory.com/armory.php?model=7)

Loaded (http://www.springfield-armory.com/armory.php?model=8)

I have a Mil-Spec. I changed the hammer and beaver tail. It shoots just as well as the over-priced 1911's.

RNB65
April 6, 2007, 03:00 PM
The GI is a replica of the 1911 carried by GI's in WWII.

The Mil-Spec is based on the current 1911 US military spec which includes a few changes after WWII. Someone else can detail differences from the GI model.

The "loaded" model includes a few of the common after-market upgrades that many 1911 owners add to their 1911's such as Novak sights, beaver-tail grip safety, ambidextrous thumb safety and extended safety levers. The SA website lists all of the differences between the loaded model and the Mil-Spec model.

sb350hp
April 6, 2007, 03:08 PM
Hit the springfiels armory website. should answer your questions.

Matt King
April 6, 2007, 03:08 PM
Here is a great review of the Mil-Spec by Stephen A. Camp: A Critical Look at the Springfield Mil-Spec (http://www.hipowersandhandguns.com/Critical%20Look%20at%20Springfield%20Mil%20Spec.htm).

Springfield Armory Mil-Spec "Progress Report" (http://www.hipowersandhandguns.com/Springfield%20Armory%20MilSpec%20Update.htm).

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