I just sold my Springfield WW2 GI 1911 and now I need another one. My friend has a Springfield Loaded Target(stainless) and I really like the looks of it. It has all the goodies on it except a beveled mag well.
Whatever i end up getting I want it to have target(adjustable) sights. I would really like a accessory rail so I could put my M3 light on it but i don't know if I'm willing to shell out an extra $200-$300 for it. I need to keep costs under $1000.
I will be using the gun as a target pistol(USPSA) and night stand gun. Maybe occasional carry(OWB).
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October 28, 2007, 08:01 PM
shouldda held on to the springfield. the add-on light rail options work well when both are well de-greased, and epoxy is applied between them.
but that would have RUINED any collector interest. still, you'd retain a firearm that you were used to.
October 28, 2007, 08:41 PM
I thought about keeping the GI but after adding up the cost of all the aftermarket parts I want I decided against it. I want a beavertail safety so I can use a high hold and I 'd like to have adjustable sights. I wasen't too fond of the short trigger either.
I'm thinking I'm going to pull the trigger and buy the Springfield Loaded target stainless(whew). Does anyone have an opinion on these or experience? I looked at the Kimber Stainless Gold Match II but for $400 dollars more I think thats not going to happen. I need to save as much money as possible to put towards a Dillon 550.
I've pretty much given up the idea of getting a gun with target sights and accessory rail. For one i haven't been able to find a company that makes a model with this setup. I looked at the Springfield Operator($250 more than the loaded) and possibly throwing aftermarket sights on it but it seems lik it might just be a PITA and cost more money.
Anyone have a lead on good priced Springfields? Thanks in advance for help.
October 29, 2007, 01:47 AM
Look & handle the Springfield Operator -- in my experience, the operator is a well balanced 1911 w/ rail. If you have to have adjustable sights, I guess you could go w/ adj novaks or mmc's ;)
October 29, 2007, 08:18 AM
I second my friend 10-Rings reccomendation of a Springfield MC Operator; as its quite nice, and very capable of outstanding accuracy.
October 29, 2007, 09:27 AM
I recently bought a Dan Wesson Patriot (pre CZ) with the features you want...adj sight, etc, and its incredibly accurate and the slide feels like it runs on ball bearings. Might look on the gun boards to see what is avail.
October 29, 2007, 02:14 PM
Look & handle the Springfield Operator -- in my experience, the operator is a well balanced 1911 w/ rail
i agree though i have only had mine a short while it is awesome and i don't know how i went so long without it.