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JaxNovice
December 4, 2007, 10:12 AM
I have a hankering for a stainless 1911. I only have $550 to spend and I have been shopping fairly aggresively on the web. Anyone have any experience with Springfield GI? I know the sites are pretty crappy, but can they be replaced easily?

Any other ideas on makes and models would be appreciated.

Thanks!

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the pistolero
December 4, 2007, 10:38 AM
Anyone have any experience with Springfield GI?
Yup. Great gun, buy it. Mine had a bad extractor out of the box, but Springfield replaced it and the gun's eaten everything I've fed it ever since. I am not sure how easily the sights can be replaced, but it's been said here and elsewhere that the GI is a good base gun for a buildup. I've been pondering the idea of sending mine back to the folks in Geneseo and having it upgraded to the Loaded specs, but we'll see.

Eric F
December 4, 2007, 10:52 AM
Please do not waist your time with a stainless GI for $550:mad:. For the same price you can purchase a stainless STI Spartan ;)it comes with all of the bells and wistles that most folks add on any way:D.

strat81
December 4, 2007, 11:55 AM
The Spartan does not come in stainless. I have one on order. Cool gun.

I'd say get a SA Mil-Spec since it already has better sights than the GI and a lowered & flared ejection port.

1557
December 4, 2007, 02:27 PM
I think the Mil-Spec is a better investment than the GI for the reasons just mentioned.

possum
December 4, 2007, 07:05 PM
i would be the first to suggest any handgun made by sa, they are a great compay that stand behind thier products they take care of the customers , they make great weapons, i have shot gi's in the past and i was very impressed with them. i own a sa mc operator and i will definetly add a gi to my inventory in the future. the sights are easy to fix.

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