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1911 Advice

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by JaxNovice, Dec 4, 2007.

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  1. JaxNovice

    JaxNovice member

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    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!
     
  2. the pistolero

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    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.
     
  3. Eric F

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    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.
     
  4. strat81

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    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.
     
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    I think the Mil-Spec is a better investment than the GI for the reasons just mentioned.
     
  6. possum

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    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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