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Old 02-21-2012, 02:31   #41
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Why not a Ruger? Sure, they're cast, but so is the Remington and the Ruger has a series 70 trigger. As far as the stainless goes, have it coated. Ruger has been building cast frame guns for years and they seem to have the hang of it. I had a GI model and found it to be a finicky beast. It was a little too tight out of the box to be reliable. Another problem I had is that once I added all the little things to it that I'd liked to have had it would have cost me over a grand! So, I sold it to my brother, who now has a over a grand in it, and bought a Kimber. Moral of the story is that you can save money now, or save money later. The GI is a good gun, IF it has everything you want already. Otherwise, get a mil-spec or loaded, IMHO.
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Old 02-21-2012, 04:47   #42
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I have a Springfield GI and a RIA GI. I've had problems with the Springfield due to the extractor. Also the RIA has a better trigger pull and has features more like the Springfield Milspec.
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:09   #43
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Why not a Ruger? Sure, they're cast, but so is the Remington and the Ruger has a series 70 trigger. As far as the stainless goes, have it coated. Ruger has been building cast frame guns for years and they seem to have the hang of it. I had a GI model and found it to be a finicky beast. It was a little too tight out of the box to be reliable. Another problem I had is that once I added all the little things to it that I'd liked to have had it would have cost me over a grand! So, I sold it to my brother, who now has a over a grand in it, and bought a Kimber. Moral of the story is that you can save money now, or save money later. The GI is a good gun, IF it has everything you want already. Otherwise, get a mil-spec or loaded, IMHO.
I really was considering the ruger, but on top of my Glock 20, i would have to throw down about $350 or more and then i don't even know how long or how much it would cost to have it blue'd or parkerized. Considering STI spartan if i cant find a mil-spec or G.I, or hell i may even settle on a ruger P345 .45, cheap and seem like great durable guns (me likes single stack)
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:12   #44
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I have a Springfield GI and a RIA GI. I've had problems with the Springfield due to the extractor. Also the RIA has a better trigger pull and has features more like the Springfield Milspec.
IF ONLY MY HANDS COULD GROWW! then i wouldnt be in this situation and id be perfectly content with the Glock 20.
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:33   #45
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IF ONLY MY HANDS COULD GROWW! then i wouldnt be in this situation and id be perfectly content with the Glock 20.
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Old 02-21-2012, 13:21   #46
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I really was considering the ruger, but on top of my Glock 20, i would have to throw down about $350 or more and then i don't even know how long or how much it would cost to have it blue'd or parkerized. Considering STI spartan if i cant find a mil-spec or G.I, or hell i may even settle on a ruger P345 .45, cheap and seem like great durable guns (me likes single stack)
If you do decide to go with a Ruger (non-1911), I highly, highly recommend picking up a used P90 over a 345. YMMV.
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Old 02-21-2012, 13:36   #47
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Just called about 20 different gunshops in the cincinnati area, ONE had a G.I (but it was stainless therefore im not interested) 3 had Mil-specs (which were also stainless, not interested) so my faith is now diminsished. I checked gunbroker and there is not a single 5" G.I listed, there is a 4" champion parkerized but i require the 5" barrel. i dont weant to just sell the Glock first because even though its only had about 300rounds through it, i could only get about $400 for it, that makes me about $250 of from a G.I

so should i attempt and do a massive complicated swap for the one in the state next to me?

I figure i could walk in and talk to em, then figure out a plan to have my local ffl ship my glock to them, maybe add $150 cash, and have them ship their G.I to my ffl. for all the exchange my local FFl would probably charge me $50 and maybe even the shipping, then i would be into it more than i'd like to be.

Maybe i should just suck it up and stick with my G20
If your g20 is in good condition you could easily get $475 for it. You certainly won't get more value as a trade than you will selling outright.

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Old 11-26-2012, 10:10   #48
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I have a Springfield GI and love it. It feels just like my Dad's Remington Rand that I inherited. Neither gun is for sale, but just for the record, I have 4 RIA's and love them all. They have excellent customer service, forged frames and slides and very good quality workmanship. I feel sure the day will come when my son's will inherit and love every one of the John Moses Browning gems.
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I have a Springfield GI and love it. It feels just like my Dad's Remington Rand that I inherited. Neither gun is for sale, but just for the record, I have 4 RIA's and love them all. They have excellent customer service, forged frames and slides and very good quality workmanship. I feel sure the day will come when my son's will inherit and love every one of the John Moses Browning gems.
RIA are good guns, but the frames are cast, not forged.
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