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I bought my first Springfield 1911!!!

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by glockmancustom32, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. glockmancustom32

    glockmancustom32 ~Guns pick me!~

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    I picked up a used Springfield 1911 A1 SS with Novak Sights and a Pachmayr Grip for 500$ is that a good deal? Also what does it mean when it says 1911 A1 "Loaded"? Is that just cause of the Novak Sights?
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  2. Ryobi

    Ryobi SummertimeRules

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    It means it has a lowered and flared ejection port, raised grip safety, skeletonized hammer, adjustable speed trigger, forward serrations, and I think that's about it. Great gun. In the real world, they're good middle of the road production guns. Get them too close to the internet, and they become "low end" and must be hidden from public view in shame. If it's in good shape, you paid a very fair price. Congrats.
     


  3. xx78

    xx78

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    $500 is a good deal. Even if the finish is a little scuffed up it can be cleaned up with some metal polish.
     
  4. glockmancustom32

    glockmancustom32 ~Guns pick me!~

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    Oh ok thanks alot, The guns in great shape I really like it, I know its no Dan Wesson, Les Baer, Wilsons or nighthawk, but I plan on one soon in my future.
     
  5. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Congrats! I think that's a great deal. I'd have bought it for that price.
     
  6. 11bdad

    11bdad 11bdad

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    Sweet!!! I'd get rid of those grips though. If the internals are in good shape you snagged quite a deal.
    VZ makes some nice grips.
     
  7. glockmancustom32

    glockmancustom32 ~Guns pick me!~

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    Yeah everything internal is smooth, gun is really tight, Lol I was looking at VZ grips earlier today.
     
  8. Bowtie

    Bowtie NRA MEMBER

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    I love my Loaded. Its been flawless for Thousands of rounds.
     
  9. deathpriest

    deathpriest

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    I have one, looks like the one you got. Flawless, comfortable, lifetime warranty...

    more accurate that I am. Enjoy it!

    Blessings,
     
  10. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    congrats!!!
    sounds like a good deal.

    here's the differences between the GI, milspec & Loaded

    Basic Descriptions:

    WW2 (GI) Model: Pistol closely replicates the basic 1911A1 as used by the US military for seven decades. Features:
    high wall ("narrow") ejection port
    low profile GI sights
    lanyard loop on mainspring housing
    vertical cocking serrations on slide

    Mil-Spec: Pre-dated the G.I. model, adds some popular features/upgrades
    stainless barrel and bushing (some models)
    loaded chamber indicator (some models)
    lowered and flared ejection port
    high profile 3-dot sights
    beveled magazine well
    loss of the lanyard loop on mainspring housing
    forward-raked cocking serrations on slide

    Loaded: An upgrade from the Mil-Spec with even more of the most popular features/upgrades
    beavertail grip safety
    Novak sights
    ambidextrious thumb safety
    long 3 hole trigger
    full length guide rod (2-piece)
    front cocking serrations
    flat mainspring housing
     
  11. ronin.45

    ronin.45

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    Good buy. My first 1911 was a stainless loaded and it was flawless for many competitions. It is still my main 1911 but it has been customized now.
     
  12. bac1023

    bac1023

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    Congrats on your new Springfield!

    Looks nice :)
     
  13. usurp31

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  14. Good deal on the Springfield.

    I have a stainless mil spec and a parkerized load. The stainless mil-spec has been a working in process for many years. Last November I sent the slide to Novak to have "Novak Sights" installed on it.

    While talking to the head tech, he told me that SA was no longer using Novak maked sights. He didn't say as to why, but he did said that they were now made in South America and China. After getting off the phone I check the Loaded Parkerize gun. On the right side of the sight it's marked "Novak''.That gun has "Novak" made sights. So check the right side of the rear sight.
     
  15. glockmancustom32

    glockmancustom32 ~Guns pick me!~

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    My SA 1911 has Novaks its on the right side of the sight. Hmm thats interesting, I wonder why.