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Springfield Armory 1911 GI Micro Compact PX9805L

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Scattergun1187, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. Scattergun1187

    Scattergun1187 Vote Republican

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    I heard that Springfield Armory doesn't make this model any more.
    Would this be a good 1911?
    Or how about a RIA Compact and save some money.
     
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  2. Quack

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    good stuff. i would choose SA over RIA.
     


  3. jrs93accord

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    It would be hard to choose one over the other. I own both and I would rate them about the same.

    RIAs
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    SA GI Micro
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  4. If you care at all about customer service, go with Springfield!
     
  5. Quack

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    The RIA "Novak" sight cuts are slightly different (deeper) than standard.
    The Springfield front sight is not a Standard "Novak" cut, but there are sights available.
    so if you plan on swapping sights, this may be a factor for you.
     
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  6. Hokie1911

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    The RIA is a great value for the cash, but I would also go SA.
     
  7. ever had any reliabilty probs with either james?
     
  8. jrs93accord

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    None so far.
     
  9. Scattergun1187

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    My new Sprinfield Armory GI Micro Compact that is USA made will hopfully be at home this Friday.
    I couldn't resist this 1911. And since it was made in the USA at the IL plant. Plus they don't make these anymore.
     
  10. Scattergun1187

    Scattergun1187 Vote Republican

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    Man this is one sweet 1911. It has Novak night sights and is bad a** for a GI Micro Compact in OD Green. This one I will keep for ever.
     
  11. congrats! so did you buy the same gun you posted in your first post? if so, that is the loaded micro compact i believe. great gun!
     
  12. Scattergun1187

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    Yes thats the gun I purchased.:cool: