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SPRINGFIELD!?! how could you?!?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by clogspecialist, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. shays4me

    shays4me gunaholic

    Mar 8, 2009
    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.
  2. 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.

  3. clogspecialist

    clogspecialist 10-head

    Jul 8, 2010
    Cincinnati, OH
    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)
  4. clogspecialist

    clogspecialist 10-head

    Jul 8, 2010
    Cincinnati, OH
    IF ONLY MY HANDS COULD GROWW! then i wouldnt be in this situation and id be perfectly content with the Glock 20.
  5. rickrope


    Nov 14, 2008

  6. crazymoose

    crazymoose Nonentity

    Feb 9, 2005
    If you do decide to go with a Ruger (non-1911), I highly, highly recommend picking up a used P90 over a 345. YMMV.
  7. 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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  8. usmc66


    May 17, 2012
    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.
  9. Nestor

    Nestor Lean & Mean

    Jul 13, 2003
    RIA are good guns, but the frames are cast, not forged.