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Stainless "GI" Options

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by rokay, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. rokay

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    I'm looking for a basic, as close to original looking 1911 setup in stainless steel. Figuring Springfield GI is the way to go, but before I do, are there any other options out there? I know about the Para, but I've had Paras before, and prefer Springfield.
    Thanks
     
  2. bac1023

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  3. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Springfield would be my recommendation. Mine started out as a stock GI.
    Then it received a bit of "retro" work, that evolved into a complete custom build.
    All that is left of the original is the slide and frame.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. polizei1

    polizei1 It WAS Quack

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    That's some stock GI Faawrenchbndr. :rofl:

    Looks great!
     
  5. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    :tongueout:

    Thanks,.......I dig it!
     
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  6. Hokie1911

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    Greg, that's about as GI as I am good looking. :shakehead:
     
  7. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    SA all the way.

    I have the exact same gun as you inquired about.
    I had it out this week to shoot it some, and run 100 rounds of 200 grain LSWC's through it without a hitch. The barrel is nicely throated, and the feed ramp is polished from the factory. The only downside to the gun are tiny sights. I may at some point have the Milspec high profile sights added.

    Not one single malfunction with this gun at all.
    The only thing I changed on it, was the grips. I had bought some plain Hogue rubber double diamond grips for it, but they didn't fit. Either the grip screws are to long, or the panels are to thin. I had a set of finger grooved grips on it for a bit, until I settled on a pair of rosewood Altamonts.
     
  8. bac1023

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    :rofl::rofl:
     
  9. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    I particularly like the lanyard loop.
    She'd make a hell of a pistol whipper.
     
  10. bac1023

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    I personally don't care much for stainless GI models. If I could do it over, I'd get the parked Springfield GI instead.
     
  11. Hokie1911

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    Brian, as your friend, I will generously help you out with a "do over". I will PM you my FFL. Send me that ugly stainless one and you are free to get yourself the parked SA GI you obviously desire. :supergrin:

    You're welcome.
     
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  12. bac1023

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    :rofl:

    Paul, I appreciate your generosity. ;)
     
  13. Hokie1911

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    Just trying to help a brother out. :wavey:
     
  14. bac1023

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    :thumbsup:

    Thank you, my friend.
     
  15. Hokie1911

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    No problem. Can't have you "settling" for a gun you really don't want in your collection. :whistling:
     
  16. craig19

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    Springfield is the way to go. Just say no to Para.
     
  17. Rinspeed

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    I hate stainless as I have to see, touch and breathe it every day. :dunno:
     
  18. Hokie1911

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    Jeff, I will PM you my FFL info too, if you need to get rid of those nasty stainless eyesores. :supergrin:
     
  19. SiberianErik

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    I love my SA GI Parker..great all around weapon. If all else fails and you round out of big fat flying ashtrays to sling at a BG, the old tried and true pistol whipping would work. Try doing that w/some plastic wonder 9 :rofl:
     
  20. faawrenchbndr

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    :crying: