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Springfield G.I 1911a1

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by clogspecialist, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. clogspecialist

    clogspecialist 10-head

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    Was wondering if there are any owners of a new production springfield armory G.I 1911A1 on this forum, and what you think of it. I am thinking about trading my glock for one if i can find one for sale around here. the big gun shop about 35min from here doesnt have a springfield, however they have Rock Island armory 5" and the guy said that those 1911's are made on old Colt machinery? sounds like some B.S to me.
     
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    faawrenchbndr CLM

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  3. clogspecialist

    clogspecialist 10-head

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    thanks for the link, a really good read and he discussed several models in my price range (which would be trading the Glock)

    I am still in it for a springfield either g.i or mil-spec, i heard Springfield armory has a great warranty and customer service, and later down the road when i decide to "customize" it, it can be done with minor fitting
     
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    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    There have been a lot of people complaining about Springfields being built
    in Brazil. It IS true, however a NS serial prefix is final fitted in the US.
    Springfield Armory has one of the best customer service departments in
    the business. I have a Springfield Loaded, a full custom build using a GI,
    and I have a Compact 45 sitting at another very well know Pistolsmith waiting
    it's turn in line.

    There are many choices, many great 1911 manufacturers, Springfield best suits my needs/wants!
     
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    Springfield also has a REAL Custom Shop.
    You can get a basic trigger job, to a full build done. All while retaining the
    Springfield Armory lifetime warranty!
     
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    I am not one of those "buy American" type. I think that IMBEL's products are great, but I do have issues with the heavy markup Springfield puts on their imported products.
     
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  8. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    I absolutely love my stainless GI. Now more so than any of my better guns, not that they'll be forsale.

    With Springfield you get a forged upper and lower. That is a huge plus for any later gunsmithing, as they may not be willing to work on cast parts.
     
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    A friend has a stainless Springfield GI that I have been trying to get him to sell me for quite a while now. I am not going to give up. It a good shooting pistol.
     
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    I have a GI that was made in 2004 or 2005, can't remember. It has been a great pistol, no FTFs or FTEs, using factory and reloads.
     
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    I have a stainless GI and it's been great.
     
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    Those guys don't get the credit they deserve. Build quality is as good as any I've seen, prices are fair, and turnaround time is not bad.
     
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    I own the Milspec A1, I think this used to be called the GI model, prior to the non-a1 gi model.
    I love my milspec and would highly recommend it
     
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  14. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    The Springfield GI and Milspec models are very hard to beat value wise.
    Sure you can buy a gun with all the bells and whistles for the GI price if you go with a Philippine made gun, but you are not going to get the quality of a forged Springfield that most any quality gunsmith would be happy to work on.
     
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    Actually it's NM
     
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    Did I miss the what Glock in what condition do you want to trade question?