This is a discussion on New Springfield GI within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Went to the Gun Shop today to pick up a WWI Colt 1911 I was having shipped in and while there I talked myself into ...
very nice. 1911 pistols, I think, will be for the 20th century, what the Colt SAA was for the 19th. Functional nostalgia.
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That's for me!
I don't need no $$$$$ stinking Kimber or other mega dollar 1911. Give me what worked for my dad on Tinian! (His was a Remington model.)
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Very nice... I like the GI style 1911's the best...
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I really wanted a new Colt GI (01991) as a shooter but they've been hard to come by lately and cost a good penny more (I got the Springfield for $550). They do have a Colt 01918 I could get at a decent price ($950), but it's a little more than I want to spend just for a GI shooter and I'd be scared to shoot it much as it will one day be a collectible just like their 01911 replica of a few years ago.
Congratulations, nice pistol.
With a few minor parts changed, you could really have it looking like a WWII USGI M1911A1 (if that's what you were seeking).
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I'm waiting to get the same gun but only the Champion (4" barrel) size. Been looking high and low. It's the "last" gun on my life's list of guns I want to have.
Beautiful gun. Let us know how it shoots and enjoy!!
sweet retro shooter, my friend. congrats!
I purchased one about seven months ago and found it to be good quality, extremely reliable and a great shooter right out of the box. I do have a little trouble with some hollowpoint types but no problems with FMJ's.
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Congrats on your new Spirngfield. I just got mine 2 weeks ago. I wanted the old G.I. military style without the Colt price tag. This one is getting some rounds down the tube, no safe queen here.
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I've never fancied myself with a basic Gi model 1911. Always get suckered in for beavertail, bobtail, polished stainless, skeleton triggers etc.
But it's a good shooter I'm sure.
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