and I'll be joining the 1911 owner's of America!
The Pinklady and I went today looked. Was intending to take a 2nd look at a Springfield that I saw last week, but once we got there and started looking at it compared to the other's around it. I decided on another one.
The one we went to look at was a Stainless 5" "Mil Spec" model.
I also looked at a Champion GI model, and a Remington R1. It was with the Remington I notice that the beaver tail after handling a few of them was starting to irritate the web of my hand and then I noticed the difference in the beaver tails. Some: the Mil-Spec, Remington R1, Champion all had the same beaver tail which is what I call a "half" beaver tail or "narrow".
Then I laid eyes on the Springfield "Loaded" models. They had a Trophy Match, but I didn't care for it. They had three Loaded's.
A Park'd version with night sights.
A Black/Stainless with adjustable sights.
A Stainless with the regular Novak sights.
The Stainless Loaded is now on Lay-A-Away
It has what I call the "full" beaver tail, which is wider and more comfortable on the web of the hand. I like stainless over Park'd any day of the week, so that was the end of that.
Woohoo, can't wait.
Of course you know when I get it, pics will be posted.