My First 1911a1, Springfield Armory GI, opinions? (pics inside)

My First 1911a1, Springfield Armory GI, opinions? (pics inside)

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    Hey everyone well ok it doesn't exactly seem like an ideal carry piece but I liked it. I'm fairly new to getting interested in the 1911 so for my first purchase in these I went for the springfield armory 1911a1 GI. I paid 465.00, and the only thing I have for complaints is the factory grips, which I later changed to late war Remington Rand ones. I'm a big war buff, so I wanted to try and resemble WW2 issue. In my opinion they really are nice guns that keep with a design that represented a great era that you don't see anymore in firearms.
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    Hey your grips are what you choose. Keep em stock if you like, They will work fine.

    Personally I like Alumagrips

    www.alumagrips.com

    Larry davidson makes some increadable grips. The pics don't do them justice

    http://davidsonknives.com/grips/hornedl_lizard.htm

    http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=172624

    They aren't quite GI but for carry they are great.

    I would do a search on Brownells if you are wanting something differant but want to keep the look of the wood.

    http://www.brownells.com/aspx/ns/sto...?c=2061&p=4815

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    "Hey everyone well ok it doesn't exactly seem like an ideal carry piece but I liked it."

    I think the full-sized 1911 IS the idea carry piece among semi-auto pistols (with a Hi-Power close behind). It's easy to conceal and easy to handle with the wonderful .45 ACP cartridge. I'm very happy to make allowances in order to avoid toting shrunken handguns for concealed carry.

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    I've been packing a 5" Mil-Spec for about the last year myself, nothing at all wrong with carrying a fullsize 1911 in any configuration you choose so long as it's reliable. They can get heavy after a long day but lots of us carry them. Congrats on your first 1911!
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    Very Nice nothing wrong with packing that one ... I would

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    I pack one everyday. I did replace the wood grips with some cheap Hogue ones though. The lanyard loop can be a bit of a pain sometimes. But if it's reliable with the ammo you use, nothing wrong with one as a carry piece.

    Although the finish does wear off a bit from holster wear.
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    Congrats on the GI. I used to have two of them, one in the parkerized finish, and the other one in stainless steel. Both were great guns, and almost never malfunctioned. Unfortunately, I was forced to sell them, but now I have the Mil-Spec model.

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    Congratulations.

    I carry the same gun with the stock grips everyday.

    Overtime you'll find that you love it and wouldn't carry anything else!
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    Thumbs up Good Deal

    Good pistol,good price.I have a mil-spec.

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    That's a nice piece good buy.

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    That is the pistol that I plan to purchase as my first 1911 as well. Good job.
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    Hey everyone well ok it doesn't exactly seem like an ideal carry piece but I liked it.
    There are a whole lot of folks that do.

    I wanted to try and resemble WW2 issue
    So did I.
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