Springfield 1911A1

Springfield 1911A1

This is a discussion on Springfield 1911A1 within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Appreciate any input on this: http://www.springfield-armory.com/as...y_PW9108LP.pdf I was looking for a non-plastic gun and ran acrosc this one at a local gun shop. NIB for ...

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    Springfield 1911A1

    Appreciate any input on this:


    I was looking for a non-plastic gun and ran acrosc this one at a local gun shop. NIB for $550.00, OTD

    As a 2nd choice is the Glock 22 for about the same price.

    Any one care to submit their observations.

    TIA for your expertise

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    What are you going to be using the gun for? If it's CCW, I would go with the Glock 23 if you really want a 40 cal. If it's just for shooting then go with the 1911, you'll have more fun with it. IMO
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    Thats a great starter gun...for CCW however I would go with the Glock just a more rugged gun with more usable sights, etc. Just arange gun Iwould go with the Springer.
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    Well, I'll throw in my 0.02 after carrying that model pistol for going on four years now. I've changed the grips on mine, but otherwise its stock. Not fancy, no bells and whistles really. Mine feeds JHP's reliably, and I haven't had any issues with it. My eyesight is still good, so the sights aren't really an issue (although on the range I am more accurate with my Loaded 1911 with adjustable sights.

    The GI's are a good bare bones pistol in my mind, but they are bare bones. If you are comfortable carrying the 1911 platform, I see nothing wrong with it.
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    I'll chime in too. I've had the same pistol for several years now, and actually carried it daily for a little over two years. Like buckeyeLCPL, I kept it mostly stock only changing the grips and replacing the recoil spring every five thousand rounds. I love mine, and to be honest still carry it occasionally when the XD won't do.
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    1911's rule. get the Springfield.
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    Mmmmmm...let's see, a Glock or a Springfield...what's it going to be?

    Hell of a position to be in, but you can't go wrong with either one.
    I like both, but I'd get the 1911 first.
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    Steel or plastic? The choice is yours.

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    It all depends on you. The Glock holds more ammo and is a good gun as seen by the use of so many LEO's. I just recently purchased a Springfield "Loaded" 1911 and it is hands down the best gun that I own. It shoots ridiculously accurate and has digested any ammo that I have thrown at it so fay. I don't own a Glock, but that is a personal choice. You will have to do a little more TLC on the 1911. However, if mine is a true indication of the 1911, it would be hard to beat.


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    I carry a full size 1911 now, and have no regrets. It is a bit longer than my SP101, but it is slimmer.

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    Go for the Springer! I myself would fork out the extra $75.00 for a Mil-Spec. Better sights, polished feed ramp and throated barrel, lowered and flared ejection port and beveled mag well.

    It's everything you need in a 1911 and will serve you well. My 17 YO Standard (same as the Mil-Spec) is still shooting like a champ.

    Here's a darn good deal on one and Mark is a great guy to deal with.

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    For CCW a full size 45 is a bit of a big gun for me......but if you can do it, go for it!
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    I carry a Champion GI. I painted the front site white, which helps a lot.
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    I have a Mil-Spec. Love it, carry it, have never had a problem with it. Very, very reliable. Eats anything I feed it.

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