Springfield GI ?

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    Springfield GI ?

    I found one at a good price (used barely) Tell me about these. I;m not real up on my 1911s. They priced me out of the market a long time ago. Thanks,

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    The GI is a good gun, and well priced and makes a great first 1911, but I prefer the MILSPEC, just for the larger sights.

    If you plan on having work done, or taking a run at doing the work yourself, the GI is a great 1911 to modify to your liking.

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    Yeah, I fiqure for the price. I could do, rear sight, barrel bushing, Stuff like that.

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    What JD said. Unless the price difference between this GI and a new Mil-Spec is more than $100, for me the GI would not be worth it. The sights on the GI are next to worthless (maybe not true for others but my vision is really bad) and the GI does not have a lowered and flared ejection port. This isn't a necessary feature, but it is nice because it doesn't damage your brass like the standard port does.

    If the GI works for you set up as is, and it's a good price, then go for it! It's a really well built gun.
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    350.00$ Had maybe two clips thru it. I'm just not up on my 1911s.

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    For $350, I'd pick it up. But at the bare minimum I would change the sights right away, and see how you like it.

    Alot of the add ons for the 1911 really aren't needed, they look nice, and some do actully provide better functionality, but a nice stock 1911 with some good sights is a good thing to have IMHO.

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    I'm looking to eventually carry this thing.

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    That's all you really need. I might advise getting a slightly longer thumb safety added on, but see how you like the standard first.

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    I used to own the very same gun you mentioned. In fact I used to own both the stainless and parkerized Springfield GIs. They were both great shooters, but as said before, the sights aren't that great. I now own the Mil-Spec which I am much happier with.
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    For that price jump on it. You can have good sights installed for around $100, more for tritiums. That's really the only thing that 'needs' to be changed to make it a defensive pistol.
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    for that price i would grab it .. its a plain jane gun and will dent the brass and might not easily eject loaded ammo and the ejection part is not lowered and flared ..

    Nor does it have a extended ejector ..

    A yost Retro rear sight should fit it and then get a taller stake on front sight those would be good carry sights ..

    I would call yost to make sure it will fit though

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    I have a GI and absolutley love it. I bought it new and have never had one issue with it, about 300 rounds through it so far. I really don't mind the old school sights. If I carry OWB, my GI is usually what I carry. I'm mostly a tupperware guy, but the GI is priced so that everyone can have a 1911 in their collection. Buy it, you won't regret it.

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    Snatch it up or I will. Nothing wrong with a 1911 in its pure form.
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    Mil.Spec.

    Here's my slightly modified Mil Spec..The sights are easier to pick up,they are also sharper on the edges.A little more wear and tear on your holster.
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    Nice gun pistola... there is just a unmatched beauty in a plain ane 1911
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