Roughly 3 weeks ago after a normal training day I went home and during a break down to check my everyday carry Springfield Armory 1911 'Lightweight Compact' .45 ACP (Model # PX9503L) I discovered that the rear most post on the ejector had sheared flush to the frame. The gun fired fine and I have no idea when it actually broke but it was broken and there after I took her offline and out of rotation for use.
A few weeks of procrastination later I sent her back for repairs. That was two Saturdays ago.
FFWD to this morning I get a call from SA.
As it turns out they tried to repair it by drilling out the old post but the result of doing so made it so that the frame is no longer usable. :(
They are going to repair it by replacing it outright. Only problem is that this model was discontinued like 3 yrs. ago. :(
I _REALLLLLY_ liked this gun, alot. It was my overall favorite to shoot and by far my preferred carry and go to gun.
So upon conversation with SA my option is to choose any variant of the following SA model 1911s:
* 'GI .45'
This is a 1:1 swap with no additional cost to me.
Frankly I'm not up on the current most latest offerings of SA as I just haven't paid attention as I'd had no intent to pickup another 1911. I mean I'd already had three including my now old SA, which BTW they will not return to me and the new will be a replacement against my old serial number with paperwork to satisfy legal concerns.
I'm familiar with the TRP and the GI. 45 (but that's about it.
The contact from SA indicated that the GA and the Mil-Spec are both downgrades/below my old model and she figured I'd not be interested in either of those two. Upon review of those she is correct.
BTW I can also upgrade as well to a TRP at an additional cost of ~ $500.
I'm not sure where to go from here...
This new gun would have to be a replacement for my old and it would be an EDC duty weapon. I'd prefer a Commander sized 4" barrel replacement as the previous was and I'd prefer it to be lighter in weight allowing for all day carry as my old was an aluminum frame with steel slide and had Novak night sights.
For relative comparison below is a pic and link toward review of my old SA which was in my hands dead on accurate and up to now had for years simply been reliable.
Currently I have a Sig 'GSR' 1911 (now a Gen I frame, II slide, and III parts hybrid) and a Colt 'Defender', to which the GSRis largely a range gun for bullseye shooting as it's otherwise too heavy to EDC while the Defender I now EDC although it's not optimal having it's original iron sights (soon to be swapped out for XS 'Big Dot' sights).
Kudos to SA for their awesome warranty and stand behind their product policy to satisfy their customer, period.
Thank you ahead of time for your help, advice, and suggestions.