Well since I'm a leg up on the new year as I have that AK clone, I am considering getting a 1911 pattern pistol for giggles because hey, everyone should have one even if they're not members of that cult. I am after all looking to get my mitts on the sooner-to-be-available-than-I-had-originally-thought XD45, which means I'll be vested in the caliber at last.
For a long time I'd thought I'd eventually get this little guy right here.
But I've also been considering this other little guy right here.
The Milspec has the advantages of 3 dots sights and the lowered ejection port, however, this won't really be a gun for social work.
At worst I'll play with it at the range, at best I'll start monkeying with it and screw it up.
I'm not married to Springfield per se, but none of the other 1911 makers make anything that catches my attention. My requirements are pretty simple: I want a reliable government sized historically accurate pistol. I don't want a super accurate target pistol, I don't want all sorts of tweaks. I realize getting a 1911 that runs out of the box without a lot of tweaking is a bit of a crap shoot.
I'd consider higher end brands if they offered something closer to these models which I am not aware of, and if it was an amazing deal I might consider lower end brands but I'm not paying $300 for a RIA or Charles Daly that will most likely have some sort of issue.
Yes I am aware dear reader that you possess the charmed RIA pistol which functions flawlessly and shoots more accurately than $1300 customs, and you likewise possess the SKS that shoots sub MOA. I do not share your luck however.
In short I want the pistol as it was meant to be, an old dinosaur of a gun firing a venerable old cartridge that went bang every time you pulled the trigger because it had to, because a young man's life was on the line.
The only major deviation from the standard 1911 I'm going to insist on is the stainless finish. I must have a stainless finish.
What say you?