Springfield GI 1911 A1...reviews?

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  1. May 28, 2010 #1
    Covey Leader

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    I saw a Springfield GI 1911 A1 at the gun shop when i bought my XD. I am thinking about buying it but i wanted some reviews (pros..cons) on the gun first. It was stickered at $699. Can the low profile sights be changed out? I would like to saty at the $700 mark or less. Any info will help....Thanks.

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    I think it's a okay starter 1911 that can be built to your specs. Mine has some sloppy barrel lock up but over all that is it. Yes, the sight can be changed but you will have to pay for the front sight to get a dovetail cut to install a better front sight.
     
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    Severely, SEVERELY, overpriced @ 699, it's a ~$500 gun at best...it's about as stripped down and featureless as one can possibly get on the 1911 platform. I own one and it's a quality weapon, I'm just sayin....
     
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    Do you have any links for around $500? I could buy it online and have it shipped to a local FFL.
     
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    You should take a look at the Milspec before you make your final decision.
     
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    No, sorry, that's what I paid NIB locally about 9 months ago.
     
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    I JUST got one of these a week ago for $519 (really, $509 because the $10 background check was included). It seems like a good STARTER 1911, but it really is no-frills. I've got 100 rounds through it and had one FTFeed on the last round of my first mag through it, but no problems with the other 93 rounds.

    I like it so far, but like what has been said, it is the BASIC package. $699 seems to be at least $150 too much. For $699 you should be able to get a MilSpec or for another $150 get into the Loaded line.

    Here's my new MilSpec and my XD(m) 9:

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    Dr tatu and VR4....im looking at the 1911 A1 stainless. Not the Black GI model.....Is 699$ still overpriced for the stainless one like the pic i posted? I saw the Black GI model for about $550 but i want the stainless one.
     
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    I agree wholeheartedly! recently picked up a mil-spec... worth the extra $
     

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