was going to keep it Springfield across the board as well. I have a XDm and xdsc. Then fell in love with a STI line. Waiting on my STI Trojan to arrive. Look at the STI Spartan for a good entry level 1911.
If you HAVE to keep it Springfield then I would look toward the GI or Range Officer like stated above. From what I've read, the RO is the best out of the box competition 1911 for the price. If that's what you will use it for. If its just for plinking, then go with a GI.
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