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    any thoughts on this thing?


    From Springfield Armory

    .45 ACP
    13+1 capacity
    5" barrel
    size: 36 ozs., 8.5" overall length
    and the all important price: $642 (New from Springfield Armory)


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    http://www.springfield-armory.com/im...9701LLarge.jpg
    link:
    http://www.springfield-armory.com/pr...-1911-GI.shtml


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    I don't care for hi-cap 1911s, personally, since a good portion of the ergonomic beauty of JMB's design was in the grip... An XD-45 ACP Tactical would be a better choice for a double-stack .45 gun, IMHO.

    I would take a single-stack SA GI 1911 in a heartbeat though!

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    so the high cap increases the width of the handle greatly? Woudld I be better off with the standard version of the gun?

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    Thors_Mitersaw wrote:
    so the high cap increases the width of the handle greatly? Woudld I be better off with the standard version of the gun?
    Yep, the grip on a double-stack 1911 is pretty thick... It is a total separation from the slim profile that the 1911 is meant to be. The only way to fit a double-stack of .45 into a reasonable-sized grip is by using thin polymer. Granted, Para-Ordnance does just fine with double-stack 1911s, they just aren't for everybody. To me, the sweetest handgunto holdis a single-stack full-size 1911 with a well-blendedbeavertail grip-safety, wearing a Hogue or Pachmayrrubber finger-groove grip.

    Get the single-stack, there's more accessories for them, anyways... You won't regret it.

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    So the standard version of the "GI" model. Would that be sufficient? I am still learning about firearms and want to try out a few different handguns at a range or something before I commit to buy one. I dont know what kind of safety switch is on these.

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    Thors_Mitersaw wrote:
    So the standard version of the "GI" model. Would that be sufficient? I am still learning about firearms and want to try out a few different handguns at a range or something before I commit to buy one. I dont know what kind of safety switch is on these.
    Honestly, the best 'bang-for-the-buck' Springfield 1911 is the Mil-Spec. It has better sights and more reliable action than the G.I. (They are also arguably more accurate. I generally see them for around $400-$450 nowadays... They also are availableas a 3.5" bbl Compact model, but they are harder to find and more expensive.

    They have a basic grip and thumb safety. The Grip safety engages when you grasp the gun properly, and the thumb safetycan be 'clicked'upward to engage, when the hammer is cocked. The safest way to carry the gun loaded is cocked & locked.

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    molonlabetn wrote:
    Thors_Mitersaw wrote:
    So the standard version of the "GI" model. Would that be sufficient? I am still learning about firearms and want to try out a few different handguns at a range or something before I commit to buy one. I dont know what kind of safety switch is on these.
    Honestly, the best 'bang-for-the-buck' Springfield 1911 is the Mil-Spec. It has better sights and more reliable action than the G.I. (They are also arguably more accurate. I generally see them for around $400-$450 nowadays... They also are availableas a 3.5" bbl Compact model, but they are harder to find and more expensive.

    They have a basic grip and thumb safety. The Grip safety engages when you grasp the gun properly, and the thumb safetycan be 'clicked'upward to engage, when the hammer is cocked. The safest way to carry the gun loaded is cocked & locked.

    molonlabetn
    I have seen features with various 1911's that have a barrel that bends up slightly at the end or is that all a illlusion or something? What is that?

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    I own a Rock Island Armory 1911 and i broke it down next to a GI spec one. Not enough differences to validate the 250 dollars extra for the SA.

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    Thors_Mitersaw wrote:

    I have seen features with various 1911's that have a barrel that bends up slightly at the end or is that all a illlusion or something? What is that?

    I'm not sure what you mean by 'bends up slightly', but there are a few things this could be...

    1. Optical illusion

    2. Picture was taken with the slide locked back, causing the barrel to be unlocked and rotated upwards (this is normal when the slide is locked back).

    3. The gun may have been equipped with a compensator, which directs the muzzle-blast upwards and looks strange to the untrained eye.

    If it's none of these, please post a picture so that we know what you mean. Your question has intrigued me.

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    I have one shoots great! 13+1how can you not like it? My hands have no problem with grip due to double stack.Replacement magazines are expensive if you use para.

    Other suppliers are cheaper.It's the only steel semi auto I own! I prefer tupperware

    because of the weight factor of carrying all day.I have no problem with recoil.

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