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Thread: Springfield GI vs. Springfield mil spc

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    I like them both but,I can not makeup my mind seem the same gun does anyone know the difference?

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    rhnhjh79 wrote:
    I like them both but,I can not makeup my mind seem the same gun does anyone know the difference?
    Between the two I always recommend getting the Mil-Spec. The sights are much better than the GI. It also has a lowered ejection port. This will sometimes improve function, but also lowers the likelyhood of getting dinged brass. The Mil-Spec is definitely worth the extramoney in the long run.

    One more thing to check out before you make a 1911 purchase of this sort if handle one like the two above that has the arched mainspring housing (back part of the grip). For a lot of people, myself included, this is the first part that I change. It creates a pressure point in my grip that is uncomfortable. I can't shoot well with and will not carry a 1911 unless it has a flat mainspring housing. See what works for you.

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    rhnhjh79 wrote:
    I like them both but,I can not makeup my mind seem the same gun does anyone know the difference?
    Main things that the Mil spec has on the GI are ~

    Lowered and flared ejection port

    Polished feed ramp

    Throated barrel

    Slightly taller and higher visibility 3 dot sights

    Beveled mag well

    And lastly, more looks that function, the slide serrations on the Mil spec are angled to match the grip angle rather than straight up and down on the GI.

    Worth the extra $$ IMHO, plus if you intend to carry it with hollow points you'll definately want the polished feed ramp and throathed barrel of the Mil spec for reliable feeding of JHP's. As seven stated the mainspring housing is raised on them both so if you dont like it you'll have to change either, I personally prefer a flat one as well and have swapped mine out, quick and easy change. I got an Ed Brown stainless snake skin patterned housing, very sharp serrations in the pattern, grips very well.

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    so i end up geting a :celebratespringfield combat it is sweet :what:

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    Congrats and enjoy.



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    rhnhjh79 wrote:
    so i end up geting a :celebratespringfield combat it is sweet :what:
    Banana Combat? I hope that's not euphemism like sword fighting. :shock:
    Why open carry? Because 1911 > 911.

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