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    New to the forum, about to buy first gun..

    Hello,

    I am just about to purchase my first firearm. This is a completely new hobby for me as the result of firing a friends Glock 26.

    I am a history nut and I really want a 1911. I have been doing research for a while now and I think I have made my choice..

    I like the Springfield 1911 GI..

    Again, this will be my first...but almost definitely not....my last gun.

    Any comments?

    Thanks,

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    I would step up just one notch and get the Mil-Spec model as it has better sights and a lowered ejection port. The GI models I have seen usually need a little work to get them running. If your into history and want the closes thing to what was used get a 1991A1 Colt. Here's a link to them.
    http://www.coltsmfg.com/cmci/pistols.asp

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    I should mention that I have found the GI for under $500....which fits the budget right now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldy View Post
    I would step up just one notch and get the Mil-Spec model as it has better sights and a lowered ejection port. The GI models I have seen usually need a little work to get them running. If your into history and want the closes thing to what was used get a 1991A1 Colt. Here's a link to them.
    http://www.coltsmfg.com/cmci/pistols.asp
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    You will like the sights more in the Mil-Spec than on the GI. That little front sight is hard to see.

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    A Springfield 1911 is always a great choice. I would buy the best one I could afford. If you can find a used one that has some holster wear, you can probably get a lot of gun for your money.

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    Well it wasn't my first handgun but my 2nd. A Springfield Loaded Target. Very happy with it and Springfield has a great customer service reputation, as well as a lifetime warranty. If that GI did not function correctly I have no doubt that Springfield would make it right.

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    Thank you gentlemen, tomorrow I will probably purchase the GI. Got to fire one tonight and it was incredible.

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    Good choice. You can shoot her 'till you save for a step up.
    Springfield's are great guns, and no matter which model you choose,
    they just feel right, and shoot great.

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