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Greeting's All-

Well, I just came home with a NIB 06 Springfield package 1911A1
mil-spec .45 ACP. It came in the blue plactic box, with a GEAR
holster, 2 magazines, allen wrench, 2-keys, and a cable lock.
The mil-spec has 3-dot sights, of which I'm able to see better
than the tiny military sights that are on my two G.I. model
Springers. It also is wearing a set of handsome wooden grips
with the crossed cannons and Springfield Armory logo; with a
set of the black plastic grips included in the package. I like the
idea of the internal extractor and lowered (and flared) ejection
port.

I still don't know why I bought this firearm, cuz as I said I still
own 2x G.I. Springers, as well as a Kimber Stainless Ultra Carry,
and a brand NIB Les Baer Thunder Ranch Special .45 ACP. Not
to mention, the workhorse from MY stable a West German SIG-
SAUER P220A in .45 ACP. I guess you could say that I'm a bit
addicted too 1911's~!
 

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1911

You never have too many 1911's.It's an addiction that you can't stop.Just don't make the mistake and get a Walther because they will give you another addiction.
 

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Delta Force said:
Just don't make the mistake and get a Walther because they will give you another addiction.
You can say that again! :rolleyes:

Congratulations on your new acquisition Ala Dan! :smt023
 
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The beauty of a 1911...

...is that you can make it your own....I too have the Mil-spec in stainless, and I find the lowered and flared ejection port, as well as taller sights, makes for a near perfect 1911 out of the box...I'm not a fan of fancy sights, since I am of the belief that you should be able to hit the threat without taking carefull aim....that comes with practice...if a bad guy wants to take you out, you will make his job easier if you take the time to line up those glow in the dark babies before you fire...if I want accuracy within 1-2 inches, than I'll buy a rifle...a pistol is a secondary weapon, and as such, is used as a last resort when you are out of ammo for your primary weapon....the pistol is a CQ weapon, and as such, the vast majority of shootings will occur within the 15 yard or less scenario...heck, who needs sights at all at that distance? That said, I have changed a few things on my Mil-spec...checkered arched main spring housing from S&A...stainless steel recoil spring plug from Ed Brown...replaced cast/MIM parts (such as ejector, extractor, firing pin retainer, disconnector, plunger tube, and sear) with machined bar stock from Ed Brown and Caspian. I also changed out the short trigger with a solid mid-length aluminum Videcki trigger...before I forget, I also have smooth Coco Bolo grips from Hogue....that's it. :)
 

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Greeting's dustoff '68 my friend

Hey, ya'll all listen up cuz this man knoweth what he speaks about~!
The Springfield mil spec pistol is one of the best kept secrets within
gun circles. As my friend dustoff '68 eluded too, its just damn
near perfect right from the box. Mine is brand new, less than a week
old; so I haven't started making any upgrades. But I tell you from
the get-go, I really like this firearm. Of course, I have a Les Baer
Thunder Ranch Special 1911 .45 ACP too fall back on if all else were
to fail; but after extensive shooting with my 2x WW-II G.I. 1911's
I don't anticipate any major problems from the Springer mil spec.
It will be going too the range on 3 June 06, at which time I will give
you a detailed "range report".
 

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I've always wanted to own a 1911 since I was a young boy. All the weapons from the WWII era have always had a place in my heart, even though I only recently just purchased my first firearm. All this talk has got me onto the 1911 already and I just purchased a USPC 9mm SS(I still am stoked about that though :-D ...lol). I see the saying, "You can't have just one". :p

In reality though I am a history buff, and owning a 1911 wouldn't be so I can customize it, but instead would be an opportunity to own a piece of history. I have alot of researching to do before I even considered purchasing one, but I consider myself lucky just to be able to read the stuff you guys write on the forums. The knowledge I've already gained in such a short time is none short of amazing, and for that guys I thank you. :)
 

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Greeting's Method My Friend

Certainly is my pleasure to share the knowledge that I have gained
on the 1911; but I'm afraid you could fill volumes on things about
the 1911 that I don't know~! With that said, be careful on choosing
one of these fine firearms. A real, honest to goodness WW-I or II
piece can run into mega bucks very quickly; especially for a WW-I
authenic Colt in good condition. I recently saw one with an original
holster, that the owner paid $15,000 for.

When we speak of the Springfield WW-II G.I. firearms, we are
talk'in about replicas my friend. Somewhere, around the $450-
500 price range; and the Mil Spec (with three dot sights and
a lowered and flared ejection port) runs about $50-100 more.
Either, is an excellent shooter straight from the box~! I own
2x WW-II G.I. replicas, and this brand NIB mil spec, + a NIB
Les Baer Thunder Ranch semi-custom 1911 .45 ACP. Oops-
forgot too mention that I also have a 3" Kimber Stainless Ultra
Carry also. Then there is my former duty weapon, a DA/SA
West German .45 ACP SIG-SAUER P220A.

Hope you enjoy the forum, my friend. If I, or anyone else can
be of further assistance don't hesitate too call.
 

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I appreciate the kind words Dan. :) I realized the kind of guns your talking about and I could only dream to own an authentic version. In my reality, a replica would suit me mighty fine indeed. :-D It was the Springfield Mil-Spec that I was inquiring about, and the 1911 "design" has always appealed to me I should say. :wink:
 
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Thanks for the warm welcome Dan...

Ala Dan said:
Greeting's dustoff '68 my friend

Hey, ya'll all listen up cuz this man knoweth what he speaks about~!
The Springfield mil spec pistol is one of the best kept secrets within
gun circles. As my friend dustoff '68 eluded too, its just damn
near perfect right from the box. Mine is brand new, less than a week
old; so I haven't started making any upgrades. But I tell you from
the get-go, I really like this firearm. Of course, I have a Les Baer
Thunder Ranch Special 1911 .45 ACP too fall back on if all else were
to fail; but after extensive shooting with my 2x WW-II G.I. 1911's
I don't anticipate any major problems from the Springer mil spec.
It will be going too the range on 3 June 06, at which time I will give
you a detailed "range report".
looking forward to your range report...my report is simple....rapid fire at 25 yards, and I still get center mass...about 6-8 inces on average...I raely miss...at 15 yards....well....just call me Wyatt Erp :-D
 

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The Springfield Mil-Spec is the 1911 I'm currently looking to own. I've read many reviews on it and all of them are great. Springfield, although it only offers 2 completely different types of handguns, seems to have its stuff together. 8)

I love the look of the XD's as well. I've held a few at the local gun store and I liked the way they felt in my hand. I think I'll have to rent one to see if I like how it shoots. :p
 

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I am sure you will like the way the XD shoots. I do, anyway! I have shot the Springfield G.I replica and it was awesome. Can't wait to get my hands on the mil-spec.
 

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1911 Grips

I have 1 of 600 SS 1911 w/short barrel marked "Commanding Officers Model". I always liked Patton even though most of the time he is shown with a SAA with Ivory Grips. I believe he also carried the 1911 with ivory grips.
Anybody know of a source for 1911 grips--ivory or plastic? What design? Any pics? Thanks, Thor
 
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