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Posted: 7/2/2003 10:14:14 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/2/2003 10:15:24 AM EST by mjohn3006]
I am filling out the paperwork for my Springfield Mil-Spec 1911.

I have been trying to get this gun for over a year, but my dealer could never get it for me.

First it was hard to get because Maryland requires a fired shell casing to be sent to the State police. Then, his supplyers never had them because, one, the shell casing, two, Marland passed an integral lock law and so Springfields have been in high demand.

Finnaly my name is on one.

I can't wait.
Link Posted: 7/2/2003 10:53:34 AM EST
Sucks to live in a socialist state, doesn't it? Come to the land of the free! I found my Milspec at a gunshow, and walked out with it 10 minutes later. It'll go even FASTER when I get my CHL.

If you like 1911s, you'll like the Milspec. It's a good, no frills, functional pistol.
Link Posted: 7/4/2003 4:17:48 AM EST
My dealer just got one in yesterday, I am trying to figure out what to sell right now to afford it. The only downside is the black plastic grips.
Link Posted: 7/4/2003 10:08:46 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/4/2003 10:09:13 AM EST by mjohn3006]
Natchez has rubber 1911 grips for $10.

I am going to order them.
Link Posted: 7/4/2003 5:07:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/4/2003 5:10:00 PM EST by anothergene]
Making a short story long...Going back through some old SA catalogs...to '92, when they called them "series '90"s, they did come with wood grips as mine did. (along with an original GI type thumb safety and a lanyard loop in the MSH)
In '93, it was called the "basic" model and the plastic grips are listed.
In '94, I see the first mention of "Mil-Spec" as a model, again with plastic grips.
Nothing wrong with that as plastic grips have been Mil-Spec for some time.
If you are like me, you will go through at least a few sets of grips to find ones you really like anyway. (My real GI ones finally cracked)
So far, I settled on rubber Kimber look alikes.
I hope you like it, mjohn, as I do mine.
Link Posted: 7/4/2003 11:50:32 PM EST
I love my Mil-Spec. I just put another 150-200rds through it Wed. It will hit wear you aim. I like that about 1911's! I put the hogue rubber grips on mine, the checkered ones w/ the diamonds....they feel great, and look like the originals. I'm thinking of going w/ the Rosewoods though.
Link Posted: 7/5/2003 12:30:22 AM EST
Congrats on your Mil-Spec. I just ot the Stainless Loaded Full size model a few weeks ago and so far I have had zero problems after shooting 750rds through it. Mil Spec should be just as good of a gun. Be VERY safe and enjoy trying to be as accurate as your gun CAN be.
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