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Posted: 12/14/2005 3:01:16 PM EDT
I could get a new Springfield from a buddy who works at a local retail store for well below cost.

I can get one in 4-6 weeks (sucks) for $510 plus tax. This is my first 1911 (I have a Ruger now) so I need to know: is this a good deal?

Here is a pic of the gun.

Thanks for any input

Link Posted: 12/14/2005 3:09:05 PM EDT
night sights?

if so, its a steal!

regardless, get it NOW!
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 6:45:04 PM EDT
Yeah, I'd get it for $510. I was looking at those black stainless ones. Pretty nice :) What other guns can he get you for under cost? That you could uhh... get for us? :P (just hasslin ya)
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 12:13:54 AM EDT
Good grief thats what most Milspecs cost. I do not know where you are shopping but I would shop there some more thats a good deal.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 12:00:27 PM EDT
Well he's a dept. manager, so he can order one gun from each manufacturer per year at factory cost, and he's letting me get what I want (really cool guy).

I just happened to be talking to him about getting a new gun, and once I looked at the 1911's I really liked them. Then the springfield came up because it's a great starter gun and great quality from what I've heard.

Thanks for the opinions!
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 12:52:16 PM EDT
Go for it. That's a great price for a great gun.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 4:02:13 PM EDT
That's a deal.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 4:12:15 PM EDT
Hell yeah buy it!
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 7:42:15 AM EDT
I'm in Texas too, so if you don't buy it, can I? (I voted that you should buy it, though)
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 2:30:48 PM EDT
get it
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 4:49:35 PM EDT
buy it
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 7:14:37 PM EDT
[palpatine] "Do it!" [/palpatine]
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 7:26:49 PM EDT
Buy it! Thats a deal I would not even bother asking my wife first about.h.gif
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 7:28:09 PM EDT
Just do it! Or you can go through life kicking yourself in the ass for not buying it...

I have a loaded that I got for $630 after looking all over hell. I love that gun and its worth every penny. I got it on my 45th birthday. Took me 45 years to buy the gun I always wanted. If I would have got a 1911 25 years earlier I would have saved thousands of dollars buying the wrong handguns. I wish Chuck Norris would have roundhoused me in the head sooner!
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 12:14:56 PM EDT
i love the 2 tone blackend SS on SS.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 8:25:28 PM EDT
Yes, I would suggest that this is a good deal. I have had a few 1911s now, and I prfer mag wells, front checkering and a few other things ya get when you buy the $1000+ models. But as your first 1911, I would say that is an excellent gun.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 9:15:29 PM EDT
Yes, get it.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 10:05:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/18/2005 10:06:26 AM EDT by metalsaber]
I have the 2 tone model with night sights and I got it for $560. So yeah $510 new is a steal.

BTW: This wont be just a fun plinker. Mine is dead on accurate right out of the box and with std winchester white box ammo.
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