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Posted: 8/24/2003 8:52:28 PM EDT
Just wondering why those of you who have Milspecs chose them.

Also, a list of popular mods would be helpful without going overboard. I just bought one this weekend and bought it mainly for the nostalgic look. I don't want to change much on it and have it detract from it's appearance.
Link Posted: 8/25/2003 5:55:27 AM EDT
Originally something to shoot all the time without putting wear and tear on my other .45s.
So I would say price.
Not that it's a beater, far from it.
I installed an adjustable rear sight (can be changed back) and a little trigger work and used it in a match.
I have found I'd rather shoot it the majority of the time anyway because I just like it.
Link Posted: 8/25/2003 6:38:57 PM EDT
Honestly, I didn't need or want a lot of the crap they ad to it. The only thing I would change is to get the trigger pull a little lighter. I didn't vote because none of the options applied.
Link Posted: 8/26/2003 1:49:07 AM EDT
I got one because I eventually want to have Ted Yost maek it into one of his 1* mods. For nostalgia, I will probably end up getting a Springfield WWII milspec.
Link Posted: 8/26/2003 12:53:52 PM EDT
I bought mine because I wanted a 1911 without any of the little doodads on it. I might add an ambi safety to it later on, but it won't be an extended one.
Link Posted: 9/7/2003 6:38:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By knightone:
I got one because I eventually want to have Ted Yost maek it into one of his 1* mods. For nostalgia, I will probably end up getting a Springfield WWII milspec.



I'm looking at the WW2 model also, but will the brass properly resize with that ding you get with a milspec port?
Link Posted: 9/10/2003 7:27:06 PM EDT
Price and quality. I actually went in to buy a used HK4 in .380 without the extra barrels or box, and I walked out with the MilSpec. I wanted to get into 1911s and the Springer offered a great price and good quality to match. I have enjoyed modifying mine into the shooter it is. I added an extended grip safety (non-beavertail) and I replaced the ILS parts with standard 1911 parts, which dropped the trigger pull by close to 1 lb.!
B9
Link Posted: 9/14/2003 8:08:18 AM EDT
I would have to say price, if in fact what I have is a Milspec.

I walked into the funstore, and they had a 1911 there, I had been interested for awhile in gettign one. This one was a two tone, stianless frame and Black slide, marked 1911-A1.

Other than that I know nothing of it, except that it has a serial of NM1249xx

I love it, and it only cost me $500 CDN, plus 7% Sales Tax, and $25 registration fee
Link Posted: 9/16/2003 12:47:04 PM EDT
PRICE
Link Posted: 9/24/2003 7:53:48 AM EDT
to tinker with and make my own, cheaper, custom

Link Posted: 10/3/2003 7:28:40 PM EDT
To customize the way I wanted to. The price didn't hurt either.

Link Posted: 10/13/2003 5:48:41 AM EDT
I clicked nostalgia, but price has a lot to do with it. I'm getting a Champion to further customize and don't plan on changing the mil-spec.
Link Posted: 10/20/2003 10:58:01 PM EDT
I bought a operator milspec cause the rail,cool!!!! But it not shoot like a kimber so i been upgrading it since and now they are no longer made i'm told. Did not want to spend the money on the trp version. I liked it stock but then i wanted to alter it and did, tore between both,man that sucks. Liked the old spur hammer too.
Link Posted: 10/27/2003 4:21:44 PM EDT
Just like the military look. Where do I cast my vote?
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