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Posted: 11/15/2003 6:24:18 AM EDT


Now that I have this, I may have to buy a Government Model Pistol. Any suggestions for a reasonably priced pistol. The pistol would be just for having fun at the range. Basically a GM .45 under $500.
Link Posted: 11/15/2003 9:55:10 AM EDT
Springfield Mil-spec (park. or SS) would fit the bill. Also makes a great platform for mods.
Link Posted: 11/15/2003 1:53:15 PM EDT
The new Springfield WWII model goes for less than $400 in some places or the regular mil-spec is sub $500 with better sights...
Link Posted: 11/15/2003 2:16:09 PM EDT
Springfield WWII milspec from Quantico Arms.
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 1:18:44 PM EDT
I just paid $500 for this with 2 colt mags, it's run perfectly so far, I've put about 200 rounds through it.




Link Posted: 11/16/2003 3:59:40 PM EDT
Three votes for the Springfield so far and one Colt.

cduarte, was the pistol new when you bought it?
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 4:52:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By VA-gunnut:
Three votes for the Springfield so far and one Colt.

cduarte, was the pistol new when you bought it?



no, but it had some nice custom work done/parts added including trijicon night sights on it, the trigger is perfect, and it is very accurate. This is the "enhanced" model, and is discontinued.
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 5:57:12 PM EDT
Got the Springfield 1911 style for $425. You can hardly beat that. But then a friend wanted to unload his Ruger P90 for $200 so now I have a couple of .45s. <shrug>
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 6:02:46 PM EDT
I think Quantico has a Springfield Loaded compact 1911 with night sights for something like $649.

Not sure they have any more, but it's still on the website.

Just use some +P's, to make up the lost velocity from the 4.25" barrel and be a happy happy camper...
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 7:32:12 PM EDT
I have been doing a little looking around on the net and I do like the looks of the Springfield.

I don't think I can bring myself to buy a new Colt. I might be able to convince myself into buying one from an individual though.

I plan on doing a little more research at the next gunshow.
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 4:34:29 AM EDT
Springfield.
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 6:44:48 AM EDT
Everybody bashes them but I love all my Colts.
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 11:12:50 AM EDT
My Auto Ordinance runs like a champ. I had some issues at first, but the company took care of them for me. Now it shoots everything. It gets better every trip to the range.
Link Posted: 11/18/2003 8:17:54 AM EDT
Another vote for the SA 1911A1. Added military surplus walnut grips, SS grip screws and a full length guide rod (about $18 from Dillon Precision or DPMS/Panther). Got me a real fine shootin' iron now.
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