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Posted: 1/13/2006 1:04:12 PM EDT
So I think I'm ready for my first 1911.

Looking at the springfield website, I really like the GI .45.
What makes the HI-cap accempt more rounds?
Any range reports on these guns? Are these things a good buy, or should I invest my money in a different 1911?
All input is welcome!!
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 1:52:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/13/2006 1:53:34 PM EDT by Burkey]
In order to make the "Hi-Cap" hold more rounds, the magazines are doubled stacked, similar to a typical 9mm or .40 S&W. This also increases grip width.

As for a standard G.I. model it is very popular amoung entry level shooters and those who want a no frills .45 ACP 1911. The only problem that it might have is that the sights are really bad, they are not white dot but just a notch and post. There has been alot written about the GI model a qucik search willl yield alot of results. Check out www.1911forum.com


ETA
Check this review out;
www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=5&f=49&t=24770
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 2:43:03 PM EDT
The GIs are a great entry level 1911.
About the only decent looking reliable 1911 for under $500.

If you have "young" eyes - the sight will work just fine for you
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 2:45:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/13/2006 2:50:14 PM EDT by unkempt1]
Not to hijack.

How hard is it to replace them?

the sights that is, sorry.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 3:22:20 PM EDT
+1


Originally Posted By unkempt1:
Not to hijack.

How hard is it to replace them?

the sights that is, sorry.

Link Posted: 1/13/2006 4:19:27 PM EDT
Looks like WILSON COMBAT can notch the front site dovetail cut for $25bux (labor only) and then ya can buy the sites and have them install them at extra costs, etc.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 4:20:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By die-tryin:
Looks like WILSON COMBAT can notch the front site dovetail cut for $25bux (labor only) and then ya can buy the sites and have them install them at extra costs, etc.



that doesn't sound too terribly bad. thanks Die-tryin
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