View Full Version : Auto Ordnance or Springfield WWII?
17th March 2006, 09:12
I'm looking at buying my first 1911, and I'd like it to be as close to the WWII-era 1911A1 as possible; both its appearance and internals. On the other hand, I do intend to fire the thing, so I'd prefer that it be made of reasonably decent quality parts. Given these goals, which would be a better bet: the Springfield GI model (parkerized) or the Auto-Ordnance 1911PKZ? Any comments on this will be appreciated, even if you only have experience with one of these guns.
17th March 2006, 10:26
The Springfield is probably more likely to work, right out of the box. If you're going to strip it bare and build out, I'd say whichever one is cheaper. Some info here-
17th March 2006, 15:43
My springfield GI model works like a top- love it. If I could only have one or the other, I'd definately go with the Springer.
20th March 2006, 11:08
Nothing really wrong with the Kahr Auto-Ordance. Never had any problems with mine. I have a Springfield Loaded also. If I were to do it again I would have bought a Springfield Mil-spec instead of the Auto-Ordance.
21st March 2006, 08:40
I'd like to thank everyone who replied to my post. I found a store here in Minnesota, http://www.hart-bros.com/ , that had a Springfield GI in stock (an amazingly hard thing to do, actually), and bought it. IT was $460, which seems like an okay price around here. I haven't had a chance to go try it out yet, but as soon as it warms up, I'll go to the range and break it it a bit.
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