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9th September 2004, 17:25
(Hi all, new here, and new to 1911's.)
I've been eyeballing the new stainless GI for a few weeks now and I'd like to hear what you all think of it? Should I take the next step up for the larger port and other "advancements", or is the GI just fine like it is with a few aftermarket parts?
(Speaking of which, where are some good sources for parts?)
9th September 2004, 17:58
Dashunde...........welcome to the forum!
I think the GI is fine like it is............if you're not after a GI type replica, then go for the Mil-Spec or Loaded.........but all 3 are good guns for the price.
Get the gun then shoot it for awhile, then see what you may want to upgrade.
Brownell's is the most popular place for parts, they've got just about anything you're gonna need...........or want.
9th September 2004, 18:16
I looked at both the Mil Spec and the GI. I got the Mil Spec since it seemed like the sights were easier to see. Something you might want to consider.
9th September 2004, 19:11
Unless I wanted a military replica, I think I would go for the milspec.
9th September 2004, 23:15
11th September 2004, 11:50
Thanks for the tips guys. I'm not looking for a replica, so I guess the improved Mil Spec would be the choice.
Is the stainless Mil Spec's finish the same as the GI's? I ask because of the two following pics. The Mil Spec *almost* looks bead-blasted, and I have not found any other picture of a stainless Mil Spec. Is it just the light?
11th September 2004, 21:38
Go with the mil-spec. I've got the GI and have had lots of failure to ejects. Tried to adjust the extractor, but still can't get it to work right. Anyone know a good 1911 gunsmith in washington state? If you are a reloader, the GI dings up your brass pretty bad.
12th September 2004, 00:25
Terry, I'm in South Central WA............you can send it to me and I'll take care of it, no charge. Unless it needs a better extractor..........
12th September 2004, 10:01
Word is that Springfield is using ejectors that are a wee bit out of spec. :(
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