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    Default Thoughts on a Springfield 1911

    What are you guys thoughts on this pistol? I have a line on one for $325. I haven't asked the guy so I don't know how many rounds have been fired through it yet though I don't think he has fired it all that much. Is that a decent price?
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    I have had mine for over 6 years and I love it. I had the stock firing pin break this year but that was after thousands of rounds. $325 doesn't sound like a bad price, depending on it's condition. I paid about $550 for mine new.

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    You don't want that junk. Whats the guys number, I will buy it just to get it off the streets.


    J/k. But if you dont end up buying it, I would like to. I have a Springfield LW Operator that I really like. What model is the one your looking at?
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    Thumbs up good price.....

    I have been shooting one for a long time. It sounds like a good enough deal. If it is one of the "enhanced models" it is a very good deal. If it is a standard 1911 AI Govt. Mod. and you want to start adding after market sights, beaver tails, etc., the dollars quickly add up.

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    I have one I bought new about 12 yrs ago, paid $450. A few small upgrades later and I love it.

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    Arrow Buy it

    Or give me his number! If you come on another in that price range let me know, I will buy if I got to sell a kidney.

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    OK guys. Thanks for the input. This will be my first 1911 however I do have other pistols and revolvers. Not sure about the model. It currently belongs to a guy I work with and he isn't the fancy high dollar gun owner type. I need to call him and ask him. Thanks for all your input.

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    I own a ten year old Colt M1991 stainless, and new SA GI. Personally I think the Colt is built to a slightly higher standard. But the Colt cost me ~$550 in '99, and the SA ~$500 in '08. My next 1911 will be a Colt Series 70. Well that's my preference. BTW the GI was very loose to start. Sent it back and they tightened it up.

    Now just gotta get me a Ruger Super Blackhawk 4 5/8" for the field!

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    You got a good deal at $325!
    What I want is a Kember 1911 some day. They are very slick 1911's!

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    Ok. It's a Springfield 1911-A1. Hogue grips. He said he only shot it about four times, so I'm guessing about 100- 200 rounds through it. I'll post some pics soon.

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    a couple of pics



    Originally Posted by BIGBOB
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    You wasted your money on that . . . may as well give it to me now!

    Good looking gun, from the right side anyway. Well worth the $325. Have you shot it yet, and do we get to see the left side?

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    Looks like a mil-spec to me, but still a great deal at 325. It is a great gun, just doesn't have all the extra bells and whistles that some of the higher end models have.

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    Yeah, i'm not much of a bells and whistles kinda guy. I'll probably use it mostly while ATVing. ADfields, I'll get a left side shot just for you.
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    Mil Spec! Its a great gun! No frills but very solid and dependable. Good price too!

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