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I have not owned a 1911 in several years. I kind of got to the point where they are out of style due to compacity thing. Finally I am glad with age that I have come back around.

Anyway I have been wanting one again, so I saw that my LGS had a Colt Gold cup advertised which although I did not have the money I wanted to see it. I went in and it was really nice and tight and a beauty but really could not afford it in this economy. He showed me a couple Springfield's and even some cheaper manufactures. They were all ok but when I buy a 1911 I have to have a shorter LOP so I have to change the trigger out for shooting comfort. He then showed me this Mil-Spec Springfield. It was tightly made with forged frame and slide. Good sights and a short trigger. I have small hands so the standard beavertail I liked and will not have to worry about hammer bite. Match barrel, I mean this thing I just fell in Love with. Perfect for me. Nothing fancy just the simple things that you need in a 1911.

Yes it came home with me and all though due to the rain this week I have not had a chance to take it down to my steel plate range and try it out as of yet. Some time this weekend but I have all the confidence in this Springfield that it will preform. I have had Springfield polymer guns before and always gotten rid of them fairly quickly due to not being an American made gun. I do have a few non American made firearms but just a few. I was really pleased to find out that this 1911 was made in America. The only parts that I did change out on it was the grip screws, the factory grip screws looked just a little wallered out slot from the factory. So I put some Allen head really nice 1911 grip screws in that I already had.

Anyway Love this thing and also like that it is parkerized finished.
 

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I have not owned a 1911 in several years. I kind of got to the point where they are out of style due to compacity thing. Finally I am glad with age that I have come back around.



Anyway Love this thing and also like that it is parkerized finished.
Lot to be said for getting older, & having been there & done that - welcome back to the grown-up firearms group! SA mil-spec was my first REAL 1911 as well, that's a good choice - do watch for oil crud buildup under the grips - especially rubber grips if you carry it at all & you're a big. warm-natured guy, like I used to be - I got mine cerakoted to get rid of the crud after several years (apparently) of buildup. I also went to VZ carbon fiber grips to help out. Enjoy that milspec - she should serve you the rest of your life @ this point!
 

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I did order some Black Aluminum thin grips due to my small hands. But really not interested in the Aluminum grips as much as that there was a set of Walnut Springfield with the cross cannon thin grips included with the Aluminum thin grips. Price that I thought was very good considering both pairs. With my small LOP the thin grips will make the pitol fit my hand even better. Yes also bought the thin grip screws an bushing for them.

Also bought a flat mainspring housing for the same purpose, LOP. That should be it for this one leaving everything else stock. Pictures to come in approx. a week. Shot great at the range. Love the pistol.
 
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