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EricandSuebee
11-05-2010, 16:46
So between those two which one would you choose and why.

bac1023
11-05-2010, 17:31
The Springfield is probably the better quality gun, due to its forged frame. I also like the fact that it doesn't have the stupid Series 80 firing pin safety.

That Remington does have nicer features, but isn't true GI spec.


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RonS
11-05-2010, 17:48
Depends on what you want to use it for and your likes and dislikes.

I like the feature set on the Remington, but dislike the S80 stuff.

I have a GI and dislike the sights, which are difficult to change unless you dovetail them or have a staking tool. Even then the front sight DT is an odd size.

To keep as is and shoot as is I would choose the R1, for a base gun the GI.

EricandSuebee
11-05-2010, 18:36
I would be using it as a shooting weapon/carry weapon/self defense etc...

Agent6-3/8
11-05-2010, 18:46
I would be using it as a shooting weapon/carry weapon/self defense etc...

That being the case, neither. I'd go with the SA Mil-Spec. High profile sights, lower an flared ejection port, polished feed ramp and beveled mag well. IMO, its the best gun in its class and carry ready out of the box.

dakrat
11-05-2010, 18:53
I would go with Springfield, coz bac said so :supergrin:

Bac's opinion on firearms are always spot-on with mine.

javelinadave
11-05-2010, 20:40
Don't waste your time with the Remington R1. The few I handled were not put together vert tight. THe Springfield GI would be a much better choice. You may also want to consider an STI Spartan for the same money.

ctfireman
11-05-2010, 21:01
The Gi is cheaper & seems like a nicer fit. I love mine.......she's a keeper.

carloglock19
11-07-2010, 16:59
I chose SA Milspec over the R1. Nothing against the R1 liked the way the SA shot and it felt better in my hand. Good luck with your choice!

FLIPPER 348
11-07-2010, 18:07
So between those two which one would you choose and why.


the one made in USA because it's the one made in USA

bac1023
11-07-2010, 20:12
the one made in USA because it's the one made in USA

I thought you didn't like the Series 80 safety?

EricandSuebee
11-07-2010, 20:15
Well as people already know I chose the SA 1911A1 GI in Stainless steel.

bac1023
11-07-2010, 20:28
Well as people already know I chose the SA 1911A1 GI in Stainless steel.

Yep.

Good choice. :cool:

anyplainjoe
11-08-2010, 20:49
Remington - It has better features.

bac1023
11-08-2010, 20:58
Remington - It has better features.

He already bought the Springfield.

glock2740
11-08-2010, 21:17
If I bought either, it would be as a base gun for a project build. In that case, it would be the SA GI.

FLIPPER 348
11-08-2010, 21:28
I thought you didn't like the Series 80 safety?


between the two choices listed, being made in USA would trump the 80 safety

solomansousana
11-09-2010, 18:13
I've got each one, and while the R1 is as dependable as the Springfield, the Springfield seems much more solid in my hand for some reason.

tx787
11-09-2010, 22:12
The R1 I handled at my LGS looked to be very well put together. I almost bought it and still might for Xmas.

solomansousana
11-10-2010, 12:38
The R1 I handled at my LGS looked to be very well put together. I almost bought it and still might for Xmas.


Splurge a little lol, buy it, you'll love it every single time you squeeze the trigger.

tx787
11-10-2010, 15:14
I think I might have to, I'll be sure to post back if and when it happens.

fowler
11-11-2010, 06:42
The last 4 springfields I had would not run 100%. The RIA would run 100%. I,m not a fan of Springfields. The Remington R1 ran 100% out of the box like a Glock. I,m a big fan of reliable automatics. The R1 is a best buy and get one before the price jumps after the intro time frame. A keeper.

brickboy240
11-12-2010, 12:13
Don't like your Springer GI's sights?

Call Springfield and have them send you a set of the Mil-Spec 3 dot sights. This will run you maybe 25 bucks. Then, get a smith to put them on...mine did it in about 30 minutes while I waited.

The high profile 3 dot Mil-spec sights go right on the GI slide with zero mods. Cheapest way to get a very decent sight upgrade on a very nice basic 1911.

I love my GI....accurate and very reliable for a gun of this low cost.

G36_Me
11-13-2010, 06:56
good thread with good opinions. thanks to all.

remat
11-13-2010, 12:57
Just a thought....Springfield = lifetime, Rem = 2 yr

G36_Me
11-13-2010, 15:21
so I went to the gun show today. looked hard at the Springfield. if I was looking at the right gun, I really like it. didn't like that it was made in Brazil and did not like the "lock in the grip" but other than that, really nice. didn't buy it, but was tempted. just felt all around like better than the R1 for not much difference in price.