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Old 06-15-2011, 12:55   #1
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Stainless "GI" Options

I'm looking for a basic, as close to original looking 1911 setup in stainless steel. Figuring Springfield GI is the way to go, but before I do, are there any other options out there? I know about the Para, but I've had Paras before, and prefer Springfield.
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Old 06-15-2011, 13:15   #2
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Springfield is the way to go.


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Old 06-15-2011, 13:18   #3
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Springfield would be my recommendation. Mine started out as a stock GI.
Then it received a bit of "retro" work, that evolved into a complete custom build.
All that is left of the original is the slide and frame.

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Old 06-15-2011, 13:49   #4
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That's some stock GI Faawrenchbndr.

Looks great!
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That's some stock GI Faawrenchbndr.

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Springfield would be my recommendation. Mine started out as a stock GI.....


Thanks,.......I dig it!

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Greg, that's about as GI as I am good looking.
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Old 06-15-2011, 16:57   #7
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SA all the way.

I have the exact same gun as you inquired about.
I had it out this week to shoot it some, and run 100 rounds of 200 grain LSWC's through it without a hitch. The barrel is nicely throated, and the feed ramp is polished from the factory. The only downside to the gun are tiny sights. I may at some point have the Milspec high profile sights added.

Not one single malfunction with this gun at all.
The only thing I changed on it, was the grips. I had bought some plain Hogue rubber double diamond grips for it, but they didn't fit. Either the grip screws are to long, or the panels are to thin. I had a set of finger grooved grips on it for a bit, until I settled on a pair of rosewood Altamonts.
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Greg, that's about as GI as I am good looking.
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I particularly like the lanyard loop.
She'd make a hell of a pistol whipper.
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I personally don't care much for stainless GI models. If I could do it over, I'd get the parked Springfield GI instead.
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I personally don't care much for stainless GI models. If I could do it over, I'd get the parked Springfield GI instead.
Brian, as your friend, I will generously help you out with a "do over". I will PM you my FFL. Send me that ugly stainless one and you are free to get yourself the parked SA GI you obviously desire.

You're welcome.

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Brian, as your friend, I will generously help you out with a "do over". I will PM you my FFL. Send me that ugly stainless one and you are free to get yourself the parked SA GI you obviously desire.

You're welcome.


Paul, I appreciate your generosity.
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Paul, I appreciate your generosity.
Just trying to help a brother out.
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Thank you, my friend.
No problem. Can't have you "settling" for a gun you really don't want in your collection.
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Old 06-15-2011, 20:57   #16
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I'm looking for a basic, as close to original looking 1911 setup in stainless steel. Figuring Springfield GI is the way to go, but before I do, are there any other options out there? I know about the Para, but I've had Paras before, and prefer Springfield.
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Springfield is the way to go. Just say no to Para.
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I hate stainless as I have to see, touch and breathe it every day.
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I hate stainless as I have to see, touch and breathe it every day.
Jeff, I will PM you my FFL info too, if you need to get rid of those nasty stainless eyesores.
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Old 06-15-2011, 22:33   #19
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I love my SA GI Parker..great all around weapon. If all else fails and you round out of big fat flying ashtrays to sling at a BG, the old tried and true pistol whipping would work. Try doing that w/some plastic wonder 9
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Old 06-16-2011, 06:43   #21
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Does parkerization have any advantages over stainless steel other than looks?
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Old 06-16-2011, 11:02   #22
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Thanks for all the replies, Springfield it will be! Being left handed, I just ordered an ambi thumb safety that looks like the short non extended one on both sides. Then it will be time for an old west looking holster to go on the other side of a Ruger Vaquero 45lc. Fun will be had at the range! Strong side 1911, cross draw SAA, and some steel targets!

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Does parkerization have any advantages over stainless steel other than looks?
Park is done over carbon steel. And stainless is just bare stainless.
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Old 06-16-2011, 11:45   #24
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I vote Springer GI, too.

I have been rocking a fairly stock GI stainless for about 6 years now.

Totally reliable and a pretty accurate pistol considering it is so basic and the sights are tiny.

Go with the Springer....they are very well made guns for the money.

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Old 06-16-2011, 14:00   #25
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colt 1991 came in (still does) stainless. Not a bad choice either and it has better sights than the SA GI- plus it is made in the USA. While SA's have a well deserved good reputation, something in me insists that my 45 be made in America.
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