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Had a chance to handle a Springfield Armory Mil-Spec 1911 with the parkerized finish in the local gun store. The pistol felt like it was built to fit my hand. The craftsmanship looked superb. I think it's going to be next on my to-get list. Anyone have any first hand experience on the Springfield 1911's or anything I should know about before I put money into this?
 

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Had a chance to handle a Springfield Armory Mil-Spec 1911 with the parkerized finish in the local gun store. The pistol felt like it was built to fit my hand. The craftsmanship looked superb. I think it's going to be next on my to-get list. Anyone have any first hand experience on the Springfield 1911's or anything I should know about before I put money into this?
http://www.springfield-armory.com/armory.php?version=1
I have one. It was my first .45. I like it. It is you basic .45. The sights are very small. If I remeber right in the instruction manual it said that you need to allow 300-400 rounds until it is broken in well. I had a few stove pipes and such in the break in period. I polished the feed ram on it and I have no problems with it at all. It ran me around $450.00 a few years ago.It should last you forever if you take care of it. Not made in the United States any more. It is made in Brazil.
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good basic 45. about as cheap as you can get a brand new 1911 these days. they have a few QC problems now and again but nothing out of the ordinary. the few ive seen are very good to excellent save one that had a mis machined barrel and wouldnt cycle. SA cleared it up in short order.

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Yeah just it kinda irks me that a proud company with all the heratage of springfield would make stuff overseas, I mean ruger makes the SR-9 in the US and they have economy guns like the P-95 and such and their made in the US. I'm just nit picking though. Nothing against the gun itself it just kinda gets under my skin a hair. I've looked at Springfield 1911's alot, I've shot the GI quite abit and it's what got me wanting a 1911 actually... guess if I get one I have an excuse to get a higher end model.
 

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From what I understand any of their 1911s with "NM" in the serial they are put together in the states, but the parts are still made overseas...
 

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NM stands for national match. the parts may be made overseas but everything is hand fitted for accuracy potential. so its kind of a moot point there. they are probably better made than some american guns in that respect.

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I have one of these 1911s. I bought mine used several years ago from a buddy. It's been a great pistol, but the sights are pretty crappy and mine are off so bad that I can't hit anything with it. I was saving up for a new slide with different sights a while back and ended up ordering an M4 instead. I haven't had any jamming or such problems with mine. I've installed Hogue grips, a mag well, extended slide release and a recoil buffer in mine. I'm happy I got the pistol, but I don't like that the sights are basically useless on it.
 

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The front sight is a fixed part of the slide, but the rear are adjustable for windage and could probably be punched out. All the replacement 1911 sights I've seen use the Novak or something that starts with a B style sights...stuff where a larger slot has to be cut in the slide.
 
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