GUN Am i stupid for buying a 1911 gi?

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  1. shadowoperative

    shadowoperative Rawest asian alive, so raw they call me sashimi.

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    i just did some more research and apparently mil-spec 1911's are far more better than gi's why is this?
     
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    Small Block LSX BMW | N54 | LSX | Gun | PS3 | Parent | Night CREW

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    Cheap parts. Hey, it's a 1911 and it still goes BANG!
     
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    sp00n155 You underestimate the insignificance of my penis OT Supporter

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    the cool thing about 1911s is that literally every single part is customizable, so you can make it into exactly what you want regardless of what model you start with.
     
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    sp00n155 You underestimate the insignificance of my penis OT Supporter

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    and the no les baur/dw/ect no care crew has arrived
     
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    I bought a GI, I planned on replacing some of the parts but it has been 100% since the mags have been worn in a little.
     
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    sp00n155 You underestimate the insignificance of my penis OT Supporter

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    Shen's right though. Look at the SA G.I. model... if you want to do something as simple as change sights it requires grinding off the front sight (since it's cast into the slide) and milling new dovetails front and rear since even the rear uses an older military spec dovetail that it seems no modern sights are made for.

    Your own gun is a good example of why it's difficult to upgrade every 1911 easily/properly. The rear of the frame wasn't designed to match up with beavertail safeties ... that's why yours has such a gap between the frame and beavertail. It would cost quite a bit to have a gunsmith properly fit that by adding material and shaping it to match. It's possible that a different beavertail would at least be closer, but more than likely anything would require some work and fitting to look correct.
     
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    :rofl: just because he's pointing out that if you start at the lowest rung means it'll take longer to climb the ladder doesn't mean he's in the 1911 elite crew.

    fuck, i couldn't care less about a $2,500 1911 but i know that starting with a GI and trying to make it into a loaded is a wash compared to just buying the loaded in the first place.
     
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    You can buy sights for the old GI slides, Trijicon makes them for sure. Yes the front is more difficult than a dovetail, but it just gets staked it in.
     
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    1911 guys are the fixed gear hipsters of the shooting world.

    Be a man and get a Glock
     
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    I think you're talking about the Mil-Spec front sight...

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    from: http://www.hipowersandhandguns.com/Critical Look at Springfield Mil Spec.htm

    But the G.I. model (or at least the one I had) was not staked. It was cast into the frame as the old pre-WW2 era 1911s had.... the old 'speed bump' front sight. I can't find any good pictures of it at the moment. I don't see any way to replace it without grinding it off and then staking a sight like the mil-spec or milling it with a dovetail for other sights.
     
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    Interesting, mine is a seperate piece. Then again, I have a stainless version so that might have something to do with it.
     
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    Hmmmm
    I'd like my gun to be both heavy and delicate and with entirely too many parts.

    "would you also like a gun that's prone to jamming and absurdly expensive?"

    why yes!:wavey:
     
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    just saying, bro.

    speaking of 1911's, i'm buying my friends SA stainless Loaded for $500 :bowdown:

    i think he's shot it all of 2 times, so it's pretty much new :bowdown:
     
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    1911's are undoubtedly cool. Just like an old GTO. That being the case, I woulnt want one as a daily driver.
     
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    Hard to compare the 2. Almost like AK vs AR IMO.
    1911's are great target/race guns, but have a reputation of being problematic in real world situations.
     
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    That's a lot of lead :bigthumb:

    I see lots of guys spending too much on steel and not enough on lead and brass.
    Training trumps caliber/brand
     
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    Ammo prices FTL.
    I don't get unlimited blammo ammo anymore.
    I have to buy everything except for duty and qual ammo.
    What used to be 120/k is now 210/k

    fffuuuuu
     
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