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Monday is Gun-Day at Springfield Armory, and they’re giving away guns and gear. This week it is the 1911 A1 Mil-Spec. Contestants can submit entries once an hour, every hour. If you don’t plan on sleeping, that gives you 24 chances a day, every day, until the drawing.  In celebration of the Gun-Day giveaway, we’re bringing you a review, so you’ll know what you’re in for if you win.

Looking for a hard working 1911 that is evocative of America’s martial past? Want an affordable .45 ACP that can handle getting knocked around in the toolbox and still put a round on the bull’s eye? Want a gun that looks as good as it shoots? Check out the Mil-Spec, Springfield’s take on the venerable 1911-A1.

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The Mil-Spec 1911. Other than the roll marks it looks exactly like an issued 1911. Until you look a little closer.

Specs

Caliber .45ACP
Recoil System GI Style
Trigger Short, GI/Mil-Spec Style 5 – 7 lbs.
Sights Combat, 3 – Dot
Weight (with Empty Magazine) 39 ozs.
Height 5.5″
Slide Forged Stainless Steel, Matte Rounds with Polished Flats
Barrel 5″ Stainless Steel Match Grade
Length 8.6″
Grip Type Cross Cannon™ Double Diamond Cocobolo & Black Composite (included)
Frame Forged Stainless Steel,
Magazines 2 – 7 Round, Stainless Steel

Springfield Armory has been making 1911s for almost 4 decades. They have offered a plethora of different configurations of the old John Browning design. Some look like straight-up copies of the old military arms. Some of them are tricked out custom shop pistols ready for duty or competition. The Mil-Spec is a solid mix of both styles.

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The arched mainspring housing fits well in larger hands.

It is not an exact reproduction of an antiquated pistol, though it looks the part. The Mil-Spec is more of an homage to America’s martial past. Yet this capable pistol does more than just pay tribute to the old A1; the Mil-Spec incorporates just enough of the modern features to make this a gun worth carrying.

The Old A1

The Springfield Mil-Spec is a 1911-A1. It says so on the slide. I’m referring to the update that was made to the original 1911 back in 1924. The most important or obvious changes that were made are the arched mainspring housing and the cut outs behind the trigger on the frame.

These two changes were meant to make the pistol fit the curvature of the hand. The Springfield has both of these. The cutouts on the frame are found on almost all of the 1911s that have been produced since the 1920s, but you don’t commonly see the arched mainspring housing on anything other than an old military issue 1911. Even Springfield’s other 1911s don’t have the arched mainspring. That might be its biggest homage to the original military issued pistols, and is certainly the detail most noticeable from afar.

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The barrel is stainless.

Modern

There are some features that are not truly mil spec on this Mil-Spec. It has been updated and these are good updates that help to make this pistol more functional. For one, the Mil-Spec has a lower ejection port than the originals. A bigger port means more room for a spent case to eject. This should reduce failures like stovepipes. It also changes the angle the casing flies out. The lowered port should keep the spent brass from whacking you in the face, a problem all too common from the early 1911s.

The Springfield Mil-Spec also sports a stainless steel barrel and barrel bushing. The stainless barrel does have a small cutout to check if a round is chambered. The rest of the gun is parkerized. The grips are reminiscent of the military style double diamonds but sport the crossed-cannons-flaming-bomb-ordnance-department styled logo of Springfield Armory. The company Springfield Armory that is, not the defunct US Arsenal.

The slide serrations are also different. These are at an angle instead of the straight ones found on the originals. The angle does make for a better grip when working the slide. They also feel a bit deeper as well.

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The safety is smaller than I’d like, but it is traditional.

The most important update has got to be the sights. The original sights on military issued 1911s are tiny by today’s standards. Sure they work, but they are hard to see in low light and even harder to pick up for fast shots in any kind of light. The Mil-Spec has a lot bigger sights. Not the biggest you will see on a 1911, but plenty big and easy to pick up. They also have white dots. These aren’t night sights, but the dots are bright in contrast to the dark parkarized finish allowing them to stand out. These are standard 1911 dovetail sights so it would be easy to replace them if you were inclined to do so.

There is another modern aspect of the Mil-Spec that is an option. They make a full stainless steel model. No gray Parkerizing to be seen on that one. The stainless version is sharp, but hardly mil-spec. It is an odd combination, but still a handsome gun in its own right.

This is a full sized 1911 and fits well within the standard specs. It weighs 39 oz empty, is 5.5 inches tall and 8.6 long. It sports a 5 inch barrel. It also has the standard grip and thumb safeties. Springfield ships these with two 7 round magazines, a small holster and a magazine holster as well. It also comes with a set of black composite grips if you are inclined to change up the look.
The Mil-Spec does have the Springfield Integral Lock System on the mainspring housing and comes with two keys. This lock is a good option for long-term storage. If you aren’t going to use the pistol, and you want to throw a wrench in the system for anyone else using it without your consent, this lock will work.

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One new addition is the tiny port cut into the barrel that will show the edge of a shell.

Other Springfields

Springfield used to make a 1911 they called the GI model. It was a more historic example of a military issued 1911 A1. It had the little sights and lacked the other more modern features. They have since discontinued the GI model. That makes the Mil-Spec the most historically minded 1911 that Springfield is currently making.

The other models they make are far more modern than the Mil-Spec. For one, none of them have the arched mainspring housing. The Range Officer model still has its roots in the old military pistols but it has fully adjustable target sights and a beaver tail on the grip safety to name the two most obvious differences. What it really all boils down to is what you want or expect from a 1911. No matter what that is there should be a Springfield that will fit the bill.

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Notice the lowered and flared port.

Mil-Spec?

The term mil-spec means made to military specifications. The idea behind something being made to mil-spec is that it is like all of the others, down to the smallest detail. This was all a part of equipment being made by a multitude of different companies and their individual parts all meeting the same specifications. There are strict guidelines and tight mechanical tolerances that applied to the manufacture of the 1911 A1 that were sold to the US Government.

In that regard, the Springfield 1911 A1 Mil-Spec is not mil-spec. But that is its name. It is a very well made and functioning pistol for sure, but the modern updates take it out of spec. But what is a name? It is really the character and functionality that counts. The Mil-Spec is mil-spec in spirit, and functional in the hand.

Fit and Finish

The fit and finish on the Mil-Spec is what you would expect from a mil-spec pistol. That is to say the Mil-Spec is not going to sport a mirror finish. There are a few tool marks visible on the outside and more on the inside. The parkarized finish is well applied. It has lines instead of fine checkering on the mainspring, trigger and thumb safety. All of this fits within what this pistol is. Even with the modern updates, this is very much like an old issue pistol—it looks and feels like one too.

One thing that gets a lot of attention on a 1911 is the slide to frame fit. This Springfield fits together very nicely. There are some tool marks on the rails, but there is not rattle or any unwanted movement of the slide.

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The Mil-Spec in a Bianchi 126. The Mil-Spec is still a good option for carry.

Shooting

The Springfield Mil-Spec made a number of trips to the range while I was reviewing it. I shot a wide range of ammo through it. From Winchester white box to Hornady Critical Duty, it fired them all. I was curious how well it would do with hollow point carry rounds. The original design of these guns, which this one follows closely, was built to shoot ball ammo. The shape of the ball ammo served as its own feed ramp. Sometimes the flat nose of a hollow point can get hung up on the feed ramp or the edge of the barrel. This Springfield had no issues whatsoever.

The Mil-Spec feels like it should when firing. This is a full sized 1911. It has some recoil and rise but it’s very manageable if you have put in the trigger time. The white dots on the sights made for fast reacquisition of the target. They also made finding the front sight fast and easy when drawing and firing. I said it above and I will say it again: the white dots are a great yet simple modern touch to this historically inspired pistol. This gun is simply faster than an old hump-and-bump 1911.

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White dots on the sights are a big improvement over the old military style ones.

Accuracy

Most of the paper punching we did with the Mil-Spec was from 7 and 25 yards. The groups were not super tight, but then again this is not a target pistol. The 7 yard groups were all around 2 inches while the 25 yard ones opened up close to 4 inches. We got about the same results with all of the ammo fired.

We also had some fun with moving targets. I am a big fan of getting away from paper when I can. We had a couple of round targets that could be rolled and shot. This Springfield did well hitting the 6 inch targets as they jumped and jerked across the ground.

Part of accuracy is a good trigger. The Mil-Spec’s trigger breaks just under 6 pounds. That is a bit higher than I’d like for a 1911, but decent. The trigger on this gun has just a touch of grit. If you pull quickly, you won’t feel it. If you set up a shot, you may feel the hitch in the instant before it breaks. It is sufficient, as is, and something that could be cleaned up easily.

Overall

I like this 1911. For one I am a fan boy of the platform and I like my 1911s in all different shapes and sizes. This is a well made and good shooting example that is not overly expensive. That is one of the great things about 1911s. There are a bunch of different guns on the market at a wide range of price ranges. The Springfield Mil-Spec is not the fanciest or shiniest 1911 on the market. It is also not priced like one either. The MSRP on the Mil-Spec is around $700 but the street price is closer to $600. That puts it at the very bottom for American made 1911s. While there are some out there that are less expensive, they are also coming in from overseas. There’s something very American about our philosophy of mil-spec, and the Mil-Spec is, above all, a nod to a very American pistol. For that, Springfield Armory deserves a special kind of credit. Here’s an affordable American made homage to American history, one that can be both a nostalgic icon and a solid carry gun. Hard to beat that combination.

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Springfield Armory since 1794 or 1971 depending on how you look at it.

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The three dot sights are one addition that brings the Mil-Spec in line with contemporary pistols.

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The Mil-Spec ships with two magazines and an extra set of grips.

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Springfield ships these with a holster and a double mag holder too.

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If you want more high-tech holster options, there are plenty. This is a Blade Tech that can be work inside or outside the waistband.

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Short trigger, side cut outs… yep, it is an A1. Says so on the slide too.

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The back of the mainspring housing. Notice the larger hole, which is where the key goes for the integral lock.

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If you have really large hands, watch for hammer bite.

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Though the 1911-A1 looks more like an antique than most contemporary 1911s, it is a serious pistol, and ideal for daily carry.

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The traditional grip safety keeps you hand a bit lower on the grip than a beaver-tail grip safety.

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The width of the grip has more to do with the profile of the grips than the single stack mag well.

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Stainless barrel bushing too.

 

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  • S. Velez January 28, 2016, 8:39 pm

    Military specification. I don’t think so. The pictures you posted are modified 1911.

  • Timothy Key January 28, 2016, 5:54 pm

    It is a fine weapon . I have put 300 rounds through mine without a single issue. My first 1911 was an Auto Ordnance and it was consistently unreliable. The Springfield Mil Spec has restored my confidence in John Browning’s iconic design.

  • Dean January 28, 2016, 9:06 am

    Found it odd that in all the praise nobody mentioned the 4″ groups at 25 yards. Thought we had come to expect a little more than that from SA, despite the “low” price. Did they contract the build out to Hi-Point?

  • Brian K. January 28, 2016, 6:17 am

    I have a RIA 1911a1, but it’s not a Springfield 1911A1. I love the fit and finish of the Springfield model much better.
    My RIA is a cheap production gun, I’ve had to upgrade it using Springfield parts, like the barrel and some other parts.
    RIA only offers the gun, case and one mag for about $400, but with the Springfield you get the pistol (higher Quality) case, two magazines, CCW holster, mag pouch cleaning rod and a extra set of rubber grips.
    It’s a much better value and the quality is a much bigger step up.
    If I’d win, I’d send my RIA pistol back free of charge.
    Thank You for the opportunity to win a great pistol.

  • Steve L Butts January 28, 2016, 5:28 am

    Would be proud to once again own more the 1911. Wish the Army would have permitted me to retain my assigned service weapon as it save me on more than one occasion (not to mention it was well broken in)…

  • Olen Biehl September 14, 2015, 4:10 pm

    It is one very sweet looking firearm. I would love to put one of these in a holster. Alas, I can no longer purchase any new firearms. SHE said only if it’s free can I have it. So, there you go!

  • Joe M. Partin, Sr. September 14, 2015, 11:30 am

    I was in VN, and carried a Mil.45, I loved the weapon, this one is so much like it. It would be an honor to have one of these before my time is gone. GunsAmerica is a VERY good site, enjoy it.
    Thanks,
    Joe

  • Thomas Case August 19, 2015, 12:05 am

    I already own a standard Springfield Armory model 1911-A1 caliber .45 and a standard Springfield Armory model 1911-A1 caliber 9mm with a caliber .38 super conversion and they are great smooth shooting automatics! I am looking to win this new one too!

  • christopher leppert June 22, 2015, 4:25 pm

    this is what i’m looking for.

  • charles reese June 18, 2015, 4:04 pm

    Hey , folks at Springfield Armory !
    I have gotten into just about every drawing that you have had . I own many Springfield Arms Pistols and have loved the brand since I was a kid because that’s what my family did ! I now want the 1911 Mil-spec and I also want a smaller version in a compact model ! If I had either one ( preferably both ) I would naturally have to show them off at my local Shooting Range ? There are a lot of Shooters on any given day at our Range and I wouldn`t be surprised if the amount of sales of Springfield Armories Pistols went up in this area ? I also shoot at several other Ranges and have a large family who also shoot ! I have several generations of new shooters becoming of age to shoot in my family ! In fact I have a nephew who comes up from Oklahoma with his family every chance they get . My wife and I have taught his children to shoot and they can`t wait to come up on there next visit ! His oldest Daughter has just spent her first year of College and is loving it ! She is the bold one who always wants to shoot what I`am shooting ! I have informed my Nephew that when each and every one of his children become of age I will give them there very first Springfield Firearm ! That’s the tradition in my family ! All of the time that we use to teach the younger generations to shoot has always been done with your Firearms ! Now as I was saying I have been in just about every one of your give-aways and I`ve never won anything ! Now is the time to help me teach other generations the correct shooting procedures and get them started on there own way of Shooting and teaching ! My nephew has been hinting about a 1911 for some time now . Now is the time to rub it in his face long enough that he can`t help but to go show one off himself in Oklahoma ! Springfield Arms help me spread the good news to future generations !

  • earl June 15, 2015, 12:34 pm

    How come I can’t find an entry form ?

  • William K Warren February 16, 2015, 3:51 pm

    I qualified expert with the 1911 A1 when I was in the Natiolan Guard back in 1957, I love the pistol & have always wanted one for my own but never could afford to buy it, I would love to win one.

  • Bradley Davie November 3, 2014, 8:53 am

    I would love to own this gun. 4 years Army

  • Robert DiGiovanni September 8, 2014, 11:22 am

    Great gun

  • Rob Lemons September 3, 2014, 2:12 pm

    If I don’t win it, I’ll have to buy it.

  • Dave Shupe August 26, 2014, 9:45 am

    I’ll take it

  • Robert Havener August 25, 2014, 11:42 am

    I had a Springfield when I was in the corp 1961 to 1965.

    • GySgt R. James Martin January 28, 2016, 11:31 am

      1. Should be Corps. Always capitalized, and ending with an “S”.
      2. Semper Fi, do or die, give me duty at Eighth and I.
      3. I was in from 1964 until 1980, when I timed out on the TDRL.

  • Mark August 24, 2014, 9:56 am

    Fantastic looking, classic style and wholesomely American. What more could you ask for other than this firearm in your hands? There is a reason the 45 ACP came to be long ago and now returning to favor as a carry firearm for those who know what it is for. I look forward to meeting this gun soon.

  • Stephen August 23, 2014, 2:22 am

    Nice weapon. It would balance out my holster. 😉

  • m b August 22, 2014, 3:13 am

    nice

  • Greg Flowers August 20, 2014, 3:51 pm

    I have the Range Officer in .45 and would like to add this to my collection

  • Ernesto LIra August 20, 2014, 11:55 am

    Awesome looking piece! I would love to own it.

  • Richard Garcia August 19, 2014, 10:48 pm

    Springfield Armory 1911s are the absolute best. Would love to win this.

  • Jeff August 19, 2014, 7:50 pm

    Beautiful weapon! Would love to own it!

  • Tony Hicks August 19, 2014, 5:33 pm

    never found a springfield i didn’t enjoy firing. would love to win a springfield 1911!

  • Larry Baker August 19, 2014, 4:55 pm

    I’ve got a cheap 1911 from a different company and it don’t shoot worth a darn. I would like to win this one and be able to squeeze the trigger and see it go bang time and time again.

  • Roger McLaughlin August 19, 2014, 7:35 am

    Nice looking gun! My Ithaca Govt model has a lanyard loop on the bottom of the grip, wish this had one.

  • Jack L. Makowski August 19, 2014, 7:29 am

    Sweet deal. I’ve had several .45acp hand guns over the years and they are fun but, once you shoot a 1911… You’ll tell yourself, why didn’t I buy one of these a long time ago. If you’ve held one and shot one in the past you know what I mean. It just feels right. Best luck to all but, I would also be proud to own a Springfield 1911 .45 acp.

  • Jack L. Makowski August 19, 2014, 7:28 am

    Sweet deal. I’ve had several .45acp hand guns over the years and they are fun but, once you shoot a 1911… You’ll tell yourself, why didn’t I buy one of these a long time ago. If you’ve held one and shot one in the past you know what I mean. It just feels right. Best luck to all but, I would also be proud to own a Springfield 1911 .45 acp.

  • Paul Logan August 19, 2014, 6:50 am

    Classic

  • William Leaver August 19, 2014, 3:20 am

    Any 1911 by SA is worth owning.

  • David Roberts August 19, 2014, 2:55 am

    THANK YOU

  • David Roberts August 19, 2014, 2:53 am

    LOOK GREAT AS ALL SPRINGFIELD 1911 DO. HOWEVER, IT IS HARD TO GO BAD WITH THE GOOD OLD 1911. A BIT ON THE MID $ SIDE FOR THE GUN. IF THE MSRP WAS A 100 BUCK LOWER I MAY GET ONE FOR MY SELF.

  • Dale McNeeley August 18, 2014, 10:08 pm

    I have a SA Range Officer with adg. sites and love it. I have a facination with 45 ACP from the 2 tours in Viet Nam. Saved my bacon there and may have to again!

  • bubba sills August 18, 2014, 9:23 pm

    Looks like I want to shoot it. Then I Will give you a response

  • Ann Jacobs August 18, 2014, 9:16 pm

    This gun would be great in my collection.

  • RON SALVATORE August 18, 2014, 8:10 pm

    Great looking fire arm would love to have it keep up the good work

  • Carl Stroh August 18, 2014, 7:09 pm

    If i win it will be the third in my collection

  • Lloyd Shadowens August 18, 2014, 3:49 pm

    Looks as good as the original 1911.a1 but with improvements. From the video it really llooks good. The improvements have made this one fine weapon.

  • Paul August 18, 2014, 2:42 pm

    Certainly will be nice hanging this on my hip.

  • John Sunday August 18, 2014, 2:27 pm

    I have always owned Rifles and never yet owned a Handgun.This sounds like something I would Like to have for something different.Who knows I may just change from Rifle collecting !!

  • Robert Pyburn August 18, 2014, 1:58 pm

    Thank you for providing this chance!

  • Melvin Matthews August 18, 2014, 1:55 pm

    Looks like a great weapon. I can’t wait to shoot it.

  • Gary R Martin August 18, 2014, 1:50 pm

    I have had this pistol for several yrs now, wanted one I could upgrade and custom it, paid about $300 for it new, bought beavertail, grip safety, stainless, skeletonized trigger and hammer, SA mag well, and paid to have ejection port enlarged, trigger job to about 3.5 lbs, and want to put Novak sights on it someday. Very fine pistol, plus a Springfield EMP 1911 in 9mm, another fine pistol from Springfield. I am a 1911 fan, bought my first one a Colt, thru NRA military excess back in 1958 thru military sporting club, $45, but foolishly traded it off yrs later. Now own about 5 1911’s altogether: Colt, Cmbt Cmdr, Remington US Army 1911A1 (older one), and the two Springfields. Love ’em all, great pistols. Love to have this one too, I admit I am greedy, and need it more than anyone else on this list. Await delivery of it, since I already am pre-qualified for it thru the FBI files. 🙂

  • Ray Narvaez August 18, 2014, 1:45 pm

    I’ve owned a V-10 for many years and LOVE it. I wouldn’t mind having one of its BIG brothers.

  • Daniel Sullivan August 18, 2014, 1:05 pm

    Never had the chance to own or shoot a 1911… but this would be great!

    just have to fiquer out how to enter 🙁

  • Keith Denigan August 18, 2014, 12:34 pm

    Very nice. Hope I win it…

  • William Yevich Sr August 18, 2014, 12:12 pm

    Looks like a terrific pistol that anyone would be proud to own, especially with all of the additional options that come standard. I am a big fan and owner of many Springfield Arms.

  • Warren Russo August 18, 2014, 12:09 pm

    Nothing beats a 1911. I can hit anything with it.

  • Archie August 18, 2014, 11:42 am

    The only problem with this pistol as with the other Springfield offerings is they only come with right hand holsters you have to go to an extra expense of purchasing an after market holster if you are left handed as they don’t even offer a left hand option through their factory store.

  • Scott L. August 18, 2014, 11:40 am

    Awesome weapon, I have been very satisfied with all of Springfield’s products here in the last 10 years. Been shooting mainly what I call there duty pistols such as the XDm and XDs, both are just great. Would love to have the A1 to add to the collection of Springfield line of pistols.

  • THANKS FELLAS THAT IS A GREAT LOOKING 1911, IT MAY NOT BE AN A1 BUT AS A RETIRED MARINE RANGE NCOIC OF C -RANGE AT CAMP LeJUNE, I WOULD BE PROUD TOO ENTER COMPETITION WITH THIS 1911, I SHOT EXPERT I PRESUME I'D DO THE SAME OR BETTER W/THIS WEAPON'S INPROV August 18, 2014, 11:25 am

    THANKS FELLAS THAT IS A GREAT LOOKING 1911, IT MAY NOT BE AN A1 BUT AS A RETIRED MARINE RANGE NCOIC OF C -RANGE AT CAMP LeJUNE, I WOULD BE PROUD TOO ENTER COMPETITION WITH THIS 1911, I SHOT EXPERT I PRESUME I’D DO THE SAME OR BETTER W/THIS WEAPON’S INPROVEMENTS.

  • Jim scott August 18, 2014, 11:22 am

    Sweet gun. Will look very nice hanging on my side.

  • Bob August 18, 2014, 11:21 am

    Always liked the .45!

  • Clay Partridge August 18, 2014, 11:09 am

    Wild Bunch here I come!

  • Larry Sanders August 18, 2014, 11:01 am

    “THANKS”

  • Larry Sanders August 18, 2014, 11:00 am

    “THANKS”

  • Gordon Seaman August 18, 2014, 11:00 am

    Would sure like to win this fine pistol!

  • J G Woodworth Jr August 18, 2014, 10:53 am

    New Springfield GIs shoot as well as many older custom 1911s right out of the box. Love mine and my new Ruger commander, too.

  • Lee Whiteley August 18, 2014, 10:49 am

    I have a GI model and really enjoy shooting this pistol. This new pistol would be a great addition to my very limited collection of firearms. I’d appreciate you drawing my name for this pistol, it’ll have a grand home with myself!!

  • James R. McMahon August 18, 2014, 10:43 am

    I already own a SA 1911A1; like the review mentioned, this is a fine shooting pistol. There are a multitude of 1911 clones, but this A1 is exactly like the one I carried for years with the USMC…Semper Fi.

  • MW Zeigler August 18, 2014, 10:41 am

    Great looking pistol

  • Keith Rockefeller August 18, 2014, 10:15 am

    Looks like a very nice 1911, it would go well with my other Colt 1911 pistol.

  • Raymond August 18, 2014, 9:55 am

    Great weapon would love to own one.

  • Chris Baker August 18, 2014, 9:39 am

    I had a 1911A1 but sold it due to being unemployed and broke. That was about 30 years ago. This one sounds even better. I want one. Having a lot of flesh between my thumb and forefinger I would definitely install a beavertail grip safety. Come to think of it, I still have my book on how to upgrade these. That would be fun, especially since I wouldn’t be using it for normal carry, just for fun stuff. I’ll have to start saving. I have to many hobbies anyway. Bowling pins anyone???

  • David August 18, 2014, 9:36 am

    I purchased one about a year ago and would like to have this one for my son. It would be a nice add for his collection.

  • Harold Greenleaf August 18, 2014, 9:31 am

    I have a V10 and would like another Springfield.

  • Paul Logan August 18, 2014, 9:13 am

    Timeless

  • Paul Logan August 18, 2014, 9:11 am

    Timeless classic.

  • D. Hicks August 18, 2014, 9:04 am

    I like the pistol,but the safety in the mainspring housing ?? Whats that all about??

    • Chris Baker August 18, 2014, 9:40 am

      The grip safety means that it won’t fire without someone’s hand holding the gun. Good safety measure for a carry gun.

  • John Arnett August 18, 2014, 9:03 am

    Have a Springfield Armory pistol and would like to own this one.

  • David Fisher August 18, 2014, 9:00 am

    Looks like a great gun. I wouldn’t mind winning it.

  • Marc Wiley August 18, 2014, 8:32 am

    Great looking pistol. I’ll put it on my wishlist

  • Dave August 18, 2014, 8:21 am

    Superb pistol! Would like to own one.

  • Dave August 18, 2014, 8:19 am

    Nice Weapon…Hope I can win!!

  • Dave August 18, 2014, 8:17 am

    Fine gun…I’m going to enjoy owning it once my name is pulled!

  • Lester August 18, 2014, 8:09 am

    FINE weapon.

  • jim August 18, 2014, 8:05 am

    Have had a Rand A1 and fo dr an oldie. Its great.

  • Vance Wilkerson August 18, 2014, 7:50 am

    Very Nice!!!

  • Ralph Smith August 18, 2014, 7:34 am

    Back in the late 60’s early 70’s in my US NAVY days I shot expert 1st time on the range. I have always wanted a 1911. these were the best guns made.

  • James August 18, 2014, 7:28 am

    How do I register to win this classic firearm? I have been wanting to purchase this for quite awhile but I’ve been told it is on a huge back order. I would love to own this piece of history and reminiscent of my stint in the Navy aboard the USS Iowa (original crew member 1984 Recommission)& USS GUADALCANAL

  • James August 18, 2014, 7:27 am

    How do I register to win this classic firearm? I have been wanting to purchase this for quite awhile but I’ve been told it is on a huge back order. I would love to own this piece of history and reminiscent of my stint in the Navy aboard the USS Iowa (original crew member 1984 Recommission)& USS GUADALCANAL

  • William Schumacher August 18, 2014, 6:56 am

    I quite purchasing Springfield Armory 45s when they start importing them from Brazil.

  • Joseph M. Caterina August 18, 2014, 6:47 am

    I need this for my Collection

  • Joseph M. Caterina August 18, 2014, 6:47 am

    I would love to own this fine weapon….It would make my collection complete

  • Joseph M. Caterina August 18, 2014, 6:46 am

    I would love to own this fine weapon

  • FORREST C MEDECKE August 18, 2014, 6:37 am

    just a fan of mil spec 45 have carried a colt officers model for years

  • Bill putnam August 18, 2014, 6:19 am

    Very nice specs. And features asome

  • Thomas Labrecque August 18, 2014, 6:03 am

    Nice gun go small

  • Thomas Labrecque August 18, 2014, 5:59 am

    Nice looking gun

  • Joe Barker August 18, 2014, 5:53 am

    Nice Gun!

  • John Morris August 18, 2014, 5:49 am

    I have owned Springfield’s for many years and with this addition I will continue to own them as long as they continue to produce new models as good as this one.

  • Dave Cochrane August 18, 2014, 3:25 am

    This is a fine looking firearm and I will be looking forward to winning it.

    • JOHN STERBA August 19, 2014, 5:16 pm

      Very nice looking firearm, I would like to win it .

    • Robert Havener September 15, 2014, 12:38 pm

      In 1962, I carried a Springfield 1911 for over 3 years one hell of gun. I would love too have one now maybe I will get lucky. 4 years in USMC

    • Ken September 15, 2014, 4:52 pm

      Send it my way guys, I’ll give it a good test out and let you know “just how sweet it is”.

    • Ronald Wilson July 12, 2017, 9:18 am

      Would love to win this

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