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Old October 19th, 2020, 05:31 PM #1
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Who makes a nice American made milspec 1911?

Like the title says, who makes a decent American made milspec 1911?

I have 1911s that have factory "upgrades" or "features" and they are accurate and reliable. I just can't warm up to them, to me nothing has the feel of an authentic 1911 in milspec, plain jane form.

I see Auto Ordinance has some, Springfield's Milspecs. Am I missing some? Opinions welcome. Not trying to do a $3000 Nighthawk and would like to try to stick to Made in America, if possible.

So please enlighten me with feedback, experiences, advice, etc.
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Are you looking specifically for a mil spec 1911, as in a 1911A1, park'd finish, no frills, no beaver tail backstrap, no ambidextrous safety, straight up 1911?

From what I've seen - and this was something I was really interested in at one point - my choice would have been the Springfield.

That said, I'm currently a big fan of the Dan Wesson 1911s - I currently have a spectacular very lightly used Silverback, and I'm in the process of obtaining a Valor. Both are sweet pistols, but neither one is mil-spec.
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Colt still offers 1911s of the mil spec variety, IIRC. I believe that they are still manufactured in Hartford, CT.
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Why not buy a genuine 1911 or 1911A1? They're certainly available at a number of price points.
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Heard about them but never held or shot one of their pistols or M1 Carbines

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Are you looking specifically for a mil spec 1911, as in a 1911A1, park'd finish, no frills, no beaver tail backstrap, no ambidextrous safety, straight up 1911?
Yes.
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There also the CMP 1911 Sales though limited supply and exaggerated demand ranks them up there with Unicorn tears, Conservative Democrats and peaceful Antifa protestors.
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Colt still offers 1911s of the mil spec variety, IIRC. I believe that they are still manufactured in Hartford, CT.
How did I forget Colt?

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Why not buy a genuine 1911 or 1911A1? They're certainly available at a number of price points.
I have one that my wife's grandfather was issued when he served in the Army Air Corps. Really good shape internally, REALLY rough external finish. I dont think he ever fooled with it upon coming home. Years ago before he passed, he gave it to me with along with 6 rounds and one fired case. Maybe I should contact John Carduner and have him go over it???
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I know a gentleman who just sold a near mint Colt 1911A1...very little wear. It must not have left some officer's desk drawer often during the war. They are out there.
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Yes.
I always liked the Springfield - they seem to do a 1911 better than Colt does these days.

I'm not sure what the difference is between the standard Mil Spec, and the legacy Mil Spec is other than the grips - they look to be pretty much the same pistol other than the grips, some slide stamping, and about $220 difference in MSRP

https://www.springfield-armory.com/1...spec-handguns/
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