I mentioned the other day that I was really regretting getting rid of my old Taurus PT1911 .45, nothing like a 1911 feels or satisfies like a 1911. I have been window shopping 1911's the past few days just in case I can come up with some quick cash and get one and the Springfield line of 1911's has caught my eye. I would still own a Taurus in a flash based on my previous ownership experience with them, but with everyone and their Mom making 1911s these days why limit my choices.
From what I have read and gathered from online sources, Springfield makes a solid 1911 regardless of which model or price point in their line up you choose. Kev has a very decent stainless model and I would like to get something a bit more "upscale" myself, but the basic GI model would be more than enough to satisfy my craving for a 1911.
Here is a vid of some dudes doing some mud torture and testing on the GI Springfield 1911. Not as bad of a torture test as I have seen others done, but maybe more realistic than others in what most shooters might have to expect from it... (caution, some bad language ahead)
2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)