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madstyle1
09-01-2012, 10:11 AM
I decided to go with springfield vs kimber did I make a good decision??

My LGS said Springfield has a lifetime warranty and I think that's what sold me... Is this true?

Ducman
09-01-2012, 10:15 AM
Yes, SA has lifetime warranty. You couldn't go wrong with both.

chris1911
09-01-2012, 10:18 AM
Even my RIA has a lifetime warranty...

madstyle1
09-01-2012, 10:19 AM
I just really liked the feel of the Springfield, the design, and the finish. Will the SA hold more value in the long run?

Ducman
09-01-2012, 10:23 AM
if you're happy with your purchase that's all that matters. guns are not investments, they are meant to be shot.

chris1911
09-01-2012, 10:26 AM
I like Springfield over Kimber and exactly what Ducman said, it all depends on if you're happy with it. I doubt you would have regretted either one, but I think you made the right decision.

Press Check
09-01-2012, 12:28 PM
Great choice, but which model Springfield?

madstyle1
09-01-2012, 3:56 PM
A-1

Press Check
09-01-2012, 3:59 PM
A-1

GI, Mil-Spec, Loaded, etc?

MA2
09-01-2012, 4:22 PM
Yes, pretty much lifetime, and free shipping door to door if anything goes wrong.
My 9 years old 1911, was completely done over at zero out of pocket.
They have some real gun-smiths that can fix or replace parts.

Kimber is only 1 year, but I hear they may be generous at times past that (don't really know).

RIA, they might or not be able to fix, so they usually ask you to use a FFL to ship in, and they will ship a replacement.
Shipping and FFL fees will apply if a replacement is needed.
I admit, I dislike RIA now /small rant over/.

:)

madstyle1
09-01-2012, 4:58 PM
Mil-spec

keenkeen
09-01-2012, 5:18 PM
Mil-spec

Nice gun...mind if I as how much they are running at CA FFL these days?

Oh, and Parkerized or SS?

madstyle1
09-01-2012, 5:40 PM
River city had it for $979.95

madstyle1
09-01-2012, 5:41 PM
In Sacramento

1000stars
09-01-2012, 5:48 PM
Lucky you found one. They are in high demand. Preferred by many gunsmiths as a base.

Press Check
09-01-2012, 5:55 PM
Lucky you found one. They are in high demand. Preferred by many gunsmiths as a base.

+1.

voiceoftheright
09-01-2012, 6:17 PM
$979 for a milspec? I hope you didn't spend that much for a milspec.

corcoraj2002
09-01-2012, 6:25 PM
$979 for a milspec? I hope you didn't spend that much for a milspec.

I got my stainless steel loaded for that price.

InGrAM
09-01-2012, 6:44 PM
River City has SA loaded's for $979 maybe OP is mistaken?

Pete1979
09-01-2012, 6:53 PM
+1.

+2. Its probably the best starting point for a custom 1911.

ICONIC
09-01-2012, 6:58 PM
Springfield armory makes some of the best 1911s for the price point. Not a fan of kimbers, I think you will enjoy your purchase.

madstyle1
09-01-2012, 7:18 PM
Sorry I'm still new to guns heres the model number PI 9132 LP

Ducman
09-01-2012, 7:25 PM
yup, that's the SA Loaded

madstyle1
09-01-2012, 7:28 PM
So is that the right price range or can I find it cheaper?

keenkeen
09-01-2012, 7:32 PM
So is that the right price range or can I find it cheaper?

That is a fair price in CA...the Mil Spec would be more like $750 max...that is why people where wondering.

Great gun...

madstyle1
09-01-2012, 7:36 PM
Cool thanks everyone

InGrAM
09-01-2012, 7:42 PM
So is that the right price range or can I find it cheaper?

You got the better of the two and that is a decent price range for a SA loaded in CA, IMO.

Enjoy your new 1911. :D

Pete1979
09-01-2012, 8:19 PM
I have the Mil Spec which is excellent but it looks like you have the loaded. After shooting my friend's loaded, I fell in love with it. You will not be disappointed.