Springfield Armory GI .45 1911 Pistols: Something New from WWII

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by David Crane

Springfield Armory has just introduced their new GI .45 1911 pistols. The new 5" parkerized version looks to be a virtually identical copy of the World War II era 1911A1 pistol issued to U.S. troops. The 5" GI .45 is very reasonably priced ($498.00 retail for the parkerized GI .45 and O.D. green GI .45, and $559.00 retail for the stainless steel GI .45), and should make an excellent base gun for custom 1911 work.

A 4" "Champion" GI .45 and 3" "Micro Compact" GI .45, both of which appear to be parkerized, are also available. DefenseReview is most interested in the…

5" parkerized and O.D. green GI .45 1911 pistols. According to Springfield Armory, all the GI .45 1911 pistol models are reliable right out of the box, with all types of modern defensive ammo, including hollowpoints. We’ll try to get some more info on these guns, soon.

In the meantime, you can contact Springfield Armory at 309-944-5631, or toll free at 800-680-6866, if you’d like to get more info on the new GI .45 1911 pistols. You can also email them at sales@springfield-armory.com. The Springfield Armory custom shop can be contacted at customshop@springfield-armory.com.

Click here to view the specs on all of the Springfield Armory GI .45 1911 pistols.

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