Now that you people have successfully given me the 1911 bug I've been researching them. I've been thinking about either getting a Springfield Armory GI or an Ithaca.
If I get the Springfield I'd plan to mod it over time and really learn about 1911's since it would be my first.
On the other hand I've been considering getting the Ithaca, which is handmade by two guys about 1 - 2 hours drive away from me. I don't know why, but being that close to the manufacturer adds some value to me. It comes out of the box pretty much how I would eventually setup the GI.
Any recommendations or experience with either gun?
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