new SA owner, G.I. hi-cap aka wide body. a few questions
first of all, like to tell you guys thanks for the influence on buying a springfield. i read through the forums and found other firearm makers have more problems than SA. i asked my local gunsmith which 1911 brand i should go with. he also recomeneded springfield. he said " (brand X) was good quailty untill about 7 years ago. now you only pay for the name." the same gunsmith also played influence on buying my Ruger p89. he said "for the price vs. quailty you get, can't go wrong with a Ruger. they also have a strong warranty behing them." my longest influence was from when i was 13 years old watching a shooting show on TV about military firearms. "the germans were terrified of the americans 45's in WW2." that has stuck in my head over the years for some reason.
i do have a few questions.
1. i know Para and STI mags will work this gun. i noticed on my mag (only 1 mag, a little disapointed with SA) there are no markings that say "springfield armory". no stamps, nothing. why is this ? are there any magazines that you guys recomend using ? mag's you recomend staying away from ?
2. What ammo is recomended. will shooting hallow points vs. ball make a diffrence as far as misfires, extration, ect. my buddy says 230 grain, dos'nt matter as far as hallow point vs. ball on a G.I. model only on "hopped up compitition pistols." is he right about this ?
3. is it posible to build a widebody/longslide hybrid. ? i know there is one company that does, but it was very expensive.
in case anyone is wandering. i picked this 1911 up for $529 + tax = 561.29
the sporting/pawn shop i go through charges 10% over cost. he said the exra mags will run 25-30 bucks each.
thanks in advance