Originally posted by dro57:
I bought one of the government "loaded" stainless versions for myself and a stainless V10 government model for the wife. I picked mine up for $560 and the wifes for $580. They both shot great out of the box. The only problem was the two piece guide rod. You have to dump it and replace it with a one piece. Aside from the guide rod problem, these guns shoot great. I just had some additional custom work done (front strap checkering, ambi safety, adjustable night sites, trigger job) on my and will be picking it up today. IMHO the Springfields are one of the best deals in 1911's.