Re: Is this a good gun? OT
Springfield is an outstanding company, and make one of the finest weapons known to man, the M1A (yes, I am a little biased).
I am not much into the 1911 sytle handguns, but my friends that are also love the Springfields. Get a model that has the "loaded" coupon, you can get some Mil-Spec grade stuff at decent prices.
'74 CJ-5, 258, NP435, D44 w/LockRite
(OK, well the np435 is in the garage next to the Jeep)