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Posted: 9/24/2003 12:21:36 PM EDT
Two days old and I already had to ship it back for repairs, which pisses me off, since I had been coveting this gun for a few months and finally convinced myself to spend the $800 on it. I've never had a 1911 break before, though I do have a SW1911 that is subject to the current recall.

After shooting about 200 rounds through it I went to disassemble it to give it a quick cleaning and before I did I noticed that the right side of the ambi-thumb safety moved independently of the position of the safety. This might have been happening before I shot, but since I rarely use right side of the safety I hadn't noticed.

Other issue was I decided to swap a set of normal width grips onto the gun; the ultra-thin being too thin for my comfort. When I went to unscrew the second grip bushing it shattered. An obvious flaw in the metal.

Overnighted the gun back today. Will let you know how long it takes to come back.
Link Posted: 9/24/2003 10:55:36 PM EDT
SA has long has problems with their SS models, IIRC.

Good luck on yours.
Link Posted: 9/25/2003 4:25:08 PM EDT
David, may I suggest when you speak with them (Springfield) try your best to be cordial and explain how well yo ulike their 1911's and I'm sure they will make it worth your while. I hope you get satisfaction from them and have great results from your Springfield in the future.

Good luck!
Link Posted: 10/3/2003 4:58:24 PM EDT
Supposedly Springfield has great customer service now with sometimes 2 week turn around... lifetime warrenty too.
Link Posted: 10/4/2003 7:31:22 AM EDT
I have 6 springfield XD's and love them all. of course I love them better after I get them refinished. But that has been the only downside with the XD line. Springfield does offer good customer service. Ask for Debbie. She has helped alot of the XD guys.

I just got my Blk SS PX9152L in yesterday. This is my 1ft foray back into the 1911 arena in many years. Had up to 15 1911's of all makes and shapes, but sold them to put my wife thru college. I like the feel and looks of this baby. Kimber makes something like it called a Pro Eclipse Shadow with the 4 inch barrel, I wish springfield would follow with a 4" version of this gun. Would be a nice CCW platform.

Anyway I hope your problem with the BLK SS gets worked out. I will be putting mine thru the paces on Wednesday when my ammo comes in!
Link Posted: 10/6/2003 9:25:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/6/2003 9:27:50 PM EDT by aLongshot]
Recently sent a new Ultra Compact back because hollow points get stuck on feed ramp. It's been back to Springfield twice and I still get an occasional hollow point stuck on the ramp. I bought some Wilson mags. They work better than the factory mags but not good enough. I was going to buy a Glock 30 but I got a good deal on the Springfield. I'm thinking about cutting my losses and trading it in for a Glock. Anyway what good is a lifetime warrenty if the gun is at the factory all the time, it took three weeks each time.

signed,
an unhappy Springfield owner
Link Posted: 10/8/2003 3:23:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By aLongshot:
signed,
an unhappy Springfield owner



I don't think I'd be too unhappy with a three week turnaround.
Link Posted: 10/17/2003 8:15:34 AM EDT
Got the gun back today, so it took a little over 3 weeks. Still waiting on the reimbursement for the shipping costs.

Link Posted: 10/21/2003 7:58:27 AM EDT
How's she work now?
Link Posted: 10/21/2003 8:02:16 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/21/2003 8:18:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/21/2003 8:20:45 AM EDT by DavidC]
A light touch with a stone and my SW1911 trigger breaks at 3.5#, nice and crisp. The recall involved enlarging the channel the FP rode in, IIRC, and I got that gun back in 3 days, with S&W prepaying the shipping.

The weirdest thing about SA was they sent their gun back without an adult signature requirement and my wife just found the box laying on the porch.
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