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Posted: 6/16/2003 8:38:30 AM EDT

Springfiled Armory Mil-spec....I have limited money and I was scoping out the bottom models...llama etc...then I remembered I could maybe trade something...bye bye ruger 22/45...now I will never have to try to assemble that bitch again. trade plus 275 cash and I got a 1911 woo hoo...I bought an extra chepie mag--6.00 and a hogue grip--15.00. Sunday to the range. I bought two boxes of umc ball and shot all of it except 8 rounds. No FTF, no stovepipes, no problems. Recoil is firm
and lets you know this ain'y a ninemm. I shot at a 10 yard target and got groups better than I ever have before. Bulls were common and holes touching were also. I am very happy and I would reccomend this pistol for anyone looking to get a 1911.-----ooops back-up, before I went out I took it apart and grease the rails a little and worked the slide repeatedly to try to loosen it up a little....
Link Posted: 6/16/2003 8:57:00 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/16/2003 9:19:12 AM EDT
Aimless, I bought UMC standard ball...I will try to shoot something different as soon as I get more bullet money...
Link Posted: 6/16/2003 9:46:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/16/2003 10:09:17 AM EDT by Energizer]
I've been kinda looking for a decent .45 or 9mm 1911-style handgun.

I've gotta sell my other 1911 first, which I may have a buyer.

I will probably get the 9mm, if they still make it...

UPDATE: they still make it.
I started a 9mm thread to prevent hi-jacking:
www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=5&f=4&t=4904
Link Posted: 6/16/2003 9:56:35 AM EDT
Aimless: I have a 1911A1 MilSpec, only modification is a full-length guide rod, and this honey has eaten EVERYTHING I've fed it so far without a hiccup. JHP's, ball and even CCI Blazer ( a buddy had some, pawned his .45, and offered the ammo to me). This has GOT to be one of the best .45-1911 deals out there.
Link Posted: 6/16/2003 10:37:48 AM EDT
sniper....hijacking my own thread...what are the benefits of the full length?
Link Posted: 6/16/2003 11:47:54 AM EDT
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Impossible! Everybody knows that no 1911 works and shoots out of the box. How much has Springfield paid you? You need to send it to a big name 1911 smith quick to have a "reliability package" done and ditch that crappy barrel for a Bar-Sto.
[/sarcasm]

The most noticeable improvement that a FL guide rod will give you is a smoother feeling when you rack the slide. The weight also helps keep the muzzle down somewhat too.

Link Posted: 6/16/2003 11:59:46 AM EDT
Hound,

Congrats on the Milspec! Did you get the parkerized?? I have a parkerized milspec and LOVE it! I handled a stainless milspec at the local Academy. (they wanted $599 for it! ouch!).

I absolutely LOVE this pistol! I only have about 300 rounds of ball through it (handloaded) and it ran great. My experience with two other SA pistols I've owned speaks for itself. They all ate EVERYTHING I fed them with no complaints. lead semi wadcutters, 200gr flat points, ball, and a variety of hollowpoints.



I took the cocobolo grips off and put the factory plastic ones on for now. I want to get some checkered ebony grips sometime. I use the mags with bumper for competition, so that's why it's there.

Link Posted: 6/16/2003 12:21:01 PM EDT
Thanks Ken...matthew, I got the parked one....all of my guns are dark.....I traded the one stainless one I had for this one...
Link Posted: 6/16/2003 3:55:33 PM EDT
I have to agree here. I bought a recent mill spec parkerized springfield 1911 and it is a keeper. Mine came with a stainless bushing though. It is as accurate as my old reliable. This one may become old reliable. Say, wasnt too long ago these were coming thru sloppy. Sompthins up.
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