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Posted: 3/31/2006 5:26:37 PM EDT
I just bought a used Springfield Armory Compact 1911. It has a 4" barrel (not the 3.5") and that is pretty much all I know about it. (that and it shoots) Anyways, what can you tell me about it? Is it a full size frame, or smaller? Could I switch to the longer slide and barrel? What model is it? (70 or 80?) Anything else you can tell me about it would be great!!

Thanks,
Kris
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 5:38:26 PM EDT
Full size frame, Series 70, as with all SA's, cost prohibitive to stretch. Anything else?
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 5:43:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/31/2006 5:56:08 PM EDT by pulpsmack]

Originally Posted By ASU1911:
Full size frame, Series 70, as with all SA's, cost prohibitive to stretch. Anything else?



Negative. Compact size frame, Series 70, and not able to stretch.

Let me "Coltify" the equation for you

Government = Full frame; 5" Barrel; Capacity- 7+1 (8 with dif springs)

Commander = Full frame; 4.25" Barrel; Capacity- 7+1 (8 with dif springs)

Officer = Compact frame; 3.5" Barrel; Capacity- 6+1 (7 with dif springs)

SA Compact = Compact frame; 4" Barrel; Capacity- 6+1 (7 with dif springs)


For all intents & purposes your compact is a "long-slide" version of the Officer model (extended for reliability)

You can swap tops with Govts & commanders or Compacts & Officers.

Link Posted: 3/31/2006 5:44:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ASU1911:
Full size frame, Series 70, as with all SA's, cost prohibitive to stretch. Anything else?



Can it be converted to a DA? Do they even make 1911's in DA? Is there a certain magazine I should use, or do they all pretty much work? Certain floor plates? Any recommendations?

Thanks for the help!!
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 5:45:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By pulpsmack:

Originally Posted By ASU1911:
Full size frame, Series 70, as with all SA's, cost prohibitive to stretch. Anything else?



Negative



Negative what?
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 5:48:02 PM EDT

Do they even make 1911's in DA? Is


Yup!! Check out PARA

Link Posted: 3/31/2006 5:51:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/31/2006 5:55:22 PM EDT by pulpsmack]
See above. I tagged & posted

ETA: Can a Camaro be powered by wind? maybe, but it's no longer a Camaro. Plus it would be expensive to short bus proportions.

Para LDAs are not 1911s. They share the same slides as series 80 Colts (and you can swap slides with other manufacturers) but the frame is an entirely different animal. I own(ed) LDAs for years. I dont shoot them any more. I carry a true 1911 instead.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 5:53:04 PM EDT
Thanks for Coltifying this for me, that helkps a lot.

Damn clones.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 7:15:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By shop_rat45:

Originally Posted By ASU1911:
Full size frame, Series 70, as with all SA's, cost prohibitive to stretch. Anything else?



Can it be converted to a DA? Do they even make 1911's in DA? Is there a certain magazine I should use, or do they all pretty much work? Certain floor plates? Any recommendations?

Thanks for the help!!




ARRRGHHH, why in the hell would you ruin it by converting to DA ?????

Link Posted: 4/1/2006 8:36:08 AM EDT
I love the Compact. Perfect packin' size.

Link Posted: 4/1/2006 8:41:49 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 9:06:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Hobbes...:
I love the Compact. Perfect packin' size.



Without doubt. I love my CQB compact.





SGB:
congrats, nice 1911



Sure is.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 1:12:11 AM EDT
The LDA's have a great trigger in them. If you want to switch to DA, do it. The Omega was kind of successful in its day. Probably the only real problem with them was the only two calibers I ever saw them in was 10mm and .38 Super. And still don't know why they didn't catch on. F*** Purists.

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