Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login
Posted: 3/7/2006 11:53:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/7/2006 4:45:46 PM EDT by PCR-00]
Picked up a Springfield Armory Champion 1911 today from Mary's Pistols. I'm already in love and all I've done is load the mags!

This will hold you over until I get home and take pics of mine.






Springfield's Champion 1911-A1 utilizes a full size frame with a slide and barrel measuring just under 4 inches. The Champion is "Loaded" with value added features.

Specifications

Stainless Steel PX9142L
Caliber: .45 ACP
Capacity: 7+1
Barrel: 4", 1:16 LH
Sights: Novak® Night Sights
Sight Radius: 5.6"
Size: 34 ozs., 7.5" overall length
Trigger Pull: 5 to 6 lbs.
Magazines: 2



Got a helluva deal too. Big +1 to Dan and Mary.

Mary's Pistols
4040 S Tyler #10A
Tacoma, WA 98409
253-671-8211

Link Posted: 3/7/2006 11:54:42 AM EDT
You should have gotten the two-tone light weight.



Link Posted: 3/7/2006 11:55:45 AM EDT
Looks nice!
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 11:57:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Phil_in_Seattle:
You should have gotten the two-tone light weight.






ASS
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 12:30:56 PM EDT
Take a couple of those photos with an unloaded mag too. I am curious what kind of mags come with those. Many recommend wilson mags. I don't have all Wilson yet but I can see their point and am slowly switching over. Even some other manufacturers are making better followers now though that won't tear up the frame.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 12:39:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 12:39:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bigscrun:
Very nice. How much was it?



705



­

<­BR>





Link Posted: 3/7/2006 1:36:14 PM EDT
What are you going to do with that sissy gun.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 1:42:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By KA3B:
What are you going to do with that sissy gun.



Hold it and love it and kiss it and name it George.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 2:21:40 PM EDT
I have personaly handled that exact pistol in Mary's and I will say you got a damn good deal on one hell of a nice pistol.

Excellent choice.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 3:28:53 PM EDT
Your gun-na love it!
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 3:49:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/7/2006 4:38:04 PM EDT by HABU]
Night sights, too? Well done PCR!

I have been seriously thinking about getting another 1911. I'm interested in a commander length scandium model. I wonder who besides S&W offers them? They want an additional 160 fun tickets for night sights.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 4:39:04 PM EDT
[drool]

Great choice!




Link Posted: 3/7/2006 4:46:04 PM EDT
Pics Added.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 5:33:30 PM EDT
As I suspected. I would get rid of those mags and get some Wilson mags. I'm sure you could do a search and get many threads on the reason why. Perhaps use "kimber mags" for the search terms. That little shelf on the follower supposedly pokes and scrapes up the frame. Wilson and other newer mags have a more boxy follower that has no pointed pieces that could do this. If that is stainless you probably have less worry than someone with an aluminum framed lightweight style, but I would change them out anyway myself.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 5:53:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JAFO:
As I suspected. I would get rid of those mags and get some Wilson mags.



Thats the plan
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 5:56:06 PM EDT
Shoot Vapors an IM and ask him what he thinks.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 6:04:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/7/2006 6:05:40 PM EDT by HABU]

Originally Posted By PCR-00:

Originally Posted By JAFO:
As I suspected. I would get rid of those mags and get some Wilson mags.



Thats the plan



Wilson 47D

edit for board code
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 6:14:38 PM EDT
I recommend adjusting the trigger for the slightest bit of overtravel, just enough to stay reliable.

Nice gun
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 7:18:56 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 7:40:44 PM EDT
now its 2
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 7:46:23 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 7:47:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 7:57:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Phil_in_Seattle:
You should have gotten the two-tone light weight.




That's what I'm going for when I get a 1911 ...
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 8:44:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1GUNRUNNER:
Oh what kind of sissy, nancy-boy gets his GF to take pics of his new gun?



Took 'em myself thank you very much! .
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 9:11:01 PM EDT
now if I could just figure out how to get the barrel out.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 10:00:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PCR-00:
now if I could just figure out how to get the barrel out.



Paperclip
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 10:04:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/7/2006 10:15:53 PM EDT by JAFO]

Originally Posted By Phil_in_Seattle:

Originally Posted By PCR-00:
now if I could just figure out how to get the barrel out.



Paperclip



What he said.

If those bull barrel setups are the same as Kimber, lock back the slide. There will be a hole in the guide rod. I have a paperclip that I bent into an "|__________" shape. Stick the small part into the hole. Then slowly release the slide with the paperclip in the hole.

ETA: Make sure the small part (if you bend it like I said) is big enough that it actually holds the bushing in place and doesn't get sandwiched between the guide and rod. I can imagine that would cause a little problem.

ETAA: Or... go to page 32 and see how to remove it with slide off: www.springfield-armory.com/Manuals/1911man5.pdf

ETAAA: Or... go to page 41 for your model.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 6:47:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/8/2006 6:50:21 AM EDT by tweeter]
did I tell you that I hate you?

if I didn't....



I hate you.

That's funny, you bought a single-stack 1911 and you don't know the paperclip trick. Bend one up and keep it in your cleaning kit.

your gun-fu is weak.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 6:58:43 AM EDT
so, notsomuch with the paperclip trick, different model. They gave me a "clip" (as described in the manual) that is supposed to just clip on to the guide rod and then once the slide is off, you are supposed to be able to just remove the rod, spring and cap.... Fucker wouldn't budge, I'm missing something.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 7:05:53 AM EDT
Yeah. Give it to me. I should have it back to you in say...........

<­BR>

6 months!

Link Posted: 3/8/2006 9:47:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Gibby:
Yeah. Give it to me. I should have it back to you in say...........
6 months!






Cold







­


Dead

<­BR>





­Hands
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 12:22:59 PM EDT
Pfft, my 21 can hold 13 rounds!

Nice piece
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 12:27:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jonathon:
Pfft, my 21 can hold 13 rounds!

Nice piece



Used to carry a 21, I didn't have a trailer big enough to tow it with me when I went places.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 5:23:42 PM EDT
ok, so that cap was just REAL tight in there.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 5:27:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PCR-00:
ok, so that cap was just REAL tight in there.



Next time, let Hippy handle the photography AND the field stripping of the pistol.

Link Posted: 3/8/2006 5:35:50 PM EDT
Where are the pics of the bloodthis thing has shed?

Link Posted: 3/8/2006 9:04:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Phil_in_Seattle:

Originally Posted By PCR-00:
ok, so that cap was just REAL tight in there.



Next time, let Hippy handle the photography AND the field stripping of the pistol.




does she have to open all of the pickle jars too?

it's OK if you cry... I won't laugh in front of you.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 9:15:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By tweeter:

Originally Posted By Phil_in_Seattle:

Originally Posted By PCR-00:
ok, so that cap was just REAL tight in there.



Next time, let Hippy handle the photography AND the field stripping of the pistol.




does she have to open all of the pickle jars too?

it's OK if you cry... I won't laugh in front of you.



All I can say is that the first time I went to PCRs place when I got there, he was washing dishes and the hippy was doing electrical wiring.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 5:22:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Phil_in_Seattle:

Originally Posted By tweeter:

Originally Posted By Phil_in_Seattle:

Originally Posted By PCR-00:
ok, so that cap was just REAL tight in there.



Next time, let Hippy handle the photography AND the field stripping of the pistol.




does she have to open all of the pickle jars too?

it's OK if you cry... I won't laugh in front of you.



All I can say is that the first time I went to PCRs place when I got there, he was washing dishes and the hippy was doing electrical wiring.



I hate you all
Top Top