Springfield Armory Milspec 45

Springfield Armory Milspec 45

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    Springfield Armory Milspec 45

    Held one this weekend and it was like it was made for my hand! How do they shoot? I almost made an impulse purchase


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    The Springfield line, particularty the Mil-specs and loaded, are some of the best production 1911's in my opinion. They tend to be accurate enough for combat style shooting for sure. I have a target model loaded that beats my normal loaded model, but not by much.

    Figure out what features you want your 1911 to have, and then go with the model that corresponds with those wants.
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    There is nothing that shoots quite as well as a single action 1911
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    Quote Originally Posted by zacii View Post
    There is nothing that shoots quite as well as a single action 1911
    ... and the BHP
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    Quote Originally Posted by zacii View Post
    There is nothing that shoots quite as well as a single action 1911
    So true... so true...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alarm Guy View Post
    Held one this weekend and it was like it was made for my hand! How do they shoot? I almost made an impulse purchase
    The 1911 fit's my hand the best as well. I own a few 1911's but not a Springer. Word on the street is that they are nice shooters. I wouldn't hesitate to add one to my collection.

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    Save your pennies and buy the Loaded model if you like the Springfields. It'll come with everything you'll probably change out anyway, and be much cheaper in the long run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Husker View Post
    Save your pennies and buy the Loaded model if you like the Springfields. It'll come with everything you'll probably change out anyway, and be much cheaper in the long run.
    I agree with AZ Husker. A Loaded model is like a "semi" custom gun in that it has all the features it is felt is needed to improve a basic 1911, i.e. beavertail, high visibility sights, extended thumbsafety. From there you can add other features to your taste and keep the cost down as compared to a truly custom gun. I have 2 Loaded models and have gotten great service from them.

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    I am currently lusting after a springfield GI edition and a springfield TRP, would love to own one of those
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    I'm becoming a 1911 junkie. I trust my life to a Glock, but I much prefer shooting the old iron. The Loaded Springer gets another +1 here, although I won't hesitate to pick up a Milspec if the price is right.
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    I bought a Mil Spec about 15 yrs ago. If I had it to do over, I would have picked up the loaded model in SS.
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    I have a GI model and like it a lot, very good gun. The mil-spec is the next step up from the GI. It has a throated barrel, polished ramp, better sights, nicer finish, and lowered ejection port. It goes for $100 more over here than the GI, and I will probably add one to my collection in the future. Based on my experience with the GI I am completely comfortable getting a Springfield 1911 in any trim.

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    I carry a 1911TRP Operator from Springfield every day.Beastly accurate and just an awesome gun to shoot.1911s feel so good just to hold,and my particular one is gorgeous.Alot of people will say spend a little more and go with the Professional model.Not that im contesting that,but if you like black 1911s,the TRP looks like Nicki Minaj in the form of a 1911.Beautiful.

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    Glocksin I am so jealous of your gun right now
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    My Mil-Spec is my CCW, I sold off a Kimber UC II...but I will never part with my Mil-Spec.
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