This is a discussion on My New Springfield Armory 1911! within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by AZ Husker Dump the two-piece rod, go with the tried and true GI rod and plug. You can use the same spring. ...
it's the year of the 1911
Very nice pistol. Also check out the Chip McCormick mags; very reliable and affordable, too
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Great Choice! I really like the Springfield 1911's, and would love to have one.
I carried it today for a little bit in the Holster that comes with it. I had my J-frame in my pocket because I didn't get to test my hollow points yet.
For starters the stock holster sucks, worst thing ever lol. I have a Serpa on order and am going to get a shell for my MTAC.
But for such a heavy gun I didn't really notice it hanging on my hip. I think this is going to be a great carry gun.
Exodus 22:2 "If a thief is caught breaking in and is struck so that he dies, the defender is not guilty of bloodshed"
Yeah, those holsters that come with it are awful.
I tend to like holsters with wide belt attachment points for my 1911s, like the UBG Canute for IWB, and the High Noon Skin Guard for OWB.
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Beyond that, I second the comment about getting some Wilson 47Ds or Tripp Cobras. Sometimes Brownell's or Midway has the Wilsons on sale for a few bucks less than what Mr. Wilson charges himself.
Now go shoot the heck out of it!
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When you get ready to swap the MSH, look at Smith & Alexander. I put one on my Mil-Spec that has a built in magwell. Mine is a straight, checkered MSH and I really like it.
As far as the ILS, I never had a problem with it. I put close to 2000 rounds through it before I switched it out. When I got ready to switch it though, I noticed the ILS had rotated over half way to locking position. I don't know if it would have seized up eventually, but now I don't have to worry about it.
If you can't get out of it, you gotta get into it.
My job requires me to be armed as much of the time as possible. No, I am not an operator or LEO of any kind. I am a husband and father.
Nice gun. My only Springer is an MC Operator. I totally agree on the GI guide rod on a 5" gun. I also swear by Wilson Roger's magazines. I am about to send mine for checkering then to Birdsong for a black-t finish. I also find that a scabbard similar to the Nichols avenger conceals a full size 1911 better than anything else. I will never carry another firearm thanks to Mr. Browning.
All kinds of SA fans around. I have 2 Loaded's myself. Congratulations on your tax return!
Welcome to the 1911 Club.
They are addictive and I'm sure this won't be your last.