Problems with Springfield ILS?

Problems with Springfield ILS?

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    Member Array dang.45's Avatar
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    Problems with Springfield ILS?

    I've seen a number of posts, mainly on other discussion boards, but a few here as well, where folks have complained about the ILS on Springfield 1911s. For those who have a problem with it, please fill me in on why you think this is such a bad thing?

    I've got a GI model, and I've never had an issue with the ILS. It works perfectly when I use it (which is almost never), and I just can't see how it could ever cause any problems when not in use.

    Enlighten me...

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    Most people dont like the extra parts or different take down.. of all the lock systems i find this to be the least in the way but usually replace the MSH anyways

    there is always a chance it could malfunction when you dont want it to

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    I have a Mil-Spec and it doesn't bother me, I never use and I never do more than a field strip for cleaning so it might as well not exist for me.

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    Far as I can tell they remove them because it bothers them that it was put on there and John Browning never designed it that way. I have never heard of a malfunction of one. I bet there has been maybe one... but it must be pretty rare. Mine is still intact and I don't plan on removing it.

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    Never use mine , never has failed. I do not turst the internal locks to work properly , so would rather just lock up the gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocky View Post
    Never use mine , never has failed. I do not trust the internal locks to work properly , so would rather just lock up the gun.
    +1 Same here with my Springfield loaded.
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    I purchased three of them and purposefully installed them on all of my 1911s including a then pre-ILS SA. I like it and it's never given me a problem in like 3 or 4 yrs. of continuous use. As well there is nothing to break/fail unlike other locking systems. It's simple as simple gets and the rotating lug that actually locks up the MSH spring is just a piece of metal not some complex assy. IMHO the device is genius.

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    I lock mine ONCE. Just to see if it works. They do, and dont give any trouble that I know of.

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