Looks like a good choice. I just picked up a used Para p14, and an now looking at getting another one. I swear these things are like potato chips. :yup:
+1. Have a Champion story from hell. Pistol would FTF / FTE with any ammo I tried shooting through it. When it did fire properly the cases were hitting me in the forehead. Yes, I tried different mags, new recoil springs and very thorough cleanings. Sent it back to SA FIVE times before it would run. When it arrived the last time it had the stuipid FLGR system installed. Made what was once a 15 minute cleaning a royal PITA taking it apart and putting it back together.I love it but I would advise to go with the 5" barrel model.
I will be carrying the pistol OWB, Open carry.That is one fine looking pistol, but like Mr. Sportsterguy I too am partial to the 5" 1911's.
As far as checkering on the Front Strap, I use Skateboard Tape. It's cheap and one roll last a lifetime. If this is your first 1911 I would recommend you go with a steel frame 5" gun for the first one.
The lightweight guns really aren't all that fun to train with when you are doing long shooting sessions and the 5" gun is easy to hide if you use a good holster and belt. I'm partial to IWB Carry by the way.
Since you're going with a Springfield why not go with a Parkerized "Loaded" Model?
First gun I ever shot was a full size loaded operator I rented at the range, they are sweet and would be a great carry gun. plus that green and black looks greatHey all, I'm going to get my first 1911 and would like some feedback on what ya'll think of my choice.
First of all, the reasons I've picked this model are;
a) I want a 1911
b) I work for a LE supply dealer that handles Springfield Armory
c) I will be carrying this pistol daily
d) I love the look of it
e) I can afford this model
All that said, this is my choice;
It is a Springfield Armory Lightweight Loaded Champion with the OD frame and Armory Coat Black slide, with rubber grips and Novak night sights. It has a 4" bull barrel, skeletonized trigger and lightweight hammer, and uses std 7rd mags.
Does any of you have one like it, or have shot one like it?
I would love any feedback you have to give.
If you're going to OWB then I can understand wanting a shorter barrel.I will be carrying the pistol OWB, Open carry.
I like the colors of the model I chose, much more than the Park color.