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After longing for another 1911 pattern pistol for a few years I decided to get another. A buddy was discussing we should get a 45 on our 45th birthday. Us both being gun guys , this made perfect sense. I better start saving now for the 50 :smile:.
I browsed several models and brands before choosing the Springfield. There are quite a few well made and great fitted guns patterned to the 1911.
Fit and finish looks nice enough, I'm sure use will put some blems and scratches on it over time. The loaded model I choose came with night sights, two mags , a fobus holster and dual mag pouch , cheap brush and huge plastic case. Also some literature and a coupon book to discount buy magazines and other accessories. One small gripe was Sringfield doesn't include a bushing wrench.
I have found Springfield magazines work , as well as Wilson work flawlessly in my first SA (Champion LW). I will be ordering more mags .
Got out tonight with temps in the high single digits and shot 50 rounds. Point of impact was about a inch high at 10 yards with center mass hold shooting my reloads. The manual did call for 6 o'clock hold for sight picture.
I fired a rapid string on the head of the target with flash front sight only. Thick gloves don't help with trigger control.
I am happy with the gun so far and am looking forward to more shooting with it.
 

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Rocky;

It is undoubtedly suitable for any reasonable handgun need as will be shown by your target.

Good gun and good dedication shown by a cold shooter.
 

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Man...that kind of shootin' with cold hands...that one must shoot good.

Hope you enjoy it...I can honestly say that I have never had a 1911 that was not a pleasure to shoot.

But, as I have gotten older, they ain't as much pleasure to carry as they used to be...
 
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Snow covered Pontiac , pic from the range tonight.
Looks like my driveway in Colorado right now. Good shooting!
 

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Another 50 rounds down range from 10 yards. A mix of rapid fire on the chest and slow on the head. Still getting the feel of a full size , seems like I have only shot my M&P for the most part the last year or so. 29 degrees , so much warmer than last time. I forgot my gloves and brass bag so froze my fingers collecting brass after shooting.:rolleyes:
 

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Hmmm ... is it easier to see the brass on the snow's surface or does it disappear below?

You're dialed in for sure.
 

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In my experience, it melts its own little snow-burrow and will be there...in the Spring! And I have NEVER met a Springfield 1911 variant that I didn't LIKE!

Well Bought & Good Shootin'! :congrats:
 

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Hmmm ... is it easier to see the brass on the snow's surface or does it disappear below?

You're dialed in for sure.
Right now there is about 1/4 " of powder with icy base under. The brass burrows in to this stuff. With ice or pack snow it melts in a bit but is easier to find. Dialed in , but still not a comfortable or quick as I am with my M&P .
 

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I don't think I've ever shot an automatic in enough snow to know what happens to the brass.
 
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