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HI,

Well, I'm still doing my research for my non-summer carry gun. I'm still debating a 1911 vs Sig220 Compact or HK45C. I had thought about the XD45c, but it reminds me too much of my Glock. I came across this Springfield 4" 1911 with an 11 gear system. Anyone familiar with this 1911? Also, what do they mean by the 11 gear system? Thanks for your feedback.

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The gear system is just crappy holsters and a mag carrier.

I don't have any experience with the Champ., but my experiences with Springfields in general have been fantastic.
Thanks. It must be the same junk that comes with the XD line. I would prefer they knock $40 off the price and keep that junk.
 

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My first handgun was a SA Loaded Champ. I had some minimal problems with it that were due to me failing to lube it properly. It's been nothing but reliable since. You'd be making a great decision to go with it.
 

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I own a SA Champ. I had a issue with the slide stop not working , but SA took care of it. Other than lubing the gun and using either SA mags or Wilson I have had no problems .
I love carrying it , as the LW version I own fits me perfectly. Something about 1911's just fit my hand perfect and feels right. I have found the 4" length to work well, long enough to shoot well and fits will IWB.
 

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I always felt the 4" 1911 was the best feeling in my hand. Springfield makes a great gun with an even better warranty. I am a big Sig fan but not very excited by their 1911 line.

If you are serious start searching noe. I was looking for one months ago and Springfield said they were out of stock with no runs planned so I would need to find one at a distributor. I wound up with a Kimber SIS for more money and the minimuim 2 trips back to kimber to feed hollow points properly.
 

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The gear system is just crappy holsters and a mag carrier.
Agreed, the holster that comes with Springfield 1911's pretty much sucks. I find the El Paso Saddlery "High Slide" to be a great OWB holster for 1911's.
 
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