Originally Posted by EMTchad
It will be my first ever handgun / 1911! I am so stoked! I only paid about 850.00 including tax for a brand spanking new one because they accidentally thought It was a mil spec... It's a springer 1911 45 ACP parkerized loaded. I can't wait any more longer.. Someone help me during this crisis lol. Also give me some tips and hints for what I need to do!
I have one also, but in stainless. Buy 500-600 rounds to break it in, shooting 100 at a time and clean it. Get some break free oil and lube it lightly after cleaning it, then repeat the process until you get at least 500 put through it. Do not get discouraged if it doesn't shoot a tight pattern at first, it will tighten up. It might be a good idea to buy an extra recoil spring(Wilson combat 22-24 lbs.). If they are still building them like mine then the slide will be really tight on the frame and should have an air gauged stainless steal barrel. Make sure the guide rod is in tight, it tends to get loose during shooting(might want look into getting a 1 piece or an old school GI style spring system(GI style is better in my opinion because it less crap to go wrong, and Springfield put the GI style on the mc operator for a reason, it's battle tested). Springfield makes the best 1911s, wise choice. Ask if you have any questions.