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Old 09-13-2010, 10:12 PM   #1
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Default New to me Springfield Legend Series TGO II

I acquired a new 1911 this weekend through a trade with our very own NGIB. It is a Springfield Legend Series TGO II. I put about 150 rounds through it this weekend with no problems and it was very accurate. I had never heard of this model before, but did some research on the 1911forum.com. They discontinued this model some years back, and my TGO II is # 209. I have no idea how many of these they made. Springfield made 3 models in this series: TGO I was a full Custom Shop gun, TGO II was a highly enhanced production model, and the TGO III was a Loaded model with a lightweight frame. The TGO II is equivalent to a target setup on a TRP model of today according to posters over on the 1911forum. This model has BoMar Low mount adjustable sight with a Dawson fiber optic front sight. It came with two pairs of slim grips: one set of Thin Lined Cocobolo Smooth Wood, and the other is Black Macarta Double Diamond Grips. Another feature that I really like is the Robar Industries Bi-Tone coatings on the gun. The slide has Roguard Proprietary Black Finish, and the frame has NP-3 Proprietary Nickel/Teflon Finish. They are both very slick and tough. This Robar stuff is awsome!

I am impressed with the frame to slide fit and how tight it is. There is no play at all when they are put together, but the slide glides very smoothly on the frame. The barrel locks up nice and tight. The barrel lugs are so sharp it almost feels like they could cut you. Some things I don't like are the 2 piece FLGR. You need an Allen wrench to unscrew the 2 piece FLGR to be able to field strip the gun. I might order a GI style guide rod for it, because I already have a SS recoil spring plug. Another thing I'm not crazy about is the 20 LPI front strap checkering. It is rough, but caused no hand issues when I shot the gun. The last thing is the trigger, it is heavy so I will have some work done to it. Overall, I am very pleased with this gun and look forward to shooting it more.







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Very nice! Congratulations.

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Pretty danged SWEET!!

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Very cool!
It's hard to tell from the pics, but is the black slide polished?
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Very nice!! Nice shooting too!

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Very cool!
It's hard to tell from the pics, but is the black slide polished?
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It's a factory Robar finish.

Jeez, I used to have one just like this...
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It's a factory Robar finish.

Jeez, I used to have one just like this...
Don't worry NGIB, it is being well taken care of

The two Robar finishes are excellent, and far superior to any other I have had on any of my guns.
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