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Old 03-24-2012, 05:23 AM   #1
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Handgun: Springfield Mil Spec SS 1911
Ammo: Magtech Range Ammo

Very impressed overall with the Springfield's performance. Trigger pull felt normal for a 1911. Only thing i didn't like (which is why i'll be replacing the trigger) is that the face of the trigger is thinner than I'd like. That's while shooting at the range though, and nitpicking about things I would change. In the heat of a confrontation I wouldn't give a damn about the width of the trigger. As far as being a reliable weapon it's 100%. The 200 rounds of Magtech ran through her without one failure, which is more than I can say of even my Sig Sauer Scorpion, which had a few failures while breaking in. It's just a raw 1911, meat and potatoes... everything you need, nothing you MIGHT not want (external extractor, ambi safety, etc.) I love the fact that it's a steel frame and slide, not cast. The VZ grips felt great. I was also running the rounds through a Wilson 47d mag and one of my Sig mags... neither had any issues. Bottom line, great pistol. The quality far exceeds the value which is more than you can ask for. If you can find one ( good luck ), then i highly suggest it. Great feel, great gun.

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Old 03-24-2012, 08:52 PM   #2
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Nice guns. One of the best to send in and get customized. SA has a winner with that model. Congrats.

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ToDay I went and put a Taurus pt1911 on layaway but after doing some research, I'm going to go back and ask them to put me on a list for the Springfield when they get one in. I'm sure they will let me transfer from the Taurus to the springfield. I feel like the extra $100 will be worth it.

Nice pistol by the way.

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The mil spec is my EDC and has been 100% reliable even through the break in. Great gun at a good price. I do like the look of that stainless though.

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What was the price of the stainless over the blued mil spec?

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I thought about getting the stainless, but I just loved the true milspec look of parkarized. The wear marks will be telling my story when I finally pass away, likely at around 110 years old and killed by a jealous husband...

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I thought about getting the stainless, but I just loved the true milspec look of parkarized. The wear marks will be telling my story when I finally pass away, likely at around 110 years old and killed by a jealous husband...
I won't be carrying the gun every day so the parkarized would be fine just because the wear marks would be less. But the stainless just looks so much better to me.
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I won't be carrying the gun every day so the parkarized would be fine just because the wear marks would be less. But the stainless just looks so much better to me.
All personal preference. I liked the stainless, I just liked the parked better. I'm really looking forward to comparing the pics as new, to what it's going to look like 40 years from now.
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All personal preference. I liked the stainless, I just liked the parked better. I'm really looking forward to comparing the pics as new, to what it's going to look like 40 years from now.
That would be cool to see but I'd bet a few dollars the stainless would look better.
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That would be cool to see but I'd bet a few dollars the stainless would look better.
The stainless would show less wear, sure, and therefor look "better" to some. Some people, like me, like to see the history of the places they've been and the things they've done. For instance, I still have my boots that were issued to me at Parris Island. Every now and then I take them out and look at them. Last week I put them on and walked around a bit. They're so stiff from all the gunk that's in the leather, sweat, sea water, NC swamp mud, blood, so on and so forth. It brought back some memories. I'm currently going through a divorce, and that's what's going to bother me the most, even with the bad times, I'll still remember all the good times. And likely because of my personality, I'll remember the good more than the bad, all the while knowing that there is no turning back time to do it all again.

When we are gone, what is left? The possessions disappear, through theft, yard sales, fire, damage, gifting... But there is always the story. Sometimes the story follows the possessions, sometimes it does not. My son likes to sometimes sit and look at my boots while I tell him stories of the things they've seen (I keep it clean for him, he's only six), just as I used to sit at my grandfather's knee and listen to his stories behind some of his personal possessions.

look at me, getting all sentimental. My point is, stainless is fine, and will show some wear one day, although not nearly as much as parkarized. That's fine if that's what you want, It's just not what I want.
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