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FCross7 02-24-2011 01:46 AM

Springfield Loaded 1911-A1
Finally got a chance to take the Springfield to the range today, and all in all, it went pretty well. I ran 250 rounds through it, PMC and WWB, all 230 gr. fmj, and didn't have any malfunctions of any sort, which I was really pleased with. Just as a side note, this was using Tripp 8 round mags. I put the stock Springer mags in the junk pile as soon as I got the pistol. This is my first time shooting a 1911, and I must say that in my opinion, it is superior to anything else that I've shot, although the trigger is a little on the heavy side, but still breaks pretty crisply. After I get 500 rounds through it, I may try a few things to get the pull weight down. I started off by putting 1 round in all the mags, then 2, then 3 etc, all the way up to 6, then put 8 in the last 2, bringing me up to the first 100 rounds, all of which is on the first target. This was all done shooting pretty rapidly(probably at least 1 round a second, maybe quicker). Then one the rest of the targets, I slowed down a bit. Enough jibba jabba, time for some pics.

First off, just a couple pics of the pistol prior to shooting.

Then one post-shooting.

Here is a pic of the target of the first 100 rounds through the pistol, all shot offhand, pretty quickly, mostly to test pistol and mag function.

CA357 02-24-2011 01:50 AM

Looks pretty good to me. Congrats on the new Springer.

FCross7 02-24-2011 01:50 AM

This is the next 25 rounds, shot at 7 yards, offhand, and a good steady pace, not too slow, not too fast. By far the best target of the day.

The is the next 25 rounds, same distance. Not as good as the first, but still not bad.

The next target was at 7 yards again, but was terrible shooting on my part so I threw it in the garbage. This picture is the following target, consisting of 25 shots, 10 yards, offhand.
Don't ask me how I got that flier way at the top of the target, because I have no idea. It almost hit the clip holding the target, which would have been really embarrassing.

FCross7 02-24-2011 01:55 AM

At this point the barrel and pistol were both getting extremely dirty, and my hands and arms were getting tired, so my shooting suffered, but I wanted to shoot all 250 rounds today.

These next two targets are the last 50 rounds, shot at 7 yards, offhand. The first two pictures are of the same target, the second pic highlighting the best grouping of the target.

There it is folks, my first time out with the pistol. Even though I've only shot it the one time, it is by far my favorite pistol. Sadly, it's really too big for me to carry. The bright side is that it just gives me an excuse to buy a smaller one. :D

I need to look at the corrective shooting target and see what's causing me to shoot left. It's either too much finger, or too little, I can't remember what.

Hope everyone enjoys.


FCross7 02-24-2011 01:56 AM

Dang CA, that was some quick posting.

And thanks. :D


CA357 02-24-2011 01:59 AM

Us old guys can have some speed when we want to.

... Or luck. ;)

jca1 02-24-2011 02:04 AM

I'm no gunsmith but in my experience a little tweaking on the sear spring can help a heavy but crisp trigger right much.

dunerunner 02-24-2011 02:32 AM

Nice shooting Fred, looks like the new pistol throws projectiles down range just fine! :D

Boyerracing343 02-24-2011 02:46 AM

Good shooting. Looks like a fun day, and very nice looking gun.

doctherock 02-24-2011 03:01 AM

Looks good. If you dont mind me asking, how much did it run you?

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