Springfield 1911 A-1

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by kss89, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. kss89

    kss89 New Member

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    I just bought a Springfield .45 1911 model. And it's my first pistol I have owned. And I would like some feedback to know if I bought a quality pistol?
     
  2. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I have the milspec myself. You got a good gun. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

    Do you need any help with anything?
     

  3. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Very good 1911 second only to colts way ahead of kimbers. The steel framed 1911s are made in brazil and they use better steel than a lot of the us made brands.
     
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  4. kss89

    kss89 New Member

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    I do have a another question what is the "SS" mean on the trigger guard?
     
  5. cuba

    cuba New Member

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    You've bought about the best fighting pistol ever designed from the year 1911 and by todays standard as your first pistol, as far as the SS your guess is as good as mine, SS usually stands for stainless steel, as far as the Springfield, its an excellent rendition of JMB 1911, and with its warranty you will have a functioning 1911 forever.

    shoot safe, shoot straight, and have fun
     
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  6. Overkill0084

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    Kinda late for that, dontchya think? ;)
    Holy crap, what a POS!! You're screwed!

    Seriously though:

    Fortunately, Springfield Armory makes a nice 1911. On those rare instances when there is something wrong, they have a reputation for very good service.
     
  7. aandabooks

    aandabooks New Member

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    I have a Loaded model and while I only have 100 rounds through it, so far it is nicer than the RIA I traded. Is yours roll-marked US or Brazil. The SA 1911 line seems to have a good reputation and I wasn't hesitant to buy one.
     
  8. kss89

    kss89 New Member

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    Says made in Geneseo, IL USA.
     
  9. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Exactly what model is it? As far as I can recall, only some of the Milspecs these days are made in brazil. And to my knowledge, it's only the frame and slide forgings, while the rest of the gun is built and assembled here in the US.

    If it's the one in your avatar pic, I believe you have an Amercan forged 1911. It's obviously not a Milspec.
     
  10. kss89

    kss89 New Member

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    Yes its the one in my pic. im not sure what y'all are talking bout when u say milspec. But the chamber says SA .45. And the side of the barrel says Springfield model 1911 A-1
     
  11. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    You should look in your owner's manual or purchase info for the exact model. This is something you will need to know anyway, if you ever decide to customize, or if you need to call SA for any kind of customer service.

    A Milspec looks similar to the one in aandabooks avatar pic. Very basic, plane jane, spur hammer, blank trigger, basic sights, duckbill grip safety instead of the beavertail your sporting.
     
  12. xSTRIKERx

    xSTRIKERx New Member

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    I've always heard Brazil too,glad I bought a elder model TRP Operator ten years ago
     
  13. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Well there's still debate. I haven't heard anyone positively lay it to rest. I know that the tag on my Milspec says "100% made in the U.S.A.", and many people keep the belief that a Milspec with a "NM" prefix on the serial was one forged in the US (which mine has).

    I have seen other Milspecs without the "100% made in the U.S.A." so... something is up with that, unless the tags just got lost.
     
  14. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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    If it has NM on the side it was assembled in the US. An N means it was assembled in Brazil. ALL frames and slides are made in Brazil. What you have is a stainless steel loaded model. I have a loaded with the NM on the side. SA snobs only own guns with the NM. Great guns. Congrats.
     
  15. fmj

    fmj New Member

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    You bought a winner. everyone before me pretty much sums it up. I have and have had a SA stainless loaded (like the one in your pic.) for 2 decades.

    GREAT PISTOL!!!


    >>SNORT<< dont tell a kimber fanboy that. they'll spin out. Then out shoot 'em with your beat up, rattling Springer (mine is due for a new barrel and bushing and rattles) and watch 'em storm off the range and go home all pissy.

    Drop in a wilson combat trigger group (like i did) and you have arguably THE best 1911 out there!!
     
  16. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    You done good son. [​IMG]