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New 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by captdreifus, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. captdreifus

    captdreifus aSun666

    Jul 24, 2008
    Tempe, Arizona

    After several years of yearning for a 1911, I finally got one. I bought a Springer Loaded w/ NM prefix. The fit was substantially better than the identical "N" prefixed model that I compared it to. Also, the slide overhang was much smaller on the NM model.

    I bought this to get familiar with the 1911 platform. This was the best I could afford at the moment, being a recent college grad. :embarassed:

    After the first 500 rounds, the gun loosened up a bit. I could not believe how tight the slide was prior to the preliminary clean/lube/shoot. I'm rather a noob with 1911's and the slide was pretty darn tight to me. Now, it was not Baer, Nighthawk, etc. tight. Also, the bbl bushing was fairly tight as well (which I assume b/c of the new recoil spring). All is well after shooting the prelim fmj's and a few mags worth of carry ammo. I am now able to manipulate the bbl bushing much easier as well as the slide.

    No malfunctions of any sort while shooting the first ~514 rds.



    Now I feel the need to save up and buy more 1911's. I own several Glocks, a Beretta M9, and S&W revolvers. This 1911 by far feels the best in hands and while shooting. I've been shooting Glocks for about ~7 years.

    I wished I would have gone with the 1911 a lot sooner. I can shoot it just as good as my Glocks after one range session. I can keep a fist size grouping at 21' out to 60' (20 yds). As I said, I hope I can grow more with this platform.

    Hopefully I can keep conversation on the 1911 sub-forum now. I've learned a lot by just lurking here every so often. I'll have to post more now :wavey:

  2. Bowtie

    Bowtie NRA MEMBER

    Dec 18, 2004
    I really like mine as well, It's has been 100% flawless. I put warren tactical rear sight on it, checkered the front strap at 20 lpi, put a S&A magwell on it, Ergo grips and dehorned it.

    Forgot to mention the C&S Tactical II Trigger kit.

    Last edited: Jul 18, 2011

  3. minderasr

    minderasr NRA Life Member

    May 19, 2009
    New York
  4. Congrats on coming over to the platform. Now you're screwed and so is your bank account. :rofl:
  5. Mayhem like Me

    Mayhem like Me Semper Paratus

    Mar 13, 2001
    Not a chance
    Nice, my only reccomendation is to ditch the full length guide and get an Ed Brown GI guide and plug. I hate the springfield screw together rod, If I were to have one on my pistol I would Have Kimber style one piece.

    Enjoy It I have a Loaded sitting on my hip with the above mentioned modification, EGW fitted bushing , and EGW ignition parts....Waiting to get the front strap golfballed and maybe a finish....and a magwell ..hmmm
  6. I wouldn't be too concerned about the comparison with the Baer, Nighthawk, etc. That is a fine weapon and will handle social work just as good.

    As to the Glocks, I have fired a single solitary round out of a Glock in my lifetime. They're not for me. I've bought and sold over 100 1911's. Currently have 13. :wow:
  7. okie

    okie GT Mayor

    Oct 28, 2001
    Muskogee Ok.
  8. Hokie1911

    Hokie1911 >

    Dec 26, 2003
    NE Ohio

    Congrats on the new heater. :thumbsup:
  9. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    Oct 23, 2000
    California & New Mexico, US
    On my Loaded model, I ditched the the Mickey Mouse full length guide rod for the regular stuff.
  10. iLift45's


    Jan 29, 2011
    Springfield Armory's are great!! The addiction will get worse.