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


  1. captdreifus

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    Well,

    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.

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    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:

    Best,
    Captdreifus
     

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  2. Bowtie

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    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.
     

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  3. bac1023

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    Looks great

    Congrats! :cool:
     
  4. minderasr

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    She's a real beauty, congrats!
     
  5. craig19

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    Very nice, congrats.
     
  6. Fedor

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    Congrats. :cool:
     
  7. lsbbigdog

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    Nice pick up...
     
  8. Gunshine

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    Congrats on coming over to the platform. Now you're screwed and so is your bank account. :rofl:
     
  10. Mayhem like Me

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    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
     
  11. 71Commander

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    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:
     
  12. okie

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    Awesome pistol my friend:thumbsup:
     
  13. Hokie1911

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    ^^^this^^^

    Congrats on the new heater. :thumbsup:
     
  14. Rinspeed

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    Looks great.
     
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    Chicks Dig It

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    On my Loaded model, I ditched the the Mickey Mouse full length guide rod for the regular stuff.
     
  17. Noles26

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    Nice pistol. Congrats
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    Congrats! :thumbsup:
     
  20. iLift45's

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    Springfield Armory's are great!! The addiction will get worse.