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S.A. Loaded question...

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Jim S., Aug 2, 2010.

  1. I have a friend who has a beautiful Springfield Armory "Loaded Combat" that he needs to sell.
    It is the two tone stainless version which I have always thought looked great.
    The trouble is that I really don't know anything about the springers much beyond a Mil-Spec that I recently bought.
    It is like new in the box with less than 300 rounds through her.
    I know this guy pretty well and he takes good care of his stuff.
    Can anyone tell me anything about this model?
    He wants $800.00 for it which is not really a bad price around here.
    If you think that is high that's ok because I don't mind helping a friend out when in need.
    Should I pick this gun up?
    Would it be worth keeping?
    I suppose he might get to where he wants it back someday but I doubt he would say so.
    Anyone want to comment?
  2. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

    Nov 24, 2005
    Differences between the mil-spec and Loaded

    stainless barrel and bushing (some models)
    loaded chamber indicator (some models)
    lowered and flared ejection port
    high profile 3-dot sights
    beveled magazine well
    loss of the lanyard loop on mainspring housing
    forward-raked cocking serrations on slide

    Loaded: An upgrade from the Mil-Spec
    beavertail grip safety
    Novak sights
    ambidextrious thumb safety
    long 3 hole trigger
    full length guide rod (2-piece)
    front cocking serrations
    flat mainspring housing

    They are selling for $750-800, so the price is about right.
    I recently bought a Remington M1903 from a friend, paid about $200 more than I should have. I have to help friends that help me.

  3. rsxr22


    Feb 25, 2009
    Youngstown, OH
    that is a cool pistol and $800 isnt a crazy good deal, but it would be sufficient especially if you know the guy. Its not really getting a deal it would almost be like paying gun shops prices, but once your shooting it, you will be happy.
    There are some things that i dont like about the loaded model, but they can be changed somewhat easily. I personally do not like 1911's without front strap checkering and the trigger on the Loaded models is normally not very good and around 6-7 lbs.
  4. Bill Lumberg

    Bill Lumberg BTF Inventor

    Jun 14, 2002
    Awesome gun. Average price.
  5. ctfireman


    Feb 13, 2010
    Bridgeport, CT
    I paid $900 brand new.
  6. Same one?
    I told my friend I would take it from him whenever he feels like making the deal.
    Tell me about it.
    He says it has a carry melt done from the factory. Feel good compared to the ones that don't?
    I know my Mil-Spec has some sharp edges to it.
    Anyone know if you can change out the ambi thumb safety?
    I actually prefer a single thumb safety.
    One last question.
    How do they get the rounds black even though they are stainless?
  7. rvrctyrngr

    rvrctyrngr Senior Moment

    Sep 15, 2004
    Gator Nation
    Just for comparison...I paid $625 for mine with a slightly lower round-count.

    Mine's parked, though.

    The price mentioned is decent...not great, but decent.
  8. Infallible


    Aug 20, 2006
    This is more along the lines of what I was thinking. They really have gotten expensive over the years haven't they? I bought my Loaded new 7 years for $675.
  9. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

    Jan 7, 2002
    NE Ohio
  10. Yeah well times change. I remember paying 400 bucks for my first Colt Combat Gov. Model.
    Where I live it is close to $700.00 for a stainless Mil-Spec. So really 800 for a used but perfect stainless Loaded is not really all that bad.
  11. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

    Jan 7, 2002
    NE Ohio
    Yep, how times have changed.