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Springfield Loaded, any opinions??

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by S. Kelly, Jan 17, 2010.


  1. S. Kelly

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    I'm considering a SA Loaded. Any opinions? Best price? Thanks in advance.
     

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  2. nastytrigger

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    I've told my story about my Loaded Parkerized hundreds of times on GT... First mag, five shots in, tritium vial flies out of sight. Finished shooting more rounds, but ruined my day. Sent to Geneseo to fix. With factory mags, Chip McCormick, they would get stuck in the back of the mag well. Magazines would not seat. I had to file a sharp edge just forward of the sear/disco in the mag well to allow those mags to seat. Wilsons had no problems. Heard bad things about finishing on my parkerized. I regretted getting parkerized when I bought it, but did anyway. Rust comes and goes no matter what I do to it. Not as accurate as I hoped. Luckily, I bought this 1911 as a test gun. First 1911 ever so I wanted a 'frills' basic one. Now, the gun shoots anything, LRN, FMJ, Golden Sabers, +P Cor-Bon, Gold Dots, Wolf. I have plans to send it back to Springfield to the Custom Shop to put in a Nowlin barrel/match bushing, tighten slide to frame, Black T finish, extended mag well, 3.5lb trigger, etc. For now, sticking with my Glocks mostly. I guess mine could be considered a lemon since I've heard some great reviews that led me to this gun. I'm keeping my Loaded, don't get me wrong, but buyer beware.
     

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  3. sns3guppy

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    If you're really stuck on Springfield, then get a TRP, instead.
     
  4. Gary1911A1

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    I agree. Better hand fitting than the Loaded.
     
  5. hikerpaddler

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    The loaded's are excellent guns. As far as price, it's what you find.
     
  6. glassglock

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    I own 3 Springfield Loaded 1911's. All three are flwless in their operation and of the 3, my parkerized model is the most accurate. The accuracy of a 1911 depends on how well the parts are fitted, and I just got lucky with my parkerized loaded. I own hanguns from most major manufacturers, and so far this 1911 is the most mechanically accurate by far.

    My SA Loaded 1911 parkerized:
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    14-shots @ 25-yards, unsupported Weaver stance:
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  7. Jason D

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    I have two of the loaded models.
    One in stainless, and one parkerized. I bought them both at the same time years ago, with the idea of using the stainless for a CCW gun.

    They are both good guns, but if I could go back and buy them again. I probably wouldn't opt for the loaded models. I would go with the milspec instead.

    There are features that make the loaded attractive to many people. Namely the commander hammer, beavertail, front cocking serrations, and Novak nightsights.
    These features are exactly what I found I don't like.
     
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  8. ambluemax

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    I highly recomend the loaded. I have a TRP, but I think they are a little over priced now NIB, so the loaded is a better value in what you actually get for what you pay.

    Hard to elaborate too much if you don't give us more info on your intended use.
     
  9. ronin.45

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    The loaded is a great starter 1911. Solid, accurate, and reliable.
    Of course it doesn't match up to a TRP or semi-custom guns. In it's price range it is a good choice.
     
  10. ArmoryDoc

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    Good gun for the money.
     
  11. GVFlyer

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    It's called the "Loaded" because it's loaded with Metal Injected Molding parts.
     
  12. bac1023

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    Honestly, save a few extra bucks for the TRP.
     
  13. GVFlyer

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    Deleted - duplicate post.
     
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  14. GVFlyer

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    Incredible shooting at over 80 feet.
     
  15. SouthpawShootr

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    That'll probably be my next.
     
  16. Ryobi

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    :notworthy: The loaded's are excellent guns.
     
  17. bac1023

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    Eh

    I actually prefer the S&W SW1911 or Kimber custom II in the same price range.
     
  18. hikerpaddler

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    Good for you bac. Ryobi is quite correct however. Eh. :wavey:
     
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  19. ambluemax

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    I notice you say this a lot and I'm sure you've said why before...but could you refresh my (our) memory please?
     
  20. Bill Lumberg

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    Quote re: bac and loadeds:

     
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