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springfield loaded

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by pochis, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. pochis

    pochis

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    what was done at factory to make this gun a loaded version? i always heard there was extra work done loaded version:wavey:
     
  2. bac1023

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    Yeah, its a Mil Spec with a beavertail, skeletonized hammer and trigger, extended safeties, etc.

    Its nothing to write home about, in my opinion. The fitting leaves something to be desired.

    I like the TRP and GI when it comes to production Springfields.
     


  3. Quack

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    http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=97065

    Basic Descriptions:

    WW2 (GI) Model: Pistol closely replicates the basic 1911A1 as used by the US military for seven decades. Features:
    high wall ("narrow") ejection port
    low profile GI sights
    lanyard loop on mainspring housing
    vertical cocking serrations on slide

    Mil-Spec: Pre-dated the G.I. model, adds some popular features/upgrades
    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 with even more of the most popular features/upgrades
    beavertail grip safety
    Novak sights
    ambidextrious thumb safety
    long 3 hole trigger
    full length guide rod (2-piece)
    front cocking serrations
    flat mainspring housing
     
  4. hikerpaddler

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    Match trigger, front serrations, lowered and flared ejection port, delta lw hammer, carry bevel treatment, high beavertail, adjustable trigger. If those include all the features you're looking for, the Loaded is a fine gun. The specs say the slide and frame are "precision fit". I don't know what that is specifically supposed to involve in this case.
     
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  5. bac1023

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    They're fit just like the GI and Mil-Spec.

    The TRP is an upgrade.
     
  6. pochis

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    i bought one used with about 50 rds fired not fired a lot but what i have fired has been very smooth n accurate hope it continues:wavey:
     
  7. bac1023

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    Congrats!

    It should be reliable enough.
     
  8. Quack

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    I remember when i bought a NIB Loaded for $499. that was back when deals could be found at Gander Mountain.
     
  9. bac1023

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    Wow.

    What year was that?
     
  10. bac1023

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    Yeah, its been a while since Loaded models were near that price. :)
     
  11. Quack

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    yep. i also wish that Springfield's still shipped with the "Crown Royal" bag too.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. bac1023

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    Very true.

    I guess its all about cost cutting. :sigh:
     
  13. Quack

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    yep :(
     
  14. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    I wish I could go back in time, and buy the milspec over the loaded models.
     
  15. bac1023

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    I also like the GI and MS over the Loaded.
     
  16. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    I was happy with mine for the most part, until I learned SA couldn't put a GI hammer and grip safety back on them.

    When I couldn't locate a RRA CMP gun, I contacted SA to see if they could redo on of the loaded models into a CMP gun. They couldn't though, and their wait time for a CMP gun was longer than I was willing to wait at the time.

    It's one of the reasons I settled for High Standard's Camp Perry model.
    While no frills, it does have a group guarantee. Not as tight as a RRA, but good enough for me at this time.
     
  17. bac1023

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    I wouldn't mind getting a Camp Perry High Standard myself.
     
  18. HAIL CAESAR

    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

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    In my shop
    Ooohhhh, is that a Compact I spy????
     
  19. Quack

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