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Old 07-07-2009, 07:15 AM
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I've got the opportunity to jump on a deal to order one of these for $700 out the door. If you're wondering about the actual model it's the PX9151LP. I already know the price is good but I'd like to hear some 1st hand knowledge if anyone owns a "Loaded" Springfield. It doesn't have to be the exact model though. Just want to know if you have any gripes, regrets or glowing praises? Thanks
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Old 07-07-2009, 11:24 AM
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I've got a stainless Springfield Mil-Spec on order. That's one step up from the "G.I." Model. It has a polished feed ramp, stainless barrel, modified ejection port, etc. You never seem too hear to many negative reports on Springfield 1911's. Seems like the people who have them, like them. The enhanced model looks like a nice gun.
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Old 07-07-2009, 12:41 PM
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I have the exact model you are talking about, I bought it new about 5 years ago. The pistol is accurate, feeds ammo really well, and has just about all the bells and gadets you could want. The only complaint I have every had from anyone that has shot it is that the front strap is not checkered, it dose not bother me as I have big enough hands to be able to hold on. My 1911 feeds jacketed as well as lead loads--from 180 to 250 grain flat nosed lead that I usually shoot in my cowboys guns (45 colts) I even left the bullets "long" in the case an they still feed without a problem. I was just talking to a guy at my range last week about this pistol-- a discussion came up because he was trying out a new Wilson he paid way too much for (IMO). He shot it well and I told him to give mine a try-- I mentioned that this was the only 1911 I have that I did not send to the gunsmith to have throated, tuned, parts, etc. Well, after he shot both guns he had that "man did I buy the wrong one" look on his face. This was not the first time for this. I paid 600 at the time when others were 800-2000 depending on whos name was on it. For the money I don't think you can go wrong with that pistol. I have 9 other 1911 variants and all of them have 1000 plus in them after the gunsmith "tuned" them for me. I see guys at our range buying the GI model and adding things to it the make a 400 gun into a good shooter --a thousand bucks later they are happy but that is an expensive 400 dollar gun. I am going to buy the 9mm version when I can get my hands on one. I might have a good one and others may dispute my opinion but I would buy this model before almost any other 1911 out there. Extreamly please with my speciman.
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Old 07-07-2009, 01:22 PM
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I have the GI model and have been very happy with it. I use it for IDPA, and while my times are nothing to brag about, if I have a complete miss it's my own fault. I swapped the grips for a set of Ahrends tacticals (half-checkered, half-smooth) and put a dab of white enamel on the front sight blade. Ran a felt wheel (NO ROUGE!) across the feed ramp.

Failures to feed have been rare with all kinds of ammo, and generally a problem with the gun getting gummed up with the wax from my cast loads. Jacketed anything has fed flawlessly.

I'd love to get one of the MilSpec or Loaded models, but it's not in the budget for the time being.
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I've had my stainless Springfield Loaded P19132LP for over a year and it's a great gun.

It was wonderful out of the box, but in my never ending quest to have the biggest, bestest, fastest, and most accurate I replaced the ILS locking mainspring housing, had a trigger job with a Cylinder & Slide drop-in action, a comp bushing fitted, and replaced the trigger with a medium (slightly shorter) trigger.

I has about a 3lb pull and is exceeding accurate and a great shooter on the range.

I am very pleased.

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Well it sounds like I'm making the right decision then. It's a package deal through a new dealer that a friend knows. Out of all the 1911's Springfield offers only 3 where listed as options and this one was right up my alley. Now we'll see what turn around time will be.
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I don't know if the "loaded" guns come from their custom shop, but their custom shop guns are very well built. If it doesn't say "Made in Brazil" on the frame, it's an American built version, probably from the custom shop. The frame and slide are made by Imbel in Brazil, but the gun is finished in the US. I have a Custom Shop Trophy Match Longslide that is one of the most accurate 1911's I own.

The price you state sounds pretty good to me.

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I have the exact model you are talking about, I bought it new about 5 years ago. The pistol is accurate, feeds ammo really well, and has just about all the bells and gadets you could want. The only complaint I have every had from anyone that has shot it is that the front strap is not checkered, it dose not bother me as I have big enough hands to be able to hold on. My 1911 feeds jacketed as well as lead loads--from 180 to 250 grain flat nosed lead that I usually shoot in my cowboys guns (45 colts) I even left the bullets "long" in the case an they still feed without a problem. I was just talking to a guy at my range last week about this pistol-- a discussion came up because he was trying out a new Wilson he paid way too much for (IMO). He shot it well and I told him to give mine a try-- I mentioned that this was the only 1911 I have that I did not send to the gunsmith to have throated, tuned, parts, etc. Well, after he shot both guns he had that "man did I buy the wrong one" look on his face. This was not the first time for this. I paid 600 at the time when others were 800-2000 depending on whos name was on it. For the money I don't think you can go wrong with that pistol. I have 9 other 1911 variants and all of them have 1000 plus in them after the gunsmith "tuned" them for me. I see guys at our range buying the GI model and adding things to it the make a 400 gun into a good shooter --a thousand bucks later they are happy but that is an expensive 400 dollar gun. I am going to buy the 9mm version when I can get my hands on one. I might have a good one and others may dispute my opinion but I would buy this model before almost any other 1911 out there. Extreamly please with my speciman.
I wanted to thank you for such a good post but beyond that I see you're in GA, where?
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I wanted to thank you for such a good post but beyond that I see you're in GA, where?

No problem, I love that gun. Douglasville
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Right on, I'm in Norcross.
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What is the best pawn/gun shops in your neck of the woods. I go to Adventure outdoors, Wild West Traders (hot shots), Deer Creek, and Tucker a time or two. I went on the hunt for new places but Nicks, Parrnells, and a couple of joints in Kennesaw did'nt pan out to good.
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exactly as Bouwers said except I also already have the 9mm version, although I have only shot it once. A great price for a nice 1911.
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I have a Springfield 1911 loaded 9mm Stainless Target model. It has about 300-400 no-so trouble free rounds through it using factory Springfield mags. It was used and I paid $650 or $675 (can't remember) for a local sale.

- First time to the range, 35 rounds into the session the hold-down screw comes out of the rear sight and flies over the bench, while at the same time one of the two little tension springs falls into the dirt to be lost forever. I asked Springfield to send me new spring and hold-down screw as it was an easy fix. No can do, must send in the whole slide. The gun was down for 2.5 weeks.

- The gun had occasional (every other mag) fte issues which I fixed by adjusting the extractor.

- From day one grouping and accuracy was an issue with this gun, which I use for bullseye at 25 and 50 yards. It was simply all over the paper (and sometimes off the paper). I tested it in a rest, with different ammo, and with different shooters before giving up and sending it back to Springfield. I called to check on the gun and they said they verified the poor grouping and were working to fix it. The gun was at Springfield for 9 weeks. They replaced the entire slide and I think the barrel bushing as well. They fixed the grouping issues as proven by an included test target, but...

- Back at the range and the gun has serious failure to chamber issues. Sometimes it would be minor enough that I could hit the back of the slide with my palm and it would chamber the round, but most times the round would jam hard while climbing the ramp (as shown below) and the round would have to be racked out of the pistol. Again I tried multiple mags, ammo, and shooters. I thought about trying to fix it myself as I did not relish the idea of sending it back to the factory yet again. But by this time I was a bit disgusted with the gun so I sent it back to Springfield and told them to make it right.

The gun was only gone 5 days this time and they replaced and tuned the extractor and polished the feed ramp. It now sits in the safe until I have a chance to go to the range again.

The good news = I'm not the original owner of the gun and through it all there was no charge to me, including shipping both ways each time. Good on Springfield for that.

Not so good = Up until this point it has been one of the most trouble prone pistols I've owned over my 28 something years of shooting. I hope the problems are behind me now.

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What is the best pawn/gun shops in your neck of the woods. I go to Adventure outdoors, Wild West Traders (hot shots), Deer Creek, and Tucker a time or two. I went on the hunt for new places but Nicks, Parrnells, and a couple of joints in Kennesaw did'nt pan out to good.
Haven't really been to the pawn shops but my favorite gun shop/indoor range is Bulls Eye in Lawrenceville. They've always had good prices and range time is cheap. I'll be honest, I don't get out to too many shops because I don't want to tease myself.

Thanks for the confirmation, anoblefox! Hopefully the deal will work out and I can finally add a 1911 to my collection.
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Dangit Wayne02! Well, hopefully yours was just a bad apple that slipped out. Let's face it, manufacturers have bad guns slip out but I can definitely see how that would be extremely frustrating. Let's hope if all works out with this deal that mine will be fine from the get go.
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Dangit Wayne02! Well, hopefully yours was just a bad apple that slipped out. Let's face it, manufacturers have bad guns slip out but I can definitely see how that would be extremely frustrating. Let's hope if all works out with this deal that mine will be fine from the get go.
I suspect yours will be just fine. My research before purchasing indicated far more very satisfied owners of these pistols than not.
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I suspect yours will be just fine. My research before purchasing indicated far more very satisfied owners of these pistols than not.
Any idea if it had something to do with it being a 9mm vs. 45ACP? During your research did you find more problems with 9mm vs. 45 or was it even across the board? Just curious.
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Any idea if it had something to do with it being a 9mm vs. 45ACP? During your research did you find more problems with 9mm vs. 45 or was it even across the board? Just curious.
I don't recall anything specific to the 9mm except for when I was doing the research people had much better luck with the factory Springfield magazines vs. others. I'm told that Wilson or somebody now has specific magazines for this model that work well in the gun also.

I took mine to the range yesterday and the gun seems to be functioning properly now. 90 rounds total using all 10 factory magazines and no stoppages of any kind.

During one of the trips back to Springfield I had them do their $80 trigger job hoping it would improve the trigger on this gun as I want to use for bullseye work. In retrospect I think that was a mistake as the trigger was improved some, but not that much. They claim it is at 4lbs. now and the $80 trigger job uses the stock parts apparently. I should have just ponied up the money and had them do a real match or competition trigger job on the gun. Oh well, something else to get done I guess.
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Can you post contact info for the dealer? I'd take one at that price too. Thanks,

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It's a special new dealer price Springfield is offering him. Limit of 10. If you were in GA you could probably jump on board but he's letting a friend pre sell all 10 to offer him the price. Said he's not putting any money into it or doing anything other than placing the order and doling them out to their owners. Doubt he'd be willing to ship.
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Sgt Preston here. I've had 2 of SA's loaded 1911 x 5" SS pistols, one in 45ACP & the newer one in 9MM. Both came with adjustable sights, full length guide rods, chamfered mag wells, lowered ejection ports, etc. Both have been completely reliable & accurate right out of the box. I'd highly recommend them & have had no issues with them. These babies always feed, fire & eject without fail. I re-load my own ammo & my bullets always "print" on the target exactly where I expect them to appear. Hope this helps. Sgt Preston USMC LLA
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Thanks, good to hear!
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I got one, its not stainless, but its an Operator, pretty sure loaded with a bunch of stuff on it, came that way, bought it used for $600

it was my 1st 45acp(I think) and I really liked it and shot it really well, I was happy, ran 1000+ rds thru it without a hickup.

a month or so latter, I bought a HK Expert 45acp it was a HK test-evaluation gun(press pics as it had no wear) paid the same.

Took the HK to the range......it was like it was part of me, I could close my eyes and each rd went thru the same hole(and I can also bend bullets around corners, but I degress)...it just amazed me, so I now have a "few" HK's and the Operator just sits......but i think its kinda rare as it has the full rail



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