Got to get out last night for some practice with my new Springfield Loaded Target 9mm 1911. I've been putting rounds through her all week static testing 3 different loads. Surprisingly enough, they all cycled pretty well through out the gun and I had rounds varying in OAL from 1.130 to 1.155, and they all ran flawlessly. Using 125 grain RN, 147 Grain RN and 115 RN and HJ, in the end 115 grain Half Jackets at 1.145 oal & 4.2 grains allowed for some wicked splits, barely squeaking by power factor but more importantly cycled the action beautifully. With my loads picked out, I put the formula into production and rolled 300 more rounds for some dynamic drills and made my over to my club to meet up with one of my regular shooting partners. After the usual transition drills, a few bill drills to see how she can handle rapid fire and box drills, I set up the tri pod and a paper target out 7 yards to see what she's capable of doing out of the holster with a couple Matt Burkett reload drills. It's been at least 2 month since I've shot a 1911 and even longer since I've shot anything but .45 acp. Sure is hard sticking a reload on a Single Stack and I am reminded how spoiled I am shooting double stack for the past few months. I'll shoot her in Single Stack Minor tomorrow morning, videos to follow. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2P5PgkK0ueQ Thoughts on the gun thus far... The fit and finish is typical Springer fashion, tool marks all over the inside of the slide and doesn't come close to my Dan Wesson in terms of slide to frame. But as most people know, it's hard finding a good "running" 9mm 1911, so you have to expect having to do some work in the end, and the options are not very plentiful. So I'm really happy that Springfield is able to produce what appears to be a very well made 1911 in 9mm, time will tell. Stay tuned.