GUN Breaking in my Springer 9mm 1911, Video

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  1. AB13

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    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. :x:

    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.
     
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    Very cool :cool: Looks like it should be a really fun gun
     
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    I'm pissed. With as big and redneck as my state is I have NOTHING close to me to be able to practice like that. The closest range that hosts matches is 45 minutes away and they have a "no double tap" rule for normal shooting practice.
     
  5. James Hook

    James Hook Never trust a government that doesn't trust its ow

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    Link to gun?
     
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    damn you and you're awesome Competition shooting...

    I'm going to a local (30 mins away) USPSA shoot for the first ever competition shoot. I still need to get equipment, but hopefully I can get that this coming week. btw... you played a part in that, cause it looks so damn fun.
     
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    i dont understand why everyone gets wigged out over 9mm 1911's.

    fuck that machismo bullshit about how "real" 1911's come in .45 or 10mm :rolleyes:

    cool gun :h5:
     
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    9mm 1911s are the 2.3 litre 4 cylinder mustangs of the gun world. :greddy:
     
  9. James Hook

    James Hook Never trust a government that doesn't trust its ow

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    You're the reason 07's look bad.
     
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    You have to admit it was kind of funny.
     
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    Looks like a blast to shoot.
     
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    Nice shooting.
     
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    I've looked every where and I can't find any new or used Springfield 9mm 1911s
     
  14. texchef

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    There were 2 in the consignment case at my local 3 days ago. Prices were decent.
     
  15. AB13

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    Oh I get it, you think I bought this for SD?

    I have them in the big boy caliber and I can shoot it just as well. :)

    if your in the NW area, I'm going to Area 1 and Single Stack championships and Double tap, bring your gun and we'll see who's got the 4 cyclinder.
     
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    :rofl:
    Link to gun? :x:
     
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  19. James Hook

    James Hook Never trust a government that doesn't trust its ow

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    :squint: I look at it enough already. I mean to buy one like it. :rofl:
     
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    :rofl: shit, my bad.

    Er, good luck trying to find them new. Springfield is saying they have fell behind production on .45's and have halted the production on 9mm 1911's. If you see one around used, I'd snag it. checking with the 1911 forums, they are hard to come by rite now and it took me a while to finally locate one.
     
  22. James Hook

    James Hook Never trust a government that doesn't trust its ow

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    This is a loaded model correct?
     
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    Good work. I like the 1911 platform in 9mm, so much smoother.
    That's probably what will be my next carry gun.

    Taurus is supposed to be releasing theirs in a 9mm and 40 model soon for those looking for one.
     
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    I loled at it.
     
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    Loaded "Target" model because it has the adjustable sights. Regular loaded comes with Novak sights.
     

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