GUN I bit the bullet (so to speak) and decided on a 1911

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  1. realest00

    realest00 New Member

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    Springfield Loaded Champion. Got it for $850 + tax, and took it straight to the range.

    Out of the box, it shot... crappy. Compared to the rental Kimber I shot last weekend, the Springfield was largely inaccurate, but it didn't help that the rear sight was sliding around. The smith at the range said it's a recurring theme with Springfields.

    Went through 100 rounds today, guy at the shop said it'd probably take at least a few hundred to break in. So here's hoping. :hs:
     
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  2. Aequitas

    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    So, if you liked the Kimber you rented why'd you go with the Springfield?
     
  3. realest00

    realest00 New Member

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    Impulse buy.

    The two pistols are remarkably similar, featurewise. I had a thread requesting opinions on the two, and it was a split decision.

    I told myself I was only stopping by the gun store to take a look, but ended up buying.
     
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    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    I did that a few weeks ago, just made the mistake of having my check book with me.
     
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    Ironically, thats how I ended up with my AK receiver. My friend was buying an AR lower, I was just browsing the shop, squatted down to look in a casem, and saw an AK mag. I made the mistake of taking a second look, and then just had to buy a receiver.
     
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    BROKE Mr. Selfdestruct

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    who sells a decent doublestack 1911, i want to have more than just a 7 round mag if i buy one
     
  7. Thunderbear

    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    Unless it's an Officers Model or subcompact, they all have more than 7 round mags :mamoru:
     
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    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    I would question your shooting skill before you start to blame a gun.
     
  9. realest00

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    All I know is that the Kimber grouped well, despite the fact that it was my first time shooting it, and the Springfield did not.
    Consider also that the rear sight was loose and sliding around.

    Nevertheless, I agree. I'm hoping that once the Springfield is "broken in" and working correctly, it'll show my flaws.
    I may get the gun benched.
     
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    Don't get me wrong, I have high hopes and expectations for the gun - just sharing my experiences on how it works 'out of the box'.
     
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    Looks like a very nice gun. Hopefully it will make you happy and break in well. Ive always like the springfields, hopefully ill get one someday.
     
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    If the rear sight was really sliding around like he said, it could possibly be the gun. But yeah, he should still be shooting groupings to the sides of where he's aiming.
     

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