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Just brought a new Springfield "loaded" and am pleased with the package. I think the firearms market is responding to what customers want... Of course I think the 1911 is the ultimate defensive weapon with some modifications. Look forward to this site.
 

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I had a compact Springfield that I traded for a Glock 23. I love my Glock, but I sure miss that 1911. I think I'll have to talk the wife into letting me get another.
 
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Varnog, I did the opposite... Traded in my G23 on a Kimber Pro-Carry... I don't miss the tupperware at all... darn thing was the most ill-fitting, klunky, creepy firearm I've ever had the misfortune of owning. Sure, the thing was reliable as heck, but even after 2 years weekly range sessions, I still couldn't master it. Just rolled the 1000 round mark thru my Kimber, and there's no looking back... Just biding my time while I wait for my tax return so I can get another 1911.

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Just got my 2001 Springfield Champion. I think it's ready to go right out of the box. Only a couple of things I want to change which are really just personal preferences. Glad to be here since I'm suffering withdrawal pains from 1911forum.
 

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Hey Eugene,

I got mine this past week as well. I'll be going down to the range to try it out tomorrow. Mine also has the ILS MSH of the 2001 models but the barrel doesn't have the loaded chamber indicator. Does yours? It was also seriously dirty. No big deal but appearently they didn't bother taking it apart after they fired it. The front of the barrel lug where the guide rod contacts it was beat up and restricted the movement of the barrel link. I had to break out the dremel tool to take off a little sliver of metal on both sides of the notch to get the link to move freely. Then I put in a standard guide rod and plug. Oh well, I'll see how it shoots tomorrow.

Pat

<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: Paten on 2001-03-29 20:12 ]</font>
 

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...Wow! Congratulations guys!
That SS looks real, real, nice!
They got the edges didn't they?
Can't wait to hear how they shoot! Good to see you guys again, BTW...Good Shootin'!

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On 2001-03-29 20:09, Paten wrote:
Hey Eugene,

I got mine this past week as well. I'll be going down to the range to try it out tomorrow. Mine also has the ILS MSH of the 2001 models but the barrel doesn't have the loaded chamber indicator. Does yours? It was also seriously dirty. No big deal but appearently they didn't bother taking it apart after they fired it. The front of the barrel lug where the guide rod contacts it was beat up and restricted the movement of the barrel link. I had to break out the dremel tool to take off a little sliver of metal on both sides of the notch to get the link to move freely. Then I put in a standard guide rod and plug. Oh well, I'll see how it shoots tomorrow.

Pat

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Cool Pat, Let us know how it shoots(it'll be saturday or sunday before I get to the range with mine)Yeah mine was dirty as H.E.doublehockeysticks and it's got the loaded chamber indicator

From comparing this one to a .45 model they had at the shop, that was a few years old, the newer ones are far superior in fit an finish. Still not as nice as the Wilson :wink: but worth what I paid imho.

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On 2001-03-29 20:52, mike benedict wrote:
I have one just like it now chambered for 9x23
Hey Mike, Any pics to share? Was it a newer model like these? Have any other stuff done to it? like ambisafety or chrome? Thinking of what I want to do to it once I send it to Dane.
Thanks.



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Well, OK, mine has that too. I thought the loaded chamber indicator was supposed to look like this:



Just a little notch on top of the barrel. I guess they changed it on the 9mm's.
 

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On 2001-03-29 21:12, Paten wrote:
Well, OK, mine has that too. I thought the loaded chamber indicator was supposed to look like this:

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Just a little notch on top of the barrel. I guess they changed it on the 9mm's.
Definetly must be a 9mm thing..it's also got a ramped bbl

also has some kind of pin or whatnot on the front sight(which I must say is nicely fitted to the curvature of the slide), yours got that?
 

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On 2001-03-29 21:37, Eugene_G. wrote:
also has some kind of pin or whatnot on the front sight(which I must say is nicely fitted to the curvature of the slide), yours got that?
Yep, mine has that too.
 

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The loaded chamber indicator doesn't do much, especially in the dark. I must say though, that they did a great job on the dovetail. Perfectly blended with the top of the slide.
 

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Do the new "loaded" guns come w/ a FullLength Guide Rod? If so, anybody here jerked them out and put standard ones back in?

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I've been thinking about getting a Springfield 1911 and have a couple of questions. First, can the ILS system be removed by simply replacing the mainspring housing? Second, do the 2001 Springfields still have two-piece barrels?

Thanks in advance.
 

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I got my Loaded Springfield in a trade, and I really like it. It shoots every bit as well as my Colt, which has had some work done to it over the years, and it is a really good overall package.

It came with a full length guide rod, which I immediately pulled out and replaced with a standard one.

Mine will be going in to Dane sometime for him to do a bevel/meltdown of the sharp edges, and a reliability job for good measure, but other than that, I don't see what else it would need. The gun has been reliable thusfar, and the only problem I had was the rear sight set screw wasn't tightened down. I'd buy another one without hesitation.

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I bought a Springfield "loaded" TRP in SS. After my gunsmith did a trigger job and I replaced the Novak tritium sight with a Heinie Slant Pro tritium rear sight, it is much more friendly. I also replaced the mainspring housing / magazine well with an S&A magazine well, the stocks, stock screws and the junk recoil spring guide and the magazine release catch, spring and button. The gun shoots 1 3/4" groups at 50', works every time and does not fit in my Bladetech holster without adjustment. Overall, I like it and think it is worth the money. My only real disapointment is the 20 LPI checkering; I would have preferred 30 LPI.
 
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