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  • Disappointed with Springfield 1911A1

    I recently sold my Springfield Armory GI model .45 as it was not an accurate pistol. Compared to my Glock 26 and Beretta M9, it shot terrible shot groups and the sights were tiny. Yes, I actually like the Beretta.Never had a jam or misfire and it shoots well.
    Anyone else disappointed with a Springfield 45?
    If I had the money, I'd go ahead and get a Colt series 70 Government model, but $850 plus, it's a little out of my budget.

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    It's a GI model. They weren't made to be precision handguns, just good enough and plenty of them. I'll be replacing the GI sights on my Rock Island when I do a graduation overhaul on the pistol. The trigger was probably also not terribly great -- the trigger on my Rock isn't bad, but compared to a well-tuned 1911 it's terrible and prompts me to drag my shots left (too much sympathetic pressure in my other fingertips).

    For what it's worth, the sights are par for the course with other Browning pistols of that era, and the trigger's a far sight better than the Tokarev

    If that's the only 1911 you've tried, pick up an updated build (STI Spartan, Kimber, or the like) and give it a test drive.
    Last edited by TimK; 10-01-2009, 06:38 PM.
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    • #3
      My Springfield is pretty accurate.



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      • #4
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        I have a Springfield Champion 1911 and it is accurate as all get out. I almost out-shot my friend who was shooting his Sig P220 and mine is a compact.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by HEDP View Post
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          I have a Springfield Champion 1911 and it is accurate as all get out. I almost out-shot my friend who was shooting his Sig P220 and mine is a compact.

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          ...your friend CAN'T shoot...period.OUT the box? Stock ( not customized), no WAY a 1911 is going to perform better than a SIG...
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          • #6
            Originally posted by DOAcop38 View Post
            ...no WAY a 1911 is going to perform better than a SIG...
            Are you kidding?
            Last edited by jwise; 10-02-2009, 09:28 AM.
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            • #7
              Sounds like you didn't know what you were getting when you bought it.

              Lots of people want a 1911. Many of them are infatuated with the SA brand (and for good reason.) Then they see the G.I. model, its low price, so they run to the register with it while 'oohing' and 'aahing' at the price of a venerable 1911.

              Know what you're getting when you buy something and you won't be upset at its performance. The G.I. specs are almost 100 years old. They're made for fighting in mud, blood and snow. Think trench warfare in the early part of the 20th century. There was absolutely no reason for any type of supreme accuracy. Run through the trench, point and squeeze, that's it.

              If you're looking for pistols with surgical precision in a 1911 platform, you'll need to spend double what you paid for the GI model.
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              • #8
                Or you can spend $400.00 to $500.00 on a modern pistol and be just as, or more accurate.

                Springfield Armory has a great pistol called the XD-M. Accurate as hell. I believe it has the same grip angle as the 1911, and doesn't seem to jam, rust, misfire, and has twice the magazine capacity as a 1911.

                I believe they are working on coming out with a .45, and i would be surprised if it didn't carry more than 8 rounds.
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                • #9
                  Try a Springfield Loaded. Its incredibly accurate.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by DOAcop38 View Post
                    ...your friend CAN'T shoot...period.OUT the box? Stock ( not customized), no WAY a 1911 is going to perform better than a SIG...

                    O, I'm sure he can shoot.



                    And I'm not to bad with a pistol either.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by DOAcop38 View Post
                      no WAY a 1911 is going to perform better than a SIG...

                      Sigs are great, but the slimmer grip and consistent trigger of a 1911 means I shoot them better than a Sig.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by DOAcop38 View Post
                        ...your friend CAN'T shoot...period.OUT the box? Stock ( not customized), no WAY a 1911 is going to perform better than a SIG...
                        Hmm strange what about those like myself who carry a SIG 1911?
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                        • #13
                          You, sir, would be an oxymoron.

                          No insult intended.
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                          • #14
                            TIMK,
                            Where can you find a rock island 45 these days????
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                            • #15
                              I have the stock GI .45 and it shoots quite well. I used it in competition and usually do fair with it (I'm new to it and some of these guys compete nationally for the last 20-30 years). I borrowed a Lim.10 race 1911 from a friend for one competition and got my worst score of the year. I had no problem getting double hits on a silhouette at 30 yards with my GI .45.
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