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Old 04-26-2005, 08:00 AM
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Springfield Armory 1911 High Capacity




Has anyone ever had any experience with this model?
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Old 04-26-2005, 09:52 AM
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I have one

i have one and i love it!! para p14 mags will fit it and you can get mecgar for 20.00 for 13rnd mags. Mine is dependable and it shoots like a dream. It is now my favorite pistol and i have 7 of them. Get one you will love it!! Accuracy out of the box was great as well. its the best handgun purchase i have made.
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Old 04-26-2005, 10:27 AM
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How does it feel?

i think it loses its ergonomics with a fat butt.

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Old 04-26-2005, 10:28 AM
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Try saying that to your wife/girfriend sometime.
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Old 04-27-2005, 05:27 AM
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actually they are not bad... and they do shoot good... my trigger out of the box was very heavy and with a lot of work i finally got it down to 4.5lbs..




with a few alterations, sear, front bushing, magwell, disconnecter, sear spring, hammer spring, and home trigger job.
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Old 04-27-2005, 06:19 AM
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Wolfy, will any of the slim grip panels (eg Wilson Slim-Line) fit on the double stack Springers? If so, does yours pictured above have regular thickness or slim grips?

Also, how does the double stack SA .45 compare to a Beretta 92F 9mm with regards to grip width & thickness?

I'm seriously thinking about picking up an inexpensive SA double-stack G.I. .45 to replace my glock as the truck gun. I couldn't stand keeping one of my SA 'loaded' models in the center console!
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Old 04-27-2005, 07:07 AM
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Wolfy, will any of the slim grip panels (eg Wilson Slim-Line) fit on the double stack Springers? If so, does yours pictured above have regular thickness or slim grips?

Also, how does the double stack SA .45 compare to a Beretta 92F 9mm with regards to grip width & thickness?

I'm seriously thinking about picking up an inexpensive SA double-stack G.I. .45 to replace my glock as the truck gun. I couldn't stand keeping one of my SA 'loaded' models in the center console!
HI there, not sure if the slim panels would fit, they prolly would... Mine doesn't have them however. The thickness compaired to the 92 is almost exactly the same, as i had a 96 in .40 i just sold in fact it may have been slightly wider (beretta).. i do like mine...
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Old 04-27-2005, 07:28 AM
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I don't own one, but I'm pretty sure the grips are differant than a standard 1911 so I would say no, slim grips like Wilson makes will NOT fit the high caps.
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Old 04-28-2005, 07:22 AM
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i havent tried "regular grips" but i was under the impression that they would work i will try swapping some tonight.. it is the wrap around that for sure will not fly, and somebody here ( cant remember who) made a set for the para work with out too much trouble.

do a search on the hi-cap..
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Old 04-28-2005, 08:15 AM
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Normal 1911 grips will not fit the double stack gun.
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Old 04-28-2005, 08:23 AM
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There are currently no aftermarket grips for the Springfield HICAP. The closest you will find is grips for the para P14. The P14 grips will need to be modified to fit the springfield.

Since no other gun shares the same exact grip as the springfield, I doubt that any one would make a aftermarket replacement.


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Old 04-28-2005, 08:51 AM
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+1 Great firearm.

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Old 04-28-2005, 01:07 PM
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Tell you what, guys... I'm not too shabby at woodwork, and I've been wanting to make 1911 grips for myself (since Scott Sensing isn't making them currently ), as well as CZ 75 and Hi-Power grips. Though I'm pretty busy with my locksmithing business, my wife thinks I should make a side enterprise out of it (so she can spend more money). By year's end, I hope to get started. I will begin with 1911 grips. My intent was to do Hi-Power next, but since there seems to be a void, I consider it manifestly imperative that I should make grips for these SA hi-cap pistols, though I don't own one, or even want one. (I'm not saying they're not nice - they really are.) In the end, even if these pistols aren't so popular, I think I should be able sell enough of them to offset the cost of buying the pistol, and if not, I can probably sell the pistol off to a friend who fancies them. I will be making grips in various hardwoods (but not cocobolo, as it's toxic to me), plus various types of Micarta. When I have something to show, I will post a thread w/ copious pics. If there seems to be interest, I'll have my wife, who's a good web designer, engineer an online store to make it all work conveniently. Sound alright?
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Old 04-28-2005, 05:04 PM
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Tell you what, guys... I'm not too shabby at woodwork, and I've been wanting to make 1911 grips for myself (since Scott Sensing isn't making them currently ), as well as CZ 75 and Hi-Power grips. Though I'm pretty busy with my locksmithing business, my wife thinks I should make a side enterprise out of it (so she can spend more money). By year's end, I hope to get started. I will begin with 1911 grips. My intent was to do Hi-Power next, but since there seems to be a void, I consider it manifestly imperative that I should make grips for these SA hi-cap pistols, though I don't own one, or even want one. (I'm not saying they're not nice - they really are.) In the end, even if these pistols aren't so popular, I think I should be able sell enough of them to offset the cost of buying the pistol, and if not, I can probably sell the pistol off to a friend who fancies them. I will be making grips in various hardwoods (but not cocobolo, as it's toxic to me), plus various types of Micarta. When I have something to show, I will post a thread w/ copious pics. If there seems to be interest, I'll have my wife, who's a good web designer, engineer an online store to make it all work conveniently. Sound alright?
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Old 04-28-2005, 09:09 PM
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Tell you what, guys... I'm not too shabby at woodwork, and I've been wanting to make 1911 grips for myself (since Scott Sensing isn't making them currently ), as well as CZ 75 and Hi-Power grips. Though I'm pretty busy with my locksmithing business, my wife thinks I should make a side enterprise out of it (so she can spend more money). By year's end, I hope to get started. I will begin with 1911 grips. My intent was to do Hi-Power next, but since there seems to be a void, I consider it manifestly imperative that I should make grips for these SA hi-cap pistols, though I don't own one, or even want one. (I'm not saying they're not nice - they really are.) In the end, even if these pistols aren't so popular, I think I should be able sell enough of them to offset the cost of buying the pistol, and if not, I can probably sell the pistol off to a friend who fancies them. I will be making grips in various hardwoods (but not cocobolo, as it's toxic to me), plus various types of Micarta. When I have something to show, I will post a thread w/ copious pics. If there seems to be interest, I'll have my wife, who's a good web designer, engineer an online store to make it all work conveniently. Sound alright?
Sounds great
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Old 04-28-2005, 10:07 PM
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Tell you what, guys... I'm not too shabby at woodwork, and I've been wanting to make 1911 grips for myself (since Scott Sensing isn't making them currently ), as well as CZ 75 and Hi-Power grips. Though I'm pretty busy with my locksmithing business, my wife thinks I should make a side enterprise out of it (so she can spend more money). By year's end, I hope to get started. I will begin with 1911 grips. My intent was to do Hi-Power next, but since there seems to be a void, I consider it manifestly imperative that I should make grips for these SA hi-cap pistols, though I don't own one, or even want one. (I'm not saying they're not nice - they really are.) In the end, even if these pistols aren't so popular, I think I should be able sell enough of them to offset the cost of buying the pistol, and if not, I can probably sell the pistol off to a friend who fancies them. I will be making grips in various hardwoods (but not cocobolo, as it's toxic to me), plus various types of Micarta. When I have something to show, I will post a thread w/ copious pics. If there seems to be interest, I'll have my wife, who's a good web designer, engineer an online store to make it all work conveniently. Sound alright?
This is one line i would love to be at the front of. I think you will fine alot of people looking for them. I would love to be your first customer. let us know when you start making them
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Old 04-29-2005, 10:33 AM
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Put me number two on the list for two pairs.

I recently worked on the Hogue P14 grip and it was a PITA to grind down all the plastic so that it would fit the SA HICAP. Someone else recommended this on the forum in another thread.

BTW - both of my HICAPs are back at SA for warranty work, slide wouldn't lock back for either one with all 8 mags I had.

Just waiting to get them back.

Anyhow, back to grips. I really can't recommend the Hogue P14 rubber grip mods, because it took a lot of time, and you have to be really careful not to cut away any plastic you may really want to keep to have a "nice looking" fit.

I got carried away a bit too much and cut away too much plastic on the right hand side grip panel and it left an unsightly gap.

The grips are still useable, but kinda ugly in that area.
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Old 04-29-2005, 10:46 AM
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I recently worked on the Hogue P14 grip and it was a PITA to grind down all the plastic so that it would fit the SA HICAP. Someone else recommended this on the forum in another thread.

BTW - both of my HICAPs are back at SA for warranty work, slide wouldn't lock back for either one with all 8 mags I had.

Just waiting to get them back.

Anyhow, back to grips. I really can't recommend the Hogue P14 rubber grip mods, because it took a lot of time, and you have to be really careful not to cut away any plastic you may really want to keep to have a "nice looking" fit.

I got carried away a bit too much and cut away too much plastic on the right hand side grip panel and it left an unsightly gap.

The grips are still useable, but kinda ugly in that area.
What mags are you having problems with, ProMags or MecGars? Springfield sent me some ProMags and I had a similar problem. The follower would always shift to the right when it got to the top of the magazine and would just slide past the slide stop instead of activating it. Plus the Promags were pretty crappy looking on the outside and inside (thin, wavy metal and poor quality welds & finish) and didn't want to load or feed smoothly. The three MecGars I have currently work perfectly.

That is always the chance you take. I haven't ordered a set to mess with myself yet, but some skateboard tape on the grips and front strap is seeming to be a better and easier solution, not to mention a whole lot cheaper.
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Old 04-29-2005, 11:44 AM
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funny thing about the grips, if they work and allow you to hold the pistol frimly and correctly it dosent matter what they look like. Because on a carry gun thier out of sight anyway, and if you have to pull it {god forbid} your hand will be wrapped around it any and the BG will be more concerned with looking down the sewer pipe barrel and not admiring the grips that are on the gun. IMHO
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Old 04-30-2005, 12:14 AM
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Mags all Mecgar 13 rounders.

The two supplied with the HICAPs and 6 additional I purchased. Same problem as you have, the follower just cants towards the right and doesn't push the slide stop up to lock the slide after the last round.

Looks to me like a slide stop problem as I experimented with a normal non-extended slide stop like the one originally supplied in the HICAP, and the regular slide stop had more metal to engage the mag follower.

You can even see in pictures I sent to SA, that the supplied extended slide stops, don't have much metal to be engaged by the followers.

Hope the fix the problem with the extended slide stops as they really look good compared to the regular slide stop.
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Old 04-30-2005, 09:11 AM
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Does anyone have a pic of the extended slide stop and the standard slide stop, for visual comparison?
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Old 04-30-2005, 12:07 PM
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Kevin's gun rules!!!!!!!!!

Here's a up to date pic of mine.


I had to go with a Caspian slide stop and contour the lug as STI does to theirs. The factory slide stop had too short a lug and mine rarely locked open either. Now it locks open every time!
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