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Forum: Springfield Armory 02-03-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 719
Posted By Operator45
Springfield now selling the Silent Operator with...

Springfield now selling the Silent Operator with high sights. They are pretty durable.

The online information says that they are making the sights themselves. They look remarkable close to...
Forum: Springfield Armory 02-03-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,807
Posted By Operator45
TRP full and half are identical - bull barrel and...

TRP full and half are identical - bull barrel and FLGR.

I've got several of both.

Kind of VERY interesting that all my TRP also have the bushing keyway cut in, so I can back off to a...
Forum: Springfield Armory 02-03-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 17,845
Posted By Operator45
That's exactly what I thought too. How I...

That's exactly what I thought too.

How I lusted after a two-tone ss or hard-chrome back in the 70s and 80s (since I have pretty acidic sweat - or used to). So this is very retro appealing -...
Forum: Springfield Armory 02-03-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,512
Posted By Operator45
I got mine from a member of the Texas law...

I got mine from a member of the Texas law enforcement community. Barely used...tight as a bank vault...capable of much better accuracy than I have the control to use. Love it to pieces.

I'm...
Forum: Springfield Armory 12-13-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,258
Posted By Operator45
I have ... a couple ... of Operators. Micro,...

I have ... a couple ... of Operators. Micro, Champion, full size loaded, TRP and Pro. I prefer the full rail for balance and recovery, but that's mostly in my mind I'm sure. My only MC Op is an...
Forum: Springfield Armory 10-25-2019, 12:17 AM
Replies: 2,397
Views: 1,220,104
Posted By Operator45
Very nice! Does this mean SACS is accepting...

Very nice! Does this mean SACS is accepting custom orders again?
Forum: Springfield Armory 07-06-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By Operator45
Perhaps call SACS? See if they would do it for...

Perhaps call SACS? See if they would do it for you as a warranty issue? (doubtful, but worth a phone call?)

It's not on the current custom shop price list
...
Forum: Springfield Armory 07-06-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5,530
Views: 1,314,966
Posted By Operator45
Re your last sentence, don't we all! (smile) ...

Re your last sentence, don't we all! (smile)

Based on your many thoughtful posts, I'd beware of even touching a Pro, railed or not. (double smile - for all the obvious reasons)

I have two Pro...
Forum: Springfield Armory 05-11-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,843
Posted By Operator45
I have one of the very few AK over SS...

I have one of the very few AK over SS Springfields thanks to a prince of a gentleman. Where the AK is worn thru (edge of rail) is very bright.

While I'm very much the loyal SA consumer, I think...
Forum: Springfield Armory 05-11-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 15,096
Posted By Operator45
Standard Springfield product numbering would make...

Standard Springfield product numbering would make this a

Pistol
Basic (Mil-Spec)
Defender
9108L

like a Mil-Spec Operator is a PB9105L

or the California legal TRP Op is a PC9105LCA
Forum: Springfield Armory 05-06-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,569
Posted By Operator45
My most recent new one came with both sets of...

My most recent new one came with both sets of grips. Be very thoughtful about those sandpaper grips. My number three Operator - a full rail TRP from several years ago - was a guard's weapon...
Forum: Springfield Armory 05-06-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By Operator45
There was a lightly used LW Micro Compact...

There was a lightly used LW Micro Compact Operator with SA marked XML light, mags and blue box on the big site for $525 a few days ago. Dim night sights the only issue, since the XML light was still...
Forum: Springfield Armory 05-06-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5,530
Views: 1,314,966
Posted By Operator45
I was finally able to join "Team Pro Rail". I am...

I was finally able to join "Team Pro Rail". I am in awe. I begin to understand the "cult" comment attributed to Dave Williams.

(And I clearly need more practice, particularly with that...
Forum: Springfield Armory 05-06-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2,397
Views: 1,220,104
Posted By Operator45
Just wanted to pass along that due to very...

Just wanted to pass along that due to very gracious assistance of a member of this big family, an SS frame full rail TRP operator is in hand. That leaves the SS frame loaded / mc op version left to...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 02-12-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 22,898
Posted By Operator45
OUTSTANDING, SIR! You've certainly...

OUTSTANDING, SIR!

You've certainly described some of the youngsters I see and sometimes shoot alongside. We'd all like to believe that movies / music / video games / fill in your own blank...
Forum: Springfield Armory 02-09-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5,530
Views: 1,314,966
Posted By Operator45
She is just gorgeous! Bet she shoots as good as...

She is just gorgeous! Bet she shoots as good as she looks!
Forum: Springfield Armory 02-09-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5,530
Views: 1,314,966
Posted By Operator45
The "lore" as it sits right now is that the...

The "lore" as it sits right now is that the contract was finished at 4800.

I DO NOT have independent, objective confirmation of that number, as in "here's the last invoice and the serials...
Forum: Springfield Armory 02-09-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2,397
Views: 1,220,104
Posted By Operator45
Good looking blaster!

Good looking blaster!
Forum: General Gun Discussion 01-17-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 11,695
Posted By Operator45
I'll give you three guesses, two don't count, and...

I'll give you three guesses, two don't count, and you can find it in the Springfield catalog. (smile)

Completely captivated when I saw my first full rail TRP with Surefire Nitrolon P001 rail...
Forum: Springfield Armory 01-16-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,424
Posted By Operator45
I'm with the other guys - LB (or old/original MC)...

I'm with the other guys - LB (or old/original MC) Operator - your choice of frame paint color is only real difference. Lore is LB did not like olive frame.

Have an LB, a three slot MC and a four...
Forum: Other 1911's 01-16-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 308,727
Posted By Operator45
Rear sight says it is a MKV. If the rear sight...

Rear sight says it is a MKV. If the rear sight was slotted and had a blade held by set screws (so you change height), it would be a MKVI.

Someone else here can talk to the CR serial prefix, just...
Forum: Springfield Armory 01-16-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,688
Posted By Operator45
The only thing I'd inject into the group list is...

The only thing I'd inject into the group list is the Pro (smooth and rail) between M/C and SACS. Based on what I have on hand, the Pro has a tiny edge over the Master Class - but only based on one...
Forum: Springfield Armory 12-08-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,095
Posted By Operator45
All my full rail bull barrel ops have the bushing...

All my full rail bull barrel ops have the bushing keyway machined in, even a fairly recent LCA.

Had a relatively easy time fitting a Storm Lake 5.755" nitrided threaded barrel to one of the ops. ...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 09-29-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,626
Posted By Operator45
Springfield TRP full and half-rail ops have...

Springfield TRP full and half-rail ops have Armory-Kote.

Springfield Mil-Spec and Loaded full rails are parkerized.

Springfield RO Elite Op is Black-T, as is the Operator (Pro) Pro-Rail.
...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 09-27-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By Operator45
That is just plain gorgeous! Well done, indeed!

That is just plain gorgeous! Well done, indeed!
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