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Old 08-19-2019, 05:57 PM
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Springfield 911 9mm

Just picked it up,a little later going to wipe off the factory oil or grease,clean it up some,relube,and shoot a few rounds when the weather cools off a little.
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Old 08-19-2019, 09:11 PM
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It shot great,43 rounds,no feeding problems,no ejection problems,a little snappy in the recoil but very manageable with the grips and front and rear serrations was very nice to shoot.
Trigger not to good.
I know it’s a carry gun,my trigger pull gauge goes to 8lbs,it went over that,probably 9 1/2.
Is that normal?yes I was shooting low due to the trigger pull,grouped really good about 5 yards.
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Old 08-19-2019, 09:27 PM
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Probably get more help in the manufacturers>Springfield sub forum. Iíve never tried a Springfield 911 (or any Springfield 1011 type gun) or I would try to be of some help. That does seem a high trigger weight for that type of gun though.
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Old 08-21-2019, 05:38 PM
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I sent it back to Springfield today,hope it doesn’t take to long.
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Old 08-21-2019, 06:50 PM
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Why did you send it back??
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Old 08-21-2019, 09:01 PM
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Did you read my post????
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Old 08-21-2019, 09:02 PM
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9lbs trigger pull,not good
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Old 08-22-2019, 05:41 AM
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Are you saying they are doing a trigger job for free for you?

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Old 08-22-2019, 06:25 AM
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It shot great,43 rounds,no feeding problems,no ejection problems,a little snappy in the recoil but very manageable with the grips and front and rear serrations was very nice to shoot.
Trigger not to good.
I know it’s a carry gun,my trigger pull gauge goes to 8lbs, it went over that, probably 9 1/2.
Is that normal? yes I was shooting low due to the trigger pull,grouped really good about 5 yards.
My .380 911 has a couple hundred rounds through it, and the trigger has always been about 6#. I think the 238/938 triggers are slightly better, but I prefer the 911 overall. The Spfld has better sights IMO, and the safety is much easier to work as well. Plus the loaded-chamber indicator on top of the slide; I like those.

I have the cheap 911 .380, the Alpha. It has different sights from the rest--front red FO and rear white dots. It also shot low, about 1" per 10 feet, so 3" low at 30 feet. This is unacceptable, since in order to get the rounds to go where you want them, you would have to completely cover your target with the front sight by aiming high. Not a big deal at close range and if you're in a SD situation, but it matters to paper-killers like me.

My solution was to toss the FO rod and cut down the front sight. This is because I noticed that the rear of the sight was higher than the front. So now what I see is the front of the front sight, and it shoots about 3" high at 30 feet. This does not bother me as much, as I can just aim a little lower and not be obscuring my intended target with the front sight. Sometimes I deliberately aim low, i.e. with the front sight lower and not even with the rear, to get the holes where I want them. Other times I just aim normally, but with a lower POA.

I replaced the black plastic grips with a Hogue rubber wraparound grip (pic 1). One grip panel was losing its clearcoat, due to me carrying it appendix/apex and that grip panel coming into contact with my skin and sweat. Now I carry it only as a pocket gun when I can't carry IWB. Excellent backup gun as well, of course. Gonna upgrade to the Desantis pocket holster; stays in the pocket better than the Spfld one that came with the gun.

The gun itself is very accurate, once you adjust to/allow for the sighting issues. I have gotten under 2.5" at 25 yards for 4 of 5 shots, standing unsupported. Also 1.5" for three shots at that distance, using Underwood ammo (pic 2).

I have also shot the 938, as it is one of the guns our range rents out. It is a bit snappy compared to .380 of course, esp. with SD ammo, but also quite accurate.

My main carry is a Sig P365 in a kydex IWB holster, worn in left apex. Put a Hogue grip sleeve on it to slightly widen the grip.
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Old 08-22-2019, 06:52 AM
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No doubt that a 9+ pound trigger pull is well over SA specs and warrants return to the factory. Now, if you had a 6 to 7 pound pull, that would be more debatable. My somewhat limited experience with Colt suggests 6 to maybe up to 7 pounds is acceptable to them. Some of my Dan Wessons have sub-four pound triggers.
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Old 08-22-2019, 12:03 PM
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When I called the other day the lady said 5-7 pounds is the range
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Old 08-22-2019, 12:25 PM
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I just measured my Ruger lcp2 it breaks at 6 1/2 pounds
9+ pounds is bad!
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Old 08-22-2019, 11:40 PM
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My Sig p938 breaks at 4-1/2.

That Springfield loos almost identical to the Sig.
Right down to the disconnector.

Page 33 for the frame breakdown.
https://www.springfield-armory.com/w.../911Manual.pdf
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Old 08-23-2019, 10:41 AM
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My Sig p938 breaks at 4-1/2.

That Springfield loos almost identical to the Sig.
Right down to the disconnector.

Page 33 for the frame breakdown.
https://www.springfield-armory.com/w.../911Manual.pdf



Also, I wonder if Kimber eight-round magazines will fit it like they do in the Sig?
If you get a chance to try one, let us know?
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Old 08-26-2019, 03:37 AM
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Is the 911 smaller than the cz82/cz83.?
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Old 08-27-2019, 05:05 PM
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I wonder if I should’ve tried to bend the leaf on the sear spring to see if that would lower the trigger pull?
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Old 08-28-2019, 05:58 AM
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I also just picked up a 911 9mm. My first and only range trip so far with it, left me feeling the trigger was heavy, but crisp. My accuracy suffered a bit from that (I hope that was what it was anyway). I would expect the pull to get better with use. I also found it snappy, but I was expecting that, as it is a small gun in 9mm. Love the sights. I look forward to getting a couple hundred more rounds down it before I start really looking for anything wrong. Waiting for a part from Springfield first. After my first trip I thought I would clean under the grips. Lets just say that you should be careful not to move the safety with the grip panels off. In my messy shop, I miraculously found the plunger after it ricocheted off of my forehead, but finding the spring is hopeless. DOH!
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Old 08-28-2019, 09:36 AM
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Yes I heard about that,I really liked how mine shot,but trigger pull was way to much
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Old 08-28-2019, 12:33 PM
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I also just picked up a 911 9mm. My first and only range trip so far with it, left me feeling the trigger was heavy, but crisp. My accuracy suffered a bit from that (I hope that was what it was anyway). I would expect the pull to get better with use. I also found it snappy, but I was expecting that, as it is a small gun in 9mm. Love the sights. I look forward to getting a couple hundred more rounds down it before I start really looking for anything wrong. Waiting for a part from Springfield first. After my first trip I thought I would clean under the grips. Lets just say that you should be careful not to move the safety with the grip panels off. In my messy shop, I miraculously found the plunger after it ricocheted off of my forehead, but finding the spring is hopeless. DOH!



I've lost a few of those too.
Fortunately I've been able to recover all of them with a vacuum cleaner
and a strong magnet.
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Old 08-30-2019, 11:33 PM
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I just put some moly paste on the trigger sears and it reduces trigger up to 50% right away and more as it works into the pores of the metal

I been thinking of buying a 1911 in 9 mm to do a 7,62x25 tokarev conversion on it.
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