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Old 10-04-2019, 02:22 PM
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I just picked up a new Springfield Armory milspec 1911 parkerized from my local gun store. The owner won it in a raffle and sold it to me nib.
I took her home cleaned and lubed her with lubriplate 105 then off to the range.
She locked back on every magazine I had from old military to the one that came on the box. Trip, Ruger, Pará you name it all of my range magazines. That was impressive. She ate all of my ammo without a hiccup.
Her fit and finish is superb.
Most of all she gave me consistently tight groups from 30 feet!!!
I’m absolutely impressed and amazed at how well she shot! I just had my Colt competition out two days ago and this baby shot as well! I wasn’t expecting that.
Entry level my rear, she is amazing.
I highly suggest getting one for the low prices that are out there.

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Old 10-04-2019, 04:02 PM
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Nice, it looks like it shoots where it looks too.
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Old 10-04-2019, 05:50 PM
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Nice shooting! I also have an older milspec. The milspec shot as well as my TRP and almost as well as my professional. It is an amazing pistol for the money.
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Old 10-04-2019, 07:22 PM
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Nice shooting! I also have an older milspec. The milspec shot as well as my TRP and almost as well as my professional. It is an amazing pistol for the money.
Thanks for the compliment. It was actually very easy to shoot the group. For some reason this particular Place 1911 just
Fits me. I carried a 1911 while in the Navy at compacflt at Pearl Harbor in the late 70’s.
I carried classified documents to fleet intelligence next door with a briefcase handcuffed to my arm and a 1911 with two magazines cocked and locked.
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Old 10-04-2019, 09:16 PM
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Great gun and nice shooting. You’ll enjoy it.
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Old 10-04-2019, 10:44 PM
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I've been very happy with my Defender Mil Spec and am surprised to how well I'm taking a liking to just a very basic GI style 1911.
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Old 10-05-2019, 12:17 PM
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Thanks for your service Neorebel. I'm a former PN2 attached to a fighter squadron out of Texas. Then went into law enforcement and finally federal law enforcement. I have a long love affair and service with a 1911.
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Old 10-05-2019, 12:25 PM
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I can shoot my Mil Spec better than my Range Officer. I bought a short trigger and arched mainspring housing for the RO to see if it helps.
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Old 10-05-2019, 12:41 PM
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I recently picked up one of these new Defender Mil-Specs and couldn't be more happy with it for $450. It's nicely fit and, like yours, it is surprisingly accurate. I salvaged a medium trigger, checkered flat MSH, and an old Wilson grip safety from my parts drawer and swapped them in. Added a set of stags and some grip tape on the front strap and it was ready to go. Perfect for carrying when working around the farm.
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Old 10-05-2019, 02:45 PM
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Nice.
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Old 10-05-2019, 07:35 PM
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Thanks for your service Neorebel. I'm a former PN2 attached to a fighter squadron out of Texas. Then went into law enforcement and finally federal law enforcement. I have a long love affair and service with a 1911.
I served in the Navy as well in the 70’s to 1999 I was a rescue swimmer trained by the Navy SEALS back then in June of 1977 in Yokosuka, Japan. Then over 10 years with a Federal police Department, then retired from a Sheriffs Office in Missouri. Glad to be retired. At least for a week I then was assigned to three churches as their Pastor.
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Old 10-06-2019, 10:00 AM
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The just might scratch an itch I have.I have over a dozen 1911s and they re all 9mm. When I partied ways with all of my 45acp pistols about 4 years ago, I was left with over 1000 rounds of 45acp. I got to do something with it!

I was thinking of buying a new standard Colt 01991, they can be had for about $750 these days on GB. I hate to buy Colts online. I always wind up with a serious rattletrap. For $500, I should just get the Springer MilSpec and be done with it.
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Old 10-06-2019, 12:27 PM
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The Mil-Spec has really good sights, better than a lot of more expensive guns with "target" sights.
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Old 10-11-2019, 11:42 AM
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The just might scratch an itch I have.I have over a dozen 1911s and they re all 9mm. When I partied ways with all of my 45acp pistols about 4 years ago, I was left with over 1000 rounds of 45acp. I got to do something with it!

I was thinking of buying a new standard Colt 01991, they can be had for about $750 these days on GB. I hate to buy Colts online. I always wind up with a serious rattletrap. For $500, I should just get the Springer MilSpec and be done with it.
I'd go for the Colt!
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Old 10-22-2019, 08:42 PM
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I was looking at the Colt Gold Cup ($1090 minimum)and the Springfield RO ($720). Aside from price, the RO was a better value and has very tight tolerances. I went with the RO and have not looked back.
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Old 01-03-2020, 07:03 PM
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Great shooting. SA mil spec's are great guns.
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Old 01-10-2020, 09:17 PM
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I have older SA’s a 1990 series 90 1911 $350 nib and a SA ‘04 GI mil spec $424 nib both are awesome. I wish I purchased two of each.
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Old 01-10-2020, 10:45 PM
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Mine is older Imbel…..is one of my best....and my site tag....
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Old 01-12-2020, 03:46 PM
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When did SA offer the 'Mil-Spec' in the Defender?
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Old 01-12-2020, 04:10 PM
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I may have figured out what the 'Mil-Spec' is referring to, a SA Defender made to look

like the original 1911. The SA Defender (45 ACP) model available in 1980's didn't have

'Mil-Spec' on the left side of the slide.
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Old 01-12-2020, 05:19 PM
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Mine had given great service is fairly stock form (I'd added an ambi-safety early on) since I bought it new in '95.



I've been "tinkering" with it since 2018, but it's a great base for doing that as well!
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Old 01-14-2020, 11:55 AM
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I may have figured out what the 'Mil-Spec' is referring to, a SA Defender made to look

like the original 1911. The SA Defender (45 ACP) model available in 1980's didn't have

'Mil-Spec' on the left side of the slide.
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When did SA offer the 'Mil-Spec' in the Defender?
I don’t know when SA offered the Milspec as part of its Defender Series, but from what I understand SA is selling a few of its firearms at a lower price under its “Defender Series,” which appears to be a promotional program:

https://www.springfield-armory.com/p...legacy-series/

If my understanding is correct, SA’s Milspec Defender Series 1911 is the same as its regular Milspec 1911, but it comes with only one mag instead of two and comes in a cardboard box instead of a plastic case. I think the grips might be different but I could be wrong about that.

SA’s “Defender Series” label for its 1911 might confuse some into thinking it’s akin to Colt’s Defender 1911, which I believe is more of a compact sized aluminum framed 1911. So that might cause some additional confusion.

https://www.colt.com/detail-page/col...5acp-3-blk-nns
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Old 01-14-2020, 06:20 PM
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SA’s “Defender Series” label for its 1911 might confuse some into thinking it’s akin to Colt’s Defender 1911, which I believe is more of a compact sized aluminum framed 1911. So that might cause some additional confusion.

https://www.colt.com/detail-page/col...5acp-3-blk-nns
SA's is the Defenders Series. They may have had to do that because Colt already had the Defender name...
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Old 01-17-2020, 05:31 PM
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I was at the range this past weekend and a guy there had a new Springfield mil spec. We got to talking - I had my Wesson pm9 with me. I shot a mag of .45 through the mil spec while he shot mine. Thoroughly impressed. The in hand feel with the short trigger and the suprisingly good sights just felt "right". I shot a nice group with it - better than I had been shooting my gun all morning.

Might get one next.
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Old 01-14-2020, 11:59 AM
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As an aside, I recently acquired a Defender Series Milspec but haven’t shot it yet.
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