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Old 01-14-2020, 09:11 PM
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Congrats on your great shooting heater!!always nice to see a fellow shooter get a great buy!
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Old 01-17-2020, 01:30 PM
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The Mil-Spec is often overlooked and under appreciated but they are great, budget friendly shooters!
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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 01-17-2020, 08:06 PM
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I have two Defenders Mil Spec. I could shoot the Mil Spec better than my Range Officer. The RO now has a short trigger and arched mainspring housing. Still need to get back to the range.
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Old 01-17-2020, 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted by K0025xx View Post
The Defenders series *not Defender* has some nice features for a "mil spec" pistol. Lowered and flared ejection port, nice three dot sights, match barrel, beveled magwell, steel main spring housing and the one I have has a NM serial number. Fit and finish is as nice as any and for a total cost less than $500.00. Not surprised the op's shoots as well as it does.
I don't see a "Defenders" series on their website. Only a "Defend Your Legacy" series.

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Old 01-17-2020, 10:30 PM
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Originally Posted by dsk View Post
I don't see a "Defenders" series on their website. Only a "Defend Your Legacy" series.

I could be wrong...seems like a lot of people call it the Defender series.



Here's the box mine came in...

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