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Old 01-24-2013, 07:49 PM
Bajablast Bajablast is offline
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SA Discontinued Compact Models?

I was browsing the Springfield website, and cannot find Ultra Compacts or Micro Compacts available.

Did SA quit making these models? Any reason why?? When??

I have a Stainless Ultra Compact, and was thinking about getting another, but they are pretty much unavailable new. I guess I will continue my search for a Lightweight Champion Commander model.
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:11 PM
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I'm not sure about Ultra Compacts, but I have spoken to a representative from Springfield Armory and as of 2013 their is no more production of any micro 45s.
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:26 PM
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Reason for not making Micros. Who would have thunk? Now they are focused on real guns. LOL
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:30 PM
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Reason for not making Micros. Who would have thunk? Now they are focused on real guns. LOL
That is pretty harsh. Funny...but harsh.
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:37 PM
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I hope this isn't true I just asked the sales guy at my local gun store to order me a loaded micro compact 45acp no rail last month.... I m going to be heartbroken if I can't get one
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:47 PM
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Springfield GI Micro 45

Sorry to break your heart, but I just spoke to SA today. I've been trying to find a Micro Mil-Spec or Micro GI for quite some time with no luck, so I finally picked up the phone and called today..... I am also brokenhearted, sorry to give you the bad news.
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:49 PM
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Whether they are making the Ultra compact any more or not, I don't know. What I do believe is that if they do, I will probably not be able to find one around here. So, as impatient as I am and wanting a 1911 the same size, I ended up putting a Citadel Compact on layaway (yeah, layaway does not bode well with my impatience).
The choice was made immediately after trying out my buddy's RIA Compact. That thing shot so well that I decided I had to have one. Couldn't find one, but found the Citadel for a little more money.
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:50 PM
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Like I said in my original post, I like my Ultra Compact so much, I want a second one.

I may be able to get a used one, but it is just not the same.
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:54 PM
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NOOOOOO! I wanted a Micro!
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:54 PM
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Let me ask the dumb question because I don't know the answer. I know the EMP is 40 cal or 9 mm. Other than that, what is the big differences between the EMP and the Ultra Compact, and or Micro? Because I have been wanting a EMP.
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:57 PM
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The Ultra Compact is an Officer's Size 1911 with a 3.25" barrel. Mine is the stainless steel loaded model. It is .45 acp caliber.

The Ultra Compact is a bit larger than the EMP models.

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Old 01-24-2013, 08:58 PM
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Thanks. That helps.
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:02 PM
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SA does their guns in large production runs, sometimes turning some on or off based on what's hot and what's not. Sometimes they do regularly scheduled runs, as is the case with the Loaded UC. GI's are off line for a while because high end guns are selling more. The Loaded UC was online at the beginning of '12, and the stock was sold off. They will go into production in a month or so, if not already, and when they are plentiful and readably available they will list them on the site. One way to keep track of SA's production is to keep an eye on the CA DOJ Roster website. I noticed SA just re listed the UC, which means they will be in stock again soon. When a gun falls off that list, it usually means production has stopped for a while and the stock has largely sold off. It costs the gun mfgs $ to keep stuff on the DOJ list, so when they're not selling them, they pull the listing.
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:04 PM
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tothetop, thanks for the info, it is very helpful.

To me, it would be easier to just put a note on the website that they are not available temporarily or until a certain date.
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:07 PM
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I just checked that list and the Micro compact 45 acp is listed on there until Dec 2013....So what does that mean?
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:09 PM
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I did just check Springfield's website and a micro compact 45 acp still shows up on there armory catalog.....Now i'm confused
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:14 PM
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I just checked that list and the Micro compact 45 acp is listed on there until Dec 2013....So what does that mean?
All guns on the DOJ site 'expire' every two years regardless. The mfg's then have to renew the 'drop test' certification which is the criteria for that list. The micro expires on 12/13, and if they are planning on selling more, they will re-cert it. If they don't plan on production/selling, they won't. That micro listing might disappear tomorrow if their current stock to dealers is depleted.
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:25 AM
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The micro operator was discontinued in 2012.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:34 AM
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I just called Springfield Armory this morning and asked about the Micro Compact 45ACP...the customer service rep told me that the have NOT discontinued the Micro Compact 45's
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:21 AM
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Got a call back from Springfield telling me they made a mistake and the Micro compacts in fact have been discontinued !...so I went to a local gun store that I knew had a Micro compact Operator (tac light included) and put it on layaway...was able to negotiate a little...spent more than I would have liked because I was originally looking for the non rail version but I would rather have that then nothing at all

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Old 01-25-2013, 02:27 PM
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Damn.....well that blows. I placed an LE order for one august last year. I guess ill look at the colt defender.
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:39 PM
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So its settled and you guys will now leave the staff alone at SA so they may focus on the stuff we need!!





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Old 01-25-2013, 04:21 PM
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Damn.....well that blows. I placed an LE order for one august last year. I guess ill look at the colt defender.
The reason I wanted that gun so bad is so I can use it as a backup gun and as an off duty carry gun ...I'm so glad I was a me to put that micro operator on layaway today
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:24 PM
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Interesting that the shorter guns are on hiatus/discontinued. Wonder why that is as I figured they were good sellers. Perhaps SA believes the market for compact 1911s is saturated or there are higher margins on other guns.
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:41 PM
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Love my blued LW Ultra Compact. Easy to carry, easy to conceal, completely reliable and very accurate...!!
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