Gun Report

Springfield Armory 1911 Mil-Spec 38 Super

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The Springfield had a lot going for it - reliability, good combat ability, and it is a 1911, which means it has a low bore axis and limited muzzle flip. However, the Springfield Mil-Spec 38 Super isnít currently in production, and it is pricey.

Springfield Armory 1911 Mil-Spec 38 Super

Gun Details

Model Name
Home Defense
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Span Single

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The sights are larger than GI sights and offer a good sight picture. The Springfield Mil-Spec front sight is superior to the GI-type sight.
The Springfield Mil-Spec is common in 45 ACP but rare in 38 Super. The Mil-Spec pistol is well finished in a dull, businesslike manner. With cocked-and-locked carry and a grip safety, the Mil-Spec is a favorite among 1911 shooters.
The 38 Super Mil-Spec, top, and the Coonan 357 Magnum, bottom, shared similar handling characteristics despite their length and weight differences. Fired offhand, the 38 Super was controllable and the most enjoyable pistol to fire. The Coonan requires a lot of technique work by the shooter.

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