Gun Report

Springfield Armory Loaded Champion Stainless Steel .45 ACP

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Best with heavier bullets, this is one fast-shooting midsize 1911. Features and finish make the Loaded Champion Stainless Steel look more expensive than its suggested retail price.

Springfield Armory Loaded Champion Stainless Steel .45 ACP

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Finished with the sides of the gun polished and the upper and lower surfaces frosted, Springfield Armory refers to this treatment as "matte rounds and polished flats." Novak night sights are among the many extras that were standard equipment.
The first step in field-stripping the Champion was to lock back the slide and apply the clip to capture the outer spring and guide -rod plug. Step two, shown here, is to let the slide forward in order to align the breakdown notch and remove the slide stop.

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