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Springfield Armory 1911A1 Ultra Compact .45 ACP

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Weighing in at 31 ounces, the Springfield Armory Ultra Compactmay not be a candidate for belly-band carry, but thanks to itsslim profile and accessible grip, we found that it carried easilyand concealed very well when placed in a belt holster or shoulderrig. We also felt that it offered the best draw of our test pistols.Shooting it with both hands, we fired the Springfield UltraCompact the fastest.

Springfield Armory 1911A1 Ultra Compact .45 ACP

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Home Defense
Concealed Carry
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Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Span Single

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Ambidextrous thumb safeties and a raised platform grip safety underneath an extended beavertail contributed to the safety and controllability of the Springfield Armory Ultra Compact. We thought the checkered wood grips were very classy. The small disc with two holes on the lined mainspring housing is the internal trigger lock. Other features include Novak night sights, a lightweight hammer, and an aluminum match trigger adjustable for overtravel. This all-stainless-steel pistol had a two-tone matte/polished finish.

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