Gun Report

Springfield Armory Service Lightweight Bi-Tone .45 ACP

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The Bi-Tone fit our holsters the best and cost less than others in its class. No mean feat for a 1911 with nearly all the bells and whistles shooters want in a .45.

Springfield Armory Service Lightweight Bi-Tone .45 ACP

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Home Defense
Concealed Carry
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
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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 Double
Trigger Span Double

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The Bi-Tone theme was extended to the forward portion of the barrel as well. The guide rod was a two-piece design that was best loosened and set with the slide locked back. After removing the front of the rod, disassembly was standard procedure.
The cocobolo grips were handsome and effective. But alloy guns do recoil more than heavier steel models. It may not be as classy as checkering, but an economical and effective way to improve grip on the front strap is to apply skateboard tape, such as Shorty’s Black Magic. Cost, about $5 a sheet.

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