Gun Report

Springfield Armory Lightweight Champion GI .45 ACP

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For serious business, most shooters would want this gun to shoot hollowpoint ammunition, which it wouldn't do during our testing. Also, the sights need to be replaced.

Springfield Armory Lightweight Champion GI .45 ACP

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Concealed Carry
Caliber Plus Cartridge
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 Double
Trigger Span Double

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The old-fashioned sights, hammer and narrowing of the beavertail gave this weapon a classic WWII GI look. But these features aren't all good ideas — the sights, in fact, should be upgraded, in our view.

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