Gun Report

Springfield Armory Long Slide 1911A1 .45 ACP

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With the right ammunition, this gun would shoot sub-2-inch groups at 25 yards. Because it costs half the price of the STI, serious competitors may consider the Loaded pistol as an economical way to start winning trophies.

Springfield Armory Long Slide 1911A1 .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 Single
Trigger Span Single

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Located just below and to the left of the exceptionally smooth operating grip safety was the key operated lock (arrow) that seized the action by freezing the mainspring.
The front sight was grooved to kill glare and was also fully blended into the slide. The lower section of the slide was a sparkling matte finish that was carried over into the recess of the front cocking serrations.The high surfaces of the serrations were polished. The combination of finishes was very attractive, we thought.

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