Gun Report

Springfield Armory Loaded .45 ACP

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This gun wasn' particularly accurate, which stops us from making it Our Pick. A shooter wanting a reliable 1911 for defense and/or carry could do a lot worse than choosing this one.

Springfield Armory Loaded .45 ACP

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Best accuracy from the Springfield Loaded was a tie at 1.8 in. between Federal Hydra Shoks and Winchester SXTs.
The Springfield's loaded-chamber indicator was a small hole located rear of the barrel hood.
Inserting a key into Springfield's Integral Locking System and twisting clockwise locked the hammer in the down position.

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