Gun Report

Springfield Armory 1911A1 Parkerized .45 ACP

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We think the Mil-Spec provides reliable firepower as well as being a conversation starter. Also, the opportunities for upgrades are almost limitless.

Springfield Armory 1911A1 Parkerized .45 ACP

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Home Defense
Concealed Carry
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Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Span Single

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The Springfield Mil-Spec Parkerized proved more accurate than the Auto Ordnance pistol. A slightly larger outer diameter at the muzzle probably contributed to a tighter barrel lockup at the bushing. The modern white dot sight also helped.
The rear sight was tall and well defined, giving the shooter a good look at the front sight. The hood of the barrel offered a cutaway, which was just enough to perform a chamber check.

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