Gun Report

Springfield Armory Micro Compact 1911A1 .45 ACP

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We recommend checkering the front strap and taking care to choose the proper-gauge grip panels to match your hands. Higher-capacity mags would make the Micro Compact a top pick.

Springfield Armory Micro Compact 1911A1 .45 ACP

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Home Defense
Law Enforcement
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Back Strap Height
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Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Span Single

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The high-rise grip safety might be even better suited to the Kimber, in which compression is critical to the Schwartz system. Note ambi safety, aluminum trigger and night sights. Grips are show-gun quality.
The smoothing of edges makes the Micro Compact one of the slickest. Note adjustable trigger.
We thought texturing the front strap (available from Carter Custom, 870-741-2265) would improve control, reduce shooter fatigue and in some cases aid reliability.

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