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Springfield Armory 1911A1 Loaded .45 ACP, $565

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With a list price of only $565, the Springfield had the most to offer, in our opinion. Its all-steel construction and good looks were matched by a perfect trigger pull and outstanding accuracy with all loads, plus complete reliability. It's our first choice.

Springfield Armory 1911A1 Loaded .45 ACP, $565

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Home Defense
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Trigger Pull Single

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Among the Springfield's exterior charms were its long aluminum Videki trigger, a skeletonized Commander-style hammer, a Novak rear sight, a beavertail grip safety with a big, hand-filling bump on the bottom, and front slide serrations. There was also a noticeable lack of plastic parts.
We were quite impressed with the Springfield, right. In spite of its having a half-pound heavier trigger pull than the Kimber, the Springfield's pull felt lighter. There was absolutely no creep, and overtravel was minimal yet adequate. The gun felt precise.

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