Gun Report

Springfield Armory Ultra-Compact .45 ACP

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This gun needs interior work to function with reliability, and its sharp exterior edges are out of place on a concealment gun.

Springfield Armory Ultra-Compact .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
Maximum Width
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Span Single

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We noticed several sharp edges on the gun, including the front of the slide, the front sight, and the front of the frame.
The Springfield Ultra-Compact's Hogue rubber grip is an inexpensive, heavily grooved wrap-around style, which makes for a full-handed, solid feel. Neither the slide nor the Brazilian-made stainless steel frame were "melted down."
The less refined Springfield was very accurate, but it threw empty cases straight back, striking the shooter in the forehead, eyes, and nose. Remedy: Lower the ejection port.

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