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Springfield Armory Loaded Full Size MC Operator .45 ACP

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Simple, effective features make this gun combat-ready. The Pachmayr Wraparound grip often made fast handling difficult, but that was an easy fix.

Springfield Armory Loaded Full Size MC Operator .45 ACP

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Model Number
Home Defense
Law Enforcement
Concealed Carry
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Single
Trigger Span Double

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The Novak night sights did a good job, but we would prefer a unit that blocked more light. That would make the sight picture easier to read.
The Pachmayr Wraparound grips added a checkered frontstrap and provided grip even when wet. But the rubber surface made it difficult to shift the gun, slowing down our reloads. Ultimately, grips are a highly individual choice and a quick fix at that.

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