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Springfield Armory Loaded Full Size MC Operator .45 ACP

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GUN TESTS GRADE: B+
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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Home Defense
Law Enforcement
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Recreational
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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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