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Springfield Armory Loaded Ultra Compact PX9161LP 45 ACP

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This gun was supposed to bridge the gap between backup and primary pistol, but we wanted more accuracy at this price.

Springfield Armory Loaded Ultra Compact PX9161LP 45 ACP

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Home Defense
Law Enforcement
Concealed Carry
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Sight Radius
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Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Span Single

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The word serration generally refers to the edge of a knife. This overhead shot of the Ultra Compact shows the basis for common pistol terminology such as cocking serrations. Simple and effective, these were lacking on the SIS pistol.
The thin wood grips were great looking and made the Ultra Compact more concealable. But they also provided less control, in our view. Swapping out grip panels to suit one’s hands is a simple, yet key, element to accurate shooting.

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