Gun Report

Springfield Armory Loaded Model Target P19132LP 45 ACP

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This handsome pistol was finished better than the Colt, our team said, and it included a well-designed beavertail safety, good-looking walnut grips, and a smooth but heavy trigger. It was also the tightest on delivery, which led to seven failures to fully close the slide. That's to be expected in a target gun, so we didn't ding it for that. However, the Springfield was not the most accurate.

Springfield Armory Loaded Model Target P19132LP 45 ACP

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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 Span Single

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The grips of the Springfield were universally praised. The front strap was not checkered, but the Brazilian walnut grips were well figured and attractive, and they provided a good gripping surface.
The Target Model turned in excellent groups with Federal's 185-grain Match load.
The Springfield has a very appealing look. Note forward cocking serrations, ambidextrous safety and cocobolo grips.
The Springfield had a bonus - a plastic range holster and magazine carrier supplied with the pistol.
The Target Model fits readily in a Milt Sparks Summer Special concealed-carry holster.

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