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Springfield Armory Micro Compact PW9801LP 45 ACP, $530 (Grade: B-)

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Springfield makes a great pistol, and the Micro Compact is a reliable, hard-hitting model. The sights and trigger definitely leave something to be desired, but if you prefer the 1911 and are OK with a pistol that is at its best inside 7 yards, the Micro Compact has a lot going for it.

Springfield Armory Micro Compact PW9801LP 45 ACP, $530 (Grade: B-)

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The Springfield was supplied with a holster and magazine carrier of some utility.
Another option: This GDS holster features a closed bottom. This gives greater retention, and the holster has real speed. Good quality leather is a must for carry.
The Springfield Micro is compared to the 2.5-inch barrel Smith & Wesson Model 66 357 Magnum. It is a handful to control, but itís less daunting than the magnum and carries one more round.
The Springfield Micro features a larger-than- GI ejection port, but the sights are GI. We thought they were only suitable for short-range work.

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