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pochis
02-16-2010, 10:49
what was done at factory to make this gun a loaded version? i always heard there was extra work done loaded version:wavey:

bac1023
02-16-2010, 10:58
Yeah, its a Mil Spec with a beavertail, skeletonized hammer and trigger, extended safeties, etc.

Its nothing to write home about, in my opinion. The fitting leaves something to be desired.

I like the TRP and GI when it comes to production Springfields.

Quack
02-16-2010, 10:58
http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=97065

Basic Descriptions:

WW2 (GI) Model: Pistol closely replicates the basic 1911A1 as used by the US military for seven decades. Features:
high wall ("narrow") ejection port
low profile GI sights
lanyard loop on mainspring housing
vertical cocking serrations on slide

Mil-Spec: Pre-dated the G.I. model, adds some popular features/upgrades
stainless barrel and bushing (some models)
loaded chamber indicator (some models)
lowered and flared ejection port
high profile 3-dot sights
beveled magazine well
loss of the lanyard loop on mainspring housing
forward-raked cocking serrations on slide

Loaded: An upgrade from the Mil-Spec with even more of the most popular features/upgrades
beavertail grip safety
Novak sights
ambidextrious thumb safety
long 3 hole trigger
full length guide rod (2-piece)
front cocking serrations
flat mainspring housing

hikerpaddler
02-16-2010, 11:01
Match trigger, front serrations, lowered and flared ejection port, delta lw hammer, carry bevel treatment, high beavertail, adjustable trigger. If those include all the features you're looking for, the Loaded is a fine gun. The specs say the slide and frame are "precision fit". I don't know what that is specifically supposed to involve in this case.

bac1023
02-16-2010, 11:14
The specs say the slide and frame are "precision fit". I don't know what that is specifically supposed to involve in this case.

They're fit just like the GI and Mil-Spec.

The TRP is an upgrade.

pochis
02-16-2010, 11:16
i bought one used with about 50 rds fired not fired a lot but what i have fired has been very smooth n accurate hope it continues:wavey:

bac1023
02-16-2010, 11:18
i bought one used with about 50 rds fired not fired a lot but what i have fired has been very smooth n accurate hope it continues:wavey:

Congrats!

It should be reliable enough.

Quack
02-16-2010, 11:33
I remember when i bought a NIB Loaded for $499. that was back when deals could be found at Gander Mountain.

bac1023
02-16-2010, 12:00
I remember when i bought a NIB Loaded for $499. that was back when deals could be found at Gander Mountain.

Wow.

What year was that?

Quack
02-16-2010, 12:05
Jan 2004

bac1023
02-16-2010, 12:14
Jan 2004

Yeah, its been a while since Loaded models were near that price. :)

Quack
02-16-2010, 12:25
yep. i also wish that Springfield's still shipped with the "Crown Royal" bag too.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Guns/p9070001.jpg

bac1023
02-16-2010, 12:26
Very true.

I guess its all about cost cutting. :sigh:

Quack
02-16-2010, 12:42
Very true.

I guess its all about cost cutting. :sigh:


yep :(

Jason D
02-16-2010, 18:25
I wish I could go back in time, and buy the milspec over the loaded models.

bac1023
02-16-2010, 18:27
I wish I could go back in time, and buy the milspec over the loaded models.

I also like the GI and MS over the Loaded.

Jason D
02-16-2010, 19:28
I also like the GI and MS over the Loaded.

I was happy with mine for the most part, until I learned SA couldn't put a GI hammer and grip safety back on them.

When I couldn't locate a RRA CMP gun, I contacted SA to see if they could redo on of the loaded models into a CMP gun. They couldn't though, and their wait time for a CMP gun was longer than I was willing to wait at the time.

It's one of the reasons I settled for High Standard's Camp Perry model.
While no frills, it does have a group guarantee. Not as tight as a RRA, but good enough for me at this time.

bac1023
02-16-2010, 20:16
I was happy with mine for the most part, until I learned SA couldn't put a GI hammer and grip safety back on them.

When I couldn't locate a RRA CMP gun, I contacted SA to see if they could redo on of the loaded models into a CMP gun. They couldn't though, and their wait time for a CMP gun was longer than I was willing to wait at the time.

It's one of the reasons I settled for High Standard's Camp Perry model.
While no frills, it does have a group guarantee. Not as tight as a RRA, but good enough for me at this time.

I wouldn't mind getting a Camp Perry High Standard myself.

HAIL CAESAR
02-16-2010, 21:57
yep. i also wish that Springfield's still shipped with the "Crown Royal" bag too.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Guns/p9070001.jpg

Ooohhhh, is that a Compact I spy????

Quack
02-16-2010, 22:33
i don't remember because like a dumb ass i sold it :(

dammit...it was a Compact :crying:

http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=27129

HAIL CAESAR
02-16-2010, 22:50
i don't remember because like a dumb ass i sold it :(

dammit...it was a Compact :crying:

http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=27129

If you are Catholic you need to go to Confession immediately and repent for your sins.:crying:

pochis
02-17-2010, 09:34
when i bought this gun i thought i had something special after listening to my buddies on i feel i made bad buy but i will say thisabout the gun when i first pulled slide back it was tight n very smooth so far gun very accurate with o failures

Jason D
02-17-2010, 16:50
I wouldn't mind getting a Camp Perry High Standard myself.

It's actually a pretty slick gun for the price.
Most of the parts seem to be USGI, or USGI NM parts.

They use the slightly long link trick to force the gun to lock up tighter.
Even without that, the gun is tight.
The trigger is set a 4 pounds, and is better than any other 1911 I've ever owned or fired.

Purchase price put it at just over a grand

bac1023
02-18-2010, 00:39
It's actually a pretty slick gun for the price.
Most of the parts seem to be USGI, or USGI NM parts.

They use the slightly long link trick to force the gun to lock up tighter.
Even without that, the gun is tight.
The trigger is set a 4 pounds, and is better than any other 1911 I've ever owned or fired.

Purchase price put it at just over a grand

Thanks for the info. :)

rvrctyrngr
02-18-2010, 09:05
It's actually a pretty slick gun for the price.
Most of the parts seem to be USGI, or USGI NM parts.

They use the slightly long link trick to force the gun to lock up tighter.
Even without that, the gun is tight.
The trigger is set a 4 pounds, and is better than any other 1911 I've ever owned or fired.

Purchase price put it at just over a grand

4lbs????

When I got mine, it was breaking at 8lbs! Had a gunsmith buddy take a look at it. The trigger bow had been parkerized! He cleaned it up as best he could and polished everything. Now it breaks at a fairly consistent 5.5lbs. Going to swap it out for a Greider or 10-8 when I get around to it.

I've been very happy with the gun, otherwise....only paid $625 for it, too! :D

Bill Lumberg
02-18-2010, 09:20
The loadeds are excellent guns. I would buy another in a heartbeat.

Jason D
02-18-2010, 18:07
4lbs????

When I got mine, it was breaking at 8lbs! Had a gunsmith buddy take a look at it. The trigger bow had been parkerized! He cleaned it up as best he could and polished everything. Now it breaks at a fairly consistent 5.5lbs. Going to swap it out for a Greider or 10-8 when I get around to it.

I've been very happy with the gun, otherwise....only paid $625 for it, too! :D

The Camp Perry model?

I know they have been making them for several years, and there was a write up in a 1911 Gun Digest that listed the trigger pull on their test gun as 7#. I don't know when that was written though.
Their ad on their website lists it as 4 pounds, and that's what my gage said.

rvrctyrngr
02-18-2010, 18:54
The Camp Perry model?

I know they have been making them for several years, and there was a write up in a 1911 Gun Digest that listed the trigger pull on their test gun as 7#. I don't know when that was written though.
Their ad on their website lists it as 4 pounds, and that's what my gage said.

Sorry, Jason...I'm sick as a dog and wasn't paying attention. Mine is just a normal Loaded.