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Old 07-01-2011, 14:13   #1
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MC Operator supply and ?'s

About a year ago I was looking for an MC Operator and couldn't find one anywhere. Now there seems to be quite a few on GB, and probably other sources. Are they made in batches is that why the supply ebbs and flows? I'm hoping to get one in the next few months, and REALLY hoping there are some around then.

As far as construction, what is different about it then say a Loaded? Obviously the rail, but what is different in the construction and materials? If someone could answer or point me in the right direction, I would appreciate it.
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Old 07-01-2011, 14:24   #2
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SPRINGFIELD LOADED FULL SIZE MC OPERATOR 1911 PISTOL


The Springfield Armory Loaded Full Size MC Operator 1911 pistol is designed from the ground up to be a serious combat pistol. The black slide and OD green frame have Springfield's Armory Kote finish for maximum durability. The Pachmyr wrap around rubber grips are checkered on both sides and on the front, giving you a slip-free hold no matter what the weather.

The pistol has a universal style accessory rail for mounting lights, lasers or other devices. (Please note that a Picatinny or 1913 rail is not the same as a universal rail, and will not accept devices made for universal rails. See photos).

The sights on the MC Operator are low-profile combat sights, with three tritium dots for fast target pickup in bright daylight or on a dark street. The edges of the sights are smoothed for snag-free draws.

The barrel is match grade stainless, supported at the front with a match grade stainless barrel bushing. The pistol has a G.I. style guide rod.

The trigger on the MC Operator is match grade, too, with a pull weight of 4.5 to 5 pounds, which is just right for combat or target shooting.

An ambidextrous safety makes the gun easier to operate for lefties, or for those who need to shoot with either hand.


When looking for one of these, you are still going to pay a sizeable sum if the pistol is still in good condition. If you find one that is new or like new, you may be looking at $1200-$1400. It is a nice pistol to have.
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Old 07-01-2011, 14:27   #3
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They are fitted like the TRP and the Range Officer, they will have slightly better groups than a Loaded. The small parts are still MIM and cast.
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They are fitted like the TRP and the Range Officer, they will have slightly better groups than a Loaded. The small parts are still MIM and cast.
Ok, that's what I was wondering about the small parts. No biggy though.
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I have a long term tester in my office at 1200 rounds I was getting spotty extraction, I re-tensioned it and we are going strong..it was the best value we found in a rail gun...
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Old 07-01-2011, 14:40   #6
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I have a long term tester in my office at 1200 rounds I was getting spotty extraction, I re-tensioned it and we are going strong..it was the best value we found in a rail gun...
I just want something solid and reliable in that price range. That's about the highest I can go right now. Keepin my eyes open for other good pistols in that range too.
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SPRINGFIELD LOADED FULL SIZE MC OPERATOR 1911 PISTOL


The Springfield Armory Loaded Full Size MC Operator 1911 pistol is designed from the ground up to be a serious combat pistol. The black slide and OD green frame have Springfield's Armory Kote finish for maximum durability. The Pachmyr wrap around rubber grips are checkered on both sides and on the front, giving you a slip-free hold no matter what the weather.

The pistol has a universal style accessory rail for mounting lights, lasers or other devices. (Please note that a Picatinny or 1913 rail is not the same as a universal rail, and will not accept devices made for universal rails. See photos).

The sights on the MC Operator are low-profile combat sights, with three tritium dots for fast target pickup in bright daylight or on a dark street. The edges of the sights are smoothed for snag-free draws.

The barrel is match grade stainless, supported at the front with a match grade stainless barrel bushing. The pistol has a G.I. style guide rod.

The trigger on the MC Operator is match grade, too, with a pull weight of 4.5 to 5 pounds, which is just right for combat or target shooting.

An ambidextrous safety makes the gun easier to operate for lefties, or for those who need to shoot with either hand.


When looking for one of these, you are still going to pay a sizeable sum if the pistol is still in good condition. If you find one that is new or like new, you may be looking at $1200-$1400. It is a nice pistol to have.



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Could you guys clarify about the rail? Is it different than what is on a Glock? How does the armory kote hold?

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Old 07-01-2011, 15:19   #9
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With my LE discount, I got my Loaded MC Operator for $1,040.00
It is a beautiful beast.
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Old 07-01-2011, 15:24   #10
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Great looking pistol but what horrible looking grips. Are those what come on it?
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Old 07-01-2011, 15:28   #11
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Great looking pistol but what horrible looking grips. Are those what come on it?
I actually like those grips. I have a set on my Custom II.
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The grips are great for a working gun. The rail is Picatinny spec so buy the correct light or if you have one , the cross piece on the bottom is changed for a picatinny spec..

they are reliable and a great self defense choice , armory coat scratches with use it is a baked on finish but has corrosion resistance and good lubrication.
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As has mine.

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With my LE discount, I got my Loaded MC Operator for $1,040.00
It is a beautiful beast.
A slight discount if that was OTD. If before tax or shipping/transfer, then that's pretty much street price.
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They are fitted like the TRP and the Range Officer, they will have slightly better groups than a Loaded. The small parts are still MIM and cast.
+1 on this. I really like the ones that I've handled. Was tossing that idea around before I had built my own rail 1911.
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Old 07-01-2011, 16:20   #17
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If you are looking for one,I think Fin Feather Fur in Ashland, Ohio has one still for $1049 and a LW Operator for $989. I was just there on Monday.

Vance's in Columbus Ohio might have one, but the price is slightly more.

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If you are looking for one,I think Fin Feather Fur in Ashland, Ohio has one still for $1049 and a LW Operator for $989. I was just there on Monday.

Vance's in Columbus Ohio might have one, but the price is slightly more.
I would be all over this if I had the cash at this point. I'll be looking for one beginning of September, that's why I'm hoping there will still be some out there then. Not so worried about the price (as long as it's not unreasonable), just being able to find one.
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Did you add a magwell to your Operator?

That was added by the original owner. I am the second owner.
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Great looking pistol but what horrible looking grips. Are those what come on it?
I really like the grips, I plan on putting them on my SW1911PD.
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I was looking at one today. I want it very much. But it would be close to $1300 oTD
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Mine has been radically upgraded and it goes great with tactical donuts. You can tell that both the gun and donut are tactical because they are black.

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Old 07-03-2011, 08:48   #23
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for 1k buy a fully American made gun with with no mim- like colt.
or delay gratification save a few hundred more and get a les baer!
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I was looking at one today. I want it very much. But it would be close to $1300 oTD
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for 1k buy a fully American made gun with with no mim- like colt.
or delay gratification save a few hundred more and get a les baer!
To be honest I've really been looking hard at the Colt Rail Gun as well. It's gonna be a hard choice. I regret selling my Colt gov and commander. That may tip the scale in favor of the Colt. It's a tough call though. Is one really better than the other (other than being made in the US)? That Colt sure does look sharp in the black cera-kote though. Not a big fan of the green MC frame, but I'd deal with it.

Is that MC park'd BlayGlock? That thing is sharp!
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