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Old 09-12-2011, 22:43   #1
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Mil-Spec Finally Finished!

Hey all, if you've read my other threads, you will have seen that I opted to buy a Springfield Mil-spec and just have a smith do the customizations I wanted rather than get a RO or Loaded. I hunted around a while and found a NM serial number gun, which I guess means that most of the fitting is done stateside.

Anyway, it came back from the smith today completing the build how I want it with the following mods:

Ed Brown barstock Hardcore Hammer
Ed Brown Extended Thumb Safety
Lightweight extended trigger
Smith and Alexander BTGS
Smith and Alexander Mainspring Housing

It also got a trigger job that breaks at exactly 4 pounds and the extractor filed down to fit flush with the back of the slide.

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I am getting it out to the range tomorrow, so I'll add to this and let you guys know how it goes. So far this is my favorite pistol, with over 500 flawless rounds through it. It's been more reliable than my G19.
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Old 09-12-2011, 22:45   #2
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WOW really hard to believe that was a Mil-Spec model looks really good. The work you had done did it end up costing you more then a Range Officer would have cost? I think thought personally that looks better then the range officer. Only thing I change are the sights but that personal thing you know.
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Old 09-12-2011, 22:47   #3
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It looks great! And the fact that it runs flawlessly is icing on the cake.
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Old 09-12-2011, 22:51   #4
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WOW really hard to believe that was a Mil-Spec model looks really good. The work you had done did it end up costing you more then a Range Officer would have cost? I think thought personally that looks better then the range officer. Only thing I change are the sights but that personal thing you know.
Ya, I spent 625 on the gun, roughly 200 on the parts, and I think 375 on the labor. But everything is exactly how I want it, it is completely de-burred internally, and it shoots tiny little groups while being 100% reliable with all ammo I feed it. Here is a pic before the last work done (before BTGS, new hammer, and new thumb safety) of the last paper target it shot at the range.

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Looks quite a bit different, and the trigger has improved even further. And ya, I'll probably swap the sights at some point too.
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Old 09-13-2011, 00:50   #5
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Good looking springer, well done.



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Old 09-13-2011, 02:25   #6
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I'm still of the opinion that the mil-spec is the best all around choice for a base model. I have two and they've never failed to impress.
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Old 09-13-2011, 04:39   #7
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Looks great.

Congrats!
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Old 09-13-2011, 04:46   #8
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Looks great! The mil-spec is a great base gun!
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Old 09-13-2011, 12:17   #9
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Here are a couple more better pics:

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Beautiful gun. Just needs a flat trigger and novack style sights. Still gorgeuos.
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Ya, I spent 625 on the gun, roughly 200 on the parts, and I think 375 on the labor. But everything is exactly how I want it, it is completely de-burred internally, and it shoots tiny little groups while being 100% reliable with all ammo I feed it. Here is a pic before the last work done (before BTGS, new hammer, and new thumb safety) of the last paper target it shot at the range.

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Looks quite a bit different, and the trigger has improved even further. And ya, I'll probably swap the sights at some point too.
I stick a set of Novak sights on there are Heinie sights. I gotta admit the more I look at it the more I agree I think it looks better then the range officer
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Old 09-13-2011, 16:59   #12
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looks great! congrats
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Old 09-13-2011, 18:32   #13
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Looks good my friend.

Makes me regret getting rid of the ones I had...always wanted to do more to them like you have.
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Thanks guys. I got out yesterday evening and it shoots like a dream.
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Thanks guys. I got out yesterday evening and it shoots like a dream.
Very cool! I like what you've done to an already great pistol. Made it even better!

I don't shoot my Springfield Loaded enough. I've been reloading and shooting my 9mm Glock's more playing with different loadings. As soon as I get my 230gr .45 bullets I ordered, I'll start working on loads for my 1911 and G21.
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Old 09-14-2011, 21:03   #16
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Good looking gun.
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Old 09-15-2011, 09:40   #17
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This is the reason for the BTGS and the new hammer to fit it.

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Awesome pistol my friend
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This is the reason for the BTGS and the new hammer to fit it.

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Exactly the reason I can't keep a G.I. in a G.I. configuration. Nice Mil-Spec BTW! Makes me miss mine.
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Beautiful gun. Just needs a flat trigger and novack style sights. Still gorgeuos.
Hard chrome?

Re: another post/thread we (me and the OP) have both been in-- those sights are more visible than the GI style. I debated going with the same style to get a set that these old (well, they ain't young anymore) eyes could see.

Good looking pistol, I hope that it's a good shooter for you!

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