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Old 03-23-2013, 12:20 PM
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:23 PM
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Congrats and welcome to the 1911 club. How was inventory at River City?
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Woohoo very nice!!! Congrats!!!
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:27 PM
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Congrats and welcome to the 1911 club. How was inventory at River City?
I dont venture around other than to call if they have a gun in stock n buy once i get there. They had glocks, sigs, n plenty of ammo.
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Congratulations, but that picture isn't of a "Loaded". It looks like a Mil-Spec stainless
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Congratulations, but that picture isn't of a "Loaded". It looks like a Mil-Spec stainless
I cant tell the difference but it says A-1 something on the paperwork. I should note this if i ever need to sell. I bought two 8 round mags for it n need more mags
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:43 PM
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That's definitely a Springfield Mil-Spec.
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:50 PM
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Congratulations on your Springfield. If I may make a suggestion; don't get too hung up on making your gun pretty. Your 1911 is a key to the world of shooting, it is not in and of itself the destination. When you spend money on your gun ask yourself, is this for looks, or for performance? Aesthetics or athletics? Most people are gun owners, few are shooters. Be a shooter. Good luck.
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Congrats on your 1911.
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Congratulations on your Springfield. If I may make a suggestion; don't get too hung up on making your gun pretty. Your 1911 is a key to the world of shooting, it is not in and of itself the destination. When you spend money on your gun ask yourself, is this for looks, or for performance? Aesthetics or athletics? Most people are gun owners, few are shooters. Be a shooter. Good luck.
Im more of an owner to be honest. Most available nearby places are paper shooting. I plink cans with a 22 rifle or pellet gun here and there. Before this, i had mostly russian rifles. I plan on adding a 357 lever rifle/revolver to sit alongside my 1911.

I dont really shoot other than to test how different brands work in my gun and shoot 10-15 paper targets a month. Even if ammo was dirt cheap, i still wouldnt shoot often. I spend a lot of time cleaning/polishing my guns more than shooting.

I believe its different strokes for different folks. My grandpa is the same way with his rifles, he cleans them or take on staining projects only to hang as a picture frame. I skipped an XD45, Glock 30 for a 1911 for obvious reasons, visual aesthetics and how it sits so perfectly in my hands
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Congrats... Def a keeper.
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Congratulations on your Springfield. If I may make a suggestion; don't get too hung up on making your gun pretty. Your 1911 is a key to the world of shooting, it is not in and of itself the destination. When you spend money on your gun ask yourself, is this for looks, or for performance? Aesthetics or athletics? Most people are gun owners, few are shooters. Be a shooter. Good luck.

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Congrats. The model number is on the tag: PB9151L, a SA stainless mil-spec. SA makes some good looking 1911.
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Congrats! Enjoy your new 1911.
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SA 1911 Mil Spec model... very nice basic 1911 you can either modify or keep it like that.
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Very nice!! I like the Mil-Spec models a lot. They're a perfect basis for customization. Or leave it alone, I like it just how it is.
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Oooohhh... pretty. Congrats.
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Great choice because it is a quality brand and leaves room for improvement.

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Op: Congrats on your acquisition. It's been covered already but as you have purchased a Milspec. I hope that's what the shop marketed it as.

Nuff said. Enjoy.
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I do own an SA "Loaded" in SS. The only real differences from the Mil-spec is the sights (3-dot) and ambi-safety levers. Other than that pretty much the same gun with the same great SA warranty. Enjoy and good luck!
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Not a SA owner (Kimber here) but 1911 is ALL good so welcome to the benevolent order of 1911dom. Thats a pretty piece.
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I'll never understand men who collect guns to admire them like purses, but to each his own. Nice 1911 dude.
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I do own an SA "Loaded" in SS. The only real differences from the Mil-spec is the sights (3-dot) and ambi-safety levers. Other than that pretty much the same gun with the same great SA warranty. Enjoy and good luck!
Actually it's a little more than the ambi safety and sights.

Springfield Milspec is still a great 1911, congrats!
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The differences between the Mil-Spec and the Loaded are that the Loaded also has either 3 dot sights or adjustable sights, ambi-safety, beavertail, skeletonized hammer/trigger, a full length guiderod and a different mainspring housing.

There may be other internal differences that I'm overlooking too.
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Who told you it was a "Loaded"? I hope you didn't pay Loaded prices. Nice 1911 none the less.
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I do own an SA "Loaded" in SS. The only real differences from the Mil-spec is the sights (3-dot) and ambi-safety levers. Other than that pretty much the same gun with the same great SA warranty. Enjoy and good luck!
The loaded has a lot more than just safety levers and sights.

From the factory the loaded also has:
Matchgrade ultralight overtravel adjustable trigger.
Matchgrade notched skeletonized hammer
Matchgrade precision cut sear
a tuned sear spring
full beaver tail grip safety.
a full length guide rod
match grade barrel

All Loaded models are assembled and tuned in house before test firing.

Personally while I think the loaded is nice, I feel the OP has just picked up a real winner. This handgun is crisp and well mannered but also leaves tons of room for the OP to purchase upgrades and get into the exciting world of 1911 ownership.

Excellent purchase OP!

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Congrats! Welcome to 1911 world! Good pick up OP!
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Welcome to the world of 1911s...

It won't be your last 1911....

You have a problem now, a good problem, but a problem...
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