View Full Version : OPINIONS: Springfield loaded 1911, model: px9154LP

05-18-2009, 7:10 PM
Ive recently become interested in 1911's. Im thinking of purchasing a Springfield Armory loaded 1911, model number: px9154LP for my first one.
What do you guys think?

05-18-2009, 7:21 PM
Myself, a friend, and my father owner SA 1911's, two of them Loaded models. I would highly recommend Springfield Armory. They have the BEST customer service.

My dads loaded worked flawlessly right out of the box, even with steel case ammo.

05-18-2009, 7:23 PM
+1, this is the model I want to get also.

05-18-2009, 8:15 PM

05-18-2009, 8:26 PM
Springfield builds a very nice pistol so you should be happy with it.

05-18-2009, 8:32 PM
go get that milsepc for 550.. thats cheap!

05-18-2009, 8:37 PM
Their customer service is outstanding and will fix issues for free should you have any problems with it. They also pay for the shipping both ways.

That's why I wouldn't hesitate to buy a used Springfield- knowing that they'd take care of it if it had issues.

I don't know much about the customer service of other manufacturers, but I'd think that it would just about be impossible to have them beat.

05-18-2009, 8:59 PM
I have the Loaded MC Operator.. outstanding pistol.

05-18-2009, 9:36 PM
In this realm, you might also check out the Smith & Wesson 1911's. Just as good customer service and the 1911's feel just more refined (Springfield 1911's have sharp edges).

05-18-2009, 10:22 PM
+1 on the customer service.

Great 1911 for the money.

The SoCal Gunner
05-18-2009, 10:49 PM
Look them over before you buy. Many owners feel that their quality, or quality control, has been deteriorating.

05-18-2009, 11:04 PM
does anybody know what the average price range of the loaded model?

05-18-2009, 11:44 PM
If it's your first 1911, I doubt you will be disappointed with the Springfield loaded models.

The few things I would prefer to be slightly different, I didn't figure out for years.

05-19-2009, 12:45 AM
I paid $900 new for mine, parkerized with night sights.

05-19-2009, 1:06 AM
You can never have too many 1911's :) The one Springer I had was a good pistol. Some of the other ones I have seen are a little fussy about feeding. Spend some time over at www.1911forum.com and you'll see input on a broad variety of models and makers.

I would also suggest you look at the new Colts, both the Government model and the XSE, which is roughly equivalent to the Loaded. While their quality in the late 80's was suspect, Colt has probably got the highest quality among popular priced 1911's right now, not counting the semi-custom guys like Baer, Wilson, etc. Colt for example has been using barstock extractors for a few years now, while many folks still use MIM. Other guys have good pistols, too, so YMMV. :)

05-19-2009, 7:18 AM
i have the lightweight operator 5". great gun. great customer service also.

if i ever get another 1911, it will probably be another SA

05-19-2009, 7:43 AM
I've got a couple of SA 1911s. One basic, parkerized and one stainless. Both have functioned flawlessly for me for over 13 years. :thumbsup:

05-19-2009, 7:46 AM
Picked one up a couple of years ago and it has been fairly decent. Had a problem with the hammer being out of alignment and had the trigger, sear, and hammer replaced and put different grips on it. After that, it's been good.

It is a little fussy when it comes to some reloads, though. I have a couple of other 1911s that digest everything that this gun doesn't and come back for second helpings.

The only complaints I have is that it is not as accurate as, due to looser tolerances, than either my Kimber or Les Baer at longer distances; and that the sights could be better. But those are middl'n complaints compared with the sale price I got the thing at. It is a neat pistol that should serve you very well indeed.

One qualifacation though, try not to get caught up too much in the 1911 swing of things, or your wallet will suffer. LOL I still haven't told my wife how much the Les Baer cost me, though I said it was expensive (at least for me).

05-19-2009, 6:18 PM
I bought a loaded brand new almost 2 years ago and have had not one problem with it. Eats up my reloads just fine. If I remember correctly I paid about 750 for it. Great auto pistol.

05-20-2009, 3:32 PM
Recently picked that exact model up new for $799. The hardest part is finding one in stock. I love the thing, but this is my first 1911 so I can't speak with any authority as to the pros or cons of it.

The grips are the thinner profile rubber grips which I'm not sure I'm fond of, but I have large hands. Otherwise the out of box accuracy and function has been great within it's design limits i.e. a combat accurate pistol and not a competition tack driver.

No complaints. One thing to note, the serrations on all the ones I've seen private pictures of and the one I purchased are actually ground down and have steel exposed, which I think is a better look than the all black serrations of the stock photos. I had to buy mine sight unseen as there was nothing in the way of local inventory a few months ago.