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FluorideInMyWater
07-14-2010, 1:58 PM
im looking at this sweet loaded model. wondered if anyone had one and could give feedback before i drop $1k on it

ChrisTKHarris
07-14-2010, 2:03 PM
SA Loaded's are great guns for the money. :)

JosephP
07-14-2010, 2:09 PM
Springfield is good 1911 manufacture.
So I don't think you need to worry about to purchase one.
GL

djleisure
07-14-2010, 2:14 PM
I have one and love it. It's a great place to start with 1911's.

FluorideInMyWater
07-14-2010, 2:22 PM
it's a beautiful gun fur-shur. just wondering about the performance compared to something else comparable in price.
i've heard mention of kimber but know nothing about them, or any other 1911 manufacturer.

i1800collect
07-14-2010, 2:30 PM
it's a beautiful gun fur-shur. just wondering about the performance compared to something else comparable in price.
i've heard mention of kimber but know nothing about them, or any other 1911 manufacturer.

The Kimber vs. Springfield and once in a while vs. S&W debate comes up almost every other week. It all comes down to preference really.

Read through this thread from last week: http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=320221

Here is a post that I thought was a fair comparison:

I own 2 Kimbers, a Springfield Armory, and a S&W 1911 and my 1st choice is S&W with a stainless finish. The reason is accuracy, trigger pull, reliability, fit & finish, and the lifetime warranty. It's also made in the USA. They do use a Swartz safety system which bothers some people but the design they use is just about bullet proof.

My second choice would be a the Springfield Armory Loaded. A nice well made if a bit rough around the edges pistol. The triggers tend to be a bit heavy but that's fixable and the fit & finish could be a tad better but they are dead reliable a come with a lifetime warranty.

Both S&W and SA have a reputation for the best customer service and warranty service in the business.

My last choice of the three is Kimber. Kimber makes a pretty pistol with a tight slide to frame fit. They are almost too tight and need 200-300 rounds to loosen up the fit and the extractor before they become reliable. Kimber will not support them before the break-in is complete and limits warranty service to one year. They also come with a Swartz safety system - but unlike the S&W design Kimber's is very delicate and easy to damage. So delicate that it's not covered under the one year warranty. The only time that I buy Kimbers is when I can't find what I want from another manufacturer.

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showpost.php?p=4594760&postcount=7

ETA: Dug up several more Kimber vs. Springfield Armory threads from the past, in case you wanted to read more into that debate. ;)

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=289436
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?p=4320752
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=311648
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=79301
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?p=3342905

FluorideInMyWater
07-14-2010, 2:33 PM
great review, i1800. much appreciated~!

fr0ng
07-14-2010, 3:53 PM
Lifetime warranty >limited 1 year warranty

Go with SA. You will not be dissapointed.

marcus_bervus
07-14-2010, 4:29 PM
you can't go wrong with a SPRINGFIELD!

robert101
07-14-2010, 4:47 PM
I vote for the SA Loaded as well. I own a Parkerized Loaded and shoot it every week. I hear SA customer service if fantastic but I've never used them. Mine shoot factory ammo very reliably. When I changed to my HP reloads I did further polish the ramp, and barrel throat. That was it. It runs like a champ and very accurate.

Centurion_D
07-14-2010, 4:47 PM
I have one.. love it! Get one and you won't regret it.

Mr_Monkeywrench
07-14-2010, 4:53 PM
I dont mean to thread jack, I dont want to start a new thread so one answer would be cool. How do you guys like the standard Springfield GI? how are the sights?

BillPear
07-14-2010, 5:05 PM
I have that exact model I love it! Sometimes I wonder why I take my other guns to the range with me:rolleyes:
User "Samsun" liked it he stole my phot for his avatar!

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb221/BillPear/IMG_0672.jpg

BillPear
07-14-2010, 5:06 PM
Where are you located? You provide the Rounds I'll let you try it out!:D

PM Me

tacticalcity
07-14-2010, 5:07 PM
It is the running to be the next handgun in my collection.

MA2
07-14-2010, 10:23 PM
i went with the stainless/black target model :thumbsup:

hossb7
07-14-2010, 10:27 PM
i have one and love it. i got mine used, but didnt pay anywhere near $1k on it.

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i231/hossb7/guns/IMG00137-20100710-1351.jpg

Gryff
07-14-2010, 10:29 PM
I have an SA Loaded (stainless). You find some small fit/finish issues with the Loaded models. Some have safeties that are hard/rough. Mine has a slide release that is hard/rough, and the trigger pull is quite heavy. But overall I like the gun because I can work on these little things and make them better.

At full list price, I'm not sure the gun is worth it. If you can find it discounted at all, then it is a worthwhile gun.

SamSung
07-14-2010, 10:43 PM
I have that exact model I love it! Sometimes I wonder why I take my other guns to the range with me:rolleyes:
User "Samsun" liked it he stole my phot for his avatar!

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb221/BillPear/IMG_0672.jpg

I like the 2 tone, sorry just can't resist :)

bambam8d1
07-14-2010, 10:45 PM
I have one... I love it. Didnt like it as much as I was expecting when I first picked it up, threw some new grips on there and its now my favorite handgun I own. Couldnt stand those wood ones it came with.

RolinThundr
07-14-2010, 11:05 PM
I can't speak for the model that you are looking to purchase, but I can say that I have been VERY pleased with my SA 1911, the MC Operator:

http://www.budspolicesupply.com/catalog/images/PX9105MLP.gif

Not my picture. I went with SA because the MC Operator offered quite a lot for the price and the company has a great reputation for quality and service. I'm sure you'll be satisfied with any of their products.

marathonman
07-14-2010, 11:06 PM
Got it...love it!

Tank.45
07-15-2010, 2:35 AM
amazing gun. If you can actually handle the gun check the slide to frame fit (some are a little loose) make sure the barrel fit is tight from the dust cover and the barrel at the muzzle. If you were lucky enough to find a loaded that has NM (national match) as the first 2 letters in the serial number sell your firstborn child to get it

RainbowSix
07-15-2010, 11:09 AM
I have loaded combat(blk SS) model. I like it. Springfield is little rougher than Kimber in everyways. Kimber has more finer feel but I like the roughness of Springfield. It is more like raw feel to me. Oh, well it is my opinion and I do not think you will regret to get the Spirnger.

paul0660
07-15-2010, 11:19 AM
Nothing against Brazil, but that is a lot of dough for a gun from there.

jak77
07-15-2010, 12:04 PM
LOVE my loaded, shop around and you can definitely find one for under a grand. Look at gunbroker. I got mine brand new for about 850 out the door after shipping and ffl fees. Do your research and I think its pretty easy to find one for less than 900.

speedgoat
07-15-2010, 2:25 PM
I love mine. Never regretted buying it.

surfinguru
07-15-2010, 3:06 PM
I recently picked up a 9mm Loaded and so far I love it! For me it's a great entry in a 1911. Problem is, now I've got the bug and looking for a TRP.

gef
07-15-2010, 3:20 PM
I have the loaded in SS great gun. Only thing I've done to it is put on a pair of VZ grips.

SamSung
07-15-2010, 4:07 PM
Are the 1911 Stainless models as reliable as the regular steel, I mean durability wise, I know stainless steel is softer than regular steel that is why I ask.

ChrisTKHarris
07-15-2010, 4:29 PM
Are the 1911 Stainless models as reliable as the regular steel, I mean durability wise, I know stainless steel is softer than regular steel that is why I ask.

No problems.

vap
07-15-2010, 9:01 PM
my black stainless is for sale

SamSung
07-15-2010, 9:02 PM
my black stainless is for sale

What exact model is it?

1911Luvr
07-15-2010, 11:08 PM
I have had the black/stainless Loaded model for about two months and I love it now. During the first few hundred rounds I had some issues with feed jams, but after lubricating it more heavily I found the problems went away. Initially the trigger had some up/down slop, was gritty and had lots of creep so I had a new trigger put in and a trigger job that really made me love it. I also had the mag release spring changed and release catch smoothed to allow the mag to slide in and lock easily. I also had my gunsmith make a few other improvements that I feel make the fun so much more reliable and smooth to operate. I love the look of the black/stainless loaded version so I'd do it over again, but if I wasn't hooked on the cosmetics and you asked me about it, I think now that I would have started with a Rock Island and built it as I went so I get exactly what I want for less money.

1911Operator
07-15-2010, 11:44 PM
DO ITTTTTT

i1800collect
07-16-2010, 12:46 AM
What exact model is it?

Go to his profile and look at the threads he has created. The model number is: PX9154LP.

Full Clip
07-16-2010, 1:03 AM
The SS Loaded A1 was the first pistol I ever bought:
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-3/981624/DSCN1199.gif
Yeah, I like to start with the good stuff.

Greenbeanz69
07-16-2010, 1:43 PM
If u spend another hundred get the trophy match. Around 1200 new on gunbroker, the one i got new shoots 1" groups at 25 yards. Comes with adjustable sights, nm frame, tuned trigger, match fitted barrel. A steal

Spitfire75
07-16-2010, 4:34 PM
I love mine! PX9109L with Hogue grips replacing the cocobolo wood stocks.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v106/ocsk8brdr/Jobrelatedstuff/SAI-1911A1.jpg