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dirtydrew
07-21-2010, 4:20 PM
Well today I took the plunge and purchased a Springfield Loaded in Stainless with adjustable sights. I was originally going to get a mil-spec, but the added features of the loaded just made sense for the extra couple hundred bucks. Pick it up in ten days from Wild Bills in Elk Grove...

trickyvic
07-21-2010, 4:24 PM
Congrats! Good call on upgrading to the loaded.

Shawn L
07-21-2010, 4:25 PM
Good job on going with the Loaded is it marked Brazil or Geneseo, IL? I have a MC Operator and a Loaded 9mm. You'll love it.

dirtydrew
07-21-2010, 4:43 PM
Marked in Geneseo! Had to grab it when I noticed that!

Mr_Monkeywrench
07-21-2010, 4:56 PM
Nice, I did the same thing!! 1911 FTW!!

ChrisTKHarris
07-21-2010, 5:05 PM
TRP here. :)

SNEAKS
07-21-2010, 7:39 PM
Congrats on the Loaded. Im a Springfield 1911 nut (TRP, Trophy Match, Loaded Longslide, Loaded Target 9mm, Loaded Champion and a GI that I did the work myself to make it a Loaded model):D

robert101
07-21-2010, 7:44 PM
Congrats. I've got the Parkerized Loaded. Love the gun and love knowing that I have Springfiled Armory just a call away to help with anything I need. SA customer service is like AAA for guns.

dirtydrew
07-21-2010, 7:49 PM
The great warranty I've heard of was a major part of my decision also...Is there really any difference between the US made and Brazilian made frames though?

sprintcar
07-21-2010, 8:27 PM
I could be very wrong but I think all SA frames are made in Brazil. It is only were they are finished dictates what is marked on the gun.

hkfooey
07-21-2010, 9:57 PM
Welcome to the 1911 club brother! :)

kozumasbullitt
07-21-2010, 9:59 PM
Congrats, I have the same gun with fixed sights and it shoots great.

EWILKE
07-21-2010, 10:07 PM
congrats hopefully you wont need to send it to springfield for trigger work the triggers in the loaded have been about 8 to 10 lb. pull.I know mine was.

SNEAKS
07-21-2010, 11:05 PM
The great warranty I've heard of was a major part of my decision also...Is there really any difference between the US made and Brazilian made frames though?

I dont notice much if any difference between the two. The ones built in Geneseo may have a bit better fitting to some parts and less stamping to the frame but other than that they are both great. The 4lb trigger job and front strap checkering is a good place to start if you want any extra work done by the Custom Shop.

1911Luvr
07-22-2010, 11:32 AM
congrats hopefully you wont need to send it to springfield for trigger work the triggers in the loaded have been about 8 to 10 lb. pull.I know mine was.

My SS Loaded had a stock 5.5lb trigger pull which wouldn't have been so bad, but it had a lot of up/down slop and nasty creep. My gunsmith did an awesome trigger job and changed out the stock trigger giving me a a crisp 3lb pull and polished up the mag release, changed the mag release spring so mags go in smooth as butter now.

dirtydrew
07-23-2010, 8:52 AM
My SS Loaded had a stock 5.5lb trigger pull which wouldn't have been so bad, but it had a lot of up/down slop and nasty creep. My gunsmith did an awesome trigger job and changed out the stock trigger giving me a a crisp 3lb pull and polished up the mag release, changed the mag release spring so mags go in smooth as butter now.

Yeah, when I felt it in the shop it seemed to have a little creep... Can't wait to shoot it though!