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em9sredbeam
02-27-2012, 8:23 AM
I Would like some reviews on The Springfield Armory Loaded model. Please just people who own or have shot them. I am debating getting a black stainless model. Is the gun worth the money? Any issues? Feeding problems with hollow tips or ftf?

corcoraj2002
02-27-2012, 8:27 AM
I currently have a stainless model. Great out of the box. Excellent price and the lifetime warrenty is a plus. Would have gone for the black stainless but at the time the wait was too long. If you can get one I would.

whipkiller
02-27-2012, 8:57 AM
I have the Parkerized version, though it's still at a relatively low round count.

I am very happy with it, and when I can afford it I plan on getting a 9mm in Stainless to go with it.

From my research I thought the Loaded to be the best bang for the buck.

The Black/Stainless is a good looking gun. I say go for it!:)

c3 rolling
02-27-2012, 9:02 AM
Loaded are great guns and value. Try to get an NM serial than the N ones. Although they both function great, the NM serials tend to have a cleaner slide/frame fit + trigger fit.

cwin
02-27-2012, 9:36 AM
I have three Springfields and they have been 100% out of the box reliable. They are definitely worth the money IMHO. FWIW, don't be discouraged by one made in Brazil they too have been 100% for me.

SFOGUN
02-27-2012, 10:50 AM
Thumbs up for me. I shoot this better than my Sig 9mm. I use to shoot nothing but revolvers before I picked up the Springfield 1911/.45 - I was just horrible with Semi-Auto's I though. Get the gun. I have mine in SS, easier to maintain.

Cheers

dbbspider
02-27-2012, 11:34 AM
I own a SS loaded with the NM serial number. Zero problems / issues. Good out of the box. I recommend a buy

Chaozu
02-27-2012, 12:10 PM
After 1800 round, my 9mm has been awesome! I'm gonna pick up the black stainless in .45 once I can find one. The only complaint I have is the two piece guide rod, swap that out.

Sonic_mike
02-27-2012, 3:00 PM
That's great to hear I pick up my park on Friday.

shooperman
02-27-2012, 3:18 PM
I have a loaded model and it was the first pistol I ever purchased. Never had any problems with it. Overall its a great weapon. Never had any problems with it at all. Plus, Springfield offers a lifetime warranty on their weapons, not the owner. Haha. Would highly recommend it to anyone thinking about purchasing one. In fact, I loved it so much I got the XD-9 compact to go along with it.


http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg594/shoopermanSD/1911.jpg

http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg594/shoopermanSD/xd9.jpg

BoJackUSMC
02-27-2012, 4:38 PM
My Springfield 1911 9mm works fine when using factory magazine. It will eat just about anything. I am thinking about buying Springfield Loaded 45acp soon as I save up more money.
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davek8s
02-27-2012, 5:46 PM
I have a Loaded 45 and 9mm. No issues with either gun. Both made in Brazil. I've put over a thousand rounds through my 45 and around 800 in the 9mm. But I've never shot hollow points. You won't be disappointed.

cindynles
02-27-2012, 6:00 PM
I bought a parkerized Loaded a year ago. I've put approx 3000 rounds through it. I had a few FTE's with it during the first 300-500 rounds. Since I found mags that my gun likes (Power mags and factory mags with Tripp rebuild kits) I have not had any problems with it. It shoots point of aim at 25 yards.

I think it is a very good value (I paid $849) for what you get. The night sights alone would cost over $100 to have installed. I'm very happy with my Loaded.

http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/ss20/cindynles/IMG_1166.jpg

Capybara
02-27-2012, 9:20 PM
I don't have a picture of mine but I have the 1911-A1 Stainless Steel Loaded. I bought it about 10 years ago, has been a great reliable, accurate and solid gun that is a pleasure to shoot.

You'll love it.

Dan

Lives_In_Fresno
02-27-2012, 9:30 PM
I Would like some reviews on The Springfield Armory Loaded model. Please just people who own or have shot them. I am debating getting a black stainless model. Is the gun worth the money? Any issues? Feeding problems with hollow tips or ftf?

what caliber are you considering?

Where are you seeing them (the 1911 loadeds...) available for sale? I have looked at 20+ places, and none are for sale, presumably due to a strike that has been going on for quite awhile (in Brazil)

c3 rolling
02-27-2012, 9:43 PM
If you guys live near Oak Tree Gun Club in Santa Clarita, they have 2 stainless loaded's in stock. One is the target with adjustable sights and the other is fixed 3 dot white. They were both NM serial and looked tight, only 899 ish each. I would have jumped on them if I had extra cash. I paid 899 for my stainless loaded with N serial and these had much better fit.

ns3v3n
02-28-2012, 9:26 AM
I have the black stainless target model, shoots good, it does have problems shooting HP rounds, but I've only tried bulk remington's HP rounds. The front sight flew off after 200-300 rounds, the pin was loose and came off. Called springfield and they sent me 2 replacement pins, pushed it in and a little blue loctite, and it's been solid ever since.

oldboy
02-28-2012, 11:50 AM
I bought my SA Loaded 1911 in October last year. Works great, feels great, definitely a good deal. However, maybe it's just mine, but it's been really finicky about hollow points, namely Hornady .45 JHPs. I probably should play around with some other hollow points, though.

robert101
02-28-2012, 2:04 PM
My SA parkerized Loaded is a work horse and primary house gun. I would prefer the black stainless but at the time saved a few dollars on the parkerized. I think it is the best deal for the price range. Now the Range Officer is a good bargan as well.

Gryff
02-28-2012, 2:55 PM
I have a stainless Loaded model. Solid construction, but the quality control left a lot to be desired.

- Thumb safety edge is sharp enough to cut skin
- Slide lock release is so tight that it can't be activated one-handed
- 8lb. trigger
- Non-Springfield mags (including Wilsons) won't drop free

All of this can be fixed, but shouldn't exist in a gun with a >$1000 SRP.

RMTactical
02-28-2012, 3:10 PM
Springfield is one of the better 1911's out there.

1911Luvr
02-28-2012, 4:36 PM
I have a stainless Loaded model. Solid construction, but the quality control left a lot to be desired.

- Thumb safety edge is sharp enough to cut skin
- Slide lock release is so tight that it can't be activated one-handed
- 8lb. trigger
- Non-Springfield mags (including Wilsons) won't drop free

All of this can be fixed, but shouldn't exist in a gun with a >$1000 SRP.

Call customer service- they will fix all those issues for free.

Moto4Fun
02-29-2012, 9:44 AM
Call customer service- they will fix all those issues for free.

Tough pill to swallow for a $1000 gun.

All of the Springfields I have handled and shot have felt good and the loaded has the features that I like in a 1911, but I think it would be more appropriately priced at or around $750-$800.

CoyoteHunter555
02-29-2012, 10:30 AM
Love love love my operator mc

http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/xx359/JLAMB11/eba5ea63.jpg

keenkeen
02-29-2012, 10:35 AM
Tough pill to swallow for a $1000 gun.

All of the Springfields I have handled and shot have felt good and the loaded has the features that I like in a 1911, but I think it would be more appropriately priced at or around $750-$800.

Well you are in luck!

The loaded stainless w/fixed sights (PX9151LP) go for around $775-$825 street pricing. (This is for CA dealers with good pricing or most all non-CA dealers)

Not excussing any of the issues that Gryff listed but just stating the price level for that model as people are commenting on it...

You can pay the $1099 MSRP but why would you?

Paper Boy
02-29-2012, 10:50 AM
I had one, was stolen, loved that gun took it to gunsite and hiking / off roading all over AZ. Never jammed never had a FTF I wish I could get it back.... Have an Operator now love it to

cali-man
02-29-2012, 10:59 AM
I do not have the loaded version but a Custom Carry that I bought on here with only 250 rounds down the pipe. It has been a great gun so far and have had no issues with it. I am looking into purchasing a second Springfield in the near future. Great guns from what I have read and experienced with mine.

http://img37.picoodle.com/i515/mmeraz/1_158_u8u2h.jpg (http://i.picoodle.com/9a5hx7tv)
http://img37.picoodle.com/i515/mmeraz/2_9b5_u8u2h.jpg (http://i.picoodle.com/dfehx7tw)

Sonic_mike
02-29-2012, 11:15 AM
what caliber are you considering?

Where are you seeing them (the 1911 loadeds...) available for sale? I have looked at 20+ places, and none are for sale, presumably due to a strike that has been going on for quite awhile (in Brazil)

Stainless (http://www.tombstonetactical.com/catalog/springfield-armory/1911-loaded-pistol-45-acp-5in-7rd-stainless/)

keenkeen
02-29-2012, 12:40 PM
Stainless (http://www.tombstonetactical.com/catalog/springfield-armory/1911-loaded-pistol-45-acp-5in-7rd-stainless/)

Or Gunbroker...New from an FFL for under $800 shipped to CA.

Have it sent to Spencers and your only dropping $35 for the transfer fee...Then DROS and the CA TX and you are on your way.

If you really want one it could be on it's way in the morning...

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Lives_In_Fresno
02-29-2012, 12:47 PM
Or Gunbroker...New from an FFL for under $800 shipped to CA.

Have it sent to Spencers and your only dropping $35 for the transfer fee...Then DROS and the CA TX and you are on your way.

If you really want one it could be on it's way in the morning...

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thanks sonic_Mike, and KeenKeen....I appreciate the suggestions!

keenkeen
02-29-2012, 12:50 PM
thanks sonic_Mike, and KeenKeen....I appreciate the suggestions!

Search: PX9151LP

On Gunbroker and have fun!

:chris:

GeneralPattonLivesAgain
02-29-2012, 1:41 PM
I purchased a new Springfield Armory Loaded 1911, Parkerized in January. I have had multiple feeding problems through the first 750 rounds, using FMJ 230 grain new ammo, and using stock, Wilson Combat 47d's and Chip McCormick Super Mags. I sent it back to Springfield Armory after only having the gun for about 10 days. Two weeks later, I got the gun back after they "repaired" it. I took it to the range, and the first 150 rounds went fine, then it started to misfeed, 4 times in a row, with 4 different magazines, only this time the misfeed was more severe, as the bullet trying to enter the chamber nosedived, and the bullet coming up from the magazine futher jammed it up; I could not simply release the magazine, and pull the slide back, as both were really jammed up. I had to get the Range Officer to hold the gun, while I pushed down on the bullet coming up from the magazine, to get the nose dive bullet loose.....as I said, this happened 4 times in a row, with four different magazines. I sent the gun back to Sprngfield Amory on Monday and will wait a few more weeks to see if they "fixed" the issue. I am not happy at all with my gun, especially when you drop $1k+ with tax, you expect it to work out of the box. I have a CZ 75B (1000 rounds not one problem), and I just got my Sig Sauer P220 on Sunday, fired 400 rounds, right out of the box, no problems. I expect more from Springfield, especially after it came back from the shop. I will say that Springfield Armory pays for shipping both ways, including the box, so it has not cost me anything more, except time without my 1911. When it works, it is an awesome gun, low recoil, and extremely accurate, but I need reliability in a gun.....and I have not even attempted to put a hollow point in the gun. My gun was made in Brazil, which was another disappointment, because Springfield Armory is a USA company, and they seem to keep this kind of quiet and promote themselves as a US company. I love the 1911 handguns, and I want one for my collection, but I want a reliable one. If Springfield Armory doesn't get their act together on the 2nd attempt to fix my gun, then I will sell it, and go with another manufacturer, most likely a Colt XSE.

Press Check
02-29-2012, 9:04 PM
There's a lot of value in the Loaded for the price point, but I'd hardly consider the ambidextrous safety an upgrade from the Mil-Spec, and I wish they'd replace the God-forsaken holster(s) with an extra magazine.

Blackhawk556
02-29-2012, 9:13 PM
Here is mine.

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g146/du9207/Savage%20arms/1911%209mm/27439bc7.jpg

Here is how it shoots. Standing
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g146/du9207/Savage%20arms/1911%209mm/9b3861d1.jpg
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g146/du9207/Savage%20arms/1911%209mm/f83214ea.jpg