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The Chain Link on the Special Forces is really cool. It's much more grippy than appearance would lead you to believe, but of course it's not grippy like the 20lpi on a PRO. I really like the 20lpi, as it works best to keep a consistent grip and seems to help my groups at 20-30 yards. With the 20lpi, you can run completely smooth grips if you want, and have no issues. With the Chainlink however, it's not quite to that level, and I think you would want to choose grips with at least some checkering or other manner of "grippiness".

I never shoot more than 200 rounds in a range session, but I do load some pretty stout range ammo for my .45's. I have never been uncomfortable with 20lpi (which is also on the MSH, by the way), and I went from full-time banker to full-time law student - so I hardly have the hard hands of a carpenter or electrician.
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You will really like this gun i own 3 colt 1911 xse all 3 of my pistols function great with all types of ammo
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You will really like this gun i own 3 colt 1911 xse all 3 of my pistols function great with all types of ammo
Very good to hear. Finally going to break it in tomorrow.
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Finally got around to taking some photos

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Just wanted to show how light my setup is.
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Just wanted to show how light my setup is.
Good thing that mag is there keeping it from floating away! BTW, is that a Springfield in OD?
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Good thing that mag is there keeping it from floating away! BTW, is that a Springfield in OD?
I did have to use the mag to hold it down. Yeah its the OD GI Model.
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That is a HUGE Magazine!
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Yes, it sure is. It jams alot though.
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That's just wrong right there. 'Springfield Armory since 1794' my ***. It's practically false advertising, they are inferring they are the same organization when all they did was buy the name rights.

The original national Springfield Armory was in Springfield, Massachusetts - http://www.nps.gov/spar/
They closed in 1968.
Springfield Armory Inc, a private company, was formed in 1974 and is located in Illinois.
dude how old are you? 19? You don't know how the world works? companys' go through restructing all the time. sometimes they cut back to 10 employees just to keep the name going. you don't think a 300 yr old company will go though diffence CEO's, product plan, or restructuring?

all i know is the current Springfield company is worthy of the name. I have 3 +1980 Springfields. a XD45, a 1911 TRP, and M1A.

I like the limited lifetime warranty. I will buy springfield some more.
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dude how old are you? 19? You don't know how the world works? companys' go through restructing all the time. sometimes they cut back to 10 employees just to keep the name going. you don't think a 300 yr old company will go though diffence CEO's, product plan, or restructuring?

all i know is the current Springfield company is worthy of the name. I have 3 +1980 Springfields. a XD45, a 1911 TRP, and M1A.

I like the limited lifetime warranty. I will buy springfield some more.
Well, I'm considerably older than 19, and have gone through countless restructurings and acquisitions, and I have to agree with rayra. They are not the same organization, and it was not a restructuring.

A better tag line would be, "Springfield Armory - living up to a name that's been around since 1794". But that might not fit on the box.
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The wife shooting a Colt Mk IV combat elite.


Thats out off the 10 right? about 6 miles past Morongo? Me and some buddies got kicked out of there by the BLM back in August said it was illegal to shoot there.

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dude how old are you? 19? You don't know how the world works? companys' go through restructing all the time. sometimes they cut back to 10 employees just to keep the name going. you don't think a 300 yr old company will go though diffence CEO's, product plan, or restructuring?
The current Springfield Armory is NOT and has never been connected the the Springfield Armory that closed in 1968.

The SA that was opened in 1795 was owned operated by the US govt. to build, supply, design and evaluate small arms for the govt. It was in no way shape or form a commercial entitiy.

The SA "INC" that is currently around was started in 1974 by Robert Reese, who bought the rights to the name and started their own commercial enterprise which is not connected to the govt at all.

It is NOT the same and is simply using the history of the original govt armory as a successful marketing ploy.

And in my eyes they are not worthy of it as they are primarily an importer these days.

I apologize for throwing this off topic.
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The current Springfield Armory is NOT and has never been connected the the Springfield Armory that closed in 1968.

The SA that was opened in 1795 was owned operated by the US govt. to build, supply, design and evaluate small arms for the govt. It was in no way shape or form a commercial entitiy.

The SA "INC" that is currently around was started in 1974 by Robert Reese, who bought the rights to the name and started their own commercial enterprise which is not connected to the govt at all.

It is NOT the same and is simply using the history of the original govt armory as a successful marketing ploy.

And in my eyes they are not worthy of it as they are primarily an importer these days.

I apologize for throwing this off topic.

So is Ford the same company they were 120 years ago? And I don't apologize for throwing this off topic.
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Could you explain your version of Springfield Armory Inc's history for us?

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So is Ford the same company they were 120 years ago? And I don't apologize for throwing this off topic.
did you at all comprehend what was typed out.
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That is a pimp-playa-goof shot, but I like it!
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Could you explain your version of Springfield Armory Inc's history for us?
no company is the same, especially a 300 yr old company. sometimes all a company has is the name. and they do whatever it takes to keep it going. even if it means filiing chapter 11 year in and year out. ford may not have someone buy the name off them like springfield, but i guarantee you they are not the same ford they were 120 years ago. the current springfield says since 1794, so guess what they own the name so they can say since 1974. maybe 2006 springfield did not arrive the exact same way ford did and does not meet your ideas of what is springfield and what is not, but guess what.. They own the name and they get to use it. I myself dont' think Ford deserve to use the name Ford as Henry Ford was a great innovantor, but the world does not work on how I think.. just like it does not work on how you think.

so get over it. you say springfield is not the same springfield or 1794 I say it is... pick your pie.
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did you at all comprehend what was typed out.
2nd time around.

no company is the same, especially a 300 yr old company. sometimes all a company has is the name. and they do whatever it takes to keep it going. even if it means filiing chapter 11 year in and year out. ford may not have someone buy the name off them like springfield, but i guarantee you they are not the same ford they were 120 years ago. the current springfield says since 1794, so guess what they own the name so they can say since 1974. maybe 2006 springfield did not arrive the exact same way ford did and does not meet your ideas of what is springfield and what is not, but guess what.. They own the name and they get to use it. I myself dont' think Ford deserve to use the name Ford as Henry Ford was a great innovantor, but the world does not work on how I think.. just like it does not work on how you think.

so get over it. you say springfield is not the same springfield or 1794 I say it is... pick your pie.
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2nd time around.

no company is the same, especially a 300 yr old company. sometimes all a company has is the name. and they do whatever it takes to keep it going. even if it means filiing chapter 11 year in and year out. ford may not have someone buy the name off them like springfield, but i guarantee you they are not the same ford they were 120 years ago. the current springfield says since 1794, so guess what they own the name so they can say since 1974. maybe 2006 springfield did not arrive the exact same way ford did and does not meet your ideas of what is springfield and what is not, but guess what.. They own the name and they get to use it. I myself dont' think Ford deserve to use the name Ford as Henry Ford was a great innovantor, but the world does not work on how I think.. just like it does not work on how you think.

so get over it. you say springfield is not the same springfield or 1794 I say it is... pick your pie.
It was not a company in 1794, at most it was an arms depot. That SA was never a company. It was run by the Defense department just as military base is run by its branch of the military and just as the local PD is run by the city. Not a private organization in the least. It started out as an arms depot and went into weapons research and manufacturing for the govt. No profit to be made, nor shareholders to satisfy. Simply a budget to work with.

What you are saying is akin to saying that if the govt shuts down SOCOM, I buy the rights to the name and start my own company that this new compnay is the same entity.

And FoMoCo is the same company more or less. And if they are sold to others the tooling, resources, knowledge and such can be sold along with it. Stock holders own portions and share profits. Harley Davidson is just a name that has been sold multiple times. And is more or less the same company, but when they started they were a company.
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It was not a company in 1794, at most it was an arms depot. That SA was never a company. It was run by the Defense department just as military base is run by its branch of the military and just as the local PD is run by the city. Not a private organization in the least. It started out as an arms depot and went into weapons research and manufacturing for the govt. No profit to be made, nor shareholders to satisfy. Simply a budget to work with.

What you are saying is akin to saying that if the govt shuts down SOCOM, I buy the rights to the name and start my own company that this new compnay is the same entity.

And FoMoCo is the same company more or less. And if they are sold to others the tooling, resources, knowledge and such can be sold along with it. Stock holders own portions and share profits. Harley Davidson is just a name that has been sold multiple times. And is more or less the same company, but when they started they were a company.

Big Friggin deal, so it was not a company in 1794, but it eventually became a company and eventually became "not a company" with only a name left. That name was bought and the tradition kept on going, just like Harley kept the name going.

The Roman Empire trace it's roots to 510 BC, when in fact it was not even an Empire in 510 BC. You can argue that all you want to.

Pick your pie. Let us know how you think the world should work and the world will still work the way it is regardless of what you think. Pick your pie.

Dam I am happy to be in California. When you show a half picture of your gun everyone here thinks it is a gripless build, but in the rest of the country they actually think you only posted half a pic. Not to mention the pic right above it shows the full pic but opposite side =)

I love this state.
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Why do you think that it was a company from 1794 to 1968?

Do you call larwence Livermore a company, how abut Fort Bragg, or the DOJ, maybe NASA?

Like i said before, a successful marketing ploy.

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Why do you think that it was a company from 1794 to 1968?

Do you call larwence Livermore a company, how abut Fort Bragg, or the DOJ, maybe NASA?

Like i said before, a successful marketing ploy.
Guess what? I am sure if LLL, or NASA becomes a private company I am sure they will use the earliest date possible too. Marketing Ploy? maybe so, but it is legal. Microsoft trace it's roots to 1985, even they did not have a building. The Springfield Armory was just that... an armory, a place to store guns, then it became a company. In all likelyhood the CA DOJ could also become a company, the gov't will not want to finance their own gestapo policy or employ their own "hessians" so they will pay someone to do it for them.

Since 1794. It works for me. I see it don't work for you. Pick your pie.
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Dude, Springfield Armory of today is in no relation to the federal arsenal of the same name. It is a private company with no relationship whatsoever to the US Government. The are not even close to each other on a map.

Springfield Armory was not a company for nearly 200 years, it was a government facility, and now a museum. A place. Some guy bought the NAME (not facilities, blueprints, machinery, inventory, records etc etc) to market his own brand of firearms (not US government weapons).

It's like me starting a company named "Marine Corps Widgets, LLC, since 1775",with no relationship to the USMC whatsover. Government agencies are not companies.

C'mon read up a little before spewing this nonsense
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Dude, Springfield Armory of today is in no relation to the federal arsenal of the same name. It is a private company with no relationship whatsoever to the US Government. The are not even close to each other on a map.

Springfield Armory was not a company for nearly 200 years, it was a government facility, and now a museum. A place. Some guy bought the NAME (not facilities, blueprints, machinery, inventory, records etc etc) to market his own brand of firearms (not US government weapons).

It's like me starting a company named "Marine Corps Widgets, LLC, since 1775",with no relationship to the USMC whatsover. Government agencies are not companies.

C'mon read up a little before spewing this nonsense

The original Springfield Armory actually developed and built rifles. Did you know the M1903 and Garand were developed and produced at Springfield Armory? If it walks like a duck and sounds like a duck..... This sounds like a company to me. In the late 60's Springfield closed it's doors in Springfield Mass only to reopen ~5 years later in Illinois. Some dude bought the name and began producing M14 rifles. This dude had a right to use that name hence the reason you see "Springfield since 1794"

I guess it is ok for other companies to file chapter 11, restructure, and sometimes close it's door with just a NAME only to reopen years later. I am sure Tobasco Sauce and the Colonels chicken is not the same either. But I guess it is not ok for Springfield to do this.

I guess your problem is you want the label to say "Springfield since 1974" instead of "Springfield since 1794"... well you always can write to the Gov't to complain hahahaha. Springfield Armory Inc, has the right to use the NAME. Marketing gimmick? Maybe, but what of anything on this earth is not a marketing gimmick?

You can try to buy the NAME Marine Corp LLC, and set up your own company, I just want to say good luck with that. I don't think the Gov't will let you use the motto "Marine Corp since 1775" for your company... but anyways good luck with that. Why do you want to use that name anyways? You trying to raise a private mercenary naval infantry battalion?
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