Springfield Armory 1911

  • Care and Feeding of 1911 Magazines

    The Springfield 1911 series of pistols is by far one of the bestselling and most loved handguns of all time. You only have to look as far as our forum logo to see an example of this. The thing is, probably the most important step to keeping that Springer ticking like a clock is in proper magazine maintenance. Before you check out, give us ten minutes of your time. You can thank us later. How do you get that bad boy apart? Ok, first of all, there is more to cleaning and caring for that...
  • The Case for Two 1911s

    If John Moses Browning's Model handgun of 1911 is perhaps now an icon, today made by Springfield Armory, would it be OK to have more than one? Does Sterling Archer own a turtleneck? Of course! We give you the reasons why. Commonality of parts So you have two handguns in your life, why should both of them be Springfield 1911's? One of the most important reasons we can think of is interchangeability of parts. The 51-ish parts of the design are some of the most common in all of pistol-dom....
  • The Range Officer Now Comes in 9 Milly

    Springfield Armory has announced that they have put their vaunted Range Officer series of .45ACP 1911-style pistols on a new diet. No, we don\'t mean Volumetrics, Jenny Craig, or the Ornish diet; we mean the RO now comes in a variant ready to nom nom nom on 9mm NATO all day. The Range Officer In November 2010, Springfield came out with a modification of their 1911-line with an \'out of the box\' entry-level competition gun. Featuring a host of nice features like an extended beavertail...
  • The Springfield GI Model 1911

    For less than a decade Springfield Armory made a budget .45 that saluted the old-school Colt 1911s carried by servicemen and women across most of the 20th Century. This model, appropriately enough, was the GI Model and it was a hidden gem. The design To salute the plain Jane, no-frills GI guns that were stamped out in the millions during World War 2 to defend the country from the forces of Hitler and Imperial Japan, in 2004 Springfield Armory decided to introduce a gun that was much the...
  • Springfield Armory MC Operator Model 1911

    The US Marine Corps has long been a fan of John Browning\'s Model 1911 pistol. Colt made early models while WWII era guns were largely made by Remington, Ithaca and others. Those long serving guns remained in the arsenals of the Marine Corps for decades after, being modified, and improved to stay the best combat handgun the corps could offer those at the tip of the spear. Springfield based its MC Operator on these Marine special operations style 1911s. The Marines .45 For over a hundred...
  1. The Omega Man : Springfield's Lost German 10mm

    So if you contend that 9mm is just too small, .38 Super is just too old school, and .45ACP is just too slow, odds are you are a 10mm Auto kinda guy. Well Springfield knew about the 10 milly back in the day and even made a 1911 framed pistol to accommodate it. We aren't fooling around here. In fact, it was the Omega. These guns were old school 'Pre-90' series guns with a 5.04-inch barrel (a hair bigger longer than standard 1911s) that were made from a West German-US partnership. Say what?...
  2. The Case for Two 1911s

    If John Moses Browning's Model handgun of 1911 is perhaps now an icon, today made by Springfield Armory, would it be OK to have more than one? Does Sterling Archer own a turtleneck? Of course! We give you the reasons why. Commonality of parts So you have two handguns in your life, why should both of them be Springfield 1911's? One of the most important reasons we can think of is interchangeability of parts. The 51-ish parts of the design are some of the most common in all of pistol-dom....
  3. Care and Feeding of 1911 Magazines

    The Springfield 1911 series of pistols is by far one of the bestselling and most loved handguns of all time. You only have to look as far as our forum logo to see an example of this. The thing is, probably the most important step to keeping that Springer ticking like a clock is in proper magazine maintenance. Before you check out, give us ten minutes of your time. You can thank us later. How do you get that bad boy apart? Ok, first of all, there is more to cleaning and caring for that...
  4. The Springfield GI Model 1911

    For less than a decade Springfield Armory made a budget .45 that saluted the old-school Colt 1911s carried by servicemen and women across most of the 20th Century. This model, appropriately enough, was the GI Model and it was a hidden gem. The design To salute the plain Jane, no-frills GI guns that were stamped out in the millions during World War 2 to defend the country from the forces of Hitler and Imperial Japan, in 2004 Springfield Armory decided to introduce a gun that was much the...
  5. Springfield Armory MC Operator Model 1911

    The US Marine Corps has long been a fan of John Browning\'s Model 1911 pistol. Colt made early models while WWII era guns were largely made by Remington, Ithaca and others. Those long serving guns remained in the arsenals of the Marine Corps for decades after, being modified, and improved to stay the best combat handgun the corps could offer those at the tip of the spear. Springfield based its MC Operator on these Marine special operations style 1911s. The Marines .45 For over a hundred...
  6. The Range Officer Now Comes in 9 Milly

    Springfield Armory has announced that they have put their vaunted Range Officer series of .45ACP 1911-style pistols on a new diet. No, we don\'t mean Volumetrics, Jenny Craig, or the Ornish diet; we mean the RO now comes in a variant ready to nom nom nom on 9mm NATO all day. The Range Officer In November 2010, Springfield came out with a modification of their 1911-line with an \'out of the box\' entry-level competition gun. Featuring a host of nice features like an extended beavertail...
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