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I have not owned a 1911 in several years. I kind of got to the point where they are out of style due to compacity thing. Finally I am glad with age that I have come back around.

Anyway I have been wanting one again, so I saw that my LGS had a Colt Gold cup advertised which although I did not have the money I wanted to see it. I went in and it was really nice and tight and a beauty but really could not afford it in this economy. He showed me a couple Springfield's and even some cheaper manufactures. They were all ok but when I buy a 1911 I have to have a shorter LOP so I have to change the trigger out for shooting comfort. He then showed me this Mil-Spec Springfield. It was tightly made with forged frame and slide. Good sights and a short trigger. I have small hands so the standard beavertail I liked and will not have to worry about hammer bite. Match barrel, I mean this thing I just fell in Love with. Perfect for me. Nothing fancy just the simple things that you need in a 1911.

Yes it came home with me and all though due to the rain this week I have not had a chance to take it down to my steel plate range and try it out as of yet. Some time this weekend but I have all the confidence in this Springfield that it will preform. I have had Springfield polymer guns before and always gotten rid of them fairly quickly due to not being an American made gun. I do have a few non American made firearms but just a few. I was really pleased to find out that this 1911 was made in America. The only parts that I did change out on it was the grip screws, the factory grip screws looked just a little wallered out slot from the factory. So I put some Allen head really nice 1911 grip screws in that I already had.

Anyway Love this thing and also like that it is parkerized finished
 

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Well I could not leave well enough alone. I have small hands since I am only 5'5" tall. I replaced the mainspring housing to a flat mainspring housing. Also replaced the grips to thin grip and bushings style. Replaced the recoil spring cap due to the Springfield factory cap must have been a little large. I could not get the recoil spring cap to clear the barrel bushing without putting a lot of pressure on the barrel bushing to get the clearance. Replaced with a really nice aftermarket cap and now no wrench needed to get the clearance past the barrel bushing. Now really fits my hand amazingly.

Pictures to come.
 
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