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Well, let's start off with the truth, which is the hardest thing to come by, and you won't necessarily like it, but here it is.

The LB Operator is a fixed sight SA 1911. Other than appearance and a slightly increased weight out front due to the tac rail, it is identical to the MilSpec, which is to say that it should be an accurate and reliable handgun.
 

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According to Springfield customer service the Long Beach has a stiffer recoil spring than the TRP. I forget what was told me...either 18 or 19 lb spring in the recoil assembly. ..other than that I'm hit aware of anything different although it's a sweet pistol...if you can find one grab it...been looking and haven't heard anything from any shops down here in the south of Louisiana
 

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After getting off the phone with customer care its 18 and a half pound recoil spring. All other 45s get a 16 pound spring. The only exception is their custom guns all receive at 18 as well. And after researching a little and speaking to the representative the Long Beach is made here in the USA. At least fitted and finished.
 

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Get it...amazing fit and finish...quite impressed after spending a day looking it over and inspecting it...absolutely beautiful gun beyond the price
 
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