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Like most, I've been patiently waiting for the release of the Prodigy. A few gun shops have them in stock however, the only ones arriving are the 4.25" with the optics installed. The 5" Prodigy are arriving without optics and the shops are telling customers that none of the 5" have the optics and Springfield has not released the Hex for distribution. Springfield, what gives?
 

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You can get a Hex Dragonfly off of Amazon and many other distributors right now. However, and I have not looked, I can see the AOS plate you need to mount one being a problem to get, where everyone they make for the new platform is being packaged with the 4.25" version.

If you really want the 5" I would say just get the thing, shoot it, and wait however many months it takes to get the plate to add the optic, although you could also just wait and see the price for the entire package go down, something that has happened with the Hellcat Pro now that it has been out a while and has me considering adding one to my collection, although I do like the P365X Macro, but that has the problem of being new and the magazines are not available but it at least uses the same optics mounts as the rest of the P365X/XL line.
 

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Good Morning,
Imagine how excited I was as an owner of Springfield Mod 2, XD 40, SOCOM M1A, and this week the brand new Springfield Prodigy 5” 1911.
I went to the range yesterday only to have my very first shot fail to feed. After a few mins of wondering I spoke to the range officer who told me this is the third prodigy he has seen so this. The other two he put oil on and said it needed a break in period. I shot 200 rounds with failure to feed happening 90% of the time. Very upsetting and frustrating day plus wasting 200rds of ammo on top of a $1700 gun which is now back at the gunsmith already. Very frustrated.
Brand new out of the box expensive gun. As I’m looking at my cheap 9mms not have one failure at the range (CZ Scorpion, M&P Shield, Springfield Mod 2) I saved the Prodigy for last only to ruin my day out 😢
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...I shot 200 rounds with failure to feed happening 90% of the time. Very upsetting and frustrating day plus wasting 200rds of ammo on top of a $1700 gun which is now back at the gunsmith already. Very frustrated...
What are you running for ammo?, 1911's can be kind of picky on what they will work with.

Looking at the pictures, the COL seems longer than what I load 9mm to, but since this is based off of observations of a picture and not actually measuring things, it's really just guess.
 

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Like most, I've been quietly sitting tight for the arrival of the Wonder. A couple of firearm shops have them in stock be that as it may, the only ones showing up are the 4.25" with the optics introduced. The 5" Wonder are showing up without optics and the shops are let clients know that none of the 5" have the optics and Springfield has not delivered the Hex for conveyance. Springfield, what gives?
 

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After a very thorough strip down and cleaning w/ lube, followed by no less than a solid week of dry firing w/ A-Zoom Striker snap caps, my 4.25" Prodigy has not had any issues with FTFeed, FTFire, or FTEject using 115gr or 124gr ammo. 147gr is where I've experienced some grief...

I also kept my 3 17rd and 4 20rd mags fully "pre-loaded" while I did my week long dry firing period. I had each mag cleaned extensively before first range firing, especially inside the upper/inner feed lips of the 17rd mags as they were all rough inside.

Close to 1,500 rds thus far and I'd say the 4.25" version is the way to go based on what I've seen and heard from others. I'm waiting on my pre-ordered optic plate, and I hope the added weight of the red dot doesn't weigh/slow down the slide during firing. I thought the 5" model would be too much weight for the stock 9lb spring to work efficiently enough, but I may be wrong.

This thing is a keeper for me, and is dead-on accurate at the range. Very enjoyable to shoot!
 

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FYI, the "10-8 Performance" Slide Stop, Gen 2 is the PERFECT upgrade for the rather standard slide stop for the S.A. Prodigy (or most any other 1911/2011 pistols). There are 2 color choices, as well as slide stops for 9mm and .45ACP:

Slide Stop, Gen 2

I recently purchased the Carbon Steel, 9mm 10-8 slide stop and it is top notch in fitment and function. Highly recommended!

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No Wasp here, but I will install a HS407CO x2 on my Prodigy. Ever since they were first announced, I finally received the long ago pre-ordered & back-ordered AoS Plate (A14B). Should be pretty straight forward for the install and zeroing, so yeah, it's about to go down.(y) More to follow...
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Knowing my luck, CHPWs will release theirs for the Prodigy in the coming weeks that'll probably be just as good if not better...
 

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Sorry to hear that. Few questions...

5" or 4.25" model?

Did you strip and clean (& lube) it first?

And before you went to the range, did you take time to break in your magazines' springs?

As the Peodigy is a very nice double stack 1911 from S.A., it does require some TLC before it can run smoothly. Yes, it should run like a champ right from the start (especially because of it's price of admission), but it is still an "entry-level" 2011/1911DS pistol that inherently has FTF & FTE issues.

I took a considerable amount of time cleaning and breaking mine in before the first range trip, and it has not had any of the issues or problems experienced by some. Sucks to hear, but totally true...
 

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How in the hell do you get the AOS plate off?! I field striped my Prodigy like the manual says, removed the screws and taped hard with a rubber Real Avid mallet and tried to pry it off and ill be damned if I can get it off. Called SA customer service they told me "Oh yes we have had several calls on this and if you put it into a vise and hit it with a mallet it should pop off" Put it in a vise and hit it REALY!!!. I am soaking it in WD40 now hoping that it will loosen it up. The other advise I got from SA was "or you can send it back to us and we will get it off but it will be a two week wait.
Any constructive help would be appreciated.
 
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