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SPRINGFIELD ARMORY BLACK STAINLESS™ 1911 PISTOL, COMBAT

Springfield Armory Black Stainless 1911 combat pistol with three dot low profile combat sights

The Springfield Armory Black Stainless Combat 1911 is beauty combined with function. The forged stainless steel frame and slide are finished in parkerized black, then the flats are polished, leaving darkened tone that looks similar to a boron carbide finish.

The scalloped G10 grips add to the pistol's distinctive looks, as do the darkened front and rear slide serrations, and the blackened beavertail safety. Nothing has been spared to make this 1911 draw attention.

The sights are low profile 3 dot combat, with smoothed corners for a snag-free draw. The skeletonized aluminum match trigger is adjustable for overtravel. The pistol also has a stainless barrel for corrosion resistance

Specifications

Black Stainless™ PX9154LP
Caliber: .45 ACP
Capacity: 7+1
Barrel: 5", 1:16 LH
Sights: Low profile 3 dot combat sights
Sight Radius: 6.5"
Size: 40ozs., 8.5" overall length
Trigger Pull: 5 to 6 lbs.
Magazines: 2 SS Mags.

Every Springfield Armory 1911 pistol is equipped with a trigger locking device. A key inserted into a hole in the rear grip strap positively locks the trigger, making it impossible for a child to accidentally discharge the gun. This system gives you a choice as to whether or not you need to lock your gun. Unlike trigger locks on other brands of guns, the keyhole is small, so that it doesn't ruin the looks of the gun.

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Springfield Armory Black Stainless 1911 Customer Reviews:

Overall Rating: review stars, 3 out of 5 possible stars 3 out of 5
By Eric Kaugerts, Kerhonkson, NY
October 23, 2013

Purpose: Defense/Law Enforcement

"A friend of mine bought this pistol new as his first pistol. We went shooting and each put about 100 rounds through our weapons, he through his Springfield and I through my Colt 1991A1 with Parkerized SS finish. I fired a couple of magazines out of the Springfield and found the accuracy to be comparable to my Colt.

I did like the way the Springfield's metal trigger felt on my finger but preferred how and when my Colt's trigger releaded its hammer. My Colt only has about 600 rounds through it but its springs felt less stiff and easier to work and smoother than the Springfield. Perhaps with a few thousand rounds put through it, the more robust springs in the Springfield will hold up better with regard to accuracy and malfunction.

Lastly, while I can do a complete breakdown of my Colt with no tools and clean it in about 35 minutes, the Springfield took twice that long and required a hex key, supplied with the weapon.

Overall, the Springfield is a pretty pistol that fires straight and true but was only a marginal improvement over a Colt at twice the price."

Overall Rating: review stars, 4 out of 5 possible stars 4 out of 5
By Lucas, Ft. Riley, KS
November 18, 2011

"This is one of those pistols that has been getting better and better the more it breaks in. To be honest, I was not happy at all with the accuracy out of the box, and the trigger pull was quite heavy. Initial groups at 10 yds were about 5 inches, occasionally worse, even with multiple shooters. But the one good thing that has remained constant has been its reliability. After 3 years and a few thousand rounds, I can count the number of malfunctions on one hand. So that is a definite plus.

After playing with the adjustment screw on the trigger for a while, I managed to get the over travel and general feel of the trigger to a more acceptable feel and now that the pistol has roughly 2,000 rounds through it, its actually starting to print. It can now group about 2 inches at 15 yds, a vast improvement over when it was new. If anyone is interested, I actually just did an accuracy comparison between my four 1911's: S.A. Loaded Combat, S.A. Lightweight Champion Operator, S&W 1911PD, and Kimber Ultra Carry II. The most accurate by far was the Champion Operator, punching out one ragged hole roughly an inch across at 15 yds.

Second was the S&W 1911PD and the Kimber, which were both printing at about 1.5"-2", and then the Loaded Combat at about 2". The Kimber had the best breaking trigger in my opinion, but it also had the only malfunction out of the four (a stove pipe).

Interesting to note is that the most accurate, the Champion Operator, was also the least expensive at $805, followed by the Loaded Combat at $890, then S&W at $1100, then the Kimber, which was a gift so I can't remember exactly the price but I'm pretty sure it was more than $1,100.

Sorry this turned out to be quite long and really not on the same point at all. Hope it was interesting at least a little bit."

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