Springfield 1911

Springfield 1911

Over the weekend I made a 1000 mi, round trip by car to see my brother and pick up the 1911. There was also golf involved and TBH was happy to get out of the house (win!).
Today I put 1/2 box of blazer brass and 1/2 box of Win white through it. I ran both brands through both mags. No hiccups.
The weight of the stainless combined with the fresh spring (the guy I got it from said it had less than 50 rounds through it) made the recoil way softer than the last .45 I fired. The low profile G.I. sights were not too bad, after the first mag I was aquiring target about as well as I do with the heavy revolver and light .38 rounds. At this point I couldn't be happier unless the ammo was free!

A note to reloaders and brass collectors, the blazer brass in .45 ACP uses a small pistol primer.
Unless I am mistaken, all other brass cases in .45 ACP are large primer pockets. I aint saying that it's a bad thing, just something I didn't expect.

Now, a question for 1911 shooters. Through the years I have noticed many .45 autos tend to flat spot the mouth of the spent casings. Do you have this experience with your pistol?

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2 years 39 weeks ago, 5:13 PM

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very nice

and all,i'm green with envy,good for you Lee.I have seen the flat spot on .45 cases as well but i don't know what causes it.

i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
2 years 39 weeks ago, 5:23 PM

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Thanks LBC

I've been waiting for this day since my baby brother bought a new Colt in '91. Shit! I guess I do have SOME patience! The beavertail is solid, the hammer under the slide does create the illusion though.

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2 years 39 weeks ago, 5:43 PM

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ha!

your right,i'm blind in one eye,can't see out the other.

i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
2 years 39 weeks ago, 5:29 PM

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very nice hope u got some birds :>)

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2 years 39 weeks ago, 6:24 PM

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nice vaq

those are nice pistols. I'm sure you'll like it. I've never really looked at the brass from my springer for flat spots, but I know its fairly common. Are your cases hitting the ejection port?

"Proelium Comminus Auctoritate" "Sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel is a muzzle flash."
2 years 39 weeks ago, 6:38 PM

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reap, thanks.

I am still trying to settle down and do a once over/cleaning on it. Been busy since I posted.
I'll check for signs when I tear down.

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