Anyone here have a Springfield Armory 911?

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Anyone here have a Springfield Armory 911?

Postby Brian D. » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:00 pm

I looked at the .380 version at the Ohio Gun Collector's Association show over the weekend, but know very little about it or the 9mm model. It was used but unfired, for $400. My internal gun guy voice suggested snagging it up, but the rest of me said "Do some research first!"

So, who has one and what do you think? I'm open to either caliber by the way.
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Re: Anyone here have a Springfield Armory 911?

Postby JustaShooter » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:52 pm

I have a SA Range Officer in 9mm and I love it. I'm not a 1911 guy, and this is the first and only 1911 I've owned, but it is easily the smoothest functioning handgun I've ever shot. I've shot a couple of other 1911s, including a Kimber Custom II, and none of them were better than the SA - and some were not as good. I'm sure there are nicer 1911s out there, but without spending real money on one I don't see how you could do better out of the box.
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Re: Anyone here have a Springfield Armory 911?

Postby Brian D. » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:58 pm

Thanks. But the Springfield Armory 911 is a different animal, based on the Colt Mustang design, which begat the Sig P238 (.380) and then the P938 (9mm).
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Re: Anyone here have a Springfield Armory 911?

Postby JustaShooter » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:48 am

Brian D. wrote:Thanks. But the Springfield Armory 911 is a different animal, based on the Colt Mustang design, which begat the Sig P238 (.380) and then the P938 (9mm).

Not sure how I totally missed that the question was about the 911, not the 1911.
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Re: Anyone here have a Springfield Armory 911?

Postby Brian D. » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:57 pm

Easy mistake to make. Online "reputation" of the 911 seems good, but I always look for opinions of owners who are here on the forum.
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