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Springfield Armory "Operator" 1911: Going in Heavy by Nutnfancy

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Published on 05 Apr 2018 / In People and Blogs

Yep it's big and it's heavy but sometimes thats just what the doctor ordered. The Springfield Armory "Operator" model 1911 is a superbly made, full size, full weight 1911 pistol that incorporates many desirable features. Tipping the scales at 42 ounces unloaded, it will be a brick to carry. But as pointed out in the video sometimes that weight is good, kind of like when shooting at the range competitively or perhaps for shooters who can just "connect" better with such a gun. The mass will allow this .45 ACP chambered gun to shoot more quickly and more accurately compared to lighter weight guns in the same caliber. And some tactical operators, like the US Marine Expeditionary Units (MEUs), have opted for a 1911 despite this additional weight because of its fast shooting qualities and the retained durability of the design (some of their Kimber ICQBs 1911s are reported to have over 15,000 rds a piece and still shooting). This "Operator" model includes many included 1911 modifications: forged frame, slide, and barrel, Picatinny accessory rail, flat mainspring housing, lowered and flared ejection port, loaded chamber indicator, carry bevel treatment, lightweight Deltaβ„’ hammer, ambidextrous safety, memory padded beaver tail grip safety, Tritium precision fixed sights (proprietary), and Torx head grip screws. It is indeed expensive however it represents the same quality, durability, ergonomic, and reliability standards of many custom 1911 guns costing well over $3,000. If you plan to shoot your 1911 a lot it could be money well spent. There are lots a great 1911 brands and models available today but the "Operator" should hold its own against all comers. /////////////Nutnfancy Likeability Scale: 8 of 10

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