Springfield Armory 1911 Loaded Gear Up
- Price: $1,031.99
- Caliber: 45 ACP
- Barrel: 5 inch
- Total Length: 8.6 inch
- Weight: 2.5lb
This is about as cheap a 1911 as I would normally want to own. But the Springfield Armory Loaded Gear Up Package is a great deal, a great pistol and well worth the money.
It makes incredible handguns. It makes some of our favorites right now, including the XD Mod.2 that we think is one of the best concealed carry pistols on the market. And just sometimes the sales sections can throw up a real surprise.
Because this, right here, is pretty much my perfect 1911 pistol. It’s the gun we imagined as a kid. It’s clean, it’s big, it packs a punch and it just looks like it has perfect balance. It features on both of these too.
This One Is Going Cheap
Springfield Armory do engineering and this gun is traditional to its core. It’s a full size, stainless steel weapon with a matchgrade barrel. The safety is contained within that elegant beavertail grip, it comes with proper walnut inserts and it feels like the kind of gun you could trust with your life.
A Bedside Gun With Real Stopping Power
That 45 ACP caliber means you get real stopping power, too, and this gun could easily displace a Glock 9mm from the bedside biometric safe that we should all have by now.
You get 7 + 1 rounds, which should be more than enough to settle a dispute and as a last line of defense then this 8.6 inch gun with a 5 inch barrel has psychological impact, as well as literal stopping power.
Get 1000 rounds of ammunition from about 36c a round for proper brass jacketed bullets and hit the range.
This Could Become a Firm Favorite
I will bet money this is a supremely accurate range gun and it could easily displace the others and become the favorite in your collection. It’s beautifully simple, it’s engineering at its finest and it’s an absolute beast at the range.
It is also one of the most elegant guns we’ve seen in a long time. At that price, we think it’s a steal.
We Love Springfield Armory Products
You’ll find plenty of SA products on our pages, from a eulogy to the all new Saint Victor Edge pistol, when it came out, to featuring heavily on our posts on the best 1911s under $2000. And the best 1911 under $1000…
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