Archive for the ‘Springfield 1911 9mm’ Category

Springfield/Warren 9mm 1911 Endurance Test: Report #31

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

64,579 15 stoppages 0 malfunctions 5 parts breakages And we're done... It's been a long time since I've written an update and as you can see the gun has fired a lot of rounds since the last one. But alas the past couple of range sessions have led me to believe that the barrel wear has finally caught ...

Springfield/Warren 9mm 1911 Endurance Test: Report #30

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

57,257 14 stoppages 0 malfunctions 4 parts breakages Lots of mechanical goings-on with the SACS/Warren gun since the last update and I am now officially moving into the realm of kitchen table 1911 tinkerer. As mentioned last time, I've switched to the Wilson Bulletproof 9mm slide stop. It dropped right in and has proven 100% reliable over ...

Springfield/Warren 9mm 1911 Endurance Test: Report #29

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

54,287 14 stoppages 0 malfunctions 4 parts breakages Another 4,000 rounds have sailed down the pipe since the last update with very little to report, really. I'm definitely liking the 10-8 flat trigger. Other than sights and mag catch, the new trigger was the first real change I've made to the gun. The overtravel adjustment is probably ...

Myth: Perfect Barrel

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

One of the most common myths I've heard repeated throughout the shooting world has been the importance of a perfect barrel. At matches, during law enforcement testing, and even around the water cooler with engineers at gun companies it seems like many people consider the barrel of a pistol as ...

Springfield/Warren 9mm 1911 50k Report

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

50,286 rounds 14 stoppages 0 malfunctions 4 parts breakages With fifty thousand rounds downrange and on the books, what is the no holds barred assessment of the SACS/Warren 9mm? I like it. I like it a lot.  Though in fairness, it's hard to explain in objective terms. Looking at just the raw numbers, the only factor that stands ...

SACS/Warren Reliability

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Looking at the first 50,000 rounds of the SACS/Warren 1911 test, people seem drawn to one of two diametrically opposed opinions: A Mean Rounds Between Stoppages of better than 3,500 is impressive, it did great! Previous test guns were more reliable, it did horrible! First, let's get the harsh reality into the light. ...

Springfield/Warren 9mm 1911 Endurance Test: Report #28

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

50,286 14 stoppages 0 malfunctions 4 parts breakages Pictured above is Scott Warren of Warren Tactical as he fires #50,000. The gun was used during one hundred range sessions totaling 383 hours over the past 407 days. That works out to an average range day of three hours and fifty minutes during which 500 rounds were fired, ...

Springfield/Warren 9mm 1911 Endurance Test: Report #27

Monday, August 19th, 2013

49,999 rounds 14 stoppages 0 malfunctions 4 parts breakages If only I'd had one more round! In all seriousness, there's a plan in place for firing #50,000 later this week. Once that's done I'll have some in-depth posts about the gun, reliability, and my feelings toward 1911s in general. Train hard & stay safe! ToddG You can also follow ...

Springfield/Warren 9mm 1911 Endurance Test: Report #26

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

49,174 rounds 14 stoppages 0 malfunctions 4 parts breakages As reported last week, the SACS/Warren test gun suffered its second broken ejector. It was shipped back to Springfield at their expense on Monday the 5th and was back in my hands on Friday the 9th. Candidly, I have mixed feelings about this breakage. A part that fails ...

Springfield/Warren 9mm 1911 Endurance Test: Report #25.1

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

After the last update, I decided to detail strip and clean the gun. Lo and behold, the ejector has broken again. I cannot say exactly when it broke. It could have been immediately after the last shot I'd fired through the gun or it could have happened shortly after I last ...