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Springfield/Warren 9mm 1911 Endurance Test: Report #25

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

46,551 rounds 14 stoppages 0 malfunctions 3 parts breakages Less than 3,500 rounds to go! Barring a catastrophe the SACS/Warren gun should hit the 50,000 round mark within the next couple of weeks. For the third update in a row, there is a stoppage to report. This one occurred during the Langdon Tactical Pistol Skills class in Culpeper, ...

Springfield/Warren 9mm 1911 Endurance Test: Report #24

Saturday, July 20th, 2013

43,274 rounds 13 stoppages 0 malfunctions 3 parts breakages The gun suffered another stoppage, a failure to feed a CCI Blazer 3509 FMJ. The bullet nose was pressed straight into the bottom of the feed ramp. A simple Tap-Rack solved it. The gun had recently been lubricated but it had been more than 3,500 rounds since ...

Springfield/Warren 9mm 1911 Endurance Test: Report #23

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

[youtube]http://youtu.be/vOfVxt-mf8c[/youtube] 42,339 rounds 12 stoppages 0 malfunctions 3 parts breakages As you can see from the video above, the pistol suffered its 12th stoppage (and the first gun-induced problem in more than 9,000 rounds since the ejector was replaced by Springfield Armory Custom Shop). It failed to go completely into battery after firing. Simply tapping the magazine ...

Springfield/Warren 9mm 1911 Endurance Test: Report #22

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

[youtube]http://youtu.be/mdhdJXxRXl0[/youtube] 38,724 rounds 11 stoppages 0 malfunctions 3 parts breakages In addition to the KSTG match reported last week, this past weekend I also shot my first IDPA match in five years. I even went so far as to clean the gun before the IDPA match... the first time in more than 6,000 rounds. It was just a quick field ...

Springfield/Warren 9mm 1911 Endurance Test: Report #21

Saturday, May 25th, 2013

37,177 rounds 11 stoppages 0 malfunctions 3 parts breakages The SACS/Warren pistol saw a good number of rounds over the past week between the class with  Robert Vogel (pictured left) and regular practice. I was only able to attend the first day of the Vogel class due to unforeseen circumstances but it was a worthwhile day of ...

Springfield/Warren 9mm 1911 Endurance Test: Report #20

Friday, May 17th, 2013

35,257 rounds 11 stoppages 0 malfunctions 3 parts breakages Thirty five thousand rounds in the can ... who ever would have guessed? As you can see, I got to practice quite a bit this week. But in addition to the big round count I also spent some serious time dry firing this week: three and a half ...

Springfield/Warren 9mm 1911 Endurance Test: Report #19

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

32,893 rounds 11 stoppages 0 malfunctions 3 parts breakages The pistol is back from SACS and has already seen one long day of practice. The whole trip to the mothership and back took sixteen days. As Springfield customer service always does, they covered overnight shipping in both directions. According to the work order, Springfield recut the slide ...

Springfield/Warren 9mm 1911 Endurance Test: Report #18

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

31,818 rounds 11 stoppages 0 malfunctions 2 parts breakages In case the photo above didn't clue you in, the SACS/Warren gun suffered another small part breakage. After firing round number 31,704 successfully, the gun failed to fire on the next round. A quick glance at the gun showed a piece of metal stuck between the new ...

Springfield/Warren 9mm 1911 Endurance Test: Report #17

Monday, April 15th, 2013

30,297 rounds 11 stoppages 0 malfunctions 1 parts breakages The gun has passed the 30,000 round mark but suffered one more (minor) stoppage... the first in eleven thousand rounds. During practice the gun experienced a failure to fire. The hammer dropped but there was almost no mark whatsoever on the primer. The round fired normally on a second ...

Springfield/Warren 9mm 1911 Endurance Test: Report #16

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

27,995 rounds 10 stoppages 0 malfunctions 1 parts breakages Somewhere, in some pantheon of gods and demons, there is clearly a supernatural being bent on preventing me from doing a decent reload with this 1911. Thanks to joshs volunteering to be my shooting partner one day, I was able to ascertain the leading problem with my reload technique: ...