Archive for the ‘Springfield 1911 9mm’ Category

Springfield/Warren 9mm 1911 Endurance Test: Report #15

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

25,466 rounds 10 stoppages 0 malfunctions 1 parts breakages Perhaps my sense of  humor is just a bit too dry. For those who didn't get the joke from last Friday: The SACS/Warren pistol is running just fine and broke the 25,000 round mark. Contrary to popular belief, Todd Green carrying a 1911 was not the 2012 disaster predicted by ...

SACS/Warren Test Gun Breaks

Friday, February 15th, 2013

... 25,000 rounds, that is! Details to follow this weekend. Train hard & stay safe! ToddG

Springfield/Warren 9mm 1911 Endurance Test: Report #14

Friday, February 1st, 2013

23,864 rounds 10 stoppages 0 malfunctions 1 parts breakages After an almost two month hiatus, the SACS/Warren gun finally got a trip to the range today. It was a very short practice session (less than 150 rounds and less than ninety minutes) but it gave me a chance to assess the gun's condition. The first 31 ...

Springfield/Warren 9mm 1911 Endurance Test: Report #13

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

23,512 rounds 10 stoppages 0 malfunctions 1 parts breakages The past three weeks have been much more about carrying than shooting. We spent an entire week at a cabin in Western Maryland, devoting most of our days to either hiking or lying on the couch. The 1911 in its 5 Shot S.M.E. holster worked great under both ...

Springfield/Warren 9mm 1911 Endurance Test: Report #12

Monday, November 12th, 2012

22,046 rounds 10 stoppages 0 malfunctions 1 parts breakages As hoped, last week allowed for three separate practice sessions and more than 1,800 rounds through the SACS/Warren gun. Happily, there is nothing to report in terms of function. The gun went bang over and over. It's been more than 2,000 rounds since the gun has been cleaned, ...

Springfield/Warren 9mm 1911 Endurance Test: Report #12

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

20,243 rounds 10 stoppages 0 malfunctions 1 parts breakages It's been a while since the last update. My teaching schedule has had me on the road pretty much nonstop which means less practice time than usual. The big news, obviously, is that the gun surpassed the 20,000 round mark. It's managed to stay on the right side ...

Springfield/Warren 9mm 1911 Endurance Test: Report #11

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

18,651 rounds 9 stoppages 0 malfunctions 1 parts breakages Last week began with an unusual turn of luck. Jason Burton of Heirloom Precision happened to be in the Dallas/Fort Worth area at the same time as me. He generously offered to look over the test gun and declared it very well done. Sincere thanks to Jason for ...

Springfield/Warren 9mm 1911 Endurance Test: Report #10

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

17,446 rounds 9 stoppages 0 malfunctions 0 parts breakages After more than 4,000 rounds without a hitch, the pistol bobbled today, six hundred and thirty rounds into a day-long practice session. It was another failure to eject, similar to the ones experienced intermittently earlier in the test. The recoil spring (and firing pin spring) were swapped out ...

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

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

16,071 rounds 8 stoppages 0 malfunctions 0 parts breakages 6 mags deadlined It's been more than 3,300 rounds since the three stoppages I experienced with my carry ammo and mags. The gun has been functioning properly ever since I swapped to a 14# variable recoil spring per the recommendation of Jason Burton (Heirloom Precision). About 100 rounds of ...

Springfield/Warren 9mm 1911 Endurance Test: Report #8

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

14,116 rounds 8 stoppages 0 malfunctions 0 parts breakages 5 mags deadlined Given the events earlier this week, it seemed appropriate to provide a quick update. Between this month's KSTG match and a long practice session, the SACS/Warren gun fired 1,108 rounds without any stoppages shooting a mix of 124gr +p HST carry ammo and 124gr mil-spec Cleanfire 54882  practice ammo. ...