1911-A1 Springfiel Armory 45 auto

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by 38 special, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. 38 special

    38 special New Member

    Feb 14, 2009
    Does anyone have one of these and if so what group can you get at around 20 yards?(off sandbag rest). 1 inch 2inches 3 inches??? What would you expect?Also if you have any other 1911's what group do you get at 20 yards?? I want to see if mine is about what it should be as far as accuracy. Thanks
  2. bntyhntr6975

    bntyhntr6975 Member

    May 5, 2009
    Wichita, Ks.
    What kind of groups are you gettin? I've never put mine on a bag or rest, so I don't know what mine will do. (Its not a SA, though) I just put in a new barrel, so now mine is a whole lot more accurate than it was, but off-hand results are more what I'm after.

  3. johnlives4christ

    johnlives4christ Former Guest

    Apr 28, 2008
    i used to have a SA GI model, i could hit a coke can @ 25 yards and a coffee can at 50, i never tried anything smaller
  4. Chuck B

    Chuck B New Member

    Nov 25, 2007
    30 ft is about as far out as I've shot mine (milspec). I'm happy with groups about the size of a grapefruit shooting offhand (8 + 1). This is also my edc gun so I'm more interested in sd scenarios. Sorry I can't help more. I know it's accurate enough that I can't blame the gun.

  5. 38 special

    38 special New Member

    Feb 14, 2009
    I'm getting about 2.5 inches at 20 yards which I dont think is that good for a match grade barrel. But the trigger pull isnt that great and even on a sandbag rest it could still have an effect because I am not 100 % certain every shot is PERFECTLY squeezed off. I always like to sight the gun in off sand bags first. Once I have it sighted in and know its capability then I shoot offhand so if I miss I cant blame the gun.
  6. 38 special

    38 special New Member

    Feb 14, 2009
    I'd say that's real good and I would be plenty happy with that accuracy.
  7. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2001
    Here at TFF
    The SA "loaded" model should produce 2" groups or a bit less at 25 yds with match ammo.
  8. Bindernut

    Bindernut Well-Known Member

    Oct 24, 2007
    ND, USA
    I haven't done much bullseye shooting with my Springfield (tu-tone model with fixed-sights and factory barrel/bushing for now), but it consistently will hit bowling pin and 6" popper plates out to 25yds with Winchester or Remington "white box" hardball.

    With cast 230gr LRN reloads I'm usually about 4" @ 15yds offhand. That's about my offhand accuracy limit and I haven't shot it off a rest at all yet.
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