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Custom Shop SA Loaded 9mm

Discussion in '1911 Photo Gallery' started by TexShooter, Sep 2, 2011.

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  1. TexShooter

    TexShooter Member

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    Aug 19, 2011
    I just got my Springfield Loaded 9mm back from the Custom Shop today! I'm very happy with the work, its exactly what you would expect from the professionals at the custom shop in Illinois.

    Here's a list of some of the parts I put on it when I sent it in, but they weren't fit extremely well, they took care of that for me :rocknroll2:

    S&A Mag-guide
    Ed Brown strong side thumb safety
    Novak fiber optic front
    10-8 rear sight
    10-8 flat trigger
    10-8 slide stop
    EGW mag release
    Wolff Springs

    And it went in for the following work:

    Action Job @ 4#
    Custom fit the included magwell
    Checker Front Strap @20lpi
    Undercut Front Strap
    Match Bushing
    Flush Cut and Crown Barrel
    Nub Side Stop
    Carry Bevel
    SS plunger tube
    SS firing pin stop
    SS extended ejector
    narrow thumb safety
    narrow slide stop
    Satin Matte Bead Blast

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  2. 38 Super Fan

    38 Super Fan Bass Fishing Addict

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    Aug 18, 2011

  3. Quack

    Quack it's mmm, mmm good... Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    Woohoo!!! I like it!!!!
     
  4. SkDmRkLcY

    SkDmRkLcY Active Member

    Aug 17, 2011
  5. TexShooter

    TexShooter Member

    202
    Aug 19, 2011
    Thanks, the bushing is extremely tight. I put 250 rounds through it today without a hickup and when i went to clean up i was struggling with the bushing. Tighter than the one on my TRP.
     
  6. Quack

    Quack it's mmm, mmm good... Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    yep, any of the SACS guns that i have, all need a bushing wrench to take the bushing off.
     
  7. SkDmRkLcY

    SkDmRkLcY Active Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    When I got the Baer I found out my old TRP was downright loose in comparison... I hear the Custom Shop guns are the same.
     
  8. Quack

    Quack it's mmm, mmm good... Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    Baer was the head of SACS before he started out on his own :wink:
     
  9. TexShooter

    TexShooter Member

    202
    Aug 19, 2011
    Actually, you may be able to see it but I broke the front sight grabbing on to the slide. But no big deal, i was going to put the dawson one on there anyway. The Novak's one didnt fit very well, it hung over the front a bit.
     
  10. SkDmRkLcY

    SkDmRkLcY Active Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    That would explain it.
     
  11. Sir Guy

    Sir Guy Sharpening Ockham's Razor Supporting Addict

    Aug 20, 2011
    Looks good! Nice choice of parts. I like the profile of the 10-8 slide stop. :thumb:

    Andy
     
  12. TexShooter

    TexShooter Member

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    Aug 19, 2011
    Ya i like it a lot too. Actually it was a lot wider but i had them file it down a bit because it was protruding a lot more than i liked. Ill see if i can find a before picture
     
  13. Sir Guy

    Sir Guy Sharpening Ockham's Razor Supporting Addict

    Aug 20, 2011
    I noticed that, Tex. The difference looks subtle but noticeable. I enjoy seeing slight modifications like that, that reflect practical mindsets for the end user's preferences.

    Andy
     
  14. Blayglock

    Blayglock Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    Nice. I'm a fan of SA custom shop.
     
  15. 230gr

    230gr Member

    450
    Aug 23, 2011
    very nice...love the bead blasted stainless!!
     
  16. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Schütze

    Aug 17, 2011
    That's a nice pistol.. I like it.. Very similar to what I have done locally. Ron
     
  17. TexShooter

    TexShooter Member

    202
    Aug 19, 2011
    I love it, however, now thinking back on it i would rather have spent the extra money to get a full custom one built. But now that I have it, i'm likely not going to sell it bc i probably wouldnt get much back out of it. Maybe after I abuse it for a year or two ill send it back to SACS to tighten it up.
     
  18. grainfed

    grainfed Active Member

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    Aug 22, 2011
    Very nice SA, Tex. They do some nice work up in that part of Ill.

    tw
     
  19. Sir Guy

    Sir Guy Sharpening Ockham's Razor Supporting Addict

    Aug 20, 2011
    You know, Tex, it's funny. I generally hear two main trains of thought about getting the high-end custom guns. Some say skip the hassle of working your way up the production ladder and just get a good one to begin with. Others say it's worth it to start basic and figure out exactly what you want, tweak as you go, and eventually arrive at your ideal version when you'll appreciate it.

    Then again, I hear so many guys who worked their way up say what you did; that in retrospect they should have gone directly for the higher-end gun.

    Looking at your build as it is now, is there anything you would have changed in a full custom build, feature-wise? Or are you just talking about the build quality of starting fresh with an oversized frame and slide?

    Yeah, that was a bit of a ramble. :lol:

    Andy
     
  20. knedrgr

    knedrgr Low capacity, low tech...

    Aug 15, 2011
    that's pretty awesome!
     
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