Took a new-to-me Springfield Armory Loaded model to the range today. This one’s a recent purchase from our own Classifieds section. A previous owner was going for a Marine Corps MEU(SOC) look for this 1911, and I believe they largely achieved it. The Pachmayr grips and checkered mainspring housing (complete with lanyard loop!) provided a VERY positive grip. I appreciated that this Loaded had already been converted from its original two-piece full-length guide rod setup to the standard GI style - saved me the trouble of doing so! In going for an MEU(SOC) look, the prior owner had applied Allumahyde to the barrel and barrel bushing. The black coloration looks nice, but it’s wearing itself right off with shooting. No big deal to me, just an observation. The gun just feels “right” - better than any Springfield Loaded I’ve handled before. The trigger is particularly crisp with, to me, an excellent reset. I fired just over 330 rounds in the gun’s initial range session, a mix of JHPs and brass- and aluminum-cased FMJs. Zero issues and LOTS of grins. Target shown is not that impressive to anyone, of course, but ME ha-ha...ten yards, 44 rounds of 230-grain FMJ freedom-seeds fired in double-taps or other rapid-fire strings. Targets today were otherwise spaced at five, seven, or ten yards. I did a lot of “Mozambique Drills” and worked exclusively with my Milt Sparks IPD double-mag IWB pouch and Wilson Combat 47 seven-round magazines. After the range, this one was cleaned and immediately went “on-duty” for its maiden-carry in a Milt Sparks Summer Special 2 IWB holster as I tackled the yard with a first mowing of the season LOL.