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Defender Series 1911 Mil-Spec

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Cash / Text-A-Check Price : $589.99

Retail: $607.69

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Springfield Armory Defender Series 1911 Mil-Spec

For a limited time, as part of the Defenders Series, Springfield Armory offers the best deal ever on our legendary 1911 Mil-Spec, with an MSRP of $549.00.

The Defenders Series Sales Event is designed to encourage new shooters to invest in their first firearm, and introduce value-driven customers to the Springfield Armory brand. Different firearms will be available for limited periods at incredibly low prices.

Individuals who purchase the Defenders Series Mil-Spec will receive a Defender Series Certificate and an invitation to join The Defenders, an online community of enthusiasts who will receive exclusive offers, giveaways and discounts from Springfield Armory.

The Springfield Armory Mil-Spec, like all Springfield 1911s, features a carbon steel frame and slide that is fully forged, rather than cast, for the utmost durability. The 5-inch Match Grade stainless steel barrel is also forged for lifetimes of use. The slide has slanted serrations and the mainspring housing is the original arched style found on GI issue 1911-A1s. The Mil-Spec 1911 also features fixed 3-dot sights, a lowered and flared ejection port, and a single-sided thumb safety. Each Mil-Spec comes with fully-checkered wood grips, unique to this Defenders Series model. This classic 1911 has a Parkerized finish to combat corrosion, and comes with one 7-round magazine.

Brand: Springfield Armory
Category: Pistols
Caliber: 45 ACP
Model: 1911
Series: Defender Mil-Spec
Frame Finish: Black Parkerized
Action: Single
Slide Description: Black Parkerized Carbon Steel
Capacity: 7+1
Frame Material: Carbon Steel
Grips: Wood
OAL: 8.6"
Safety: Manual Thumb
Sight Configuration: 3-Dot Combat
Sight Style: Contrast
Weight: 39 oz
Barrel Type: Stainless Steel Match Grade
Barrel Length: 5"
Caliber 45 ACP
Capacity 7+1
Barrel 5"
    All verified reviews by owners

    Great gun for the money

    DAVID WHITE - San Angelo, TX
    " Great pistol for the cost. I try to buy American when I can and was thrilled to find these back in stock. First outing with it resulted in an easy shooting pistol that was surprisingly accurate out to 25 yards. The "slightly better than A1" style sights are a major improvement in visibility and sight picture. There are NO rattles, and the barrel/bushing fit is excellent. So far function has been 100% with the factory mag as well as CMC's. (With ball ammo) I love the grips, this is a far more discreet and original look than the good old Springfield Crossed Cannon logo grips that are fitted on the regular Mil-Spec. I'd only ding it on 2 points, neither major. 1.) As a matter of personal preference, I wish it came with a flat MSH. I knew this would be an issue when I bought it, and am planning to replace it at first opportunity. Luckily the 1911 has loads of aftermarket support. 2.) The face of the front sight is cut perpendicular to the top of the slide, rather than being more of a ramp shape. This makes for a great, crisp sight picture, but it WILL drag on holsters that do not have a sight channel built in. All in all, it's a phenomenal deal for the money. I don't think there's anything close in the sub $500 market, especially not made in the USA. "

    Good value 1911

    EVAN FALLEUR - Owasso, OK
    " Thumb safety is on the small side, grip safety digs into larger hands. Swapped them out, along with the hammer, with Wilson Combat parts. Now it is perfect. Very accurate, more accurate than when I had my Ruger 1911. Still noticeably cheaper than buying a Range Officer even after buying $90 worth of parts. "


    GLENN MOREFIELD - Mechanicsburg, OH
    " This was my first time to experience the 1911. I'm very glade I made the decision. "

    Great 'Basic' 1911!

    TODD BRUSVEN - Charlotte, IA
    " Exceptionally well made reproduction of the US Gov't handgun I used in the Army before the days of the M9, except it has better sights, a lowered ejection port, and it doesn't rattle when I shake it :) While I'm still in the 'break in' stage, mine has fired 230 gr hardball and lead reloads with zero malfunctions. While this was exactly the gun/style (mil-spec) I wanted for range use & remembering the good old days, folks looking for a carry gun should be reminded that extended beaver tails w/ memory bumps, ambi-safeties, non-spur hammers, and even lighter-weight frames evolved for a reason - to make 'em more comfortable or more fool proof in self defense situations. Many of those enhancements could be added as desired to this model - except a light weight frame... but seriously, the firearm weight is adequately supported if you use a good gun belt. All in all, I'm totally satisfied. Great Job Springfield on the build, and Great Job KY Gun Co for great service and an even better price! Thanks. "

    Great 1911

    MICHAEL SMITH - Edmond, OK
    " I bought this when they were on sale and it shoots great. I have other 1911s that are similarly accurate and one that is MUCH more accurate, but I could have bought 6 of these Defenders for the price of the better shooting LB. this gun is now my everyday carry gun when I am at my ranch and the finish has held up well. It has accounted for numerous vermin and is a lot of gun for the money. "

    Pleasantly surprised

    MARK TAURMAN - Louisville , KY
    " Having owned several 1911’s over the years, this 1911 is a notch above the stock Colts. The tolerances are well just amazing. No rattles! "


    BRUCE BRITT - Boynton Beach, FL
    " Great pistol at a great price... "

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