Springfield Longslide?

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  1. craig_o

    craig_o XDTalk 100 Member

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    I tried this out in the Non XD forum with no result, so I figured I'd try you 1911 experts ;)

    I like the looks of the Longslide but haven't heard anything about it. Anybody have an opinion/experience?
     
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    mattjohnston87 XDTalk 5K Member

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    No experience, but I do have an opinion!

    I think they look quite odd..... and I can't imagine carrying one.... and it might be hard to find accessories for...

    But I want one nonetheless! ;)
     
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    Rob Leatham used a Longslide SS to win the L10 National Championship and he uses a Longslide Double Stack in Limited and has won many National Championships. Can't be all bad I guess.
     
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    Arnold used one in the first Terminator......with that big laser that was as long as the gun. Long slide 10MM, thats what im talking about! Anyone remember the AMT Javelin?
     
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    I shoot an STI Trojan 6" longslide in .40: the balance does seem noseheavy, the balance of a 5" 1911 is as close to perfect as you can get.

    You may want to check dawson precision and see the STI longlsides. No offense to SA, but for a couple hundred more, STI is in another galaxy from the mass produced junk.


    STI Target Master 6"
    http://www.dawsonprecision.com/CategoryProductList.jsp?cat=FIREARMS:STI Factory Pistols&offset=20


    STI Trojan 6"
    http://www.dawsonprecision.com/CategoryProductList.jsp?cat=FIREARMS:STI Factory Pistols&offset=40
     
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    BlackRifleMP XDTalk Member

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    I bought one about 7 yrs ago used for $650. Mine came with a heavier spring and was ported, a double line of 8 (made 16 ports) to shoot the 45 super. I like it but yes a regular holster will not work unless you want it to stick out an inch. I carry mine in a underarm 6 in revolver holster.
     
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    xdmikey XDTalk 500 Member

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    I have a Super, also. Too big to carry but a dream at the range! The only pistols I shoot anymore are xd's!
    I bought a tungsten guide rod for my xd45tac and Rich told me a lot of guys complained that the rod made the front of the gun too heavy and I told him that my shooter of choice before becoming an xd junkie had been the super.
    I look at it this way-once your out of rounds it makes a hell of a club:)!
    Mikey
     

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