I know this is a really old thread, REALLY OLD, but I thought it was funny since I'm the person who bought this pistol. I was doing a search for something else and came across this thread.
It is a "LE" as Doorman said. The reason behind the LE is the color/caliber combination with the Heine Slant 8 sights are not available through Springfield except if it's one of these LE guns. I didn't buy this gun because it was an LE, I bought it because I wanted an OD frame in .40 and this is what they had. This is gun is not a safe queen either, it is probably fired more than my other pistols combined.
I would buy an LE at that price, it's not too much over the standard, at least around here, it's about 70 bucks more. I would still shoot the hell outta it lol. with that little 31/300 stamp on it, it makes it easily identifiable and unique which is what I would like.
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