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Springfield Armory
Model: 1911-A1 Micro Compact
Gun Dimensions Width:No Data
Length:6.7-in Height:No Data
Barrel:3-in Weight:24-oz
Variant 2 of 2
Gun Rankings
  • IDPA Power Factor186783
  • Recoil Factor9.87 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity7 rounds
  • ConcealibilityGood
  • Defense Factor82%
Gun Specifications
Type:Pistol
Produced:2002 Only
Caliber:.45 Automatic
Action:recoil operated semi-automatic
Trigger:single-action (SA)
Safety:grip safety, manual thumb safety
Magazine:6-round
Frame:anodized aluminum
Grip:checkered cocobolo
Sights:Novak tritium night sights
Notes:ramped bull barrel
Manufacturer
Springfield Armory
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Gun Value
MSRP:$749.00Used Est:$545.00
Last Update:11/5/2017
About the Gun

The Springfield 1911-A1 series of pistols are faithful adaptations of the original 45 Auto Colt-Browning design. The The Micro Compact is the smallest of the Springfield Armory Colt-Browning derivatives, this is essentially an Ultra Compact pistol shortened to a 3 inch barrel.

Cartridge Specifications
Caliber: .45 Automatic
Alias: .45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP)
MV: From 830 to 1140 ft/sec
ME: From 333 to 573 ft-lb
WT: From 165 to 230 grains
About the Cartridge

This cartridge was developed by John Browning and was adopted by the United States Ordnance Department along with the Colt-Browning automatic pistol in 1911. It has also been made the official military handgun chambering by several other governments, notably Argentina, Mexico and Norway. The 45 Automatic is the most powerful military handgun cartridge in use today. This is a heavy and powerful sub-sonic round. Although its muzzle energy can exceed 400 ft-lbs, its velocity and bullet weight creates a steep trajectory curve that limits its effective range to self-defense distances.

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