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Is it just me or do SA firearms seem to need a lot of repairs?

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Spending time reading about Springfield Armory Inc. firearms (1911s and M1As both) there seems to be quite a few folks having to send their firearms back to Springfield, some more than once to have them repaired or worked on so they work right. I’m not trying to bash Springfield, I’m sure other companies have a few problems too. Just seems like there’s a lot of guns going back.

Anyone else?

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Yes Springers have probs. I have 3- Longslide, GM, V-10. 2-broken barrels( 2-piece separated at the feet), 2-front sites loose,2-loose ejectors,3-extractors not adjusted properly, When the custon shop fitted the 6 1/2" comped barrel in the longslide-Deb quoted me a price of $125-150 4-6 weeks turnaround time. When it was finished it was $300 took 13 wks and when I questioned the $$$ and time frame I was told by Deb- you don't have to pay, but we have your gun :bawling: ! Custom shop does fantastic work-with all the return work I guess they get alot of practice. Last barrel that broke-also had them fix the front site, ejector and retune extractor. They never touched anything except the barrel. I have no use for SA! And won't promote their products anymore. Tracy :mad:
Glad you've never had probs with your guns. I detail strip to bare frame approx every 4-5 shootings/cleanings. Handloaded at last count in the vicinity of 95,000 rds total thru all my present and past handguns.
2 broken barrels, 2 loose sites, 2 loose ejectors,3 extractors not tuned properly to work (out of 3 SA guns) and getting taken to the cleaners by SA custom shop OFFICE person(DEB!!!).
I don't think I fit that category of operator error, or ignorant ******* trying to PIMP my gun.

It fits in the category of PISS-POOR-QUALITY! Tracy
LW Mcvay,
If I was slandering someone the rules apply. If I'm stating a fact, is that breaking the rules? The original post had to do with questioning SA probs. I'm stating what happened to me. If I can't give a fact not opinion, then what can we answer when a question is asked? Tracy
I'll give her the benefit of the doubt that she was having a bad day. I sent the slide, frame and comped barrel to be fitted. The extractor never worked and I had been using one from another 1911. The ejector was loose.I was told $125-150 to fit the barrel. 4-6 wks turn around. They first fitted another bull barrel which I hadn't requested, then called me to find out what I wanted done with the comped barrel :confused: .At 8 wks I was calling 2x a wk to find out what the hold-up was. I guess Deb finally couldn't answer my questions and passed me off to Dave Williams. At that point, (9wks) I only talked to her long enough to get transferred to Dave. Nice guy, never any bad words from him or Deb, just frustration about the time frame and most of the time they didn't even know what point of repair and fitting my gun was at. At 13 wks, Dave called to say it was done and instructions to mainly shoot+P out of it because the comp "worked so well". My $125-150 was upped to $295. When I questioned the increase I was told they did some "extra" things such as tighten slide to frame and a couple of other things I don't remember now, or requested then. If they would have called first and asked, I would have gladly said yes, but I wasn't called first. I felt then and now, that that expense should be on them if they did the work without my authorization. That's what I mean when I say my gun was held hostage and I was given the choice of pay their $$$ or they keep my gun. I have never said anything negative about the work that was done because it IS TOP RATE. The gun shoots one hole groups. I'm upset at the way it was handled and the response from Deb when I questioned the total amount and the time (13 wks) to finish my gun when originally quoted 4-6 wks and $125-150. If this is bad mouthing someone, than they shouldn't treat someone as I was treated.
Sorry to hijack this thread, but I felt an explanation was in order. Just because anyone else dosn't have a bad experience doesn't mean it can't happen. Tracy
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As you stated " sometimes the customer is wrong". Just one question. I sent the gun and barrel back to be fitted and 2 warranty fix items i.e.-loose ejector and non-tuned extractor. That was it. How "can the customer be wrong" if this is all I've asked to be done and my $$$ doubles-($125-150) turns out to be $295, and turn around -told 4-6 wks turns into 13 wks :hrm: I'll be the 1st to admit I'm wrong, but that's not the case this time. Tracy
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