They are fine for mods but no real need to change the slide. :biglaugh:How are they for after market accessories?? Triggers, springs, bushings, slides, etc?
Have a Mil-spec. Don't like the short trigger. Don't like the arched mainspring housing. Don't like the heavy trigger pull. Don't like the jam-o-matic feature.
I do like that it can all be changed. I am soon to find out about the great Springfield customer service I hear about.
I debated if I was going to buy a Mil-Spec or a Series 70 repro, and chose the cheaper alternative. Perhaps I made a mistake?
I completely agree with you. In 2006 I was on the hunt for a Mil-Spec, an "NM" prefix one ot be exact. Found in a shop, NIB for $369. I snagged it. After shooting it a bit, I sent it in to the SA Custom SHop for a beavertail, single sided extended thumb safety, 10-8 Performance rear sight and long trigger, and 4# action job. They did an incredible job on it. People that have seen this pistol and shot it can not believe this started out as a Mil-Spec. Total amount into it, $769. :rock:From the pictures I've seen and the Loaded Compact I own, I can attest to the quality of the Custom Shop's work versus production line "Loaded" quality in all regards. The Custom Shop does FANTASTIC work!
I like mine very much its a keeper. I've sent mine in to SA's custom shop for the " Armory Kote " and bought the " US " grips. Gun came back better than when new. I replaced the arch MSH with Flat and elected to keep the short trigger it initally came with.I Am looking at a Springfield Mil-Spec as my everyday carry. How does everyone like there's?