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I am in need of some detailed information on what exactly happened to the so called Loaded line from 1999 through 2001. I just traded a G19 with alot of goodies, for a SA loaded from a FFL in another state. It arrived a week ago and I got to take a look at it. It is being DROSed (registered with the DOJ) in the normal PRK/ socialist form. To my dismay, it didn't come with Night sights (just regular Novacks), loaded chamber indicator, mainspring housing saftey etc. I am hearing endless talk about what comes on these loaded SAs, but nothing solid. What I have is obviously NOT a 2001 model being described on the SA website! Sigh.. Can anyone give me a list of the features and changes in the Loaded line by year. Nothing exaustive guys, don't wanna take too much of your time.. Thanks!

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The best I can do for you is describe the "Loaded" model, PX9109, I bought in Dec of '99:
Novak rear sight - black
Staked on standard front sight blade
Cocking serrations front and rear
"Combat" style hammer
Beavertail grip safety
Aluminum long trigger, no overtravel screw
Two-piece FLGR
Standard serrated MSH
Two magazines, one marked "SA45NM"



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The three change that you listed are new for 01, I believe. If you look closely at the SA feature picture new indicates new for 01. I think the previous years were the same.
 

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I saw a 2001 Loaded Saturday that had the SFS kit installed on it.Dealer said that Springfield was putting it on some guns.It was a blue 5in and I belive the price was $675 or there abouts.
 

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I picked up a new SA Cahmpion Parkerized last week (Model PX9511).

Sights are Novak Night Sights, and the sights were perfectly registered.

Front sight is in milled slot.

Loaded chamber indicator is a milled slot at the top rear of the barrel hood, just large enough to see the base of the cartridge.

Mainspring housing safety was included, with two keys.

Cocking serration at rear of slide, no forward serrations.

Lines are clean and crisp, without sharp edges (but certainly not 'meltdown'.

I've only put 50 rounds (reloads) through the gun, but operation was flawless, using both supplied magazines.

Trigger pull was quite crisp and clean, but seemed a bit heavier than the 5 to 6 pounds advertised by SA. Trigger pull was significantly heavier than the 4# trigger on my Para.

So far, I'm quite pleased this (my first SA) pistol.
 

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Thanks for all the information guys! I figure I have the 2000 model. The slide to frame fit was pretty tight, but offered a tiny bit of lateral movement. Other than it not being dehorned properly, I love it.

I picked it up yesterday and took it to the range and here goes; I just did a test for reliability feeding various cartridges. Of the types used was 230gr PMC ball, Federal Hydra-Shock, Winchester Black Talons & Corbon +P JHPs. My new SA chewed up every cartridge and functioned with every mag, BUT.... After 10 rounds of the hot Corbon stuff, my rear sight came flying right off the damn slide. No biggie, I simply screwed it down and applied some locktite. I then let it sit and fired another 100 rounds of PMC Ball without incindent.

Anyone else have any problems with the Novack RS installation on the loaded models?

I think I may have to install a tritum FS, super thin grips, and a match bushing. If the wallet abides, maybe a meltdown, F strap checkering and ROGARD in OD green..(dreamin')



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I have a SS 2000 loaded model and it is one great pistol. I took a file to the sharp edges added an adjustable trigger and it has never missed a beat. I want to have the frontstrap checkered and a checkered MS housing with the magwell put on and then...... well who knows????
 

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I had the same problem with my rear sight and used the same fix. But I had to wait 'til I got home. I went to the range with regulating the rear sight in mind as it had come loose on a previous trip.
What do you suppose I forgot to take with me? The damn Locktite.

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If you'll give SA a call or send e-mail, they may look up the date your pistol was made exactly...worth a try. I thought I bought a 2000 model turned out it was made in Sept.99'...funny what some will say to sell a pistol...


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I think yours is the 2001 model as my longslide was produced in early 2001 and did not have the locking parts or the chamber loaded indicator. I would love to find another basic gun from before 2001 to work with.
 
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