Three range trips and almost 2,300 rounds into the test and it’s fair to say that some sacred cows are in danger of becoming hamburger. Stoppages? None. Break-in? Not necessary. Ammo sensitivity? Three different FMJ-style rounds and two different JHPs without a problem have gone down the pipe. Magazine issues? Three different brands of magazines fed, fired, extracted, and ejected without hesitation. Expectations? Blown away.
In fact, it’s only fair to mention that by this round count during their respective tests both the Glock 17 and even my beloved HK P30 both experienced problems. They were resolved, sure, but no one expected them to have problems in the first place. Some diehard 1911 aficionados were warning me that no one — even the Springfield Armory Custom Shop — could make a 9mm 1911 that would run well out of the box.
They can. I have the box to prove it.
Springfield/Warren 9mm 1911 Endurance Test: Report #1
While I won't say that I'm surprised about the pistol itself in going close to 2300rds with no issue, I am a little taken aback at the mag issues with Tripp and Wilson.
Have had the idea of a 9mm 1911 kicking around my head for some time now, as well as a Springfield Custom, might have to get me one of those next year or so...