Operator, I got your Operator right here.


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Ric
April 15, 2008, 02:00 PM
Springfield Operator that is, I just got it back from the Springfield custom shop. Bobtailed and 30LPI on the frontstrap, action job (4.5 lbs and sweet) and recrowned the barrel.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a258/D-Ric902/IMG_0271.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a258/D-Ric902/IMG_0278.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a258/D-Ric902/IMG_0275.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a258/D-Ric902/IMG_0279.jpg

Can't take it to the range for a few days but I sure want to.

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Wiskey_33
April 15, 2008, 02:03 PM
Schweet!

I love bobtails, especially mine!:D

DougDubya
April 15, 2008, 02:33 PM
That Operator is BEYOND sweet! Love the Superman/Christian insignia grips.

Bobtail for the win.

2nd 41
April 15, 2008, 03:04 PM
Very nice. Enjoy. What is the turnaround time?

RobertFBurnett
April 15, 2008, 03:41 PM
WOW! I have those wine stoppers! ;)

Oh yeah nice SA too. :D

RFB

Walkalong
April 15, 2008, 03:45 PM
Very nice. What mags are those?

SRT1
April 15, 2008, 03:45 PM
Very cool! If you ever get the itch to sell, contact me. :evil:
Enjoy!
SRT

bikerdoc
April 15, 2008, 07:18 PM
lucky man, enjoy it a long time

Neener Neener
April 15, 2008, 09:53 PM
VERY nice. How much did all that set you back?

Eightball
April 15, 2008, 10:02 PM
Nice stuff!

19-3Ben
April 15, 2008, 10:19 PM
Super Jesus doesn't need to walk on water. he flies over it!!!

That's one sweet gun.

possum
April 16, 2008, 12:41 AM
very nice, congrats, i love my mc operator, i don't know how i went so long without it.

Ala Dan
April 16, 2008, 01:25 AM
Love the Christian grips, on a very nice and clean weapon-enjoy~! ;) :D

riceboy72
April 16, 2008, 03:28 AM
Nice ride, Ric! Good looking, tasteful modifications on a sweet 1911. Out of curiosity, does SA do the checkering by hand or machine?

loop
April 16, 2008, 05:14 AM
At the risk of being bold, does it shoot anywhere near POA and function without a jam?

Sorry, I just don't trust SA.

boomstik45
April 16, 2008, 11:58 PM
I am jealous:D

Cuda
April 17, 2008, 12:18 AM
Very cool grips...

C

Ric
April 17, 2008, 12:54 AM
The turnaround time quoted was 10 weeks but I got it back in 3. The checkering is machine. Whole bill including refinish on the frame was $520 and well worth it.
The magazines are Tripp Research

Babalouie
April 17, 2008, 07:46 AM
At the risk of being bold, does it shoot anywhere near POA and function without a jam?

Sorry, I just don't trust SA.

Then go make your own post about your feelings and quit being so rude and insulting on a guy's post celebrating his new weapon.

Ric
April 17, 2008, 08:46 AM
It actually shot great before I sent it to the custom shop. I would have been wasting money to send a gun I had not tested and broken in. I'm sure it shoots as well or better, but I'll let you know.

XDKingslayer
April 17, 2008, 09:03 AM
Why do people bobtail 1911s? Is it a look thing or is there a purpose?

DougDubya
April 17, 2008, 11:30 AM
The Bobtail rounds the grip so it prints less. Also, some people like the round grip as it's reminiscent of the round-grip on a revolver. It tucks into the hand a little better.

I get the same effect with the P99 series.

Z_Infidel
April 17, 2008, 11:30 AM
Well for one thing it probably makes it more convenient for concealed carry. The grip frame is less likely to print or dig into your side (?).

Very nice pistol, by the way.

asiparks
April 17, 2008, 01:43 PM
that is a s-w-e-e-t pistol ! Top self work fella !

XDKingslayer Why do people bobtail 1911s? Is it a look thing or is there a purpose?

I find it definitely more comfortable for carry, it does print less, especially if you bend or twist your torso a lot ( getting my baby out of his baby seat comes to mind ), and I find it very comfortable to shoot too. I would have all my 1911's bobtailed from now on.....

Guillermo
April 17, 2008, 02:10 PM
Nice job

DistantHorizon
April 17, 2008, 04:37 PM
I was going to say that looks wicked, but I guess that's not the terminology to go with those grips - so I'll just say that's a REALLY attractive 1911. I've never seen a bobtailed Operator, it looks so perfectly proportioned!

I have scrolled back to look at it 3 times since starting to write this post - wow!

possum
April 17, 2008, 05:20 PM
here is my operator, since we are on the topic.
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a98/rollins_joshua/mclight1.jpg
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a98/rollins_joshua/mcsagroup1-2.jpg

XDKingslayer
April 18, 2008, 10:12 AM
Thanks for the explanation of bobtailling. I figured there was a reason for it. I don't think I could bring myself to do it to a high dollar 1911 like that though.

DougDubya
April 18, 2008, 01:54 PM
XD - Dan Wesson and Ed Brown sell Bobtail designs, well, already Bobtailed. Instead of cutting on a 1911, get it already made.

Or Caspian has Bobtail frames if you're the "build it yourself" kinda guy. Transfer your favorite beavertail, trigger, safety, and other frame-mounted hardware and a beloved 1911 slide over, and voila!

md7
April 18, 2008, 02:41 PM
looks awesome ric! like the grips too.

Autolycus
April 18, 2008, 05:35 PM
Very nice. I like the grips but I have to admit I love wood grips.

Overall though it was worth the cost to you?

Babalouie
April 18, 2008, 06:36 PM
I love that bobtailing! Really nice looking firearm.

Ric
April 19, 2008, 08:05 PM
Absolutely worth the cost. This is five shots at 10 yards, for me thats a great shooter. It likes Federal a lot, shoots hydra-shoks right to point of aim.
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a258/D-Ric902/IMG_0357.jpg

pistolman1974
April 19, 2008, 08:22 PM
NICE, very nice!

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