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Springfield V10

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by todd-45, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. todd-45

    todd-45 Member

    Aug 21, 2005
    I've been carrying a Sig 229 and recently bought a Sig GSR 1911 full size. I find it a little big compared to the 229. I've seen a SA V10. What do you good folks think about it. It's small, looks great for CCW.
  2. 10-Ring

    10-Ring Senior Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Isn't the V10 their gov't model w/ ported barrel & slide? :confused:
  3. Sylvilagus Aquaticus

    Sylvilagus Aquaticus Senior Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Dallas, Texas
    IIRC it's a micro model in stanless with a ported barrel and dust cover. Anecdotally, I've heard of a few failure to feed/failure to extract problems, but I think that they tend to be a result of two things- insufficient lubrication and improper grip/limp-writing.

    I like the little, short 1911's.

  4. XDKingslayer

    XDKingslayer member

    Mar 1, 2006
    Port Charlotte, Fl.
    It depends if you're talking about the 1911 V10 or the XD V10.

    The XD V10 has been known to crack the slide where the ports are. Haven't heard any bad about the 1911 V10.
  5. Master Blaster

    Master Blaster Senior Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    Delaware home of tax free shopping
    I had one got rid of it.

    The ports do nothing but make the muzzle blast much worse.
    I had a V10 champion. the muzzle blast was very unpleasant at the range, i was much less accurate than my fullsize 1911s, and no easier to conceal due to the full size grip frameon the champion model.
    I replaced it with a Colt Officers acp which I found easier to carry and more pleasant to shoot.
    .45 ACP has very little muzzle flip or recoil anyway comapred to other centerfire calibers.
    The ports could throw junk up into your eyes when you are firing the gun in a close quarters encounter.

  6. Kruzr

    Kruzr Senior Member

    Dec 30, 2002
    Surf City, PRK
    I've got an UC V10. It was very problematic and did the Genesco shuffle twice to no avail. I finally replaced the link, polished the ramp, chamber and barrel throat, went to a 20# recoil spring, filed down the front sight, got rid of the knife like edges on the bottom of the slide and now it works fine. It's not much of a target shooter and it would be the last gun I would carry. If you ever have to fire immediately at the holster presentation, you would burn your armpits!

    There is also the flash to consider in the dark. When I shoot the gun in daylight, I don't even notice the flash. In the dark, it will cause a few seconds of night blindness as your eye readusts from the flash.

    It does cause other shooters to come see what all the noise is coming from.....they are a bit louder than a non-ported .45.

    Not a gun I would buy again.
  7. dot 43

    dot 43 New Member

    Aug 28, 2006
    The Woodlands, TX
    Had a Champion V10, and the thing that sticks with me about it is that every time I fired it, it felt like somebody flicked my glasses right on the bridge of my nose. They just violently bounced from the porting throwing gas back at me. I just couldn't take the crap flying back at me, including the occasional shaved bit of jacket.

    When I got it, it shot low. Bottom of the paper at seven yards if I'm lucky kind of low. Sent it back to Springfield, and they fixed that under warranty, so I can't cuss their customer service, even if the fixed rear sight that left me with is taller than most of my adjustable sights. Heck, it was taller than some of my scope mounts.

    Was it all bad? No. I never had a reliability issue, and once the sight got fixed, it shot fairly well. Also, I must admit there's something to be said for a carry gun which will make you cry if you ever have to shoot it.

    As always, YMMV.

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