Springfield Armory SA-35 UNBOXING

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by KY DAN, Nov 19, 2021.

  1. KY DAN

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  2. Skylerbone

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    This was one feature (blending) I thought would surely be eliminated for cost savings. Very nice touch in keeping it.
     
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    Just as there’s so much enthusiasm for a 100+ year old design in steel that SA likewise makes.
     
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  4. WVsig

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    If I had to guess the sight is being made to meet the contours of the slide. None of the ones I have seen look like they have been blended by hand. If you look closely you can see that the contour sits slightly proud of the frame.

    Here are other examples from GB.
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    That is a great looking gun to me!! They need to make it with an Ambi-safety for us lefies and I will buy one.
     
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    Great GREAT, review KY Dan. Looking fwd to your range tests with it. Best regards, Rod (Oldham County, KY)
     
  7. KY DAN

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    Hopkins county kentucky here, were a jump and a skip away from each other.
     
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    Because that is what real guns are made of.

    Plastic is for toys, aluminum is for airplanes and beer cans.
     
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    Plastic for light weight and durability, aluminum for light weight and stiffness, steel for stressed parts, and wood for mulch.

    BSW
     
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    Re: your comment about steel and walnut.

    For aesthetics I would agree, for everyday carry there's a lot to be said for tactical Tupperware.
     
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    You are making me want one now.
     
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    Yeah, if the 1st batch aren't complete turds I'm in the 'get one when prices get down to near MSPR' bucket. I don't have a steel pistol and this would scratch the classic pistol itch. I already have other 9mmP pistols (and PCC) so getting another pistol and some different mags wouldn't be that big of a deal.

    BSW
     
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    Au contraire mon ami monsieur tark! Aluminum is a wonderful metal for use in my Colt Lightweight Government, my Colt Commander, my Manurhin P1, my CZ P01, my SIG P229, my SIG P238, and even with my little Lightweight Baby Browning!

    I appreciate their lighter weight aluminum frames in comparison to their all steel counterparts, especially for CCW!
    They're all "real guns" to me, just as much as I like all steel guns with wood grips. Different materials used for different applications!
     
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    Sometimes I use aluminum for beer cans but mostly I stick to paper.


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