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Old 02-05-2006, 06:01 AM   #1
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New 9x23 Springfield Custom

A friend of mine buys guns by the bunches and bought a NIB Springfield 9x23. He bought 6 pistols last week and his wife went through the roof! He called me to see if I wanted the 9x23, dumb question.

The pistol had about 30 rounds through it. My son and I shot about 20 of those. I shot around 125 through it yesterday and the pistol shoots really good.

The pistol has 9x23 stamped into the left side of the slide. It has Heinie sights, extended thumb safety and mag release, checkered (30 lpi) front strap, the rear of the slide has lines to match the rear of the sight, EWG barrel and large bushing. The only things I don't like are the blond grips with a reddish grain running through them and a solid guide rod. I can change those.

As far as shooting impressions...the pistol seemed to like some of the 147 grain loads I had on hand. I tried 5 or 6 different loads.

Buddy
 
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Old 02-05-2006, 06:44 AM   #2
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Nice find. Was it built by the Springfield Custom Shop or another gunsmith? How about some photos?
 
Old 02-05-2006, 08:04 AM   #3
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Dave, yes it was built by Springfield's shop and it is not fancy, but you can see that it is well made. The bbl. to slide fit is as good as any I have seen and I have 2 Les Baers, 1 Wilson, 1 Clark, 3 Johnny Ngai's and several other customs that I have owned and sold. The pistol shoots pretty darn good so far, and I am looking for a good load that is accurate for target practice.

I have a digital camera and can send photos by e-mail to you, but I don't know how to post the photos on this site. I'll see if I can find your e-mail and send them to you and you can post them.

Thanks, Buddy
 
Old 02-06-2006, 05:32 AM   #4
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To post photos you'll have to find a place to host them such as photobucket, imagestation, etc. and post the URLs here.
http://www.pistolsmith.com/viewtopic.php?t=19068
 
Old 02-06-2006, 07:12 PM   #5
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I'm lost in what you are talking about...not much computer savvy. I sent you some photos to your e-mail and if someone wants to see the pistol, I'll e-mail some photos to them. However, I don't think the looks of the pistol is anything to get excited about, but I found some loads that make it pretty darn exciting otherwise!

This weekend I loaded a bunch (about a dozen) different loads to try and find a good load for this pistol. Everything I tried shot pretty darn good, but I found two loads using a 147 grain LFP (from Dillon) that would shoot through the same hole, over and over again. It shot phenomenal with these loads. I can't wait to get back to the bench and load some more and to load some with a little less powder to see if they are any different.

I really like this pistol.

Thanks Dave.

Buddy
 
Old 02-24-2006, 09:07 AM   #6
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The reduced loads did not shoot as well as the other loads I tried. So I will stay with the loads I developed with the 147 grain bullets. I will have to look at some 130 or 135 grain bullets also.

This pistol will get treated to my Ransom Rest pretty soon. From all indications this pistol should shoot less than an inch with the right load.

Buddy
 
Old 02-26-2006, 02:24 PM   #7
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What are the details of your load. i am starting the 9x23 journey and would like to have a good load.
 
Old 02-26-2006, 02:26 PM   #8
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buddy..

would love to see it..you can send photos to me at sdw1961(AT)hotmail.com and I will post them.

here is a photo of the SA9x23 I used to have a few years ago..but had to sell..



the 9x23 in a single stack is a great carry gun..when I get the chance to rebuild one..I think I might do it on a commander size slide..
 
Old 04-21-2006, 12:34 PM   #9
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SA9x23's

Howdy all,

Buddy, sounds like you got a sweet deal. A SA Custom Shop 9x23 is going to be a rare find, especially one with a history you're so well aware of.

IIRC Only two major companies, Colt and SA, offered 9x23 1911's. The SA guns were nice because of the etra locking lug on the fully supported barrel. IMHO, they were also nicer put together and cleaner than the Colt guns, where were basically re-barrelled .38 sup. pistols. For awhile there you got pick up the 9x23 pistols for a song.

The 9x23 is one of those great rounds that was unfortunately overshadowed by several things, such as the .357 Sig and the fact that the .38 Super it was sort of supposed to replace has a lot of loyal fans that didn't see value of switching over to what is essentially a similar round.

But with a 9x23 1911 you're basically getting an 11 rd. .357 mag (great ballistics/trajectory) with much less recoil/flash than the .357 mag revolver, higher capacity, faster reloads, etc, etc. But like some other great rounds, it has basically become a reloader's caliber, cuz I don't know of any major manufacturer that is currently loading for it.

Enjoy your new piece!!!

BOSS
 
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