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Springfield Silent Operator
« on: March 10, 2017, 08:41:56 PM »
When I read the title, I did an eye roll.  When I looked at the gun... I have to admit it.  I. Am. Impressed.
Springfield is doing it right.

It's got all the bells and features I want.
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    Re: Springfield Silent Operator
    « Reply #1 on: March 10, 2017, 09:00:51 PM »
    It is their 'Operator' model with a barrel threaded for a can.  Probably the one and only way that name could be taken seriously.

    But really, gun guys need to get past FDE already.  It is as overused and tired as zombies were a few years back, and only just a bit more useful.  I get the reasoning for offering it, but at least offer an OD option as well, for those of us who live in an area with more than 6" of annual rainfall.
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    Re: Springfield Silent Operator
    « Reply #2 on: March 10, 2017, 09:05:29 PM »
    I like it. But for the price I think I'd get more use out of the Dan Wesson Bruin 10mm.
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    Re: Springfield Silent Operator
    « Reply #3 on: March 10, 2017, 09:11:14 PM »
    I REALLY hope I'm wrong about this, but I think TFB screwed the pooch. The only current link I could find on this is that TFB link: all other info I found on the Silent Operator is dated back to 2015 when Springfield released the original limited-edition model. It's not listed anywhere on Springfield Armory's website, at least not that I could find.

    And honestly, even if it is genuine and I am wrong, I'd rather skip the threaded barrel and get a Dan Wesson Specialist.
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    Re: Springfield Silent Operator
    « Reply #4 on: March 10, 2017, 09:24:26 PM »
    :drool

    She be pretty. She be expensive.
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    Re: Springfield Silent Operator
    « Reply #5 on: March 10, 2017, 09:34:14 PM »
    Actually, I slightly revise my previous statement: I'd have Dan Wesson's custom shop make me a version of their Discression with a solid (non-"ported") slide and trigger. And maybe just a set of regular VZ Frag grips without the funky cutout-looking designs on the rear.
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    Re: Springfield Silent Operator
    « Reply #6 on: March 10, 2017, 09:51:25 PM »
    Then only thing I don't like about this set up is that if I bought a lone wolf threaded barrel and some high rise sights for my Glock 30, I'd have a higher capacity, more concealable gun, at a fraction of the cost  :facepalm.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    Springfield Silent Operator
    « Reply #7 on: March 10, 2017, 10:57:41 PM »
    Let me know if you find a threaded barrel source for the Glock 30. I've not had any luck.

    Edit, never mind, Lone wolf makes one.

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    « Reply #8 on: March 10, 2017, 11:06:41 PM »
    That is a great looking 1911, I just wish it had a the rounded butt,...




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    Re: Springfield Silent Operator
    « Reply #9 on: March 10, 2017, 11:11:27 PM »
    Let me know if you find a threaded barrel source for the Glock 30. I've not had any luck.

    Edit, never mind, Lone wolf makes one.

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    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    Re: Springfield Silent Operator
    « Reply #10 on: March 11, 2017, 12:02:32 AM »
    That is a great looking 1911, I just wish it had a the rounded butt,...




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    Re: Springfield Silent Operator
    « Reply #11 on: March 11, 2017, 12:23:38 AM »


    But really, gun guys need to get past FDE already.  It is as overused and tired as zombies were a few years back, and only just a bit more useful. 


    I don't know, I never really liked OD or FDE and I'm just now getting used to it. I'm pretty boring with my guns. Always bet on black.

    It's looks like a good setup though. It's "just" an Operator with a threaded barrel but unless you need more than a .45 it's about all you need.





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    Re: Springfield Silent Operator
    « Reply #12 on: March 11, 2017, 07:58:53 AM »
    There appears to be a black model coming as well.

    https://www.sportsmansoutdoorsuperstore.com/category.cfm/sportsman/springfield-armory-silent-operator-1911




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    Re: Springfield Silent Operator
    « Reply #13 on: March 11, 2017, 10:15:29 AM »
    There appears to be a black model coming as well.

    https://www.sportsmansoutdoorsuperstore.com/category.cfm/sportsman/springfield-armory-silent-operator-1911




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    Looks like I was wrong. It's not often that I'm happy to admit that.

    I'm still going to save my pennies for that custom Dan Wesson, though.
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    Re: Springfield Silent Operator
    « Reply #14 on: March 11, 2017, 10:45:37 AM »
    Looks like I was wrong. It's not often that I'm happy to admit that.

    I'm still going to save my pennies for that custom Dan Wesson, though.

    Is this your next purchase?  ;)

    Who knows, after purchasing the RO compact, you might've turned 1911 fan boi on us  :P.

    I must admit that I've been taking a very hard look at the Ruger lightweight commander. I just can't justify the $700 though, right now. I'm going to put money and ammo into my beloved Sig and call it good. I believe my next purchase down the road will be a bolt gun of all things.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

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    « Reply #15 on: March 11, 2017, 11:02:01 AM »
    lol, I'm already a 1911 fanboi. Been once since I rented a rather nice one way back when (I think it was a SIG XO, but it's been a while) But alas, no, that won't be my next purchase. Next purchase will probably be a new 2.75" S&W Model 66. The custom DW is going to be a rather expensive proposition, probably close to $2.5k by my guesstimation, and anything that pricey is going to have to wait until after I finish grad school.
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    « Reply #16 on: March 11, 2017, 11:05:57 AM »
    If you do end up getting that S&W, we need to schedule a range day so I can try it out. :thumbup1
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    « Reply #17 on: March 11, 2017, 11:32:52 AM »
    lol, I'm already a 1911 fanboi. Been once since I rented a rather nice one way back when (I think it was a SIG XO, but it's been a while) But alas, no, that won't be my next purchase. Next purchase will probably be a new 2.75" S&W Model 66. The custom DW is going to be a rather expensive proposition, probably close to $2.5k by my guesstimation, and anything that pricey is going to have to wait until after I finish grad school.

    I really want that model 66 as well. If one tempts me enough to get it, it just might become my new revolver carry piece.

    So edit, then. My next purchase is going to be a .308 bolt gun or a Model 66 2.75 inch. I also like the Model 69 2.75 inch, but I can't afford the ammo and I think for both my wrists and the 2 legged predators, .357 is enough. Truth be told, I've been waiting for Mike to get himself one, so he can review it with pics and we can all "ooh" and "ahh" over what a beautiful piece of machinery it is.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

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