A Nurse with a Gun

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Springfield Mil-Spec Mud Test

Foul language warning.......



Blogger Joe Allen said...

Great video!

Might be good to give a NSFW language warning. Doesn't bother me any but some might be sensitive.

12:02 PM  
Blogger Brandon said...

Love my Springers.

3:16 PM  
Anonymous Scott J said...

Yes language warning would have been nice.

I was watching this with my 2 year old daughter in my lap. Hope the words didn't imprint.

5:10 PM  
Anonymous Robert said...

You know, I'm a little surprised the guy still has all of his fingers. While the reliability of the 1911 is impressive, testing in that manner is just asking for a KB! caused by a mud-blocked barrel. They should have at least checked the barrel to make sure there was no blockage before firing, first.

1:48 PM  
Blogger Old NFO said...

I'm not surprised at the Springer working, but I'd bet you couldn't get a Les Baer to function after that...

12:38 AM  
Blogger Ross said...

I appreciate the need to know if the 1911 will function with all that crud in it (and the need to shut the Glock fanbois up) but oh, Lord... I just cringe to see ANY gun dropped in the mud like that. I couldn't have done that with any of my 1911s - I like 'em too much.

My Glock, OTOH... I could have dropped without a qualm. Not sure what that says about me since I prefer the 1911.

6:09 AM  
Blogger Tam said...

Old NFO,

Why? Have you tried it with a Les Baer?

My Pro is as tight as any Baer I've handled, and it worked fine after getting stomped into the mud.

I'm not saying the Baer would or wouldn't, but that's because I haven't tried it. Unlike a lot of the rest of the internet, that makes me hesitate to speculate. ;)

6:36 AM  
Blogger Jay said...

Robert - you can see that he clears the barrel by giving the pistol a few good vigorous shakes before firing after each immersion. Seems that any blockage would be pretty unlikely.

And while I love 1911's and torture tests, I would have liked to see how it functioned after a few dunkings with the slide locked back. With the gun in battery, there's not much chance for any real grime to work it's way into the action.

12:22 AM  
Anonymous Robert said...

Jay: shaking the gun a few times isn't a guarantee of an unblocked barrel. If any viscous mud had been jammed in because he didn't drop it correctly, it could have remained in the barrel. While it may be unlikely, it isn't something I'd want to risk my fingers over.

6:56 AM  
Blogger d said...

I also kept hoping for a locked-open dunk in the nastiness.
I don't have the gumption to do it to my lone 1911, though. Perhaps after another joins the party.

12:40 PM  
Anonymous Bob A said...

I was a little shocked to see him toss the pistol into the muck without engaging the safety. An accidental discharge could ruin your day, or at least a few negligible body parts.

But maybe I'm just a wuss.

11:58 PM  
Anonymous random guy said...

This guy ever have his gun blown up because of mud blockage?

The way i see it, he's taking an unnecessary risk for an unrealistic condition.

11:06 PM  

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