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Sicilian13 05-16-2012 12:17 PM

Springfield range officer
 
Dose anyone own a springfield range officer ? I know its a good gun to take to the shooting range, but how do you feels about it used for home defense?? I need one that can do both???

billt 05-16-2012 12:46 PM

I have both the Range Officer, and the 1911 Loaded Parkerized model, as well as several other Springfield 1911's. The Range Officer is designed primarily as a range weapon. Hence the name "Range" Officer. While it could be used as a defensive weapon, much like any other firearm could be, there are better choices in the Springfield 1911 lineup.

The Loaded model comes with the Trijicon Novak style night sights which are better suited for defensive work. They are much more rugged, and smooth as to not snag on clothing like a high target leaf rear sight can. This model is also avaliable in Stainless if you prefer. It has a lot of the features and "feel" of the Range Officer in a more carry friendly model. It also has the front cocking serrations if you prefer them. I believe the cost was just a few bucks more than the Range Officer model.

http://i812.photobucket.com/albums/z...geOfficer4.jpg

http://i812.photobucket.com/albums/z...Targets006.jpg

Sicilian13 05-17-2012 11:45 AM

Thanks for the info,,,,I'm still waiting for pistol premit to come in the mail, this is going to be my first handgun, its going to be primarily a gun for me to used at the range but need it be a defense wepon I need it to do both till I get my second

Gatoragn 05-17-2012 12:09 PM

As BillT said, the Range Officer's sights have lots of sharp edges to snag. Thus the RO is not a great CCW choice. It could however function satisfactorily in a HD situation, stored in your nightstand, bio-metric safe, etc.

Sicilian13 05-17-2012 12:13 PM

I'm in ny so ccw is not going happen it would only be a hd

kvtcomdo 05-25-2012 03:28 AM

Springer RO
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Gatoragn (Post 804991)
As BillT said, the Range Officer's sights have lots of sharp edges to snag. Thus the RO is not a great CCW choice. It could however function satisfactorily in a HD situation, stored in your nightstand, bio-metric safe, etc.

+1 here.
Love mine.
Would easily be a HD gun.
Sharp edges will get you in a concealed situation.:D

danf_fl 05-25-2012 03:35 AM

It is just about what I did to my Springer about 20 years ago (with some exceptions).

It is still one of my most accurate pistols.

PSYCHOFREAK3 05-25-2012 03:36 PM

I have one, while it does have sharp edges, I still can't carry in my home state. But the sharp edges don't stop me from carrying it out of state.

Overall it's a great gun, I did have to paint the front sight, and would like to change the sights eventually. But I have no qualms about carrying it.


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