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Old 08-14-2012, 11:50 PM   #1
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I've been considering a Springfield 1911 .45 Range Officer as my 1911 purchase. I feel it's got the right sights and has enough trigger pull to start me off and allow me to really get it to where I would want it to be. Price is a bit high though for a stripped down 1911.

Any other suggestions for the same platform with adjustable sights with as good quality as the Springfield?

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Old 08-14-2012, 11:55 PM   #2
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What do you plan to use it for?

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I've been considering a Springfield 1911 .45 Range Officer as my 1911 purchase. I feel it's got the right sights and has enough trigger pull to start me off and allow me to really get it to where I would want it to be. Price is a bit high though for a stripped down 1911.

Any other suggestions for the same platform with adjustable sights with as good quality as the Springfield?
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:37 AM   #4
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Price is a bit high though for a stripped down 1911.
Range Officer really not considered a "stripped down" 1911. It comes with some pretty good upgrades over a standard GI.
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i have to agree with JPyle, the SA RO isn't a stripped down pistol by any means. i have looked at them and held them, and they are a dang nice pistol for the price. SA makes very good 1911 pistols and i have personally owned many over the years and currently own one now thay i wouldn't take twice what i paid for it! they are IMO, awesome pistols.

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As a person who owns a ro get it is not a strip down 1911. It more like ready to take out the box and shoot in a match. I love mine so far only up grades I did was checker front of grip and did the front of my slide but it hangs with some of my high end 1911 and for under $1000 it shoot better thn many others at tht price range
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It's gonna be a range gun more than anything. If I can get more proficient with it I'd live to shoot it in competition but that's a ways away.

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The only thing i did to my ro was change sights. Buy it and dont look back!!!!

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I'm not a parkerized guy, and I'd like at least 3 white dots...maybe even night sights. Those are the only reasons why the RO isn't on my list.

Springfield is the bomb!! They are the only ones with a transferrable lifetime warranty.

I haven't been able to decide on a simple Stainless Loaded, a Black Stainless Target Loaded, or a Stainless TRP. I know they're all different prices, but I love the options that Springfield has!

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The RO is setup like one I used in 1987 for competition.

I would buy it if I needed another.

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