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Old 09-27-2011, 05:04 PM   #1
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Well I'm looking to buy my first 1911 (the beginning of a soon to be out of hand addiction.) Like most people price is a factor but I know you get what you pay for. I don't need a race gun, I'm looking for a nightstand/range gun/carry gun (if my state will ever allow it) and I have been looking very closely at the Springfield Range Officer and the Ruger sr1911. I know both are out of stock everywhere and allocated once they do come in, but I'm at the point where I would like to get on a waiting list for one or the other. So my question is which would you go for and why?

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Old 09-27-2011, 05:38 PM   #2
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The Springfield, because I own a Ruger.

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And you're not happy with it?

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A question for you, why are you leaning towards those two? What features of those do you like?

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It's a tough call. I recommend you get the one that comes off backorder first wherever you plan on buying it. I've actually seen a few Range Officers. The Ruger is still a bit like Sasquatch, reported sightings by questionable sources.

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A question for you, why are you leaning towards those two? What features of those do you like?
They seem to be about the same feature wise with a little more emphasis on the springfield for fit and finish. But I like the looks of both of them, the beavertail. I like the sights better on the ruger. The other option without the default upgrades would be a springfield mil spec, but it's my first 1911 and I haven't pulled one apart yet. Once I get it I don't want to have to put more money into beavertail, different hammer, different trigger (both for looks) and pay someone to swap out sights for me.
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It's a tough call. I recommend you get the one that comes off backorder first wherever you plan on buying it. I've actually seen a few Range Officers. The Ruger is still a bit like Sasquatch, reported sightings by questionable sources.
Well my lgs doesn't stock the range officer so I would have to find one somewhere else and have it transferred but they are pretty steep on transfer fee. The ruger they have a waiting list for. I still have yet to see a Range Officer in person.
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Easy answer, Springfield.

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Well I'm looking to buy my first 1911 (the beginning of a soon to be out of hand addiction.) Like most people price is a factor but I know you get what you pay for. I don't need a race gun, I'm looking for a nightstand/range gun/carry gun (if my state will ever allow it) and I have been looking very closely at the Springfield Range Officer and the Ruger sr1911. I know both are out of stock everywhere and allocated once they do come in, but I'm at the point where I would like to get on a waiting list for one or the other. So my question is which would you go for and why?
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Why not try the SA loaded target.

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