New 1911 Purchase

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by drvsafe, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. drvsafe

    drvsafe New Member

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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?
     
  2. jinman007

    jinman007 New Member

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    What do you plan to use it for?
     

  3. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    STI Spartan V
     
  4. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    Range Officer really not considered a "stripped down" 1911. It comes with some pretty good upgrades over a standard GI.
     
  5. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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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.
     
  6. 1911ripley

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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
     
  7. drvsafe

    drvsafe New Member

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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.
     
  8. tacticalfun

    tacticalfun Active Member

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

    CHLChris New Member

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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!
     
  10. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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

    I would buy it if I needed another.
     
  11. KeysKelly

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    My first 1911 was a Springfield and I still own it today. I have been very happy with it. I have shot it side by side with my Kimber, a friend's Ed Brown, another friend's Colt and a Wilson owned by my dealer. The Springfield held it's own against them all.

    I'm a huge Springfield fan in general.
     
  12. Olympus

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    The STI Spartan also has adjustable target rear sight and a fiber optic front sight. I think they are about $630. Would be a good alternative is the price of the RO is high for you.
     
  13. Birddogyz

    Birddogyz Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Drbsafe, I have a SA RO and love it. It is not a stripped down entry level 1911. SA gave it some great up grades and kept the price down on it. I would recommend you try your local range and rent a few models to help you decide.
     
  14. drvsafe

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    Was over at one of the LGS by me and saw a High Standard 1911, parkerized "standard" being the operative word here. but it was marked $399 and he offered it to me for $349. Seemed very much a base model which I don't mind, but the question is quality.

    Any input on High Standard?
     
  15. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    I'm pretty sure it's a Filipino-made gun, which there are a lot of on the market. I haven't heard too many negatives about it. Just depends on whether you are willing to sacrifice on features or not.
     
  16. ShagNasty1001

    ShagNasty1001 New Member

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    I have one and am in love with it! Not a problem all, except the magazine sucks but I got a Chip McCormic from a friend and had no problems at all. Mr Wray also has one as well and I'm sure he'll chime in on the High Standard. He's helped me a lot with mine and answered all my questions about it
     
  17. MrWray

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    $349 is cheap, i have a HS 1911 and love it. They go for $500 around here. They are very good 1911s

    I love mine so much its actually gonna get a twin in the next couple of weeks, traded a friend my G31 for it.
     
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  18. LongBaller71

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    At $349 scoop it up! Can upgrade grips, sights, and mags; with plenty of money left for a nice holster or a few boxes of ammo.
     
  19. DallasShooter

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    Nope, they aren't the only ones. STI also has a transferable warranty.
     
  20. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    for $349 or even $399, i would jump on that like a duck on a june bug! dang good price and High Standard is the same as a RIA under a different rollmark. they are fantastic pistols sold at a decent price. the quality is excellent. the finish is quite the same standard as a Colt or SA or some of the higher end 1911's, but reliability and performance, they are great. i would buy another in a second. scratch that, i already ordered another one in 38 Super!