Ordering My 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Kamarathin, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. Kamarathin

    Kamarathin New Member

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    Hello all,

    On the 28th I will be placing an order for my 1911. It's been quite the haul getting here, but a nice tax return has made it possible for me to finally get it.

    I'll be ordering a Springfield Range Officer from my local store and I'm damn excited about it. :D

    I'll post pics once I get it in my grubby hands.
     
  2. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Kool - gud choice too :cool:

    Forgot to ask- Whats this "tax return" you spoke of :confused:
     

  3. Kamarathin

    Kamarathin New Member

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    We filed our taxes very late. Thanks to a confusing array of closing one company and opening another and detangling everything. :)
     
  4. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Sumday i hope to receive the elusive "tax return" :D
     
  5. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    Technically, you really DON'T want a tax return. If you get one back, you have essentially given the government an interest-free loan. When the government starts giving me an interest-free loan every year, I will repay the favor and give them one right back. I try to adjust my withholdings so that I get less than $100 back at the end of the year. I don't trust the government as far as I can throw it.
     
  6. Zombiegirl

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    I have ours pretty well dialed in and we get around $200 back.
     
  7. HOSSFLY

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    I just paid them off on a screw up from 2007 :mad:
     
  8. Kamarathin

    Kamarathin New Member

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    Got it!

    Today I walked out of the local gunshop with my range officer. Crappy pic with my phone but I couldn't be happier. Likely have to wait for a couple of weeks before I can get the time to hit the range.
     

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  9. MrWray

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    Congrats on your new 1911, im so glad that i dont live in town. I just walk out my door and shoot on my 40 acres :)
     
  10. CHLChris

    CHLChris New Member

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    With a Range Officer in your hand, you now have the right to yell, "Commence Firing!!!" whenever you get to the line.

    I'd like to hear what you think of the sights, which have no little white dots.
     
  11. Kamarathin

    Kamarathin New Member

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    That would be a dream. I long to go shoot on someone's property again, where I can take my time, shoot the S**t and some targets.
    :D
     
  12. Kamarathin

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    Heh, actually, I'll be replacing those as soon as I can.

    I also plan to replace the grips with some nice ones that have my old Army unit crest on them.
     
  13. Kamarathin

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    So here I am firing my new Range Officer for the first time. She was a dream to shoot and I was hitting consistently lower left of center throughout the day.

    I ran about 200 rounds through her without a hitch.

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/652mawaxuzdwvm6/jg3RW3x23H
     
  14. 1911ripley

    1911ripley New Member

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    I would paint the front sight with whiteout and move ur grip meaning put ur support hand higher up
     
  15. Kamarathin

    Kamarathin New Member

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    Wrap it around the front of the grip rather than cupping the bottom?

    I tried painting the wife's sights and that looked awful and didn't really help much. Looking to meprolight sights eventually.
     
  16. 1911ripley

    1911ripley New Member

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    Yup wrap it as high as u can get it I put my support hand high to the point tht my thum is riding the slide it like push with ur trigger hand and pulling back with ur support hand with thums inline

    And I understand I would change the sights to I put fiber optic on my ro but whn I got it I put alittle whiteout on front sight it help just apply alittle but brush it same way to grooves r on sight