Springfield Armory Range Officer 1911-A1

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by AcidFlashGordon, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. AcidFlashGordon

    AcidFlashGordon New Member

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    Springfield Armory LOADED 1911-A1

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    I saw the ad for this little bit of Heaven in a gun mag, checked it out on the Springfield Armory site and decided I'd see if any of the local Las Vegas gun stores had it. We had a "weather day" at work yesterday so I drove my old arse over to Discount Firearms. Right in the gun display rack sat a Range Officer. I asked to see it, handled it, liked it, bought it on the spot. Came with 2 magazines, a phenolic holster and 2-place mag holder, bore brush and one of those little flame-orange flags for the chamber when it's unloaded. I wanted a 1911-A1 and this one filled the bill very nicely.
     
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  2. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Congrats!!! You MUST give us a range officer reportwhen you shoot IT!!
     

  3. General_lee

    General_lee New Member

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    Springfield makes nice stuff, you'll be happy with it:D
     
  4. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Congratulations. Please get us a range report when you can.
     
  5. KennyFSU

    KennyFSU New Member

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    That's exactly what I'm looking for! Nice buy, mind if I ask what you paid for it?
     
  6. RMP1394-RLTW

    RMP1394-RLTW New Member

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    Is that a RO or a Loaded Model?
     
  7. NGIB

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    Just noticed it has an ambi safety and fixed sights - it must be a Loaded. Here's a pic of the RO right off their website. Regardless, a Loaded is a great 1911...
     

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  8. AcidFlashGordon

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    Discount Firearms' price was $859. And as soon as I get off my arse this weekend and buy some ammo, I'll give it a runthrough and toss out a range report.
     
  9. doctherock

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    I am green with envy. Nice piece of hardware you have.
     
  10. AcidFlashGordon

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    After rechecking the Springfield site, I've realized that this IS the Loaded and not the Range Officer. I didn't look any farther than the diamond pattern handgrips which weren't shown on the Loaded on the Springfield site. Still, it IS a 1911-A1 which IS the weapon I did want. Sorry for the confusion and changed the post title to reflect which Springfield it really is.....
     
  11. stag1

    stag1 New Member

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    Either way you got ya a nice 1911. congrats :)
     
  12. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    A rose by any other name.........

    Nice piece Flash.
     
  13. mesinge2

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    Don't tease us, where's the range report :(


    Seriously though, nice buy. The finish on the Springers are just all business. Mean looking piece!
     
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  14. Sniper03

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    Flash,

    That is one good looking 1911. Send us some pics on how she shoots!

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  15. AcidFlashGordon

    AcidFlashGordon New Member

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    Nope, it IS the Range Officer

    As per this on the Springfield Armory site:

    New Range Officer

    Notice the smaller photo in the upper right corner. Shows the weapon I have in my hot little hand including the ambidextrous thumb safety....:cool:

    And the sights aren't fixed...

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  16. mes227

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    I've been looking for a good price on a RO for awhile....great 1911! I have two others, S&W1911PD and Kimber TEII, looking for a three-some. Both are the most accurate, easiest to shoot handguns in my considerable collection.
     
  17. Westy

    Westy New Member

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    Very nice! I'm looking for the same thing but a Champion model.
     
  18. Olympus

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    I'm confused. Are we saying the gun is a Range Officer or a Loaded?

    Unless someone has changed the sights, the photo posted here looks like a Loaded. A Range Officer will have adjustable target sights. The two photos above are combat sights, Novak-style. Those would not come on a Range Officer from the factory.
     
  19. B1911

    B1911 New Member

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    The OP is the lucky owner of a Loaded. I'm the lucky owner of a Range Officer, I think of them as Springfield's fraternal twins.

    One sure way to tell the difference is that the RO doesn't have the front cocking serrations.

    Here's my Range Officer:
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