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verdugo60 03-21-2013 13:58

SA Champion Operator?
 
I am not ashamed to say I left the 1911 game for a while. I bought what to me was an expensive pistol at the time (as a college student), a Kimber 1911 carry model. I loved how it shot, felt, carried. I hated how it was never reliable enough for me to really depend on. Sold it and for the price of it plus $100 bought TWO polymer pistols, a G19 and an M&P 9 that have both been flawless.

I will be graduating this Spring and want to get back into a reliable 1911. I am not wanting to spend more than $900, still on a budget since I have a lot of expensive habits, like long range rifles and optics, golf, ammo for said rifles and a wife! :supergrin:

I am all but set on the SA Champion Operator, the Commander sized railed model. Will be a carry gun and double as a bedside gun with a light, thus the want for a rail. On other forums I have heard good things about these as far as fit and quality for that price range, wanted ya'll to chime in. Please don't suggest I just get a Wilson or Nighthawk, again budget! Thanks.

verdugo60 03-22-2013 16:08

No love for this beauty? :faint:


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faawrenchbndr 03-22-2013 18:13

Great pistols...........

matt_lowry123 03-22-2013 22:43

I've got one and really like it.

verdugo60 03-22-2013 23:09

Any idea where I can find one? They seem hard to find, is it because they are great pistols, not being made much or both? If someone has a line on one I would appreciate it.

Jermzzzzzzz 03-23-2013 00:45

I heard SA wont be making any Champion models till 2014.

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Wetrudgeon 03-23-2013 06:56

One Champion Operator listed on gunbroker.com. Price seems a bit high, but all firearms have been going for more lately.

We trudge on.

faawrenchbndr 03-23-2013 08:17

Those light weight Campion Operators are rather difficult to locate.
Just keep looking,.....i wanted one a few years back, looked for months,
bought something different. Two days later a new one popped up in my LGS.

matt_lowry123 03-23-2013 09:01

Quote:

Originally Posted by verdugo60 (Post 20114670)
Any idea where I can find one? They seem hard to find, is it because they are great pistols, not being made much or both? If someone has a line on one I would appreciate it.


Check out armslist.

Might be one close to you.

verdugo60 03-30-2013 21:29

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Originally Posted by matt_lowry123 (Post 20115422)
Check out armslist.

Might be one close to you.

Matt gave me a great tip on one but was sold already. If anyone else happens to find one below $900 I would appreciate a heads
up. Thanks guys, especially Matt!

matt_lowry123 03-31-2013 12:39

Quote:

Originally Posted by verdugo60 (Post 20141302)
Matt gave me a great tip on one but was sold already. If anyone else happens to find one below $900 I would appreciate a heads
up. Thanks guys, especially Matt!

Yeah I'll keep a lookout!! Sorry their phone system sucks!!

D-Ric902 03-31-2013 18:14

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2...2/IMG_3217.jpg
Awesome gun

verdugo60 03-31-2013 18:58

DRic, that thing is SICK!! Details?

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Originally Posted by D-Ric902 (Post 20143924)


FLIPPER 348 03-31-2013 19:36

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Originally Posted by verdugo60 (Post 20113491)
No love for this beauty? :faint:



I'd defend the house with that.

D-Ric902 03-31-2013 21:20

I've had this one for a few years.
After close to a thousand rounds it went back to SA custom shop for the bobtail and the checkering
Two years later and shooting the crap out of it I sent it to Novak for action job, sights, hammer and refinish.
It likes the lighter weight bullets (185 grain) and puts 165 grain hydra shoks into one hole at an honest 10 yards. I love shooting this gun.
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verdugo60 04-01-2013 15:41

Very nice, they did a good job!



Quote:

Originally Posted by D-Ric902 (Post 20144498)
I've had this one for a few years.
After close to a thousand rounds it went back to SA custom shop for the bobtail and the checkering
Two years later and shooting the crap out of it I sent it to Novak for action job, sights, hammer and refinish.
It likes the lighter weight bullets (185 grain) and puts 165 grain hydra shoks into one hole at an honest 10 yards. I love shooting this gun.
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2...2/IMG_3220.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2...2/IMG_3219.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2...2/IMG_3228.jpg
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verdugo60 04-02-2013 23:00

I want,I want,I need I neeeeed!

R0CKETMAN 04-03-2013 16:37

Picked up a new one yesterday for $889 from Hinterland.

matt_lowry123 04-03-2013 18:08

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Originally Posted by R0CKETMAN (Post 20152991)
Picked up a new one yesterday for $889 from Hinterland.

Good price!! I paid 950 for mine.

verdugo60 04-03-2013 21:14

Unfortunately they got ONE in. And now don't know when the next one will come in. Thanks for the tip anyways, at least I got in on the email alert.

I'm beginning to wonder if I should look at other railed 1911's and get this one when it comes available in TWO years or something!

What do y'all think? Sig Sauer Tac OPS carry, Smith and Wesson railed E series...?

Quote:

Originally Posted by R0CKETMAN (Post 20152991)
Picked up a new one yesterday for $889 from Hinterland.



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