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Old 03-21-2013, 13:58   #1
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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!

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.
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Old 03-22-2013, 18:13   #3
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Great pistols...........
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Old 03-22-2013, 22:43   #4
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I've got one and really like it.
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Old 03-22-2013, 23:09   #5
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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.
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Old 03-23-2013, 00:45   #6
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I heard SA wont be making any Champion models till 2014.

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Old 03-23-2013, 06:56   #7
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One Champion Operator listed on gunbroker.com. Price seems a bit high, but all firearms have been going for more lately.

We trudge on.
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:17   #8
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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.

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Old 03-23-2013, 09:01   #9
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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.
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Old 03-30-2013, 21:29   #10
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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!
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:39   #11
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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
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Yeah I'll keep a lookout!! Sorry their phone system sucks!!
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Old 03-31-2013, 18:14   #12
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Old 03-31-2013, 18:58   #13
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DRic, that thing is SICK!! Details?

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Old 03-31-2013, 19:36   #14
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No love for this beauty?


I'd defend the house with that.
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Old 03-31-2013, 21:20   #15
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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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Old 04-01-2013, 15:41   #16
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Very nice, they did a good job!



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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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Old 04-02-2013, 23:00   #17
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I want,I want,I need I neeeeed!
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Old 04-03-2013, 16:37   #18
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Picked up a new one yesterday for $889 from Hinterland.
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Picked up a new one yesterday for $889 from Hinterland.
Good price!! I paid 950 for mine.
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Old 04-03-2013, 21:14   #20
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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...?

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Old 04-08-2013, 08:32   #21
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Congrats, I don't like 1911s with rails but if I was to get one, it be the Operator
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:06   #22
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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...?

This happened to me when they first came out. Everything was bad timing. Then they quit making them for a few years, and now they're back. I'd wait and hold off a little longer. The juice is worth the squeeze!! I'll keep a lookout for you. The min you spend your money on something else, you'll see a boat load of those pop up.
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:25   #23
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Thanks brother, I will keep squeezin'. What I don't get is if these are so popular, why they don't make more of them? Seems like they have been hard to track down for a long, long time.

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This happened to me when they first came out. Everything was bad timing. Then they quit making them for a few years, and now they're back. I'd wait and hold off a little longer. The juice is worth the squeeze!! I'll keep a lookout for you. The min you spend your money on something else, you'll see a boat load of those pop up.
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:19   #24
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Thanks brother, I will keep squeezin'. What I don't get is if these are so popular, why they don't make more of them? Seems like they have been hard to track down for a long, long time.

Sometimes these gun manufactures like to play with our emotions.
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Old 04-09-2013, 13:16   #25
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I swear that's how I feel sometimes!

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