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New STI Ranger II

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by TexasPOff, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. TexasPOff

    TexasPOff "Dump The Hump"

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    Well I had the intention if picking up a Dan Wesson Guardian when a local shop recieved one. I sold off one of my AR's ad this little beauty appeared out of no where. I have wanted one of these for a while and this was a couldn't pass up deal. I was looking for a LW commander style 1911, but who can resist the charms and warmth of a good old steel frame. Enter my new to me STI Ranger II. It is aboslutly flawless. I picked it up today and this is a quick pic of it after leaving the range. The previous owner quoted 400 rounds through it. You couldn't tell, no wear marks to speak of at all. I in good fashion ran 100 rounds through it to give it the test. Everything went in about 2 inches at 15 yards and not a single issue. I was using an old box of Remmington GS 230 gr. I am very happy with this pistol. I will be contacting STI to get a replacement set of Heinie Tritiums to replace the standard Heinies on there now. I will also throw some type of black VZ grips on it as well. Here is a quick cell phone pic until I can get to my good camera. TXPO

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  2. bac1023

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    Congrats! :cool:

    Looks nice
     

  3. 3rdgen40

    3rdgen40 .45 fanatic

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    Congrats! Looks good.
     
  4. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Looks great! Congrats!
     
  5. 20South

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    Very very nice. I was looking at the Guardian just Friday. STI builds a good gun.
     
  6. Hokie1911

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    Awesome! I love the Ranger2. GREAT gun. :thumbsup:
     
  7. TKR Reptiles

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    Congrats! Great gun!
     
  8. GeorgiaRedfish

    GeorgiaRedfish Senior Member

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    Congrats, i love those guns I just wish they would get away from the front strap treatment.
     
  9. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Congrats! Looks great! :thumbsup:
     
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    that is awesome man! congrats
     
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  12. TexasPOff

    TexasPOff "Dump The Hump"

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    I'm not a huge fan of the chainlink pattern myself. But after shooting with it I will say it is very functional. It gives a good hold when you crank down on it but is not aggressive at all. Kimbers chainlink treatment on the Raptor guns is brutal compared to this. I'm thinking an Brown MSH to match would be nice, maybe even the bobtail. Good lord now I member why I stopped messing with 1911's...they can get crazy exspensive with customizations. TXPO
     
  13. djackson

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    congrats, looks great
     
  14. Hokie1911

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    I talked to Dave Helton a while back about bob'ing a Ranger2 and dropping a Brown chainlink MSH in. I was going to get one in 9mm to compliment my Kobra Carry as a training gun, but that would be a sweet .45 carry gun. :supergrin:
     
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    Congrats, that looks very nice.
     
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    Congrats! Sharp gun. :thumbsup:
     
  17. GlocksterPaulie

    GlocksterPaulie Perfectionist

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    Lane,

    Congrats on your 1911. Looks great.

    Paulie:wavey:
     
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    Nice find! Hope you enjoy yours as much as I do mine. I have one in 9mm and .45 acp. They are great guns and STI's service has been top-notch!
     
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    congrats nice 1911
     
  20. up1911fan

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    Nice find Lane, congrats.