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STI Ranger II

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by youngbuck, Dec 7, 2010.


  1. youngbuck

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    Held one of these today in a local shop but can somebody explain the logic behind the "reverse" safety? :dunno:
     

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  2. ProCarryNAustin

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    My Ranger II has a standard single sided safety. There is a Ranger III that has a SFS safety that cocks the hammer when you flip the safety off. Is that what you were looking at?
     

  3. youngbuck

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    I was pretty sure the slide said Ranger II but yes that is what I am referring to. How do you like yours?
     
  4. ProCarryNAustin

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    Mine is in 9mm and I currently have a Love/Hate relationship with it.

    I love the fit, finish, quality, feel... just about everything on this pistol is amazing!

    I hate that when the bullets don't go through the same hole, it is my fault!
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  5. youngbuck

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    If I had a pistol that well built I would probably feel the same way :supergrin:
    Is it just a range pistol for you or do you use it for carry/competition? I am very intrigued by the hammer cocking safety
     
  6. ProCarryNAustin

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    Mine has the standard safety. I am a one pistol guy and this is my full time carry, range and IPSC pistol. When I first got the pistol at Dawson Precision, I had them install the thinnest fiber optic front sight they had. The only other thing I am going to do is to have a coating applied. More than likely it will be Hardhat.
     
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    Wade can you post up pictures? Quack started another thread about melonite and I asked about the HH treatment.
     
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    I will try to get some up later tonight. I am rocking a little one to sleep right now. Gotta love the IPhone.
     
  10. youngbuck

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    Pics of this hardhat coat would be nice
     
  11. Wade-19

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    I started a thread " My VBOB with Hard hat "
     
  12. youngbuck

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    Just happened to see that after my post. Nice DW collection
     
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    Here you go. http://www.cylinder-slide.com/index...=SFSkits&sid=q4aja7385mx43kakd8xae506xq40vko4
     
  14. youngbuck

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    Glock2740, im trying to figure out if there is any part of it that makes it better to use or if it is merely just another feature to use?
     
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    It's for people who don't want to carry cocked and locked.
     
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    I see the logic behind it, but i dont think that is a product i would ever be interested in. I like single side safeties on everything besides guns i use in competition.
     
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    I have a pair of Ranger IIs, one in .45ACP and one in 9mm. They are fantastic pistols as mentioned above. I don't think I would like the safety system that cocks on release, mainly because I like that my 1911s all operate the same way and it's what I am used to using.
     
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    Welcome. :wavey:

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  19. G27RR

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    Thanks. Here are the STIs, although the Escort wears different grips now.

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    Nice! What caliber is the Escort in and how do you like it?