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Finally got a 1911!!!

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Ocean_glocker, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. Ocean_glocker

    Ocean_glocker

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    I've been a lurker (in this sub-forum) for a while and I have always been fascinated by the 1911. So I traded into a SA Range Officer! I've done lots of searching and I was drawn to the quality of the fit and finish without paying TRP money.

    This is going to be my EDC pistol, so I plan on getting a front night sight and seeing if I can live with the target sight or get the Harrison piece. Being a Lefty get a ambi thumb safety is #1 on my list besides getting to the range.

    any recommendation on making this carry friendlier let me know. I will put up picks tomorrow...

    Thanks
     
  2. greatwun

    greatwun Senior Member

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    Congrats! I love my SA Range Officer. Look into replacing the sights. Then with the rest of the money invest in mags, ammo, and range time. Have fun!
     

  3. Bimmer14

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    I had the factory sights replaced with the following,

    [FONT=verdana,helvetica]Dawson Precision, [/FONT]020-040 Springfield Armory 1911 Tritium Inserted Front Sight .180 Tall x .125 Wide

    Harrison Design, HD-002-T2 Extreme Service rear sight

    Awesome SA Ranger Officer!!!
     
  4. bac1023

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    Congrats on a great 1911. :cool:
     
  5. steve1911

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    Congrats! on Range Officer.




    1911club#410
     
  6. Ocean_glocker

    Ocean_glocker

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    How is the POA/POI with the .180 sight? On harrison's sight he recommends the .140 height for the RO
     
  7. Bimmer14

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    When the Range Officer came out, Harrison did not have that front. I got the recommendation height from SA.
     
  8. Ocean_glocker

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    Nakanokalronin JMB & MTK

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    Don't go cheap on the ambi safety. The only one I've tried and liked is the one made by Caspian that uses a square key,grip tab and modified hammer pin to keep everything solid.

    Know that if the grips aren't set-up for an ambi-safety, you'll either have to get some new grips or carve out a notch on the inside since most have that tab.

    http://www.brownells.com/handgun-pa...ded-safety-ss-sku168-000-108-32437-62298.aspx

    Oh BTW, Congrats!
     
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  10. Ocean_glocker

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    Thanks I'll look into that one. I have the wilson combat one on my list.. bonus for me is that these grips already have the ambi tab cut-out.
     
  11. fallenangelhim

    fallenangelhim come get some

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    Congratulations on your first 1911. You will enjoy it and love it. Advice on carrying? Make sure you get a good holster. A bad holster made me hate a 4 inch 1911, but a good holster made carrying a full size 1911 comfortable. I was befuddled, but it worked.

    1911s are really great guns. You will definitely buy more.
     
  12. wingryder

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    Congrats! Beautiful gun! But I notice in the photo, you have 275 rounds of the wrong ammo?!? :whistling:
     
  13. Clutch Cargo

    Clutch Cargo Amsterdam Haze

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    The SA Gunsite Service Pistol (bought from a nice forum member) has Ted Yost signature sights. I don't know how much they cost or how long it would take Yost to install them (if he even still WORKS on customer supplied pistols).
     
  14. Ocean_glocker

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    haha... I was wondering how long it would take for someone to pick up on that. That was my stack of 9mm ammo I was selling to buy .45 ammo...
     
  15. fallenangelhim

    fallenangelhim come get some

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    Pick a Really Really good holster. I have literally had the same gun in a bad holster and it made me hate the damn gun. In a good holster it feels like nothing is there.


    Posted using Outdoor Hub Campfire
     
  16. porschedog

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    Congratulations on a great 1911
    I swapped out the grips on mine and ordered a front night sight that I need to install one of these days...

    Enjoy!
     
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  17. GWG19

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    The ambi safety is not to hard to do. I have put Wilson or Colt Ambi safeties in 3 of mine. I use a Dremel tool to inlet the grip. Whole thing takes maybe 30 minutes. I have only had to do minor fitting on one of the safeties. It was a little tight for my liking. 5 minutes with a stone and it was good to go.
     
  18. ca survivor

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    Congrats, the RO is a great 1911