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Finally got to handle a SA Range Officer

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by bac1023, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. bac1023

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    ...and I'm impressed.

    Its definitely fitted more like a TRP and less like a Loaded. Obviously, I don't own one and haven't shot one, but at $700, they seem like a real nice value.

    Its much nicer than a Loaded, in my opinion, and for less money.

    Just my two cents. :)

    Handle one and I think you'll agree.
     
  2. thecableguy

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    Fixed it for you. :supergrin:
    I have been looking around the LGS and no one has one yet in stock. I am really looking forward to handling one myself.
     
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  3. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    i told you so :animlol:
     
  4. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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  5. bac1023

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    You sure did. :wavey:

    :cool:
     
  6. tx787

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    Thanks for the initial impressions. I may get one if I encouter one locally. I haven't liked any of the Springfields before seeing this model's specs and aesthetics.
     
  7. Big_Grumpy

    Big_Grumpy Go Cheese!

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    I think this may be "the one" for me. I handled a stainless Mil-Spec and fell in love, and though Springfield doesn't offer the RO in stainless, if the build quality is the same or better, I will PROOBABLY pull the trigger. I have no problem with a parked finish. I also handled a Remington R1 at the same time. I'm no expert by any means, but the Mil-Spec seemed like a much nicer weapon to me.

    My problem is I'm having trouble finding the RO ~$700 OTD. The best I've come up with so far is ~$750 shipped.
     
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  8. Jitterbug

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    I've been going back and forth between the R.O. and a Colt Combat Elite.

    I had the opportunity to handle a R.O. yesterday, fit and function from what I could tell, (no expert) appeared very nice.

    Trigger, had a very slight amount of creep, then an excellent, very, very light break, I'm guessing at under 4 pounds, just the way I like it. I'm "thinking" the initial creep may disappear with some usage?

    Thumb safety, just didn't feel right. It didn't give me the resounding "snick" that my Kimber and Dan Wesson give, more so going to the safe position, although this probably wouldn't be a deal breaker for me, despite this I was impressed with the gun. The adjustable sights are a plus for me.

    My local dealer wanted $881 after tax out the door and wouldn't budge on price. Best I can do online is $764 after FFL and shipping.

    I'm hoping to "handle" a CE today and might spring the $971 for the out the price for it at a different local dealer. Best online deal I can find this morning is $954. I do want a Colt and if the gun "feels" better I just might do it.

    I can't afford either and the wife will probably shoot me with it if I purchase...but I don't care. I have a Kimber Compact that has a similar look and coloration as the CE, so she might not even notice the difference when we go shooting on Sunday, I'll just warn my shooting buds not to say anything about the new gun.

    It's her birthday next week, I suppose I could tell her I got it for her if she finds out?
     
  9. Hokie1911

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    As previously (and frequently) mentioned...it's easier to ask for forgiveness after than to ask for permission before.

    Besides, I've already got 3 kids anyway so I had no problem when Mrs Hokie took my nuts. :supergrin:
     
  10. Big_Grumpy

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    :supergrin: Very true! Actually my GF ran that one by me too... and she's waiting to pounce on me because she can see me sweating... LOL

    Must... control... urges... but Santa said I was good!:tempted:
     
  11. Kinny

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    What? No pics on the carpet? LOL.. I think those are cool, but not a big fan of adjustable target sights. Congrats either way. :supergrin:
     
  12. Shortimer

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    I got one on Monday and got to the range with it on Wednesday. I am very happy with it & think that its one of the best bangs for you buck out there. It is very accurate.
     
  13. Big_Grumpy

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    Well... Grampy always used to say "***** or get off the pot!"

    Ordered. Merry Christmas to me! :supergrin:
     
  14. bac1023

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    This one wasn't $700 OTD. It was $709 plus taxes and fees, I believe.
     
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    That's pretty good. Mine was $720 shipped and that's the best I've seen.
     
  16. Big_Grumpy

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    That's a good deal near as I can tell too. I ordered mine for $750 shipped. Someone posted $681, but they must have super ninja-tacticool pricing abilities... :supergrin:
     
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  17. Quack

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    the shop i stopped by today had them for $729.
     
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    $720.00 out the door
     
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    Great price.
     
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    Would it be possible to put night sights on there?