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Springfield Range Officer:

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by AK74play, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. AK74play

    AK74play

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    OK I happen to have 2 Ruger SR 1911's, one is my shooter and I am very impressed with it. The other is still Brand new still in the box. I have never even taken it out of the plastic. Got a chance to trade it for a BNIB Springfield Range Officer. Now I have had Springers in the past and never dissapointed. My question is if you own or have ever owned and shot one are they as accurate and tight as the reveiws seem to say.? I am only interested in first hand actual experiences shootint the RO. Thanks for any info on this gun.
     
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  2. bac1023

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    Make the trade. The RO is a great 1911 and is valued higher.

    Since you already have a Ruger, it would be foolish not to do it.
     

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  4. AK74play

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    Thats the way I was leaning, it's just that that dam Ruger is a really nice peice. Local dealer tells me the RO wholesales for 690.54 and the Ruger for 535.00 so yea there is at least over a 100 dollar difference on that end anyway. I cant beleive what some of these guys have been paying for them when a little patients could have saved them a bunch of $$$$. As much as I love the one I have been shooting I think this trade is on. Don't really need 2 exactly the same. If the other one was a 9mm I would probably keep them both :) All things money wise asside, are they as tight and accurate as I have heard.?
     
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  5. bac1023

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    Yes. I honestly feel the RO is the better of the two 1911s. The Ruger is good, but the RO is better.

    Keep in mind that the RO has target sights, if that matters either way.
     
  6. AK74play

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    Oh I like the target sights, I'll just have to replace the front with an equilivent front with a white dot. I am just able to get on target faster with the white dot. When I shoot comp I only use the front sight anyway but it will also make it easier (for me anyway) to seperate the front from the rear. Thanks for the input.
     
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    No problem.

    Good luck
     
  8. brianfede

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    I think the RO is one of the best 1911's for the money. I have first hand experience, they are very accurate and pretty tight (though it's not a custom or a Baer) the only thing I didn't love abt the RO was the smooth front strap, I prefer stippling.
     
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    The RO is basically the TRP without some of the enhancements and finish. However, the tightness and build quality are the same.
     
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    Love my RO. I changed the front sight to a trijicon and left the rear. Added some VZ grips for a custom touch and that's it.

    FWIW, I shoot my Dad's DW Heritage and my brother's DW Valor regularly, and I shoot the RO better. Not saying it's better, just saying it's good.
     
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    i"ve had mine for about a year now. when i do my part & shoot it"s favorite ammo it will shoot 1 1/2 at 25 yards. tends to favor swc bullets & hornady xtp bullets. only thing i did to gun was fit a new barrel bushing & add grip tape to front of frame. buy it you won"t be dissapointed.
     
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    ^^^^ This.
     
  14. AK74play

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    Well the deal is done and I just got an e-mail back from Springfields customer service and they offer a direct replacement front sight with a white dot and they gave me the part number and price(16.00) and said they would include a new roll pin for no extra cost so that issue will be solved for me soon. Like I stated befor, I just cant get back on target fast enough with that all black front sight. I appreciate all the input guy's and this weekend I'll find out if it will shoot with my SR. I'm definately keeping this Ruger because it really is a nice 1911 but I am all stoked about shooting the RO. Have always loved Springfields 1911's and this one looks to have found a home.
     
  15. bac1023

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    Cool :cool:

    Good move...
     
  16. rhino673

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    Awesome! I love my RO! The only mod is a tritium front sight from Dawson precision. That is the most accurate semi automatic handgun I have ever shot.
     
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    Same here, I added a tritium front sight and better - for me - grips.

    The RO is a great gun, enjoy!
     
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    I have had my RO for about two weeks and it is tight as a drum. So tight I have a lot of difficulty reassembling it since the slide stop spring is so freaking stiff. What impresses me the most is the complete lack of noise when u shake it. I paid $740 otd. It is far more accurate than its owner! My first 1911 and I love it. I chose it over the Ruger
     
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    What grips did you go with?
     
  20. bac1023

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    Good price :cool: