Springfield Ronin Operator

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  1. Johnnyvegas

    Johnnyvegas

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    My new income tax/stimulus toy. Looks to be a nice gun, nice bluing frame looks a little over buffed in a couple spots but I won't sweat it. The trigger breaks at 5.5 lbs. so it needs some love. It showed up greasy and dirty, so it got cleaned this evening, hope to get it outside between the storms this week and see how it runs. 20200513_173028.jpg 20200513_153736.jpg
     
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  2. TheDreadnought

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    Keep us posted! Looking to pick one up myself at some point.
     
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    Congrats on your new toy.


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    Very nice, congrats.
     
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    Very nice! :cool:

    Congrats!
     
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  6. Johnnyvegas

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    Put the first hundred rounds through it today, seems to be fairly accurate, had three rounds out of the first magazine touching (I managed to funk up the rest of the group though) in the eight ring. Functioned 100% using some really light reloads. Only thing I don't care for on the gun is the grips, they are thin, my hands are big, so new grips, and bushings are in order. Does anyone other than VZ make decent 1911 wood? Seems to be a good gun, my first Springfield 1911.
     
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  7. dbuck47

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    Thanks for the report.

    .45 or 9mm?

    I want a .45.
     
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  8. Finestkind

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    I am wanting one as well. So far I Have not seen any at any shop.


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  9. dbuck47

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    I have seen a 9mm, but I want a.45. I liked the fit and finish, even the thin grips. The one I saw needed a little feed ramp attention.
     
  10. Johnnyvegas

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    It's a 9mm, i can practice for half the cost now.
     
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    I found it on Gun Broker for $100.00 under list, couldn't say no.

    Fit and finish on mine is very nice, slide has just a touch of "loose" to it, internals seem well done, edges of the frame seem a bit over buffed in the grip area, but that is the only area I can see that isn't crisp, and sharp. I dumped the grips for some thin Valor take offs I had for now, have some nice looking half checkered Cocobolo coming, along with a mag well.

    Hope you both find yours soon, they are in my eye a nice value.
     
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    JohnnyVegas I agree on the value- it has everything I want and nothing I don’t at a very reasonable price. LGS has it at that price (749) if they would just get a.45 in.
     
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    Very cool

    Congrats! :cool:
     
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    Very nice. The Ronin looks like a lot of gun for the money. :cool:
     
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    Very nice! Congrats.
     
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    My LGS has it for $769. I take it that that is a good price for the .45 version?
     
  18. pittpa

    pittpa What did I come in here for?

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    I'm curious to know if the trigger pull weight changes with cleaning and use. Please let us know.
    Also, did it come with just one mag?
     
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  19. CZ Glock

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    Bought the .45 version today. 100 rounds, 100%. The thing is laser accurate. The gun felt solid, tight and well built.

    At my humble 10yard, I was able to keep everything within 2 inch circle. I had several strings of fire that the bullet holes were touching each other.

    I'm no expert by any stretch be of the imagination...and I'm sure there's many here that can do better. But for ME, that was my best with the .45 caliber.

    I have been a Glock guy for many years...but the Ronin has convinced me why the 1911 is so popular.

    I now prefer the 1911 over the Glock 21 for home defense...even though there's a lower round count. I just loved the way it shoots.
     
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  20. Johnnyvegas

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    The trigger is still too heavy, after three hundred rounds it doesn't seem to have improved at all. Only one magazine with the gun.
    Just replaced the grip screw bushings, and grips, slim grips come on the pistol, and my hands don't like thin grips. 20200525_182742.jpg
     
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