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Old 01-07-2017, 06:19 AM   #1
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At the end of December I was the high bidder on this Springfield Range Officer Stainless 9mm 1911. Its was $778+$35 shipping and the FFL fee of $30.
I looked at a lot of different brands, Kimber Stainless Target, Colt Competition, Remington R1 Enhanced and many others in 9mm. I was looking for a target gun with a 5" barrel. I have no intention of using this as a carry gun. If I was going to carry a gun that weighs 41oz it wouldn't be a 9mm.
After a long search I decided the Springfield had what I was looking for and the price was where I wanted to be. Springfield also sells this gun in a nice package. It comes with 2-9 round stainless magazines, a lock,kydex holster, mag holster, cleaning brush, a couple of Allen wrenches and extra fiber optic rods in red and green and a nice case.

Here are some of the features for this gun, forged national stainless steel frame and slide, national match stainless steel barrel with a fully supported ramp, long aluminum trigger 5-6lb trigger (feels less than 5lb) and a match grade bushing.These are the same features found on the Trophy Match and TRP. It has a flat steel MSH w/checkering, cocobolo grips, single side safety,rear adjustable target sights, fiber optic front sight and an extended beaver tail grip safety. It doesn't have front strap checkering. I wasn't to worried about that because I'm only target shooting with this gun and it feels fine in my hand.

When you pick this gun up it has a solid feel and seems to be very tightly fitted. The trigger feels just about the same as my Kimber 1911's. The finish is polished on the sides and matte everywhere else. It's no Raptor as far as finish. The grips feel nice and the gun is well balanced. I'm expecting this 9mm to shoot like a .22 with all the weight. (41oz) The reviews have been good and of course there are some less than positive reviews. I've read enough good to give it a shot. Overall, I'm so far impressed with this 1911.
Hopefully today or tomorrow I will get to the range and be able to tell you more. Now I'm going to break it down and give it a cleaning and lube.
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Old 01-07-2017, 06:39 AM   #2
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That's a nice looking gun JC, I'm looking forward to your range report.
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Old 01-07-2017, 07:04 AM   #3
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Thanks Chuck. It all clean and oiled now, the usual Hoppes and FP-10. It was a little dirty, I gave it a little extra oil because it was very dry.
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Congrats on the new pistol. Nice....Hope it shoots as good as it looks! Have fun.
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That is one fine pistol JC! You thinkin competition? IDPA & whatnot?
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Originally Posted by Fredneck72 View Post
That is one fine pistol JC! You thinkin competition? IDPA & whatnot?
Thanks Fred, no I'm not looking to compete, I just wanted a target gun to have some fun.
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I like it! Nice looking pistol and very nice pistol package. I'm sure it will be a fine shooter.
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I like it! Nice looking pistol and very nice pistol package. I'm sure it will be a fine shooter.
Thanks Arland, I hope so, hickock45 did a nice video on this gun and it shot well for him and I think it will shoot well for me too. The only difference was the one he had came with a black sight in front, now they are fiber optic. He didn't care for the black front sight and neither do I.
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SA-WEET shooter JC....That really looks great....41 ounces ?? Wow, you can shoot it and drive a nail or two...Wait...wouldn't that make it a real tack driver ???
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Originally Posted by Marshall View Post
SA-WEET shooter JC....That really looks great....41 ounces ?? Wow, you can shoot it and drive a nail or two...Wait...wouldn't that make it a real tack driver ???
Thanks Marshall, I'm not expecting too much recoil on this gun.
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