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  1. #1
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    Default repairing a 1911 mistake

    So I bought one of the early Springfield range officers and it was a dream to shoot, had to try hard to miss!
    In a fit of what can only be described as stupidity I sold it
    I'm now looking to get another 1911, but in 9mm..
    Is the newer range officer elite comparable to those early range officers?
    Because I have the option to buy back my old gun, I sold it to a dear friend, but I don't want to do that to him.
    Looking for an accurate 1911 in 9mm upto ~$900

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    Default Re: repairing a 1911 mistake

    We use a regular Range Officer and a RO Operator for USPSA and IDPA competition both chambered in 9mm out of my shop. No complaints what so ever and both are extremely accurate. We are just around the 10k round count in both guns after 2 years. Still running rock solid with only spring replacements for the mainspring and the mags.

    We also use a double stack 9mm RIA. It was good out of the box but a new match barrel makes it just as good as the RO's. We run it in carry optics class.
    www.Steelvalleycasting.com is your new home for coated bullets and custom ammo.

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    Default Re: repairing a 1911 mistake

    with barrel and gun , does that fall into my price range?

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    Default Re: repairing a 1911 mistake

    The RIA Tac Ultra should go around 750 and i think we have 150ish in the barrel. Mind you that my shop monkey is a 1911 smith so we fitted the barrel and the bushing ourselves. But that probly cost ya 50 at a smith. And bam 17+1 capacity in a 9mm 1911
    www.Steelvalleycasting.com is your new home for coated bullets and custom ammo.

  5. #5
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    Default Re: repairing a 1911 mistake

    I have a range officer elite operator. My buddy has a regular range officer.
    My trigger is ever so slight better and the fun is just a touch smoother overall. I think itís a better looking gun too. But also way more expensive. I wouldnít hesitate to grab a regular range officer at all as I donít think the elite it is functionality much better for the money

  6. #6
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    Default Re: repairing a 1911 mistake

    I had an RO that I hated. Accuracy was unimpressive so I took it to a good 'smith who'd worked successfully on other guns for me. New tighter bushing, trigger job etc. No where near as accurate or user friendly as my CZ 75B Shadow in the same caliber. Traded it on a S&W 986 revolver and having a ball with it!

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