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Navel officer

Thanks for the pms, I’ll keep them in mind, trying to dump my 45 right now to free up the cash
 
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Navel officer

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I’d go Springfield Range Officer. I have spent a good bit of trigger time behind it and the Colt Competition which in this price range are the guns I’d look at. The Colt isn’t bad but I think the Springfield is built better.
 

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I’d go Springfield Range Officer. I have spent a good bit of trigger time behind it and the Colt Competition which in this price range are the guns I’d look at. The Colt isn’t bad but I think the Springfield is built better.
Does the Springfield Range Officer 9mm use the same magazine as the Colt?
 

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Recently picked up 2 Springfield 1911s and love them. The fit of the Colt they had in stock was garbage by comparison.
 
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No doubt the Range Officer is fitted more tightly than the Colt Competition. Both the slide to frame and the barrel bushing.

Recently picked up 2 Springfield 1911s and love them. The fitment of the Colt they had in stock was garbage by comparison.
 

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Had the opportunity to handle a Springfield 9mm Range Officer at Nick's in Palmer MA last week. Felt very solid, a bit heavier than a full size .45ACP (probably the extra weight of the barrel?). The frame/slide fit was tight and smooth. Did not try the trigger. They had their's listed at $875 IIRC.
 

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I'd pass on S&W even if it was within your budget. The 1911 Pro Series 9mm I bought 3+ years ago went back to them twice for the same problem. Out of the box, the pistol would experience multiple failures to extract in every magazine (I have 4 Wilsons, think it came with 2). After the second trip to S&W the pistol functioned better, but still not 100% and I was not sending it back again. I have yet to try other manufacturers magazines as I rarely take it to the range, I would get the Springfield if I had it to do over again. YMMV.
I have shot over 3000 rounds through mine with zero issues. I love it. Sucks you had issues.
 
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