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1911 RANGE OFFICER® CHAMPION™ 9MM
« on: August 29, 2019, 10:56:43 PM »
Just Bought this 1911 9mm -its like WOW - This is my first 1911 and i am really impressed with this 4 inch , take down was pretty easy and for me a little tricky getting the Slide Stop pin back in  -but after reading and slow and steady wins the race =i got it down  ,Very very accurate little sucker- this will now be my new Carry as its really not much more heavier or bigger than my Glock 19 - Warning -Do Not Try this firearm as your pockets will be 770.00 $  lighter  ,
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Re: 1911 RANGE OFFICER® CHAMPION™ 9MM
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2019, 09:07:58 AM »
I love 1911's.  I have built or repaired 3 for myself and worked on many more.  I have a Browning HiPower, which had the same designer, but always wanted to build a 9MM 1911.  Who is the maker??  All steel or steel slide plastic frame??

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Re: 1911 RANGE OFFICER® CHAMPION™ 9MM
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2019, 11:25:28 AM »
Hi Bill ,Its a Springfield Armory
9mm
RECOIL SYSTEM
Flat Wire w/ Full Length Guide Rod
SIGHTS
Fiber Optic Front & Low-Profile Combat Rear
WEIGHT
31.5 ozs.
HEIGHT
5.5"
SLIDE
Forged Steel, Parkerized
BARREL
4" Stainless Steel Match Grade, Fully Supported Ramp Bull
LENGTH
7.6"
GRIP TYPE
Cross Cannon™ Double Diamond Cocobolo
FRAME
Forged Lightweight Alloy
MAGAZINES
2 - 9 Round, Stainless   
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Re: 1911 RANGE OFFICER® CHAMPION™ 9MM
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2019, 11:35:56 AM »
Bill i have a Question is there a way to tell what kind of Grips i can use  ?  Height is 5.5  not sure if thats full size or ?   to me most look like they will all fit with exception of compacts or 5 inch height ones, Thanks
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Re: 1911 RANGE OFFICER® CHAMPION™ 9MM
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2019, 05:40:56 PM »
If the frame is true to 1911 specs, any grips for a 1911 should fit.  I am partial to hogue grips which can be one piece, but fancy woods are also nice.  I tried Hogue one piece grip on my Sig P220(retired LEO gun) and did not like them.  Switched back(for now) the police hard grips that came on it.  Grips are a personal thing and can make or break your proper hold.
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Re: 1911 RANGE OFFICER® CHAMPION™ 9MM
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2019, 05:51:22 PM »
Thanks Bill , i can see why people like the 1911 , New learning experience
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Re: 1911 RANGE OFFICER® CHAMPION™ 9MM
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2019, 01:06:11 PM »
John Browning certainly got this design right and over 100 years later it still holds up. I've had a colt commander (.45 ACP)  for almost 30 years. It bites a bit, but one of the most accurate handguns I own.

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Re: 1911 RANGE OFFICER® CHAMPION™ 9MM
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2019, 07:58:17 AM »
I really dislike plastic guns!!  The feel of a 1911 says shoot me, it won't hurt you.  But yes, they are a bit harder for CC use, big, heavy, bulky.  I know Todd loves his plastic .45's.  But I usually carry my little Smith 637, .38+P.  The 1911 may get to ride in my truck.
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Re: 1911 RANGE OFFICER® CHAMPION™ 9MM
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2019, 08:14:46 AM »
...  I know Todd loves his plastic .45's.  ...

Trade off a little weight in the frame for more rounds.  Carry 15+1 of .45

...  they are a bit harder for CC use, big, heavy, bulky.  ...

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Re: 1911 RANGE OFFICER® CHAMPION™ 9MM
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2019, 07:12:32 PM »
I really dislike plastic guns!!  The feel of a 1911 says shoot me, it won't hurt you.  But yes, they are a bit harder for CC use, big, heavy, bulky.  I know Todd loves his plastic .45's.  But I usually carry my little Smith 637, .38+P.  The 1911 may get to ride in my truck.

As much as I appreciate the engineering of polymer framed guns, over the summer I traded one for a CZ 2075 RAMI for concealed carry. All metal and an absolute pleasure to shoot.