Help a guy decide!

Discussion in 'Beginner's Corner' started by dilespla, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. dilespla

    dilespla Never made it to step 12 Supporting Addict

    Oct 12, 2011
    A friend and co-worker of mine wants a 1911 but has too many options on his mind. I told him I'd post up some questions and let you guys help sway his decision.

    So here is what he's looking at.

    Range Officer

    Remington R1

    Ruger SR1911

    Now obviously one would probably want the RO, so I'll just stop there with my opinions.

    He wants stainless or some black of some sort... park'ed and the like. NO BLUE, period.

    Fixed sights, Novak or mil-spec. I don't know why, but a titanium firing pin. I don't know about any of those having one already.

    I've already told him the guide rod doesn't matter. He wanted a full length, but I've already said that's a long drawn out debate, and not worth the time unless he just really must have one.

    So there it is in a nut shell. Now I'll sit back and wait for him to show up so I can show him that everyone agrees the Range Officer is the best pick...:59:
  2. knedrgr

    knedrgr Low capacity, low tech...

    Aug 15, 2011
    Of the list, only Springfield has the Ti firing pin, and comes park'ed. So just replace the rear sight with a Harrison fixed.

    I haven't played with the SR, but of the other two, the RO was the tightest. Plus forged frame too.

  3. Legion489

    Legion489 Well-Known Member

    Oct 28, 2011
    Well since SA is right down the road from me, that would be an easy pick as I could drive over and bitch if it wasn't working. So far that has NOT been a problem with SA guns.

    Problem guns? Well the Kimber Custom (blued) I ordered was a POS, 70+ trigger pull (OK, WAG, but after lightening it by what felt like at LEAST half, it was a measured 36+ lbs!), extractor was unfinished, PLASTIC (!) mainspring housing (on a gun that cost this much?!), magazine was junk, worthless plastic grips (OMG!), etc., etc.

    One guy at my range bought a $2500 custom 1911 from a maker in AR I'll call "Will Wil". Brought it out to show us and shoot for the first time. Refused to feed ANY brand/type of ammo from ANY make of magazie, etc., etc.

    I'm getting deperessed just thinking of the junk guns I's seen.

    Bought a stainless Taurus .38 Super w/rail (like the gun, hate the rail) and would buy another stainless Taurus if the price was right.

    Just tell him to buy the SA and then tell him you aren't going to talk about it any more.
  4. diesel44

    diesel44 NRA LE Handgun Instructor

    Sep 26, 2011
    The Range officer is the most refined of the three listed.
  5. Hokie

    Hokie Active Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    What are his uses for said 1911?
  6. Quack

    Quack it's mmm, mmm good... Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    Range Officer or STI Spartan.
    I'd go with the RO.

    The R1 is black oxide.

    Not a fan of the black controls on the SR1911
  7. Nick

    Nick Member

    Aug 22, 2011
  8. Hokie

    Hokie Active Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    If the R1 had a beavertail...
    If the Ruger had matching controls...
    If the RO had a fixed rear...

  9. Nick

    Nick Member

    Aug 22, 2011

    The people who don't like the matching controls should just get a matching purse and they'd be good to go. :lol:
  10. knedrgr

    knedrgr Low capacity, low tech...

    Aug 15, 2011
    It matches your nightstand toy... :lol:
  11. Chris

    Chris YOU ****!!!! Supporting Addict

    Aug 17, 2011
    No Ruger for me. Doesn't match my new murse.... :lol:

  12. dilespla

    dilespla Never made it to step 12 Supporting Addict

    Oct 12, 2011
    Did that... He was looking at the other two for weeks and I didn't interject much at all, then he mentioned the RO.... OVER, DECISION MADE, GET THAT ONE!!!!
  13. DAT85

    DAT85 BIG OL' BALD HAID ! Supporting Addict

    Aug 26, 2011

    Me,I would go for the RO, if the adjustable sights didn't work out,then I get the Harrison sight replacement.But the Springer is the pick of the litter for me.

  14. Filbird

    Filbird New Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    By the way, the Ruger DOES have a titanium firing pin...
  15. Nick

    Nick Member

    Aug 22, 2011
    Let's not drag big blackie into this.
  16. dilespla

    dilespla Never made it to step 12 Supporting Addict

    Oct 12, 2011
    Yeah, he told me that after I showed him knedrgr's reply.

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