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I am plastic
01-15-2010, 11:57
Anyone every hear of one of these - Randall Combat?

One of the local shop has one advertised for $549, is it worth it?


01-15-2010, 15:21

01-16-2010, 10:53

Next came the Model A121 on September 14, 1983. Initially, the A121 was also called a Service Model, but since there was some confusion with the designation, the marketing folks at Randall decided to make a change. In 1984, it became known as the Combat Model, and at that time those guns were roll-marked "Combat" just under the ejection port. The only other changes in that model at that time were cosmetic: the hammer was rounded, and Pachmayr grips were supplied as standard. Although catalogs of the era stated that it would be supplied with a flat mainspring housing, no such guns were ever actually produced.

The only other distinguishing factor between the A111 and the A121 was the A121 had a flat top slide rather than the rounded top on the slide of the A111. Both models had fixed sights and were in .45 ACP only. Model A121 pistols were in the Randall line through June 11, 1984. In all, 1,067 of these pistols were made in a serial number range of RF02211C through RF08620C.

01-16-2010, 20:33
Yeah, Randall was the first to make a truly successful stainless 1911.

I am plastic
01-16-2010, 20:48
Is this a good price? Since it was one of the earlier SS pistols, is galling more favorable?


I am plastic
01-16-2010, 20:51
http://silverbulletfirearms.com/pics/usedguns/18798.jpg (http://silverbulletfirearms.com/pics/usedguns/18798.jpg)

Here it is - What do you think?

01-16-2010, 21:23
From what I remember, the Randall was a well made 1911. As far as galling is concerned, just keep it well lubed and you shouldn't have any problems. From the picture it looks like the price quoted is reasonable. JMHO. Sincerely. Brucev.

01-16-2010, 23:10
Randalls were OK, but nothing spectacular. The barrel has 12 groove rifling. Most parts were cast and ill fitted IMO. I owned a new one for giggles & grins and unloaded it quickly as it needed a LOT of work. It was lind of like an AMT Hardballer on a good day. :whistling:

01-16-2010, 23:42
I had one purchased in 1985, it was called a "Service Model". Not as reliable as a Colt, as it had jams (FTE) every so often. It came with a full length guide rod, that broke early on, I replaced it with a standard one. I eventually sold it.

I hear that they are popular in collectors circles.

I am plastic
01-17-2010, 00:15
Nothing spectacular, just stick with the Colt Combat Elite that I have on layaway?

Thanks for the input...