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aeroengr
06-12-2011, 03:50
After countless time spent reading this forum (among others), and trying different 1911's at the range, I purchased my first 1911 today: a Springfield Range Officer! Haven't had time just yet to get to the range to shoot it, however I had some pretty standard questions to ask.

1. Grips? VZ, Alumagrip, Larry Davidson? Pictures of anyone's grips on their own RO would be great!
2. Ammo for range and home defense for 1911? WWB and 230 gr. gold dots?
3. Mags? Read a lot of good reviews regarding wilson combats, if they are good, which type of wilson is best/preferred?
4. Cleaning... can Hoppe's #9 be used?

Links to stores or online websites to any of the above mentioned would be very helpful.

Thanks guys.

Gunshine
06-12-2011, 04:43
Congrats on your purchase. An excellent choice. I use Wilson Combat 47 D mags. They work well and are well thought of.

There are several good good defense rounds available. Speer Gold Dots and Hornady are popular.

There are hundreds of grips available for 1911's. And for that and more just hang out here awhile. You are in the right place for 1911 advice.

G27RR
06-12-2011, 05:03
1. Personal preference. Here are a couple Larry Davidson Wyrm grips on my RO. I also like Davidson's Horned Lizards but don't have a picture on the RO.

Black
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n634/G27RR/SARO%20LD%20Grips/IMG_2069.jpg

Black and tan
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n634/G27RR/SARO%20LD%20Grips/IMG_2043.jpg

Horned Lizards on an STI Ranger II.
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n634/G27RR/STI%20Ranger%20II/STIRangerII45ACP-1.jpg

If you want fancy, look at the Esmeralda grips...
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n634/G27RR/STI%20Escort/IMG_1273.jpg

2. Sure, those should be fine.

3. I like the 47D Wilson. The factory mags work fine with mine, too.

4. Yes, if that's what you like.

G27RR
06-12-2011, 05:06
Forgot the weblinks...
Larry Davidson grips
http://www.davidsonknives.com
Use the email address on his site.

Esmeralda grips
http://www.esmeralda.cc

bac1023
06-12-2011, 06:26
Congrats on the RO.

I still need one of those myself. :)

okie
06-12-2011, 07:35
Many congrats, my friend. I use Remington UMC ammo in mine. My grips are aluminum grips from Hogue:thumbsup:
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p64/okie1911/100_0001.jpg

knedrgr
06-12-2011, 07:35
:needspics:

Hokie1911
06-12-2011, 08:19
:needspics:

Congrats on a good choice for your first 1911. Your factory mags should be fine. See how they work before you replace them. Grips are totally subjective. I use Alumagrips, but have had LDs and loved them. As for SD ammo, I use GoldDots. YMMV. For cleaning, I use CLP and lube with SlideGlide and Ed Brown oil. Again, congrats, welcome to the Dark Side....and...

:needspics:

Fedor
06-12-2011, 08:36
Congrats on your Range Officer.

CMG
06-12-2011, 12:32
VZ Operator IIs

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b175/pb9x19/SAROvz.jpg

aeroengr
06-12-2011, 12:33
Thanks guys! Keep it coming. As for the pics, here are a couple I have taken thus far. Also, should I take advantage of the Loaded Coupon that the RO came with? Not sure how competitive the listed price for mags is.

http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i369/grantstein/DSCN0498.jpg

38 Super Fan
06-12-2011, 12:50
Congrats!

MN-glock27
06-12-2011, 13:07
Congrats on the purchase!

Here's my RO with VZ Alien grips.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v392/mike2212/RO1.jpg

TxGlock9
06-12-2011, 16:43
vz operator II's..

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a160/kappaball/P4270050.jpg

Hokie1911
06-12-2011, 16:44
Congrats on the purchase!

Here's my RO with VZ Alien grips.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v392/mike2212/RO1.jpg

Those look really good on there. :thumbsup:

aeroengr
06-15-2011, 18:45
http://img860.imageshack.us/img860/8036/dscn0505r.jpg
http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/9990/dscn0504d.jpg

New VZ carbon fiber grips :cool:

Hokie1911
06-15-2011, 19:08
Those look really good on there. :thumbsup:

Mr. Gekko
06-15-2011, 19:23
Congrats on the RO. Those VZ's look nice on it. :cool:

midliferally
06-15-2011, 20:28
Congrats on the RO. Qthe new grips look good too!
P.S. Please change you avatar ASAP. Thanks!

DogLegArms
06-15-2011, 20:37
Do you mind stating how much the SA RO cost you?

aeroengr
06-16-2011, 04:47
Congrats on the RO. Qthe new grips look good too!
P.S. Please change you avatar ASAP. Thanks!

Ha, I thought about changing the avatar, but we'll see. I enjoy my Glock and it's a common EDC of mine (besides my pocket gun that is). Plus this is Glock Talk after all, so the avatar is fitting despite people's perceptions of Glocks in this forum. You guys liked Glocks at one time, otherwise most/all of you wouldn't be here!

Do you mind stating how much the SA RO cost you?

Sure. I got it for $740 NIB. Not the best price, I'm sure you can find some on GB + shipping + FFL for cheaper. It was the best price at the gun show I attended, and better than my local dealer, so I was satisfied.

Foxtrotx1
06-16-2011, 04:57
You guys liked Glocks at one time, otherwise most/all of you wouldn't be here!

I *******ing hate those overpriced plastic chew toys. You would never see me with one. EVER. Now....heres a real handgun

http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa328/Foxtrotx1/IMG-20110511-00003.jpg

Damnit, how did that get there???!!??....:steamed:

Nice 1911 BTW!

Fedor
06-16-2011, 05:09
"WHO is the foolish person posting Glock pics in a 1911 thread?"
http://i1109.photobucket.com/albums/h430/Fedor61/IMG_5504.jpg

aeroengr
06-16-2011, 05:10
I *******ing hate those overpriced plastic chew toys. You would never see me with one. EVER. Now....heres a real handgun

http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa328/Foxtrotx1/IMG-20110511-00003.jpg

Damnit, how did that get there???!!??....:steamed:

Nice 1911 BTW!

:rofl::rofl:

Nice shooting btw.

youngbuck
06-17-2011, 14:56
http://img860.imageshack.us/img860/8036/dscn0505r.jpg


Good selection on those Carbon Fiber grips

krunchnik
06-20-2011, 20:17
My newest acquisition,Springfield RO with Pachmayer grips,just another choice.
http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx272/krunchnik/IMG_1429.jpg

aeroengr
06-20-2011, 23:21
My newest acquisition,Springfield RO with Pachmayer grips,just another choice.
http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx272/krunchnik/IMG_1429.jpg

Those look great! Never been too fond of the aesthetics behind the finger grooves on 1911s though.

By the way, is that a 47s mag? How do you like those compared to the stock SA ones?

steve1911
06-21-2011, 00:34
Congrats! on the RO, VZ's look good.



1911club#410

Foxtrotx1
06-21-2011, 00:46
"WHO is the foolish person posting Glock pics in a 1911 thread?"
http://i1109.photobucket.com/albums/h430/Fedor61/IMG_5504.jpg

Thats me! :rofl::rofl::rofl: :wavey:

I love owls.

HotRoderX
06-21-2011, 00:48
Many congrats, my friend. I use Remington UMC ammo in mine. My grips are aluminum grips from Hogue:thumbsup:
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p64/okie1911/100_0001.jpg

Sorry off subject but what Kinda knife is that?

faawrenchbndr
06-21-2011, 03:57
It's a M1911 knife, they are big, but very nice & VERY sharp!

http://www.ultimate-equipment.com/

okie
06-21-2011, 06:59
Sorry off subject but what Kinda knife is that?

It is an M1911 knife from Ultimate Equipment, it is an awesome knife my friend:thumbsup:

http://www.ultimate-equipment.com/