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TexasPOff
08-07-2011, 18:29
Well I had the intention if picking up a Dan Wesson Guardian when a local shop recieved one. I sold off one of my AR's ad this little beauty appeared out of no where. I have wanted one of these for a while and this was a couldn't pass up deal. I was looking for a LW commander style 1911, but who can resist the charms and warmth of a good old steel frame. Enter my new to me STI Ranger II. It is aboslutly flawless. I picked it up today and this is a quick pic of it after leaving the range. The previous owner quoted 400 rounds through it. You couldn't tell, no wear marks to speak of at all. I in good fashion ran 100 rounds through it to give it the test. Everything went in about 2 inches at 15 yards and not a single issue. I was using an old box of Remmington GS 230 gr. I am very happy with this pistol. I will be contacting STI to get a replacement set of Heinie Tritiums to replace the standard Heinies on there now. I will also throw some type of black VZ grips on it as well. Here is a quick cell phone pic until I can get to my good camera. TXPO

http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff295/Texaspoff/STI.jpg

bac1023
08-07-2011, 18:31
Congrats! :cool:

Looks nice

3rdgen40
08-07-2011, 18:32
Congrats! Looks good.

faawrenchbndr
08-07-2011, 18:33
Looks great! Congrats!

20South
08-07-2011, 18:35
Very very nice. I was looking at the Guardian just Friday. STI builds a good gun.

Hokie1911
08-07-2011, 18:38
Awesome! I love the Ranger2. GREAT gun. :thumbsup:

TKR Reptiles
08-07-2011, 19:05
Congrats! Great gun!

GeorgiaRedfish
08-07-2011, 19:05
Congrats, i love those guns I just wish they would get away from the front strap treatment.

glock2740
08-07-2011, 19:11
Congrats! Looks great! :thumbsup:

rsxr22
08-07-2011, 19:24
that is awesome man! congrats

dnuggett
08-07-2011, 19:35
Congrats!

TexasPOff
08-07-2011, 19:43
Congrats, i love those guns I just wish they would get away from the front strap treatment.

I'm not a huge fan of the chainlink pattern myself. But after shooting with it I will say it is very functional. It gives a good hold when you crank down on it but is not aggressive at all. Kimbers chainlink treatment on the Raptor guns is brutal compared to this. I'm thinking an Brown MSH to match would be nice, maybe even the bobtail. Good lord now I member why I stopped messing with 1911's...they can get crazy exspensive with customizations. TXPO

djackson
08-07-2011, 19:44
congrats, looks great

Hokie1911
08-07-2011, 19:53
I'm not a huge fan of the chainlink pattern myself. But after shooting with it I will say it is very functional. It gives a good hold when you crank down on it but is not aggressive at all. Kimbers chainlink treatment on the Raptor guns is brutal compared to this. I'm thinking an Brown MSH to match would be nice, maybe even the bobtail. Good lord now I member why I stopped messing with 1911's...they can get crazy exspensive with customizations. TXPO

I talked to Dave Helton a while back about bob'ing a Ranger2 and dropping a Brown chainlink MSH in. I was going to get one in 9mm to compliment my Kobra Carry as a training gun, but that would be a sweet .45 carry gun. :supergrin:

Fedor
08-07-2011, 19:56
Congrats, that looks very nice.

38 Super Fan
08-07-2011, 21:18
Congrats! Sharp gun. :thumbsup:

GlocksterPaulie
08-07-2011, 21:24
Lane,

Congrats on your 1911. Looks great.

Paulie:wavey:

crash09
08-07-2011, 21:25
Nice find! Hope you enjoy yours as much as I do mine. I have one in 9mm and .45 acp. They are great guns and STI's service has been top-notch!

rangers305
08-07-2011, 21:30
congrats nice 1911

up1911fan
08-07-2011, 22:38
Nice find Lane, congrats.

71Commander
08-08-2011, 06:17
That gun is on my to get list. I want mine in 40 though.

My only complaint is having to mill down commander guide rod to replace STI's RecoilMaster. Not a big deal, just a PITA.

CMG
08-08-2011, 06:33
Looks like a nice pistol, congrats.

knedrgr
08-08-2011, 06:53
Nice gun. I always like the ball-cut on the Ranger's slide.

faawrenchbndr
08-08-2011, 07:55
Nice gun. I always like the ball-cut on the Ranger's slide.

Yes,.....a very nice factory touch! :thumbsup:

TexasPOff
08-08-2011, 11:31
Lane,

Congrats on your 1911. Looks great.

Paulie:wavey:

I had been wanting another 1911 for a while, but never could find exactly what I wanted without having it sent off to be done up costing mucho$$. This was the closest thing to being where I wanted it and it was a steal to boot. I couldn't let it get past me.

Hokie1911
08-08-2011, 19:20
Nice gun. I always like the ball-cut on the Ranger's slide.

Yes,.....a very nice factory touch! :thumbsup:

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