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Ocean_glocker
11-12-2012, 21:31
I've been a lurker (in this sub-forum) for a while and I have always been fascinated by the 1911. So I traded into a SA Range Officer! I've done lots of searching and I was drawn to the quality of the fit and finish without paying TRP money.

This is going to be my EDC pistol, so I plan on getting a front night sight and seeing if I can live with the target sight or get the Harrison piece. Being a Lefty get a ambi thumb safety is #1 on my list besides getting to the range.

any recommendation on making this carry friendlier let me know. I will put up picks tomorrow...

Thanks

greatwun
11-12-2012, 21:34
Congrats! I love my SA Range Officer. Look into replacing the sights. Then with the rest of the money invest in mags, ammo, and range time. Have fun!

Bimmer14
11-12-2012, 22:35
I had the factory sights replaced with the following,

Dawson Precision, 020-040 Springfield Armory 1911 Tritium Inserted Front Sight .180 Tall x .125 Wide

Harrison Design, HD-002-T2 Extreme Service rear sight

Awesome SA Ranger Officer!!!

bac1023
11-12-2012, 22:53
Congrats on a great 1911. :cool:

steve1911
11-13-2012, 01:21
Congrats! on Range Officer.




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Ocean_glocker
11-13-2012, 08:19
I had the factory sights replaced with the following,

Dawson Precision, 020-040 Springfield Armory 1911 Tritium Inserted Front Sight .180 Tall x .125 Wide

Harrison Design, HD-002-T2 Extreme Service rear sight

Awesome SA Ranger Officer!!!

How is the POA/POI with the .180 sight? On harrison's sight he recommends the .140 height for the RO

Bimmer14
11-13-2012, 10:30
How is the POA/POI with the .180 sight? On harrison's sight he recommends the .140 height for the RO

When the Range Officer came out, Harrison did not have that front. I got the recommendation height from SA.

Ocean_glocker
11-13-2012, 17:45
Here she is...
http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af110/guitarmaster03/DSCN2410.jpg

Nakanokalronin
11-13-2012, 18:44
Don't go cheap on the ambi safety. The only one I've tried and liked is the one made by Caspian that uses a square key,grip tab and modified hammer pin to keep everything solid.

Know that if the grips aren't set-up for an ambi-safety, you'll either have to get some new grips or carve out a notch on the inside since most have that tab.

http://www.brownells.com/handgun-parts/action-parts/safety-parts/safeties/1911-auto-extended-thumb-safeties-ambi-extended-safety-ss-sku168-000-108-32437-62298.aspx

Oh BTW, Congrats!

Ocean_glocker
11-13-2012, 20:50
Don't go cheap on the ambi safety. The only one I've tried and liked is the one made by Caspian that uses a square key,grip tab and modified hammer pin to keep everything solid.

Know that if the grips aren't set-up for an ambi-safety, you'll either have to get some new grips or carve out a notch on the inside since most have that tab.

http://www.brownells.com/handgun-parts/action-parts/safety-parts/safeties/1911-auto-extended-thumb-safeties-ambi-extended-safety-ss-sku168-000-108-32437-62298.aspx

Oh BTW, Congrats!

Thanks I'll look into that one. I have the wilson combat one on my list.. bonus for me is that these grips already have the ambi tab cut-out.

fallenangelhim
11-14-2012, 10:39
Congratulations on your first 1911. You will enjoy it and love it. Advice on carrying? Make sure you get a good holster. A bad holster made me hate a 4 inch 1911, but a good holster made carrying a full size 1911 comfortable. I was befuddled, but it worked.

1911s are really great guns. You will definitely buy more.

wingryder
11-14-2012, 11:42
Congrats! Beautiful gun! But I notice in the photo, you have 275 rounds of the wrong ammo?!? :whistling:

Clutch Cargo
11-14-2012, 12:00
The SA Gunsite Service Pistol (bought from a nice forum member) has Ted Yost signature sights. I don't know how much they cost or how long it would take Yost to install them (if he even still WORKS on customer supplied pistols).

Ocean_glocker
11-14-2012, 14:59
Congrats! Beautiful gun! But I notice in the photo, you have 275 rounds of the wrong ammo?!? :whistling:

haha... I was wondering how long it would take for someone to pick up on that. That was my stack of 9mm ammo I was selling to buy .45 ammo...

fallenangelhim
12-08-2012, 20:20
Pick a Really Really good holster. I have literally had the same gun in a bad holster and it made me hate the damn gun. In a good holster it feels like nothing is there.


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porschedog
12-08-2012, 20:25
Congratulations on a great 1911
I swapped out the grips on mine and ordered a front night sight that I need to install one of these days...

Enjoy!

GWG19
12-08-2012, 21:03
The ambi safety is not to hard to do. I have put Wilson or Colt Ambi safeties in 3 of mine. I use a Dremel tool to inlet the grip. Whole thing takes maybe 30 minutes. I have only had to do minor fitting on one of the safeties. It was a little tight for my liking. 5 minutes with a stone and it was good to go.

ca survivor
12-10-2012, 19:27
Congrats, the RO is a great 1911