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Old 12-05-2010, 12:44   #1
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Range Officer or Loaded?

Hi,

The local gun shop has the Range Officer and the Loaded (PX9109LP) for $699 each. The loaded has the full length guild rod and night sights. Is the RO a better built 1911, or are they both of similar build quality?

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Old 12-05-2010, 12:45   #2
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I'd go with the RO if it was my hard earned $699.
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Old 12-05-2010, 12:50   #3
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IF the RO is TRP/TM quality, it should be a 2.5"@25yard gun, while the Loaded's are 3.5"@25yard guns. The RO's are built in Illinois, while the Loaded could be built in Brazil (IMBEL) or in Illinois.

so choose which one fits your needs.
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Old 12-05-2010, 12:58   #4
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Brazil builds the loaded's (and most others), if you find one with an nm serial number it's mostly assembled in ill.

Probably what you meant anyway.

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They both have the nm prefix.
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Old 12-05-2010, 13:12   #6
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What's the intended usage?
Range, then the Range Officer
Defense, then the Loaded
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Old 12-05-2010, 13:25   #7
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I'm looking for a high quality, reliable and accurate 1911 that will be carried very little. It would be for home defense, target shooting, and possibly hunting down the road. It it makes any difference, they are both "NM" prefix serial numbers.

Are they both built to the same standards? Would the RO be a tighter fit, more accurate pistol? Otherwise, would the Loaded be a better value with all the extras?
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the RO is supposed to be fit better and should be more accurate.
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Old 12-05-2010, 13:31   #9
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They both have the nm prefix.
Then they were both mostly assembled here, the loaded's that were all assembled in brazil have just the n as in the one at the top of this thread:

http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=889535

Of course in other models ww is done in brazil, etc.
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RO with a Harrison rear sight. That's a SOLID blaster under $8hundy.
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RO with a Harrison rear sight. That's a SOLID blaster under $8hundy.
^ This unless the adjustable's work for ya'.
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Does the RO use the same crappy two piece barrel as the loaded.
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My RO appears to have a one-piece barrel. No evidence of a weld/braze line on the barrel hood.
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Old 12-05-2010, 15:20   #14
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RO with a Harrison rear sight. That's a SOLID blaster under $8hundy.
That's a pretty good suggestion IMO.
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That's a pretty good suggestion IMO.
Would make a great base for some golfballing and such...
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RO with a Harrison rear sight. That's a SOLID blaster under $8hundy.

Or if you prefer night sights these are more "snagless" and tritium, otherwise the harrison's are great:

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/sid=4.../LPA?source=CJ
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RO with a Harrison rear sight. That's a SOLID blaster under $8hundy.
+1 for changing out the adjustable stock sight.
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Or if you prefer night sights these are more "snagless" and tritium, otherwise the harrison's are great:

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/sid=4.../LPA?source=CJ
Those remind me of the sights my Les Baer Super Tac. Never had a problem carrying them IWB.
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Those remind me of the sights my Les Baer Super Tac. Never had a problem carrying them IWB.
Baer uses Champion/Kensight sights.
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Old 12-05-2010, 20:05   #20
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the problems ive had with bomar-knockoffs that have the spring and hinge pin are really reliability problems due to firing rather than carrying. they take a bigger beating just riding the slide than from getting whacked on stuff in your belt.

i still agree that fixed sights are better for carry though because you just cant afford for them to fail on a carry gun.

i dont own a harrison fixed sight but the NEXT time i shoot the hinge pin out of the adjustable on my TRP ill put one of those in. last time i let SA replace it on their dime but honestly it will probably just keep happening and just because SA will continue to replace it doesnt mean i should keep letting them.

another option is the tripp k-1. its badass and durable. i DO have one of those on my mono. i would get another one of them for the TRP but if you want tritium on the blade you have to send it to tooltech and im not sure the added work and money is worth it to retain adjustability on a gun primarily meant for defense.

just my opinion.

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