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Springfield Armory Range Officer P19128LP 45 ACP, $939 (Grade A Sept 2011)

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This is the opposite of an all-show-and-no-go pistol. Itís a hot rod without the fancy paint.

Springfield Armory Range Officer P19128LP 45 ACP, $939 (Grade A Sept 2011)

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The front sight was dovetailed into place and machined flush. It was also pinned from the top (arrow) for added strength without interrupting the field of vision.
For better access to the magazine release, we replaced the left-side panel. Our custom grip panel was thinner, slightly different in contour, and featured a relief to guide the shooterís thumb. A similar panel is standard equipment on some of Springfield Armoryís upgraded models.
We drew our test pistols from a $55 3 Slot Open Top holster from www.LooperLawEnforcement.com. Shown here with the Springfield Armory Range Officer we liked this holster because it could be set at different angles to accommodate different garments, body types or draw techniques. It had a screw to provide extra retention for added safety from takeaways and accommodate different width slides. Later in its service life the screw can be tightened to compensate for any stretching. The $50 Looper belt featured a layer of Kydex sandwiched in the leather for added strength.
The rear sight on our Cylinder & Slide 100th Anniversary Edition display model (center right) looked quite usable, but advancements in gathering more light with less glare was obvious in the other sights. Left to right are top ends from the Ruger, Desert Eagle, and Springfield Armory pistols.
We think the Bo-Mar style rear sight provided a big advantage. Note the heavy detent on both the elevation (top) and the windage screws, which were big for easy access. Also, note the inlet at the front of the notch for increased light transmission.

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