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Springfield Armory Range Officer PI9128LP 45 ACP, $1015

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The Springfield, which we bought for a counter price of $849, has a lot going for it. The barrel was superbly fitted by any standard. The adjustable sights are excellent examples of the breed. Accuracy and handling cannot be faulted.

Springfield Armory Range Officer PI9128LP 45 ACP, $1015

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Home Defense
Law Enforcement
Concealed Carry
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Weight Unloaded
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Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Span Single

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In the R.O., the proven 1911 template is mated to a custom-grade barrel and bushing, and the result is an affordable pistol that exhibits excellent accuracy. The Range Officer's upgrades include adjustable sights, custom grade grips, and good trigger compression.
The Range Officer is one great-shooting pistol and is arguably a best buy among 1911 handguns.
Female shooters tend to like the shorter grip and thin frame of the 1911. But women with longer fingers will like the Glock.
Perhaps the best feature of the Range Officer was the steel adjustable rear sight. The Glock's polymer rear adjustable was better than a driftable rear.
The Springfield sits lower than the Glock and has straight-to-the-rear trigger compression.

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