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I'm new to the forum and certain this has been kicked around around before in some form or other but... be patient with me, I'm an old man

My EDCs are 1911s (Dan Wesson Commanders) or Sig P938. Wanting to by gov't Springfield without FCS. Doubt I'll carry. Know I'll shoot a lot. Could become a nightstand buddy at bedtime. Have never owned a Springfield.

What do you recommend?

Thanks,

Jim
 

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I'm not sure what you want to use it for. Could you be more specific? SA has shipped no guns with Flight Control Systems (or Fetal Calf Serum) as far as I know.
 

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I'm not sure what you want to use it for. Could you be more specific? SA has shipped no guns with Flight Control Systems (or Fetal Calf Serum) as far as I know.
Referring to front cocking serrations. Thinking home defense, doubt will carry. To be honest, last thing I need is another 1911 but I've never owned a SA. Lots of Colts & Kimbers, an Ed Brown Kobra. All gone but Dan Wesson CCO and Guardian, both 45s and carried.

I live in NY so we have a 10 rd cap on mags.
 

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Well, just for shooting things at home, a MilSpec is the base model, and it should be fine. For close up work you might consider loading two 45 cal balls over enough bullseye to cycle the action with a 12lb spring installed. Should be great for shooting anyone that you want to kill who happens to be in your bedroom that you don't recognize. The effect is something like getting two pieces of half inch rebar jammed into you. 45's are fun!
 

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As for Front Cocking Serrations, I think that's got something to do with a plumber's wrench that's used for removing nipples and installing cock hole covers. In any case, about as useful as an extra thumb safety on the wrong (right) side of the gun.
 

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Well, just for shooting things at home, a MilSpec is the base model, and it should be fine. For close up work you might consider loading two 45 cal balls over enough bullseye to cycle the action with a 12lb spring installed should be great for shooting anyone that you want to kill who happens to be in your bedroom that you don't recognize. The effect is something like getting two pieces of half inch rebar jammed into you. 45's are fun!
You had to spoil it, didn't you?
 

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Boy oh boy that thing is beautiful I'm the reason first time owner of a Springfield Range Officer Compact...does the full size.have the bull barrel as.Well? how can Springfield afford to put out such a quality gun at such a reasonable price? initially I was looking at Kimber and then I was looking at sig and then at the last minute I did one more scan of the 1911 cabinet and somebody pointed out the Springfield and after looking at them all 3 up close and manipulating them I find a Springfield seem to be more on point in terms of features as well as beauty on top of quality seems like a lot more sturdy of a gun
 

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Thanks for pointing me in the "Springfield" Range Officer direction. Beautiful looking weapon and loaded with features of much more expensive brands.

Holy smokes, you really can get some help on this forum. For a while I was convinced this is a vaudeville show!

Thanks to all for your time and interest in helping.

Jim
 

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This is a vaudeville show. That's what sets us apart from those other, boring forums.
 

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