new Range Officer compact

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by nolabrian83, Apr 28, 2015.

  1. nolabrian83

    nolabrian83 New Member

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    I'm so glad to see a place to discuss firearms... I'm a recent Springfield owner I just purchased my first 1911 Range Officer compact chambered in 9mm absolutely thrilled with this beautiful piece craftsmanship quality everything is all there happy shooting to all
     
  2. pokute

    pokute Sincere as a $5 funeral

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    Welcome to the forum!
     

  3. ybnorml

    ybnorml New Member

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    Welcome aboard....
    Try not to get Pokute too excited please. Last week he was
    having a grand old time and pushed the wrong button on
    his computer, and the mods / administrators had to rebuild
    this site !! ;):D

    Enjoy your new pistol...and show us some pics when you get a chance..
    as everybody on here loves gun-porn !!!:eek:
     
  4. nolabrian83

    nolabrian83 New Member

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    Here she is
     

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  5. nolabrian83

    nolabrian83 New Member

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    my first trip to the range with my new Range Officer at 15 feet still trying to learn my new trigger as well as the sightsbut I have to say I'm quite pleased
     

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  6. nolabrian83

    nolabrian83 New Member

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    Great gun... Best pistol in my collection
     

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  7. nolabrian83

    nolabrian83 New Member

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    Upon inspecting my new pistol before taking to the range I had noticed that the ejector appeared to be rolled over towards the hammer... The pistol now after a hundred and 20 rounds functions flawlessly ejection works well of the spent cartridges in Springfield customer service told me I shouldn't have anything to worry about unless it doesn't function any opinion? It's the only issue that I've noticed upon the fit and finish everything else is perfect
     

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  8. squirrelhunter

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  9. pokute

    pokute Sincere as a $5 funeral

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    Is the blade of the ejector really as thin as it looks in that pic? The funny angle isn't a problem unless it's scraping the hammer.
     
  10. nolabrian83

    nolabrian83 New Member

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    No it's not.scrapping the hammer just concerned me but.it.runs fine
     
  11. nolabrian83

    nolabrian83 New Member

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    Better.angle?
     

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  12. nolabrian83

    nolabrian83 New Member

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    is it safe to manually cock the hammer on my 1911? I figured dry fire practice would save wear on the slide if I just manually cock the hammer?
     
  13. pokute

    pokute Sincere as a $5 funeral

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    Sorry, by funny angle I meant that it appears that the blade of the ejector, besides being thin, is canted towards the hammer.

    Yes, you can manually cock the hammer and dry-fire until the cows come home as long as you keep a snap-cap chambered. I use these, which seem to last forever:
     

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  14. nolabrian83

    nolabrian83 New Member

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    I have snap caps just didn't know if I.should rechamber the cap after each fire
     
  15. nolabrian83

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    yes it is at a peculiar angle however it is not loose it is tight and the fire alarm functions properly should I just leave it well enough alone
     
  16. nolabrian83

    nolabrian83 New Member

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    I'd hate to have to send it back to Springfield with only 120 rounds down range I really have a problem with parting with it especially considering its functioning properly although better fix it now than later if you think there might be a problem
     
  17. pokute

    pokute Sincere as a $5 funeral

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    Not necessary. The only guns where that might be a good idea is some rimfires with very strong mainsprings. But if you use #6 screw anchors as snapcaps in 22LR guns, you can just snap away, because they are really tough.
     
  18. pokute

    pokute Sincere as a $5 funeral

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    If it is not damaging the brass to the point where it cannot be reloaded there is no reason to fix it.
     
  19. nolabrian83

    nolabrian83 New Member

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    I.should be good to.gp
     
  20. phideaux

    phideaux Member Supporter

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    Welcome to Springfield Forum,

    Congrats on a beauty.



    Jim