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Man, this 1911 is tempting!!

ZeeZee Senior MemberPosts: 23,588 Senior Member
https://www.springfield-armory.com/1911-series-handguns/1911-ronin-handguns


Classic looking two-tone with no billboard on the left side!!  Simple and efficient features. And in 9mm!!!

Damn. Must resist!
"To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
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  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,748 Senior Member
    I read about that gun, but can't remember anything about it.

    I bet if someone more thorough and skilled bought one and reviewed it here, I'd have better comprehension. :)
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,412 Senior Member

    Damn. Must resist!
    Resistance is futile.
    I too read about it in G&A - I shot a Springfield Range Officer in 9mm a few years back and LOVED IT! And a handsome piece this latest iteration is indeed - one of the very few factory grip panels that would stay on the gun if I were to buy one.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 8,160 Senior Member
    edited April 24 #4
    Holy crap!  They blued the slide!  SWOON!

    I'm just gonna cut to the chase - you need it.  My pop picked up the all stainless, adjustable sight target model (only 9mm Springfield currently on the CA list) because he's programmed to run a 1911 & his recontructed hands don't like full-tilt .45 anymore).  They're CRAZY smooth guns to run.  And it's already got one of those fiber optic sights you're hooked on.

    For your Carney hands:

    The short one: https://www.brownells.com/handgun-parts/trigger-group-parts/trigger-parts/triggers/long-lop-solid-sku377000001-20228-44386.aspx


    The stainless one: 
    https://www.brownells.com/handgun-parts/safety-parts/safeties/blue-low-mount-safety-sku340100044-6677-16198.aspx

    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • JunkCollectorJunkCollector Posts: 528 Senior Member
    Think of the kids Zee.....not yourself......your son is ready to step up.

    Your welcome.
  • 2Aman2Aman Member Posts: 332 Member
    Very nice, probably a bit out of my price range but looks slick as heck.
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,128 Senior Member
    That's a great looking piece.  There's something about 2-tone that really draws the eye.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,322 Senior Member
    edited April 24 #8
    Just recently featured front page of G&A and I’ve read the article 3 times already...  if the come out with a Commander size I’ll be getting a 9mm.
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • 10canyon5310canyon53 Member Posts: 2,071 Senior Member
    I was starting to drool until I saw the 9mm part.  I already have enough 9mm handguns.  What I don't have is a .45.......
  • JKPJKP Senior Member Posts: 2,232 Senior Member
    I was starting to drool until I saw the 9mm part.  I already have enough 9mm handguns.  What I don't have is a .45.......
    Available in .45 and 9mm...
  • pjames777pjames777 Senior Member Posts: 1,325 Senior Member
    Listen closely:  BUY IT!   Happy to enable!
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,588 Senior Member
    I already have a Springfield Range Officer in 9mm. A very nice but plane firearm. 
    Don’t really need this one. It just LOOKs nice!
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • JayJay Senior Member Posts: 3,811 Senior Member
    Crap.... I don't need one of those!!!  :s
  • JayJay Senior Member Posts: 3,811 Senior Member
    edited April 24 #14
  • JunkCollectorJunkCollector Posts: 528 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    I already have a Springfield Range Officer in 9mm. A very nice but plane firearm. 
    Don’t really need this one. It just LOOKs nice!
    Do the wings get in the way upon holstering it ?
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,588 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    I already have a Springfield Range Officer in 9mm. A very nice but plane firearm. 
    Don’t really need this one. It just LOOKs nice!
    Do the wings get in the way upon holstering it ?
    Shut up, YOU!
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,588 Senior Member
    Jay said:
    Yeah I know. Not that I check it regularly for being in stock or anything. 😒
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • JayJay Senior Member Posts: 3,811 Senior Member
    I don't have a 1911 in 9mm... That one is one of the nicest looking factory guns I've seen in a while.. I have LOTS of 9mm ammo.... 

    Nope.  I'm mad at you now... And I don't need one of those still....  :|
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 8,160 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    I already have a Springfield Range Officer in 9mm. A very nice but plane firearm. 
    Don’t really need this one. It just LOOKs nice!
    "Need" is such a STRONG word.  :D

    Other than the stock "One can never have too many 1911's", your justification is pretty straightforward on this.  You have a small boy.  I got my first 1911 at about 12-13 YO because Dad got tired of sharing his.

    Pair of 9mm 1911's, a Mount Everest sized pile of magazines, and an endless supply of juice bottles & dog food cans: life needs little else.
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 10,681 Senior Member
    Yup, a Very nice looking pistol

    I think Sam would have really liked this one in .45
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,588 Senior Member
    Bigslug said:
    Zee said:
    I already have a Springfield Range Officer in 9mm. A very nice but plane firearm. 
    Don’t really need this one. It just LOOKs nice!
    "Need" is such a STRONG word.  :D

    Other than the stock "One can never have too many 1911's", your justification is pretty straightforward on this.  You have a small boy.  I got my first 1911 at about 12-13 YO because Dad got tired of sharing his.

    Pair of 9mm 1911's, a Mount Everest sized pile of magazines, and an endless supply of juice bottles & dog food cans: life needs little else.
    It sounds so “Right” when you say, “pair”. 😎
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,588 Senior Member
    Jay said:
    I don't have a 1911 in 9mm... That one is one of the nicest looking factory guns I've seen in a while.. I have LOTS of 9mm ammo.... 

    Nope.  I'm mad at you now... And I don't need one of those still....  :|
    Don’t stay angry. 😘
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,642 Senior Member
    That is a great looking pistol------think this way--------probably won't shoot any better than the Range Officer
    Shut up-----KAREN; OK Cynthia
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,642 Senior Member
    But if you need a BBQ gun-----you'd better get it
    Shut up-----KAREN; OK Cynthia
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,588 Senior Member
    edited April 24 #25
    Thought!!!!
    My LGS has a Ronin. I might see if they’ll take my Kimber TLE/RL II on trade for the Ronin and I’ll pay the difference. 

    I’ll lose money on the trade. But, my Kimber is and has always been a safe Queen. I don’t don’t use it. So, it’s a waste sitting in the safe. 

    Thoughts on this plan?
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • 10canyon5310canyon53 Member Posts: 2,071 Senior Member
    As long as the Ronin doesn't become a safe queen, it sounds like a plan....
    Wait a minute!  You can't shoot one of those, it doesn't look anything like a Glock.  Poking with stick animated emoticon

  • JKPJKP Senior Member Posts: 2,232 Senior Member
    Don't think I'd make that trade. What is that Kimber worth? The Ronin is around $750 right?
  • JKPJKP Senior Member Posts: 2,232 Senior Member
    And we never advocate trades or reductions of the herd. Additions only. 
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 8,160 Senior Member
    I like your plan.  The "II" designation Kimbers with their Swartz safeties and firing pin block springs held down by the rear sight. . .probably not an issue for most end-users, but they make my "EWWWWW!" list due to their violation of the First Commandment.

    The Springfields are 1911's with skinny firing pins.  I also dig the non-ambidextrous safety on the Ronin, having seen a few of the dovetail-in-the-middle either wiggle lose or break.  FULL DISCLOSURE:  I've always been geeky/giggly about the stock 1911's ability to detail strip with its own parts serving as your various drift punches and screwdrivers, so there's a bit of that purity on this piece.
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,322 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    Thought!!!!
    My LGS has a Ronin. I might see if they’ll take my Kimber TLE/RL II on trade for the Ronin and I’ll pay the difference. 

    I’ll lose money on the trade. But, my Kimber is and has always been a safe Queen. I don’t don’t use it. So, it’s a waste sitting in the safe. 

    Thoughts on this plan?
    I’d put a deposit on the Ronin and list the Kimber locally on Armslist.  They move well and you’ll get a lot more on a private sale.  Probably enough to pay for the Ronin or at least close.  I doubt the gun store will give $500 probably less and if you list it for $650 some will rip it out of your hands.
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,588 Senior Member
    GB and Armslist ain’t gonna happen. I don’t like strangers that much. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
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