Need a competition gun, Springfield says they’ve got one.


day3_ROStainlessI have a 1911 and whenever I carry it old boys, former military and ex-police stop and congratulate me. Actually it’s a bit big for my hand but I go with the flow because who doesn’t want to look cool, right?

 I’m the first to admit that while I know which end is which I am by no means a firearms expert. But I’d like to know one. And I know my readers would, too. So if you you’re a writer trapped inside your gun nut brain, please send me your comments, articles, reviews, hunting journal stories – and share it with fellow Squirrel readers. will find me. (use the @ symbol)

In the meantime, here’s a press release for the new Springfield 1911.

For shooters who need a competition 1911, the Range Officer® from Springfield Armory® offers finely tuned performance without breaking the bank. The Range Officer® brings the precision of a competition pistol in a simple and straightforward configuration.

The Range Officer® has the same quality forged national match frame and slide as the Trophy Match™ and TRP™ 1911s. It gets the same precision fit as these pistols, too. Add in the same national match stainless steel barrel and bushing, and you have a pistol that shoots well beyond its price tag. The Range Officer® is topped with a fully-adjustable rear target sight, so you have maximum flexibility. The beavertail grip safety, extended lightweight trigger and checkered flat mainspring housing allow the pistol to sit in your hand comfortably for long periods of time at the range. The extended thumb safety keeps things simple and functional. It all adds up to a pistol that will let you seriously compete in a variety of matches.

If you want to get into the game and bring a gun that will surprise you with its performance, try the Range Officer®. Are You Ready?™

MAGAZINES:2 – 9 Round
BARREL:5″ Stainless Steel Match Grade, Fully Supported Ramp / 1:16 LH
SIGHTS:Fully adjustable rear target with fiber optic front
FRAME:Forged Stainless Steel
SLIDE:Forged Stainless Steel
WEIGHT:41 oz. w/ Empty Magazine