TFB REVIEW: Springfield Armory Range Officer Elite

Considering the fact that I am a lover of polymer, the absence of manual safeties and my ammo choice starts and ends with the number nine, I’m not exactly sure that I am the best choice to review a 1911 pistol. On the one hand, although I can appreciate the elegance and the history of Browning’s design, I couldn’t imagine carrying a single stack pistol for any sort of serious work. On the other hand, I will try to bring an outsider’s point of view to a pair of guns that are both beautifully crafted and function as described. Today we will be taking a look at the Springfield Armory Range Officer Elite 1911 pistols in both the full size ‘Operator’ and ‘Compact’ versions.

If you all don’t mind, I’d like to handle this “review” a bit differently than my normal format. Instead of focusing on every minutiae of…

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