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Old 09-02-2020, 05:32 AM   #1
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Springfield Ronin Operator 4.25

I picked up my new Springfield Ronin Operator 4.25" barrel yesterday. After gawking, pawing, and drooling over it, I broke it down, cleaned and oiled it, found a holster in my stash, and loader her up. It comes with one 8 round magazine, with a bumper pad, a soft zipper bag, and of course a Springfield Armory decal. I paid $799 plus the freight and credit charge surcharge. After paying my FFL $25 for the transfer my total cost is $869. Fit and finish is beautiful. It was 100 degrees outside, but I shot two mags at steel, before coming back inside. The trigger is wonderful. I did add some Talon grip tape to the smooth front strap. The checkering on the mainspring housing is very nice. The action is very smooth. I don't see how a $3000+ custom 1911 could be any better. She is sitting in my holster, on my belt, as I sit here. The only criticism is not having checkering on the front strap. This is my new favorite pistol.
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Old 09-02-2020, 05:44 AM   #2
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That sure is a fine looking 1911. Congrats Ridge great caliber in a great platform.
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Old 09-02-2020, 06:38 AM   #3
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That's a good lookin 1911. I reckon that ort'a get'er done, Ridge!
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Old 09-02-2020, 06:42 AM   #4
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That is very nice looking. Enjoy it.
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Old 09-02-2020, 07:29 AM   #5
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Very nice! Congratulations Ridge!
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Old 09-02-2020, 02:46 PM   #6
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Shot another 40 rounds today. The trigger is sweet, but I need some serious trigger time to get as good as I would like to be.
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Old 09-18-2020, 08:04 PM   #7
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Here I am about two weeks into my new Springfield Ronin Operator 4.25” barrel pistol. I ordered a two magazine holster for my left side and have the gun holstered on my right side. I have been wearing this combination daily for about 10 days. It feels very comfortable to carry all day long. When I go to town, I throw on a light weight shirt and it conceals nicely. I have fired over 200 rounds at steel plates from 12 yards, and have not had any issues. These are heavy steel plates that lock up when hit, with the last plate releasing all previously shot plates. The 230 grain .45acp hits like a Mac truck, throwing back the heavy plates like silver dollars. I used to carry a Glock 30S with a 14 capacity, compared to the 1911 eight + one. Sure, I don't get the number of rounds with the Springfield 1911, but with the Springfield, each shot is like a lingering kiss lasting much longer than the Glocks round count. The feel of this 1911 is like holding a fine woman close enough to feel each curve and subtle feature, compared to the Glock feeling like a duffle bag…..boring and dull. The grip on the 1911 can be changed to suit the mood, from a smooth personality of class and distinction, to the very aggressive full-bodied man of action.
A great 1911 is like a successful marriage. It requires patience and understanding. It requires learning the subtle nuances, textures, curves and crooked poke-outs. It requires a steady hand, clear eyes, purpose, care, and love. I bought a new Colt Gold Cup many years ago, and somehow wandered off into the Glock corral. Now that I have bought the Ronin Operator 4.25, I have broke from the Glock stable and found where I feel happiest. I am getting better with the 1911 and especially like the 4.25” barrel. Like old marriages, the 1911 is filled with wonderful memories and an appreciation of perfection, having gone through many subtle changes, culminating in a work of art.
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Wow! Best description of a 1911 I have ever read.

I have to go and caress my 1911 now.
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Congratulations Ridge, it sounds like you found a "till death do us part" sidearm.
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