TFBTV SHOT Show Preview: Hands on with the New Springfield Stainless Range Officer 1911

As many readers will know, Springfield has wasted no time in 2016 with a salvo of daily launches of new products in the first quarter of the year. Today, January 10, Springfield officially unveils the new stainless steel Range Officer 1911 in 9mm and .45ACP.

Springfield was kind enough to send James of TFBTV a pre-run sample so he could get some trigger time with this new gun and record a brief, hands-on segment before SHOT Show.

Stainless Range Officer

Stainless Range Officer

The spec sheets are below, and the video link is embedded in this post. Special thanks to Springfield for sending us this (and several other!) 1911s to try out before they actually hit the market. Keep your eyes on TFB, as more surprises from Springfield are on the way!


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  • USMC03Vet

    Nice footage of brass in the face, James.

    • iksnilol

      The brass shot.


  • Jeff

    105 years on and still setting the standard. Unreal.

    • cs

      I disagree.
      The 1911 was obsolete and john browning knew it. If he hadn’t passed before it was finished, then we’d all be singing hi-power praises and maybe something beyond that. Perhaps a hypothetical Colt 1941.

      • Creepermoss

        Yeah, those plastic firearms made the 1911 unusable. Shame there are no parts or smiths available for the 1911. Too bad it won’t fire modern ammunition, and cannot be modified or repaired using off the shelf parts. It’s really unfortunate that it operates so differently to modern handguns, what with a spring driven hammer instead of a spring driven striker.

        This is sarcasm, because the things listed would actually make the 1911 obsolete, if they were true.

      • ozzallos .

        Somehow I think “obsolete” translates to “capacity” in here, but do enlighten us as to how. Maybe you mean that awesome Hi-Power magazine safety?

        • cs

          Obsolete might not have been the best choice of words to use. Progress or room for improvement would have been better.

  • SteveK

    I’d prefer satin stainless.