View Full Version : My Ranger II just arrived!
8th December 2004, 08:53
I've spent the better part of the last six months evaluating almost every 1911 out there and yesterday my Ranger II arrived!
I've owned a number of 1911, and I've been searching for the "ultimate ccw" 1911 and settled on the STI. The reputation for impeccable quality and the strong endorsement by a local gun store led me to shoot one of their employees STI's and I was sold.
I really appreciate the slim design for ccw....looking forward to breaking the gun in and really seeing what its capable of.
9th December 2004, 08:54
I am also interested in the Ranger II. You probably haven't had time to shoot it yet, but what's your impression so far with the quality, fit, finish and everything else? How's it compare with the Springfield Champion?
9th December 2004, 10:11
I've got about 250 rounds thru it so far and the gun is really starting to open up.
The fit of the parts is pretty extraordinary when compared to the other 1911's that I've either owned or shot. It's definately a step up in fit and quality over the Kimbers/Para's. The gun was dead on accurate right out of the case. The gun is tight without binding and there is zero slop between the slide and the rails.
It's one of those guns that just screams quality when you pick it up. I showed it to my nephew who is a Lt. in the Army, leads a Stryker force, and just back from a tour in Mosul, Iraq and he just drooled over it. He said it's the finest gun he's ever had his hands on.
I looked at the Springfields and chose this one.
9th December 2004, 12:23
Sounds like a keeper! Sure wish there was one nearby so I could check it out up close. Do you have any pics yet?
How 'bout sharp edges and all? Is it carry beveled? How does it feed HPs?
10th December 2004, 08:52
I don't have any pix of this gun but its exactly like the website pix.....tactical with the exception of the grips. I bought the slim grips and I was surprised at how slim they were.
The sights are the only aspect that I don't like as they aren't nightsights so I'm either going to have to install a set of tritiums or maybe its' time to try out the laser stuff.
Nephew and I are going out tomorrow with a bunch of our guns and blow away some plates, so it should be pretty well broke in by the time we get done.
AS for beveling, I have zero complaints, the gun is definately built for CCW.
13th December 2004, 12:08
I would like to have an accurate 4" 1911 to shoot in IDPA. You see Glock 19s,23s and 4" XDs at the matches but very few 4" 1911s.
13th December 2004, 14:11
Any accuracy problems I have aren't the problem of the STI..... :)
13th December 2004, 15:13
Dave Skinner should be really proud, I only hear good things about his pistols.
13th December 2004, 16:51
Went to the STI web site and looked up the pix of your Ranger II. Beautiful weapon. Glad you like it so much.
20th December 2004, 10:09
I ordered a Ranger II a couple months back in .38SA with checkered front strap, hope to get it by March. It'll be my 3rd STI, I already have a 45ACP Eagle and 9mm Range Master. Prices keep me coming back to STI, custom quality at high-end production price. I really don't know how they do it.
20th December 2004, 22:38
Now thats what I call customer service when the "local gun store lets you shoot one of the employees"... Talk about try before you buy. :D :D :p
31st January 2006, 23:25
I am now a proud new owner of a new Ranger II. One hour old. I am very impressed with the feel of the grips. This will be my first 1911 that I will not change the grips on. I got a heck of a deal. My FFL had it and wanted to move it. Payed $840.10 drive out ;)
31st January 2006, 23:55
Carlson, you are new here, so you should know that ...
1st February 2006, 00:24
This is one tough forum. You guys are violent..... :D
1st February 2006, 00:30
Wait to see how violent I'll be with Fierce_carrot.
The same as the one in the web site? What web site, I do not care for web sites, I want to see pictures!
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