rockcreek wrote:The blue book says $435 in 95% condition. Seems about right, might bring a little more because of the extra mags.
Bulldog1856 wrote:I think if you took it over berettaforum.net you could probably do better. $500+. If it was a 92 vertec it would go for even more. Vertecs have been in high demand. There are guys turning them into frame safety 1911 style berettas.
Eric Marleau wrote:Check on the Springfield Range Officer before you spend money on the Colt.
I've had mine for several weeks, and after I broke it in, am getting some amazing groups at 25 yards.
I'm beginning to think that it tops my Kimber Custom Target II.
For sure it is tighter.
I will know more when I stretch it out to 50 yards, but for now, I am really impressed.
Eric Marleau wrote:Everything about this gun I like.
I wouldn't change a thing, but what you mentioned is true. Every shooter has different likes and dislikes.
Many don't like the black sights which are adjustable.
I really like black sights. When I shoot, I focus on the x ring only and don't want anything else to think about like lining up the dots. 75% of other shooters most likely would rather have the dots, and that is an easy fix for them.
I like real nice wood grips, but again, they can be cheaply changed.
My pistol is pristine as far as any scratches. The finish is perfect, and looks like it should hold up. My Kimber Custom Target II has that Parkerized type of finish, and after many years and thousands of rounds, has aged beautifully. The finish now looks like a smooth WWII GI gun.
I think that the Springfield will do the same with its Parkerized type of finish.
Again, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
It also doesn't have the serrations on the front of the barrel which makes it look more like a GI gun.
As far as releasing the slide on an empty chamber, I won't do that to any pistol even putting a shell into a chamber. It just beats up a gun.
One more thing. The advertisement on this gun claims that you don't need a 1911 wrench when taking it apart. Yes you do. This gun is tight. If you don't have this wrench, and buy this pistol, get one.
I hope this helped.
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