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I am looking closely at two Springfield models: the Ronin and the Range Officer Elite. There’s about a $300 difference (MSRP) between the two, but I’m really leaning towards the Range Officer Elite even though it’s more moola. It will be my second 1911, and my second 10mm pistol. I’ve looked at other 10mm 1911s, but I’m kind of stuck on one of these two Springfields. Any help?
 

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I am looking closely at two Springfield models: the Ronin and the Range Officer Elite. There’s about a $300 difference (MSRP) between the two, but I’m really leaning towards the Range Officer Elite even though it’s more moola. It will be my second 1911, and my second 10mm pistol. I’ve looked at other 10mm 1911s, but I’m kind of stuck on one of these two Springfields. Any help?
Get what your heart is really set on.
 
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I will at some time in the next year or so seriously look into buying a 10mm-I would prefer a Ronin but a Kimber Target II in 10 mm would also be fine.
Between the Ronin or the Range Officer I would take the Ronin-just like the looks and do not care for a Parked pistol.
 

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Got to go with your gut. For me, no hesitation, the Ronin. I think its cleaner, better looking. Seems to have the same important features as far as forged frame, slide, match grade barrel. I just like the classic clean look of a 1911. I have no use for a rail so for me its unnecessary bulk and ugly. If you need a rail and like the tactical look then the Ranger would be the one.
 

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I have two Colt Delta Elites and a Springfield Armory TRP Operator in 10mm. The Springfield has a fully supported chamber while the Colts do not. That is only important if you reload.

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I have a Ronin in .45 ACP and plan to add the 10mm version in the future. The Ronin seems to have a lot of features at a decent price point. I was able to pick up my Ronin NIB a few months back at $100 below MSRP, even in spite of the madness going on.

Having said that, the TRP @LimaCharlie posted above me is one sweet looking 1911.
 

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I'm not familiar with the difference in those Springfields; I'd get the one I liked better.
I have Colt Delta Elite, Kimber TLE, and Ruger 10mm 1911's.
Delta lack of case support allows brass to bulge; same ammo in other pistols, no bulge.
I like the Delta despite that it bulges brass.
Stainless Ruger had all black sights which I "enhanced" with Dremel, paint, and angel of mercy.
Kimber and Ruger have ramped barrel.
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Currently, I have just 1 10mm. Currently it is sitting collecting dust, because I picked it up in November last year, but with ammo availability what I'd has been, I haven't put it through the ringer enough to feel comfortable carrying it yet. I hopefully will be picking up another one or two 10mm handguns in the future.

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My Colt Delta Elites. Without a fully supported chamber, I usually load them with Winchester Silvertip 175 grain ammo. My other 10mm handguns usually get Underwood or Buffalo Bore 180 grain JHP ammo.

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I've only got one, an old Colt Delta Elite that was worked over by Wilson back in '93, but I REALLY like it.
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This Delta Elite has seen more use than I expected it would and it's given complete satisfaction. It's turned out to be a regular choice for trips afield.
 

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I am looking closely at two Springfield models: the Ronin and the Range Officer Elite. There’s about a $300 difference (MSRP) between the two, but I’m really leaning towards the Range Officer Elite even though it’s more moola. It will be my second 1911, and my second 10mm pistol. I’ve looked at other 10mm 1911s, but I’m kind of stuck on one of these two Springfields. Any help?
You have ammo?
Otherwise, what's the point.
 

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You have ammo?
Otherwise, what's the point.
I do. Not a ton, but it won’t always be this tough to find. Ammo or lack there of will not deter me from this acquisition.
 
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I have a Delta Elite. Had it a long time and like it a lot. I came close the getting a Dan Wesson. I think I liked the Dan Wesson more than my Delta.
 
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