Springfield Armory Range Officer

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Springfield Range Officer right side
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Summary: The description, specs, photo, pricing and user ratings and comments for the Springfield Armory Range Officer pistol.

Manufacturer’s Description

Springfield Armory‘s Range Officer is a .45 ACP, 1911-style pistol built on a carbon steel frame and chambered in .45 ACP or 9mm. Springfield says that with the Range Officer, it attemped to create a pistol acceptable in many different types of shooting competitions. Springfield also says it’s built with the same precision as its Trophy Match and TRP models, but without some of extras that jack up the price.

The Range Officer from the right.

The Range Officer from the right.

Other features include:

  • A 5″, stainless steel, match-grade barrel with a fully supported ramp;
  • a forged carbon steel slide with a parkerized finish and angled, rear grip serrations;
  • a parkerized finish on the frame;
  • low-profile adjustable target sights;
  • a long, lightweight speed trigger with a 5–7 lb. pull;
  • two seven-round blued steel .45 ACP magazines, or two nine-round stainless steel 9mm magazines;
  • a standard guide rod; and
  • Cross Cannon double-diamond cocobolo grips.

Note: Springfield also offers a compact version of this pistol, the Range Officer Compact, and a full-size self-defense version called the Range Officer Operator.

The Specs

Caliber Capacity BBL OAL Height Weight
.45 ACP 7+1 5″ 8.5″ 5.5″ 40 oz. w/empty magazine
9mm 9+1 5″ 8.5″ 5.5″ 41 oz. w/empty magazine


MSRP: $939
MSRP: $1,000 (for the 1–500 limited editions)

Shop for this item at Brownells, Patriot Outfitters, SWVA Arms or Blue Ridge Firearms.

5 thoughts on “Springfield Armory Range Officer

  1. mike wandrick

    shot the new range officer for first time, shoots great, no problems other than had to adjust elevation, used a laser bore sighting tool to save ammo, put it right on center target.

  2. Jed Henson

    Quite a few low ratings have come in for the Range Officer so far, which has pulled its average user rating down to 3.7 stars out of 10. We’ve got only two positive comments at the moment, however. If you’ve had a poor impression of or experience with this pistol, please share the details in the comment box. Would love to know the scoop.

  3. maierar

    Ran flawlessly with 5 different types of ammunition (all 230 gr.). The trigger is short (adjustable), very crisp and responsive. Sights are adjustable and a pleasure to use after applying a little dayglo nail polish to the front sight (indoor range).

  4. Mark Dziamski

    Excellent fit and function. Ran flawless and is a great base gun. Trigger is crisp, but a bit heavy. Fed all my reloads, plus factory hardball and hollowpoints.

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