Springfield Armory 1911 Range Officer Elite 10mm Unboxed at the Gun Counter

Springfield 1911 Range Officer Elite 10mm

Springfield’s Range Officer Elite Operator in 10mm is the latest model in their 1911 lineup. Offering all the premium features found in the RO Elite series, the Elite Operator in 10mm brings the power for those wanting magnum-like ballistics.  The RO Elite ships in a well-made nylon range bag with 2 8-round stainless-steel magazines, red and green fiber optic replacement rods, and a standard gun lock. The range bag is spacious enough to fit a couple guns and several magazines.

The RO Elite 10mm is a full size 5-inch 1911 with a match grade barrel and fully supported chamber. A fully supported chamber contains the high pressure and results in less case bulging and, at worst, prevents explosions.  Like all Springfield 1911’s, the RO Elite has a fully forged steel frame and slide that is precision fit for smooth operation and coated with Springfield’s corrosion resistant Black-T finish. The frame also features a full front rail for your accessories.

A red-fiber optic front sight allows for quick sight acquisition is paired with a tactical rack white-dot (windage adjustable) rear sight. The tactical rack allows for single-handed manipulation of the slide.  Front and rear slide serrations provide a positive grip when racking the slide. Ambidextrous thumb safety makes the RO Elite comfortable for both left and right-handed shooters. The hammer is skeletonized with horizontal serrations for reduced weight and improved grip. An extended beavertail is used for a more comfortable grip and protection from getting pinched by the reciprocating slide.

Springfield used their Gen 2 speed trigger which is extremely crisp and light. It is also skeletonized with vertical serrations for added control. The magazine release can be switched to either side. Gray/Black G10 grips are textured and thin profile. G10 is lighter and more durable than traditional wood grips and have no moisture absorption. A finely checkered mainspring housing sits on the back of the frame and provides added grip when shooting those heavy 10mm loads. All parts on the Springfield RO Elite Operator are forged from steel which offer the best in strength and performance.

MSRP on the 1911 Range Officer Elite Operator 10mm is $1,145.00, but you can find one on GunsAmerica from your local dealer for less.

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Learn more at Springfield: https://www.springfield-armory.com/ro-elite-10mm-features/

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  • Manuel Salvador Díaz Robles. January 3, 2020, 12:22 pm

    For me the beauttyfull Springfield 1911 is the same quallitty like what the Colt 1911. The Springfield 10mm is lite bit better whit the modificatios: the soft of the barrel and precition. Very good pistol.

  • Charley Murphree September 24, 2019, 3:10 am

    When they outlaw guns, there is going to be a whole lot of lot of outlaws. Charley Q Murphree 9-24-19

    • Grailynn Johnson September 29, 2019, 12:56 am

      Yes sir!

  • Charley Murphree September 24, 2019, 2:47 am

    It terrible being broke, if I had money I would get an arsenal. So, I would still be broke. CQM

  • Richard montgomery September 19, 2019, 10:19 am

    Enjoyed your review, am interested in your old gun. Tried to leave my phone contact number, but was unable to send. If it’s still available just let me know.

  • James Randolph September 19, 2019, 7:31 am

    As a developer of what would become known as the 10mm Short or the .40 S&W cartridge, I think that I am probably the most experienced to speak about this new caliber in a 1911-A1 framework (even beyond Jim Zubiana’s sp?).
    Back in the late 1980’s I heard of another sportsman (Jim Z.) who was trying to adapt the 10mm to an 1911 frame. The main problem was that the 10mm cartridge was so long that it had notorious feeding problems and Jams. Jim Z. called his trimmed back 10mm cartridge – a Centimeter. That was because he trimmed the 10mm case by one centimeter. Jim and I met and compared notes and continued our pursuit of a “10 mm” cartridge that would reliability feed in a 1911-A1 frame.
    Without getting into the technical issues, I continued working on this cartridge with Winchester. I was trimming these cases by hand – one at a time. I had two custom handguns chambered in this new cartridge built (thanks to Irv at Barstow for the first 2 barrels out of 10 that Bar-Sto made for this new round). He still made me pay full-price for those 2 barrels, and frankly, I was glad to pay for them.
    Bar-Sto (the best match barrels in my experience) made a total of 10 match-grade 1911-A1 barrels chambered for this new cartridge. Since the cartridge did not have an official designation, the barrels were stamped 10mm Short & .40 S&W. I was fortunate enough with my pleading to Irv to finally wear him down and let me buy 2 of the first 10 barrels they chambered in this new round. As a result, I was the first person to compete with this new cartridge in any major match – The Steel Challenge. Interesting, a S&W sponsored shooter did not have access to this new cartridge. It ticked him off, especially since I offered to let him shoot my pistols at the Steel Challenge. Uh…to say that he took offense at my offering would be an understatement.

    This same shooter, who I will not identify here, had the initials of J.D Plaxco – I found him to be as far from a sportsman that could possibly be found. But, that is a story for a another day.
    I met with reps of the Winchester Ammunition division, shared my ammo loading data with them and also loaned both of my matching serial number Delta Elites 1911-A1 custom pistols (thanks to the guys at Competition Gun Works in San Leandro) to do extensive testing with. After several meeting with Winchester, the .40 S&W cartridge was born. That’s the short version (believe it or not).

    BTW, I called J. Michael Plaxco out by “initials” because he did me wrong – in a bad way. I’ll leave it at that for now.

    DVC, L478
    Jim Randolph
    Northern California

  • Peter September 19, 2019, 6:30 am

    I love all my Springfields’. I wish I could find someone interested in my XDM40 because it has a 16rnd capacity, I’m in CT. and Springfield nor anyone else makes a 10rnd capacity magazine. It’s very comfortable to carry but in CT I can only carry it with 6rnds taken out. If I had to use it how would anyone know it only had 10rnds?
    It’s only had 1 box of Remington round nose put through it so it’s still brand new. CT has idiotic laws. I love this 10mm.

    • WhiteFalcon September 19, 2019, 2:25 pm

      Ct. also has very high taxes as well as a lot of other stupid crap that they make their citizens put up with. My suggestion is if you can do it without going bankrupt, move out of the state. Find a friendly state and make a new home.

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