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Ramp on 9mm Springfield Range Officer

Post by Virgil Kane on 2/14/2017, 9:03 am

Just a quick question.  Does the Range Officer 9mm have a Wilson/Nowlin ramped barrel from the factory?  I don't have one available to check for myself

Been thinking about making a 38 Super out of the 9mm RO and was wondering what type of barrel I would need.

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Post by LenV on 2/14/2017, 9:47 am

Yep
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Post by Virgil Kane on 2/14/2017, 10:19 am

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Post by LenV on 2/14/2017, 6:41 pm

Just another FYI. I asked earlier if anyone on the forum had tried the SIG 38 super barrel. Getting no response and being of the enquiring mind kind of guy I picked one up on E-bay for nothing. I know you get what you pay for but I had to give it a try. Dropped in nicely but ordered a match bushing to fit barrel. As soon as that gets here I plan on taking it to the range. Only mentioned it because as cheap as these barrels are its a pretty painless way to convert your RO to a super.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1911-38-SUPER-5IN-RAMPED-STS-BARREL-SIG-SAUER-BRAND-NEW-FACTORY-BARREL-/262844219290?hash=item3d32bc7f9a:g:5VUAAOSwmLlYArGj
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Post by Virgil Kane on 2/14/2017, 6:51 pm

WOW lots cheaper than getting a Kart.  Let us know how it shoots when you get the bushing.


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Post by jglenn21 on 2/14/2017, 7:50 pm

Check CDNN for those barrels


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Post by LenV on 2/14/2017, 9:04 pm

Wow, yep that's lower. I wonder if they had a huge over-run. How do they make and sell them for that?

https://www.cdnnsports.com/1911-38-super-5in-ramped-sts-barrel-sig-sauer.html
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Post by Magload on 2/14/2017, 9:28 pm

I ordered one of those barrels from CDNN for $40 and I am not even sure I have a 1911 it will fit in.  Always wanted a 38 Super and if i don't have a frame I will just have to order one.  Don
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Post by james r chapman on 2/15/2017, 6:01 am

+$9 shipping
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Post by Virgil Kane on 2/15/2017, 7:37 am

Even with $9 shipping it's 1/4 the price of a Kart.  Wonder how these shoot?


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Re: Ramp on 9mm Springfield Range Officer

Post by Dr.Don on 2/15/2017, 9:08 am

They might do great in a barrel test fixture (or not).  But unless they are made oversize in the areas that require fitting, they won't produce a gun more accurate than any other drop-in barrel.

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Post by Jon Eulette on 2/15/2017, 9:29 am

Dr.Don wrote:They might do great in a barrel test fixture (or not).  But unless they are made oversize in the areas that require fitting, they won't produce a gun more accurate than any other drop-in barrel.

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Post by blindshooter on 2/15/2017, 2:14 pm

LenV wrote:Just another FYI. I asked earlier if anyone on the forum had tried the SIG 38 super barrel. Getting no response and being of the enquiring mind kind of guy I picked one up on E-bay for nothing. I know you get what you pay for but I had to give it a try. Dropped in nicely but ordered a match bushing to fit barrel. As soon as that gets here I plan on taking it to the range. Only mentioned it because as cheap as these barrels are its a pretty painless way to convert your RO to a super.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1911-38-SUPER-5IN-RAMPED-STS-BARREL-SIG-SAUER-BRAND-NEW-FACTORY-BARREL-/262844219290?hash=item3d32bc7f9a:g:5VUAAOSwmLlYArGj
I'd love to hear how well it fits your RO, I'm itching to try .38 super. I'm not having any luck getting 9x19 accurate at lower velocity and understand 38 super with the right twist might be easier to get working? wonder what twist the Sig barrel has?

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Re: Ramp on 9mm Springfield Range Officer

Post by LenV on 2/15/2017, 4:22 pm

They both appear to be the same. 1:16. Eyeball only measurement.
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