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Old 05-01-2012, 06:18 AM
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Giving a Ranger II in 9 some serious thought




I'm considering a Ranger II in (my 1st STI) in 9mm. Anyone comment on theirs or post pics if the have them?
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:33 AM
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I think it's a good way to go if you want a commander length gun in 9mm. The ramped barrel should be really good for that cartridge.
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:31 AM
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Posting from my phone, so no pic (check the tactics thread for night stand gun, last page) but I have a Ranger 2, albeit in .45. The fit, accuracy, and overall function are excellent - the finish is showing some holster wear, but it is my daily carry so that is expected. I love the balance of the commander size bull barrel configuration, muzzle flip is very little and this pistol can be shot very fast. I say do it - just keep in mind you'll want more...
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:10 PM
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Thanks! Found your post as described.
I'm a bit surprised it's not a more popular gun.
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:25 PM
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My Ranger II is a 45 as well. Fit and finish are fantastic! I carry it a lot.



If you have any thoughts about going lighter and smaller, this is a Lawman 3.0 and it is a 9. New model this year.


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Old 05-02-2012, 11:18 PM
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Great pic! Does the MSH on the Ranger bother you?
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:35 PM
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Thanks! Found your post as described.
I'm a bit surprised it's not a more popular gun.
I don't have hard numbers but I think the lion's share of STI's business is competitors, who don't tend to have much of a use for 4" guns.

And from my personal and limited observations, those who want something smaller than a 5" gun will tend to buy a 3" gun instead of 4".
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:56 PM
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Ken has a good point, most of STI's business is competive shooters - edges, eagles, spartans, Trojans etc. For a carry gun, it's still pretty big and on the heavy side, so most probably go smaller for every day carry. Personally, it doesn't bother me, and the gun is very accurate even out to 25-30 yds off hand. FWIW, every ranger owner seems to really, really like their gun.

The polymer MSH doesn't bother me, but I'll probably put a dawson or STI magwell / MSH on it some day.
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:36 PM
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Mine is sweet...but a picture is worth a thousand words



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Old 05-05-2012, 09:32 AM
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Mine is sweet...but a picture is worth a thousand words



Awesome pics! I heard back from Dawson Precision yesterday and they are quoting a 4 month wait. That kinda bummed me out. I realize that's quite a reasonable wait for a handgun, but I looking to get it sooner. Guess I have to give it more thought.
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:14 AM
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There are plenty of STI dealers who have them in stock. I would give Thunder Mountain Rifles in AZ or The Shooters Connection a call...they both have them in stock. Thunder Mountain does a free trigger set and federal polish as well as install any STI extras for free (sights, triggers, etc...)
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:11 PM
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There are plenty of STI dealers who have them in stock. I would give Thunder Mountain Rifles in AZ or The Shooters Connection a call...they both have them in stock. Thunder Mountain does a free trigger set and federal polish as well as install any STI extras for free (sights, triggers, etc...)
Thanks for the leads. Thunder Mt was out of the 9mm. I'll check with Shooters Connection on Monday. Fingers crossed.
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:48 AM
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I ordered one from Brazos- nice folks to deal with. Plus, you can custom order one with the exact sites you want- Heine night sights for $70 installed is cheap.

My Ranger 9mm is a bit mag finiky.
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:59 AM
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I ordered one from Brazos- nice folks to deal with. Plus, you can custom order one with the exact sites you want- Heine night sights for $70 installed is cheap.

My Ranger 9mm is a bit mag finiky.
Which mags does it like/not like?
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:33 PM
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Which mags does it like/not like?
I use Wilson ETMs in mine.
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Old 05-07-2012, 06:01 PM
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Which mags does it like/not like?
Tripp 10 round Cobra Mags. With 115g FMJ they work ok, but forget anything heavier or HP. Even with 9 rounds loaded in either of my two newer Cobra Mags things just jam up with the first round trying to feed.
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I use Wilson ETMs in mine.
Never tried Wilson's. Maybe I should !
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Old 05-07-2012, 06:13 PM
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I use ETMs and shoot 147gr golden sabers and 115gr gold dots all day...never had an issue and I load 10.
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Old 05-12-2012, 12:19 AM
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Shooters Connection is showing a Ranger 9 in stock on their website.
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Old 05-12-2012, 01:00 AM
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Shooters Connection is showing a Ranger 9 in stock on their website.
Thanks-I know! I bought one of 3 they had 2 days ago! I received it today and just finished cleaning & lubing her up. Chuck was great to deal with and I would highly recommend his shop; very responsive and excellent customer service. He answered all of my questions and even called to let me know my local FFL was dragging their butt on sending their FFL transfer info so he could ship it out the same day.

Hopefully, I get a chance to get to the range tomorrow.
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