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Old 02-11-2012, 06:52 PM
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Gorgeous. Funny they use a cheap $15 gun case. BTW - what's in that zip lock bag?

I haven't dealt with George, but I've had conversations with him. Good dude. He feels our pain about waiting for these guns.
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Old 02-11-2012, 06:59 PM
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Gorgeous. Funny they use a cheap $15 gun case. BTW - what's in that zip lock bag?

I haven't dealt with George, but I've had conversations with him. Good dude. He feels our pain about waiting for these guns.
I think it probably has that infamous allen wrench that doesnt fit the grip screws. And I think hes in more pain waiting, probably gets a ton of calls if theyre in yet. I think he said theres 8 or 9 more coming in, dont know if theyre spoken for or not.

A side note. I actually talked to him on the phone for the first time today ever. And Ive dealt with him on pistols for more than 3 years now.
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Old 02-11-2012, 07:02 PM
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I think it probably has that infamous allen wrench that doesnt fit the grip screws. And I think hes in more pain waiting, probably gets a ton of calls if theyre in yet. I think he said theres 8 or 9 more coming in, dont know if theyre spoken for or not.

A side note. I actually talked to him on the phone for the first time today ever. And Ive dealt with him on pistols for more than 3 years now.
Congrats dude! I just talked to him and got on his waiting list. Youre a lucky guy and you served your time
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Old 02-11-2012, 07:24 PM
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Congrats dude! I just talked to him and got on his waiting list. Youre a lucky guy and you served your time
George is a good dude, I got my Brown and Baer off him, now my Pro and eventually a Wilson. And I keep eyeballing that Black Rain receiver set every time I go to his site.
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Old 02-11-2012, 07:41 PM
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Gorgeous. Funny they use a cheap $15 gun case. BTW - what's in that zip lock bag?

I haven't dealt with George, but I've had conversations with him. Good dude. He feels our pain about waiting for these guns.
The bag contains the wrench for the rear sight.
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Old 02-12-2012, 12:30 PM
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Machinegun, nice gun. I love the railed pros!! Where did you hear they are only going to make 5k pros. I have never heard that. Was curious if anyone else has heard that?? I guess if the contract calls for 5k guns, they can renew the contract for another 5K. Cant see SA giving up the pro.
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Old 02-12-2012, 01:10 PM
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probably from this...

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/m...g=content;col1

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It called for a minimum of 500 guns and a maximum of 5,000 over the life of the contract.
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Old 02-12-2012, 01:34 PM
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That would mean 5000 to the FBI, right Quack?

Since the serial numbers are in sequence and go to the FBI and civilian, the 5000th pistol doesnt mean they are done.
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Old 02-12-2012, 02:01 PM
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Thats it, and no I am not sure that this means it will disappear. But I dont like chances. But no one should worry, now that I have mine it will probably go on forever. Those who havent bought one, no need to thank me.


Anyway, no one made mention of what theyre doing about break-in with their Pros? I figure just run it like a Baer for the first 500rds. No field strip, squirt some CLP on her as I go?

Also any suggestions for a range oriented holster? Not a CCW because its going in the nightstand. I dont need it to fit with the light mounted either.
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:29 PM
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That would mean 5000 to the FBI, right Quack?

Since the serial numbers are in sequence and go to the FBI and civilian, the 5000th pistol doesnt mean they are done.
Beats me, I didn't write the article.
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:54 PM
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Thats it, and no I am not sure that this means it will disappear. But I dont like chances. But no one should worry, now that I have mine it will probably go on forever. Those who havent bought one, no need to thank me.


Anyway, no one made mention of what theyre doing about break-in with their Pros? I figure just run it like a Baer for the first 500rds. No field strip, squirt some CLP on her as I go?

Also any suggestions for a range oriented holster? Not a CCW because its going in the nightstand. I dont need it to fit with the light mounted either.
I use a Blade-Tech holster with mine and X300

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Old 02-12-2012, 05:22 PM
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I use a Blade-Tech holster with mine and X300

Does it work for you without the light mounted also?

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Old 02-12-2012, 05:48 PM
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nope. the retention is on the light.
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Old 02-12-2012, 05:50 PM
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nope. the retention is on the light.
I blame Quack for this.
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Old 02-12-2012, 05:56 PM
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nope. the retention is on the light.
I would guess that the Kimber with rails models will work then, it would be nice to have the option but I didnt figure it would seeing as the light is the fat part.
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Old 02-12-2012, 05:58 PM
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I blame Quack for this.
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Old 02-15-2012, 07:10 PM
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I got mine home tonight, but I could of sworn that the Operator came with a ramped barrel. I guess I must have dreamed that one up or something, I guess.
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Old 02-15-2012, 07:16 PM
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I got mine home tonight, but I could of sworn that the Operator came with a ramped barrel. I guess I must have dreamed that one up or something, I guess.
nope, unless you were thinking of the Loaded LW Operator
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:02 PM
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I'm pretty sure both of my pro operators have a ramped barrel.
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:01 PM
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just looked at mine, and it's still not ramped
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:21 AM
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just looked at mine, and it's still not ramped
Yours is an early railed model if I am not mistaken judging by your pics. Later made production railed guns (2008 & up) went to ramped barrels, I am almost certain.
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:40 AM
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I'd want to see some info from SA to back that up.
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:13 AM
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My Pro Operator, built in May '08, does not have a ramped barrel.
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:26 AM
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Railed Pro's in the 3800 range started getting ramped barrels, at least the last ones I've seen were - http://forums.1911forum.com/showpost...postcount=1117
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:27 AM
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I emailed the dist for Metalform about their welded base Springfield FBI mags. Greg over their couldn't confirm if that was the exact mags that came with the SA PRO. I also read someone had cracking issues with the welded base and that the slip on base was better.
Run from the welded base mags. Run far and run fast.
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