Imperial Defence Services LTD Ranger 1911-A1

Ranger 1911A1 This pistol is semi-automatic in caliber .45 ACP and is recoil operated from a locked breech system and magazine fed. There are 3 safety devices; Grip Safety, Safety Catch and Half-cock position. The bore and chamber are chromed plated.
MSRP: 
350
Length (mm): 
219
Barrel Length (mm): 
127
Weight Loaded (kg): 
1.28
Weight Empty (kg): 
1.13
Muzzle Velocity (m/s): 
253
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Ranger 1911A1
This pistol is semi-automatic in caliber .45 ACP and is recoil operated from a locked breech system and magazine fed. There are 3 safety devices; Grip Safety, Safety Catch and Half-cock position. The bore and chamber are chromed plated.

Development
The Imperial Defence Services (IDS) Ranger series of pistols are of a conventional design based on the Colt 1911A1 self-loading pistol. The pistols have been manufactured using the latest CNC equipment, giving tighter tolerances on mated components. Additional sight options have been provided, as well as increased magazine capacity to meet today's perceived need for additional capacity.

The Ranger series are of conventional locked-breech, recoil-operated design based on the venerable Colt 1911A1 series. Of all-steel construction with forged steel slide and manganese chrome steel barrel, finishes include blue, parkerised or hard chrome. Model types include standard full-size, compact and 'Hi Cap' standard and compact. Early models had barrels with conventional cut rifling and chrome-plated chamber and bore. Later models (2006) have cold hammer-forged barrels, again with chrome-plated chamber and bore. Two calibres are offered: 9 × 19 mm and .45 ACP. The full-size models have the standard single-column magazine and the 'Hi-Cap Compact' models have a wider frame width for a double-column magazine. Optional extras include an extended slide-release, extended safety lever, ambidextrous safety and adjustable sights.

10 Comments

6 years 23 weeks ago, 5:15 AM

Anonymous

ranger 1911A1

i'm using this pistol (ranger 1911A1) since 2003 in practical shooting and it gives me no problem. it's just you have it conditioned, like throating, trigger adjustment, zeroing of sights and oiling. when i have a firing session i usually fire it rappidly atleast 2 magz just to test if there will be adjustment to be made or some problem will occur. so far, it gives no problem. all i have to do is to have it clean and put it back to its box and ready for the next firing session.

TEYOB
MANILA, PHILIPPINES

6 years 23 weeks ago, 11:02 AM

Anonymous

Ranger 1911A1

I've ordered my Ranger 1911A1 standard. I hope this gun will work fine with me...

- arci4125

6 years 22 weeks ago, 5:56 PM

Anonymous

Ranger 1911A1

One day I do shopping for an another FA and found the Ranger 1911A1, upon handling it the Slide of the Frame Play is big! and feels GRITY...and I mean GRIIITY!!!....its a standard GI model and the finnish is like a 2ply enamel paint...YUK!!!...I'll pass this on to ther brands....Bad for me....

6 years 21 weeks ago, 3:03 AM

Anonymous

Ranger 1911A1

I bought a Ranger .45 hi cap during the 2006 gun show in SM Megamall after thoroughly checking the other available brands and models with the same price range. I had some modifications done after noting some feeding problems of the barrel ramp. After a throating of the barrel ramp, trigger job and addition of a stabilizer I have used it regularly for target practices and for competitions in standatd category.

So far the gun has performed well putting to shame other expensive big-named .45's that jammed during competitions.

I highly recommend the gun for those just starting the sporting arms hobby or those with limited budgets. It packs a good deal of extras such as ambidextrous safety, combat hammer, novak style sights, at a lower cost. The parkerized grey finish is unique and has proven to be durable for two years now inspite of it being holstered many times.

I'm confident and comfortable to carry it as a self-defense weapon as well. This gun is a good investment but you will have to have it tuned by a competent gunsmith in order to optimize its performance.

Doctor Savage :)

5 years 13 weeks ago, 1:55 AM

rokie1

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dented spent shells

Hi doctor,

I bought a ranger 1911 and im having problems such as dented spent shells and everytime i cocked it to remove the chamber ammo, it just doesnt spit the ammo. Something wrong with the ejector mebe? have you experienced this things?

6 years 12 weeks ago, 11:23 PM

viper73

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i am using my ranger almost 3yrs and so far have no problem with it and as yrs pass by it getting better and better

6 years 12 weeks ago, 9:53 AM

sytasyn_syn

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yup

The seem to be a well made weapon

Be Kind and Courteous to All That You Meet, But Always Have A Plan to Kill Them -U.S. Marine Corp General-
6 years 11 weeks ago, 1:25 AM

rokie1

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The picture

Is the picture already an enhanced ranger?

6 years 10 weeks ago, 8:39 PM

Dr wrink

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Nice gun

I have shot this gun in the past and it is a good gun.

5 years 5 weeks ago, 10:06 PM

pistolero

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Oct 2009
Ranger 1911-A1 Hi-cap

also an owner of this pistol. Really needs gunsmithing. i spent more than the unit price of this pistol for gunsmithing job.

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Imperial Defence Services LTD Ranger 1911-A1 Info

Category:
Pistols
Action:
Single action
Type:
Semi-automatic
Caliber:
.45
Barrel Length:
127 mm
Finish/Color:
Silver/Black
Capacity:
7 round magazine

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