The RO® Elite Champion™ trims size, not performance, with a 4-inch stainless steel match grade bull-barrel and fully supported ramp. The full-sized frame is forged lightweight aluminum alloy, with a slide of forged steel. Both are finished with the same Black-T® surface treatment that shields the coveted Custom Shop Professional Model against corrosion and extreme conditions. Tactical rack white-dot rear sight with fiber optic front sight, Gen 2 trigger, ambidextrous safety, flat wire captive recoil system, and custom thin-line G-10 grips create a pistol you’re proud to own and love to shoot.
I’ve purchased a couple firearms now though this site and can’t be more pleased. I originally decided to buy a Kimber but changed my mind minutes after hitting the purchase button. I emailed Customer Service and the order was canceled so I could shift to the Springfield Armory Elite Champion in .45 ACP. I’m glad I did. I’ve been very pleased with the fit, finish, and performance of this pistol. After a hundred round break-in period this Commander-size 1911 has been flawless. Sights were dead-on and function is typical 1911. The weight difference is remarkable ounces, who knew but I’ve carried this firearm IWB a few times and eventually nearly forget I have it. A more complete review here: http://www.defenderethos.com/2019/01/springfield-armory-range-officer-elite.html