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Old March 13th, 2017, 06:00 PM   #1
 
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New Ruger SR 1911 9mm

Posted this range report elsewhere, so might as well here also:

I recently went to the range for the first time with my new Ruger 1911 9mm lwt comdr. I took:
50 rds 115gr Remington
50 rds 124gr Winchester NATO
25 rds 135gr+p Hornady C.Defense
20 rds 85gr DRT Extreme
20 rds 150gr Federal Micro HST
30 rds 124gr Federal HST

2 10rd Wilson mags and two 9rd Ruger mags

First off, I shot the gun at 15 feet to sort the sight picture out. I don't like three dot white sights, so. Also, I am pretty sure my dominant eye is changing so I am having to deal with that. As expected. 40 rds of 115 at short distance pretty much ate the center out. The first time I shot this gun I didn't know what to expect as I have heard everything between too light recoil spring, no cycle etc, but everything performed well.

I moved the target backing to 21 feet and shoot 50 rounds of the NATO and still was getting on the target well, and no problems with this ammo either. I did have a full mag fall out during one of the course of firings as the mag wasn't seated. Earlier, I installed an EGW mag release and have to remember to insure proper seating. (or modify the release)

Then I loaded up some self defense ammo. The 150 Micro Federal would NOT cycle the action on this pistol. In a ten round mag I had 9 failures to cycle. This 150 stuff has not worked in two other of my 9's. Bye Bye

Everything else fired great! I then moved the target backing to 30 feet and shot the remaining 115 and tried the various self defense rounds for accuracy.

The gun shoots beautiful. Very little felt recoil, even with the +P's I shot. All HP ammo fed smooth and it seems as though I have a very nice carry pistol. I will be getting a change in sight. I blackened the rear sights and that helped some. I ordered a Night Front sight today and will stick with the plain rear. Did struggle with dominant eye. Next outing will work on this.

Sorry rambled on so long. This is a really nice gun.



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Old March 13th, 2017, 06:25 PM   #2
 
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I've always wondered what a 9mm 1911 felt like.
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It is a very soft shooting gun. I had a colt 1911 in 9 for years. I sold it when I had a loss of sensation in my trigger finger and 7lb pulls yielded unintentional discharges when shooting. All unintentional discharges were downrange so other than surprise no problem
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I have a Colt 5" 9mm 1911 stainless (all steel) and it is a treat to shoot especially after shooting my 1911 45 ACP.
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7lb pulls yielded unintentional discharges
Ouch!!! After I sussed out my ejection problem with my 1911 45, I dropped in Wilson ignition which dropped me right down to three pounds. With my arthritis, that's perfect for my carry gun. Range guns, like my 10/22 and Mark IV Hunter I like to be right at 2. I will set my AR10 to three as well... it's almost as hard as your 1911 right now. In High School and college, they used to call me "Vicegrips". Now at 60, with lots of arthritis, I need all the help I can get. I just encountered my first bottle I couldn't open. How humbling. Growing old ain't for wimps.

The biggest reason I went with the 45 was a post I read of one of the Atlanta Coroners. They can tell with reasonable accuracy what caliber of pistol was used by their sheer number. 6 and above, it's probably a 22. Below 6 and it's probably a 9mm or similar. 2 or less, and it's a 45 or 10mm. I've never been in a shoot out, and hopefully never will be. I'm sure my adrenaline will be pumping and my accuracy will be crap. If I do tag them, I want the shot to count.
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This is a light shooting gun. I had a 38 super and while I liked it, this Ruger is more accurate and I can get (hopefully not needed) accurate 2nd and 3rd shots as needed. I am wondering what happens if I go to a 18lb spring?
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Another good day

Went to range to day as I installed night sights installed on my SR1911. I wanted to check these out and also try out the 38 Super mags I had. I shot off 75 rds of 147 Speer and one failure to feed on a checkmate 38 super mag. The second time worked fine, but these are range mags. At thirty feet I double tapped within a five inch group 5 mags of nine. I was pleased and now have a nice pistol that has so little felt recoil. Real pleasurable pistol
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Glad ur enjoying ur 9mm 1911. Congrats.
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Thanks for the range report(s), jollyman. I have been lusting after a 1911 9mm and you have certainly kept that fire burning.
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