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Old July 7th, 2015, 11:48 AM   #1
 
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I picked one up the other day for my birthday. Nice pistol. I gave it a good cleaning. I used one range session to break it in. After trying various ammo types and brands I found it likes 230 gr Gold Dots better than HST. It hasn't malfunctioned, but it is noticeably more accurate with the Gold Dots. I tried shooting an all-steel Colt Commander side by side with it. Strangely the Ruger seemed to kick less and was more accurate. I may sell off the Colt. I have a few Colts. Anyway, Ruger did a good job on this pistol.



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Awesome, I always wondered how the lw commander shot and felt. I have the full size and it shoots great.
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I live in northern Idaho and have yet to see a LW Commander to go with my SS Commander Ruger. Your testimony adds to a great body of personal knowledge and experience as to the quality of the Ruger LW Commander. The LW is on my "got to get" list! Thanks.
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I live in the Spokane area and have seen the LW in a # of places. I took one home from one of them.

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I live in northern Idaho and have yet to see a LW Commander to go with my SS Commander Ruger. Your testimony adds to a great body of personal knowledge and experience as to the quality of the Ruger LW Commander. The LW is on my "got to get" list! Thanks.
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Congrats on the new pistol. Would love to try one.
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Congrats on a fine addition to your collection. Enjoy.
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As another happy owner of a LW Commander I can say that it is a solid handgun. Have not shot Red Dots through it but it is a target chewer with Winchester white box ammo too. It is carried IWB and fits fine in the right holster.
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Congrats!!

Next pistol is a Glock 30s then the same gun you have is after that.
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About 6 weeks ago I bought a SS Commander. I've only put 40 rounds through it, PMC FMJ. It shoots very good and doesn't kick too bad. At 7 yards it shoots a little low and left. For some reason, most of the empty casings come out with the same dent in them. Otherwise it's a great gun.

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I love mine but have only had it for a couple months. The thin grips and grooved front of the frame are growing on me. Mine has been 100% with 230gr FMJ and 230gr Winchester HPs.



Mine was very dry when I got it. It took me several trys but I finally got a halfway good picture of the Titanium insert in the ramp.

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Just remember, a pistol may function flawlessly with any ammunition, but there still are some ammunition brands and types that will make the pistol more accurate. This varies by individual pistol, not just the brand and model.
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I have a Ruger LW Commander in 45 ACP. I have had no problems what so ever. I have other 45's but this is my main carry gun. ( It gave me a chance to "retire" my Colt reissued 70 series).
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Beautiful gun! maybe one day i will own one
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I just picked up a new LW Ruger. I am a little disappointed that mine does NOT have the front serrations. Haven't read that they discontinued the practice, but now I may have to go for full checkering to match the back. Haven't had a chance to get to the range yet, but it sure looks good.
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