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Old November 7th, 2016, 02:20 PM   #31
 
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I have a CMD. I really like it but it took a lot to make it loveavle. The first gun shot low, sent back to Ruger, they replaced it with a gun that not only shot low but had a lot of play at the hood and threw brass in my face. I sent it back to them, they installed a long link to tighten it up, repaired the brass in the face problem. They told me they couldn't do anything about shooting low. I requested a black front sight so I can file it down. Now I really like the gun. I think I would buy a Colt or Springfield, actually, I did buy a Colt Lightweight Commander last time.



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I have had the full size for about 9 months (1300 or so rounds). I have shot 1911 sigs, kimbers, colts, and springfields. I would stack my SR1911 up against any of them. Mine has been flawless except for one FTE that was with someone not familiar with shooting and a little scared of the recoil; also WWB at the time. I am not blaming the gun for that one.
By the way, the SR1911 is also a series 70 in that it does not have the firing pin block. Both the SR1911 and the SW1911 use a titanium firing pin and a stronger firing pin spring to make them drop safe; but you won't be safe if you drop mine!
Lots of upgrades on the Ruger basic model that you will pay for with any other brand
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Old April 7th, 2017, 02:33 PM   #33
 
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I have the SR 1911,and six more different brand name 1911's.Thinking about adding one more,just haven't figure out which name brand I want to buy. Just me, eight will be enough 1911's.
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My SR is the only 1911 I have ever had, so I can't compare. All I know is I love this pistol.
My guess is it would be very hard to beat, especially for the price.
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love it

I love my SR1911. I've shot Colts, Springfields, Remingtons and Sigs and it shoots just as good as any of them. I wanted a Kimber but when Ruger came out with the SR1911 for a little more than half a Kimber I had to get one.
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I like your back ground on the photo, the fly fishing book.

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The only reason, that I went with a Dan Wesson was because of the 10mm option. I have a Kimber 1911 Gold Match in .45 ACP, that I got an excellent deal on when I purchased it. But, I would have been just as happy to have a Ruger 1911 for a few dollars less. Some folks are bothered by MIM-parts on a 1911, and many others are oblivious to it. Also, it's something to consider when looking at differing-brands of 1911's.
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Love my Commander SR1911 in Stainless Steel. Really tight when I first got it, so field stripping was a pain. Starting to loosen up a bid.
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I am a new 1911 user, I have Remington R1 and a Ruger SR1911. Both are 5" barrels and both are used. They shoot the same and for all intents and purposes, are identical. That's what I am loving about the 1911's. So many parts are interchangeable. There are minor difference such as the size of the thumb safety but are all very similar. But it seems people pay a lot more for cosmetic features which is cool. There are some nice looking 1911's. What I like about Ruger is that they truly back up their product.
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I bought my SR1911 2011 at a LGS that was having Ruger days and they had a list of 150 people waiting on them. I went in to purchase a Remington 1911 and got to looking at the Ruger even though I knew I couldnt get one because I wasnt on the list but they happened to have two extra ones so i got that instead. It was the best money I ever spent everything about it is good right down to the crisp light trigger. Someone asks me what would buy I would have to say the SR1911 and I have a nice Colt from back in the early 70's stashed away. I checked my fired round and it is dated as being 03-AUG-11.
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My SR1911 honestly is not not that great. It fails to go into battery roughly 10% of the time. People have told me it just needs break in and it is slowly improving but I expect I will have to send it back to Ruger eventually. I do really like all other aspects of it.


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I don't have a DW to compare. Instead, I've owned a 1911 Colt Gold Cup series 80 and a Colt series 70 from the Colt Custim shop. I still have a Bill Wilson Colt Combat Commander to compare with my SR1911.

The trigger pull on the Ruger is a little heavier, but crisp compared with the Wilson Colt. The Ruger has the bells and whistles of the Wilson. Both shoot well, but I was surprised I could shoot the 3 dot sights of the Ruger better than the black Bomar sights of the Wilson.
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My SR1911 honestly is not not that great. It fails to go into battery roughly 10% of the time. People have told me it just needs break in and it is slowly improving but I expect I will have to send it back to Ruger eventually. I do really like all other aspects of it.


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You are correct in that a 10% FTRB is a high rate, and is not acceptable. Assuming you are shooting good and reliable ammuntion, and the pistol is sufficiently broken in, sending the pistol back is always an option.

One other cheap option to consider trying is changing the recoil spring. I've got over 4,000 rounds through my SR1911. I change the recoil spring between 1,500 and 2,000 or so rounds. The give away sign that the recoil spring needs changing is an occasional FTRB. When that happens, a quick recoil spring change cures the issue until the new spring later wears out. The old springs that get changed are all a full 3 coils shorter than the new ones.

SR1911 recoil springs are dirt cheap - $2 a pop from shopRuger.com.

All just FYI - Good Luck -

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You are correct in that a 10% FTRB is a high rate, and is not acceptable. Assuming you are shooting good and reliable ammuntion, and the pistol is sufficiently broken in, sending the pistol back is always an option.



One other cheap option to consider trying is changing the recoil spring. I've got over 4,000 rounds through my SR1911. I change the recoil spring between 1,500 and 2,000 or so rounds. The give away sign that the recoil spring needs changing is an occasional FTRB. When that happens, a quick recoil spring change cures the issue until the new spring later wears out. The old springs that get changed are all a full 3 coils shorter than the new ones.



SR1911 recoil springs are dirt cheap - $2 a pop from shopRuger.com.



All just FYI - Good Luck -



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Thanks for that suggestion. I might try that. But this gun only has about 600 rounds through it and has acted up this way since new. Actually it is getting slowly better with use. It seems to run fine after I clean it and starts to bog down as it gets dirty. After 30/40 rounds it pretty much quits until it's cleaned again. I've only tried 230 grain Fiochi and Magtech brass FMJ so far.


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Thanks for that suggestion. I might try that. But this gun only has about 600 rounds through it and has acted up this way since new. Actually it is getting slowly better with use. It seems to run fine after I clean it and starts to bog down as it gets dirty. After 30/40 rounds it pretty much quits until it's cleaned again. I've only tried 230 grain Fiochi and Magtech brass FMJ so far.


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Hi, gonerydin -

Just curious, what type of lubrication do you use on your SR1911? I ask because mine loves to be run quite "wet". I use a thin coat of Mobil 1 synthetic grease on the slide, frame and barrel lugs with a pretty liberal application of motor oil on the barrel and bushing.

Do you think your SR1911 is getting enough lubrication?

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