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Old April 2nd, 2017, 07:46 AM   #1
 
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SR1911 up grades?

I picked up a new SR1911 what up grades should I do? night sights , slide release, thumb safety thanks joe



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I like mine as is.


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I have been running mine stock, I really like the way it shoots.
The only thing I have been contemplating is new grips.
Every time I look at them there are so many choices, that I just don't get anything!

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Depends on what you want. I wanted more accuracy (They're not inaccurate) so I went with a wilson combat 2 pice guide rod, and had a trigger job done.

I have, what I think is, comparable to a high end 1911 in my $625 Ruger and about $250 worth of parts and labor. I'm very happy with it.

If you're going for looks, I also Jeweled the bolt, and replaced the grips.....
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...get the matching 9mm hehe
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Shoot as-is....you might not want to change a thing, then go from there.
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The SR 1911 is good as is. I if made any improvrments there are at least two I would start with. I would make it easier and more accurate to shoot. I would have a trigger job by an experienced gunsmith with a good reputation. This will make the pistol easier to shoot by improving trigger control and ability to keep on target without disturbing sight alignment. The second thing is to install good sights to have a good sight picture. The factory 3-dot sights work well for me but the adjustable Bomar sights on my Combat Commander are great.

This is my opinion and I am certain others will have their own. ��
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Some thoughts to select from:

narrow ambi safeties e.g. Ed Brown
stainless beavertail
3 hole trigger
action job
checker front strap 25 or 30 lpi
Novak tritium night sights
flatten and mill in ribs on top of slide
custom wood grips
Ed Brown bobtail
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I agree with others, I love my CMD as is. The only improvements i consider here and there are night sights and different grips. It pretty much has from the factory the basic upgrades a 1911 needs
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I left mine the as is. Love mine as is.
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I did a few minor tweaks. I have 4 Wilson ETM mags. I installed Trijicon night sights, Crimson Trace laser grips, Wilson 16# flat wire recoil spring,
One sweet pistol

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I have both the 5" and 4.25" versions, but have only made the changes to the 5". Eventually both will have the same modifications, but the CMD is still serving a role in a short movie a friend is working on, so I don't want to introduce a continuity error.

Sights are changing to TruGlo TFX fiber optic / tritium hybrid and an arched mainspring housing will replace the stock flat mainspring housing.
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I liked mine stock buuuut.... I did want to improve it a bit:

Wilson Bulletproof Extractor
Wilson Deluxe Bulletproof Sear
Wilson Bulletproof Sear Spring
Wilson Tactical Mag Release - stainless
Wilson Bulletproof Firing Pin Stop
Wilson Custom Tune Spring Kit
Total - $147 including shipping

Ed Brown Flat Mainspring Housing in Chainlink II (Stainless steel)
Total $55 including shipping

Gunsmith work - install all above parts, tune extractor, reliability job, Trigger job (set at 4# with no creep).
Total 'smith charges - $150

Ruger SR1911 CMD - $575
Parts - $202
Labor - $150
Total - $927

Ruger hardwood grips were gift from wife!

I have a Kimber as well and this Ruger outshoots it easily! I would put it up against high end 1911's anytime. It was worth every penny... :-)
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My SR 1911 is the 9mm , I added the the Ruger Coco bolo grips , a Wilson Combat drop in checkered front strap , this is a nice addition , a Bianchi Serpent leather holster and a bunch more magazines.
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I have the full size. Haven't felt the need to upgrade anything. If I concentrate, I can generally put 5 holes touching each other at 25 feet. As I am just over 1,000 rounds, I have thought about the possibility of switching to a flat wire recoil spring. Anybody have any experience with them? I have read that they work better and last longer, but I certainly don't want to interrupt how well this gun works now.
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