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Old January 26th, 2013, 03:43 PM   #1
 
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Sr 1911 cmd

Bought mine yesterday at Four Seasons in Woburn, MA which is a gem of a gun store as is this beautiful, finely crafted gun. I'm turning into an all Ruger gun owner and that is fine with me owning a Ruger Mini-14 with a wooden stock and stainless steel barrel circa 1998 or so, a blued GP 100 .357 and this gun. I also own a Sig Sauer .380 which I do admit like very much.
While reading the Ruger instruction booklet I was taken aback somewhat when it stated (for liabiltity reasons I'm sure) never carry the weapon with a round in the chamber. Yet the video on their website says carry it that way with the hammer back but having the thumb safety engaged is as safe as the weapon can be made mechanically safe. Is this the way owners of SR 1911 owners on this forum carry? Admittedly I have been out of the 1911 game for some time but am soliciting the opinions of the members here. Good looking, nice feeling and I'm sure a good shooting gun. Hope everyone has as good a day(s) as I have had!



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Old January 26th, 2013, 03:49 PM   #2
 
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Yeah, I saw that listed on their site and was amazed at the speed with which it 'cleared' the MA approval process for sale. I recognize the similarities/differences between the 5" model but have been told that a new model number still requires 'testing' here. Great find and right quick!
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Old January 26th, 2013, 05:48 PM   #3
 
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Carry mine daily with a round in the chamber, hammer back with safety engaged never think twice about it
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Old January 26th, 2013, 05:52 PM   #4
 
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Beautiful pistol. Congrats!
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Old January 26th, 2013, 07:40 PM   #5
 
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If your going to carry it to save your life cocked and safety on with one in the pipe is the way to do it. The 1911 is one of the safest pistols to carry Con.1 If you need to deploy that pistol quickly and put it into action in a critical defense situation to many things can happen while trying to rack the slide, or cock the hammer, or any other gymnastics you may have set up for yourself.
If you can't get past cocked and locked with one in the chamber, I would seriously consider another carry gun. Sorry but thats the way it is in 1911 land.
Just make sure your safety passes all the checks, just because you can't pull the trigger does not mean it has been put together correctly.
It's got to pass the PING test also, and many folks have no idea what that is.
MAKE SURE THE PISTOL IS UNLOADED
Rack the slide so the hammer cocks, place the safety on and squeeze the trigger with about double the pressure you would normally use, Then place the hammer portion of the pistol close to your ear, slowly bring the hammer back and listen for a little metallic sounding PING !! It will happen just as you start to draw the hammer to the rear, You do not want to hear this the ping is the sear slipping off the hammer hook from a poorly fit safety. The sear jumps ahead and could leave you with a hair trigger when you don't want a hair trigger, the pistol could fire when the safety is released. IMHO this is a very important aspect of a safety on a 1911 and with todays manufacturing it should be checked. I hope our forum gunsmith can add something to this if he sees fit to do so.
If I have not made myself clear on this, do a search for it.

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Old January 26th, 2013, 11:29 PM   #6
 
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... Is this the way owners of SR 1911 owners on this forum carry? Admittedly I have been out of the 1911 game for some time but am soliciting the opinions of the members here. Good looking, nice feeling and I'm sure a good shooting gun. Hope everyone has as good a day(s) as I have had!
Welcome From NW Indiana
I have not been lucky enough to stumble on the SR1911 CMD yet
I do have a full size SR1911 I use as my EDC and I carry it "Locked and cocked"
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Old January 27th, 2013, 05:44 AM   #7
 
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Thanks everyone for replying and giving such good information. Hope to get in some shooting today and will let everyone know what I think. Again thank you.
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Old January 28th, 2013, 10:18 AM   #8
 
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The 5.0bbl SR1911 shoots great, hopefully yours will too...
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Old January 28th, 2013, 03:52 PM   #9
 
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Brand new to the forums from Austin Tx. I landed an SR1911 CMD at Cabelas over the weekend so thought I'd join to share. Can't wait to shoot it this week!
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Old January 28th, 2013, 04:55 PM   #10
 
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Mini Range Report

Went to the range yesterday and fired 100 rounds of Blazer ammunition without any problems. Gun is very accurate and feels very good in my hand. Sights are excellent. I think we are going to get along very well together. As I stated in a previous post thanks to all who replied, that and watching the videos on the Ruger website helped me immensely.
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Welcome from Australia mate.
Glad to have you on board, nice folk here and lots of good info.
Congratulations on your Commander.
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Ruger sr1911 cmd videos

I have been shooting 1911 .45's since my Army days back in the 60's. I DO have to admit that I watched the Ruger series of sr1911 videos and made some adjustments to my technique which has helped me tremendously. Congrats to Ruger for a great gun and very informative videos.
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Have owned several 45 ACP's over the years, Colts, Kimbers, and a Norinco. Just picked up my Ruger SR 1911, and she's a beauty!! Can hardly wait to introduce her to the range.
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