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Old February 8th, 2020, 10:18 AM   #16
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sparkyv, Just another comment …. of the millions of good, bad, and ugly 45 ACP barrels made, some are bound to be defective and develop broken lugs. This is a rare occasion when you are dealing with higher quality barrels such as Colt, Kimber, STI, etc. For the majority of the time I was a gunsmith, 1911s were my babies … repairs, modifications, and even building them from scratch was my favorite part of the business. I have owned a good many 1911s to include a stainless AMT Hardballer …. a good slide and frame but the barrel, bushing, and some of the internal parts were junk. One day while I was shooting it, the gun jammed up with the slide part way open. When I got it home, I found both barrel lugs had broken off. I was shooting good ol' mil spec hardball, which is a pretty tame load. This was probably the best thing that could have happened to my AMT. A new national match barrel and bushing along with Colt internal parts and I ended up with a mighty fine, super accurate, flawless functioning 1911.

Several years ago, Springfield 1911s were notorious for poor quality. I had several come through my shop with broken barrel lugs. That said, I don't recall ever seeing a Colt or Kimber with broken lugs …. not that it couldn't happen, I just didn't experience it.



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Old February 8th, 2020, 10:44 AM   #17
 
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I built my 10mm 1911 on a Caspian slide/frame. It has a Kart barrel and all of what I consider to be the best parts in the industry. It's more accurate than I am, runs flawlessly, and has consumed over a thousand full power loads (I like the 180gr XTP at 1300fps) with no signs of damage or abuse.


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ctrout, Super nice 1911 …. hard to beat the Caspian frame and slide with a Kart barrel. Back when I was doing 1911 rebuilds, I used exclusively Kart NM barrels and bushings …. top notch!
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That's an amazing gun that ctrout has. But this thread serves as a reminder why I, personally, will move from a pistol to a revolver once I get into the realm of "magnum" cartridges.
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I had the same thing happen on my RIA 10MM. It's been find since they replaced it.
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Seems like a common occurence on the Ruger 10s. Shame, was hoping they had fixed this issue by now.

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Should not happen if the fit is correct. One easy test is as follows (copied from another site)

Install the slidestop with the arm hanging vertically. Press the muzzle straight back against the edge of a bench until it stops and hold it there firmly. The slidestop arm should swing freely. If it gets into any sort of bind, the barrel is being stopped by the link, and either the link or the lower lug will break at some point...how soon depends on the severity of the slidestop pin's bind."
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So far mine, which I bought in the fall of 2017, is still fine. Threads like this make me check it carefully. I also have three other 10mm 1911s with the 6 inch DW Bruin being the most interesting to shoot.



I also don't shoot any really hot ammo through the 1911s. I have a Blackhawk convertible in 10mm/40S&W if I want to boony bang with a 10mm hand gun.

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UPDATE: She arrived back from the Mothership today, just shy of 2 1/2 weeks, no cost to me. The barrel was replaced, 35 rounds of 180gr HAP Black Hills shot through her without incident, and sent back on her merry way. No other details provided, but Ruger sent me the obligatory silicone cloth. I could not detect any changes to the bbl design, but difficult to know for sure not having both side-by-side. One minor change was rounded edges on the top of the bbl on both sides of the witness hole. Oh yeah, one other difference; the feed ramp was polished, baby butt smooth. Original bbl was a little rough. Looks good, we'll see if issue never recurs. Happy with Ruger's handling of the matter.
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