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Lrrifleman 01-17-2020 09:27 PM

Spare front sight?
 
I recently took possession of my long awaited SR1911CMD. While waiting for the permits to come in, I was diligently perusing the forums for information about the SR1911CMD. It would seem that this version's Achilles heel is the front sight. My SR1911CMD would be my first line CCW and IDPA-style pistol.

Having been a service rifle competitor for too many years, I have learned to carry some basic tools and parts in my travels. In all honesty, the last thing I would want to do while either competing or carrying, is to take my first line pistol out of service due to a broken front sight. I would have no problems fitting and replacing a sight in the field. Might Ruger CS provide a spare front sight on request for field repairs, or would they require the slide be returned for sight replacement?

Thanks in advance for your opinions!

7703 01-18-2020 03:21 PM

Put a Novak front fiber optic sight in there and be done with it.

robmkivseries70 01-18-2020 05:16 PM

I think Ruger went to metal sights on the SR 1911 CMD in recognition of the problem.
Best,
Rob

Magnumite 01-19-2020 08:01 AM

They changed to the improved front sight across the their 1911 line.

KAS300 02-08-2020 08:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by robmkivseries70 (Post 13042030)
I think Ruger went to metal sights on the SR 1911 CMD in recognition of the problem.
Best,
Rob

Uhhh yeah the SR1911's front sight has always been metal. I still broke two of them. Sounds like maybe they've switched to a higher quality part??

robmkivseries70 02-11-2020 09:57 AM

@KAS300
Good Day,
How long ago did you break the two sights, I wonder if it was faulty MIM work?
Best,
Rob

EJC 02-16-2020 08:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lrrifleman (Post 13041320)
I recently took possession of my long awaited SR1911CMD. While waiting for the permits to come in, I was diligently perusing the forums for information about the SR1911CMD. It would seem that this version's Achilles heel is the front sight. My SR1911CMD would be my first line CCW and IDPA-style pistol.

Having been a service rifle competitor for too many years, I have learned to carry some basic tools and parts in my travels. In all honesty, the last thing I would want to do while either competing or carrying, is to take my first line pistol out of service due to a broken front sight. I would have no problems fitting and replacing a sight in the field. Might Ruger CS provide a spare front sight on request for field repairs, or would they require the slide be returned for sight replacement?

Thanks in advance for your opinions!

I thought Ruger had corrected this problem years ago.
I got my SR1911 in 2012 and at 500 rounds my front sight fell off.

I considered sending it back to Ruger under warranty but the better solution was to put Novak Night sights on it.
It's been fine ever since

dakota1911 02-20-2020 03:14 PM

I bought a couple SR1911s in the fall of 2012 for $599 each. A LGS had them on their fall hunting sale. Anyway I read about all the front sights breaking off on the intergoogle. I bought a couple new front sights off the Ruger website for about $6.50 each thinking I might well see the problems. I kept the SR1911 that I could shoot better and traded the other one off around 2016. Both had over 1000 rounds through them at least and the front sights were still fine. I would have more rounds through the remaining SR1911 but bought a SR1911-CMD in early 2013 and it is lovely. It has over 2K rounds through it and is still fine.

KAS300 03-08-2020 08:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by robmkivseries70 (Post 13064486)
@KAS300
Good Day,
How long ago did you break the two sights, I wonder if it was faulty MIM work?
Best,
Rob

Sorry for the late reply. I bought my Ruger 1911 in 2013.

Snapdragon 03-08-2020 09:41 PM

I have a Commander-size Ruger that I bought when they were first offered. I lost two sights due to the metal breaking in the first several range sessions. They sent me new sights that I installed. The last sight they sent me has fiber a fiber optic insert and has lasted for years with no problems.

Both times they offered to send me just the part or to pay for the whole pistol to be shipped back to them for repair.


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