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Old 12-12-2015, 12:47 PM
crasig crasig is offline
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Front sights on the latest SR1911's are not likely to break. I bought a FUSION Fiber Optic, & had a huge fight with my old sight trying to remove it using a brass drift. The edges of the sight dovetail are tapered, offering only a small edge to work with. I eventually tried driving it out using the sight blade, it didn't break, mark, or move. I Had to get my smith to change it out with his sight jig tool. Darn tough front Sight.
I like my Fusion $20. F.O. better.
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Old 02-18-2016, 01:43 PM
borregos borregos is offline
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I bought a new SR1911 last year, have put over 2000 rounds through it with no problems at all.
However last range trip I was shooting through my second magazine when I realized I had no front sight blade, it had just flown off somewhere! Hard to believe really, the gun has never been dropped or had anything hit the sight.
The slide is now on it's way to the Canadian Warranty centre to have a replacement fitted.
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Old 02-18-2016, 06:20 PM
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Bottom line - be real careful subcontracting out those small parts. Small parts matter. Especially that front sight. Ruger used to make all of their parts in the old days.
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Old 02-18-2016, 10:15 PM
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Bottom line - be real careful subcontracting out those small parts. Small parts matter. Especially that front sight. Ruger used to make all of their parts in the old days.
Laughably and demonstrably untrue. From Dougan, Ruger Pistols and Revolvers, the Vintage Years:

"Right and left pressed-steel grip frame shells were fabricated by Worcester Pressed Steel Co. at Worcester, Massachusetts, for $11.58 per hundred. The shells were then welded together by Harry Thommen Co. in Bridgeport at a cost of $12.95 per hundred."

(SNIP)

"Marlin Firearms Co. at New Haven, Connecticut, supplied 24" rifled barrel stock for $1.55 each."

(SNIP)

"Springs were supplied by several manufacturers over the years. Most notable early vendors were The Connecticut Spring Co. and The Peck Spring Co."

Don't get me wrong; I'm a HUGE Ruger fanboy, but this myth that they (or ANY gun company) "used to make all their own parts" back in the good old days when children obeyed their elders and politicians were honest and we used to walk 20 miles to school uphill both ways and had to share half a loaf of bread with our 17 siblings for a whole month and were glad to have it crap has to be put to bed. Ruger began as and always has been a company of parts assemblers, and there's not a thing wrong with that.
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Old 02-20-2016, 06:34 AM
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This is a pic of the old and new Ruger front sight. The old(on the left) has the casting void right under the blade. I bought the new sights, just in case.
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Old 02-20-2016, 07:13 AM
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This is a pic of the old and new Ruger front sight. The old(on the left) has the casting void right under the blade. I bought the new sights, just in case.
Interesting, thanks.
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Old 02-24-2016, 11:34 AM
Foxtrot9 Foxtrot9 is offline
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My SR1911 front sight broke after less than 300 rounds. Ruger took it back, replaced the sight, and it's still running fine today.





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Old 02-26-2016, 11:46 AM
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I bought a new SR1911 last year, have put over 2000 rounds through it with no problems at all.
However last range trip I was shooting through my second magazine when I realized I had no front sight blade, it had just flown off somewhere! Hard to believe really, the gun has never been dropped or had anything hit the sight.
The slide is now on it's way to the Canadian Warranty centre to have a replacement fitted.
Got the slide with new front sight back today, just eight days from me sending it, great service I think.
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