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Old 03-15-2014, 07:16 AM
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Wish they would have offered me the fiber optic option for my full size when it went in for the 2nd time. I did get it back in a week so I'm not complaining and I still love both of my SR1911's It is how you handle the problem that makes the issue a lot less of an issue and their service is top notch.

That was a great letter to send them, I'm sure they appreciated.
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Old 05-09-2014, 03:07 PM
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Well it happened to me....and I thought to myself
It'll never happen to me.......and then it was gone.
So I ordered a tritium sight and fit it.....done
The moral of the story.....#! It happens
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Old 08-21-2014, 06:28 PM
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I've got a friends SR1911 slide in my vise right now that had a broken sight until I knocked it out this morning. The replacement that Ruger sent him is so much bigger than the original that I have been sanding on it half the day trying to get it small enough to tap into the dovetail. It is obvious on the original that it had been partially broken for a while until it finally broke completely off when he went to the range a couple weeks ago.

Hopefully before dark I'll get enough cut off the replacement to get it installed without having to get out the 2 lb sledge. I've changed several sights in 1911s before and never experienced such frustration trying to get something to fit that obviously wasn't exactly right to start with.

Either the dovetail is cut crooked or the sights are a totally piece of junk, I think a little of both!
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Old 08-21-2014, 10:35 PM
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Have my full size SR for over a Year & over 800 Rds through it & so far no front sight break off.? If it does happen I will return the slide only back to Ruger for a replacement etc.?I will never ship the whole gun back.? Never know if it gets lost etc.? Just my luck.?
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Old 08-22-2014, 07:20 AM
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I have seen four people with Rugers at our in-door range who experienced broken front sights during a range session in the past two years but they received replacements and are happy campers.
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Old 08-23-2014, 06:14 AM
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I've had my SR1911 CMD for 1-1/2 years and it has been trouble free. If it has a problem I'm sure Ruger will correct it.
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Old 08-25-2014, 03:29 PM
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Boy. Old threads come back from the past. As an update I love the heck out of that first Commander I bought in Jan 2013. It probably has a little over 5K through it now. It is a keeper. The second Commander I sold soon after I got it to a good friend for what I paid for it.

Still have the two SR1911 5 inch guys. One was better than the other. Oddly the one that is less good gets shot a lot more. It is the pistol I pick when someone wants to shoot a 1911. It has been great except for some weird hand loads one guy wanted to shoot through it. It is well past 5K and I tell people that they buy the ammo if they want to shoot it so Aluminum, Russian, range ammo and various hand loads. I should probably get a commission from Ruger for the ones I have sold. Of course all my friends know I paid right at $600 for the SR1911s so think I should be happy to sell one to them for $500 since it is used now. Not going to happen.

My one friend had his cracked sight break off. He played with the idea of putting adjustable sights on his as it was very accurate but finally sent it to Ruger and they put new sights on and gave him some little thing like a free mag or whatever.

And if Ruger comes out with a new SR1911 varient then I will probably buy it.
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Old 09-21-2014, 11:13 AM
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mine broke clean off
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Old 04-01-2015, 12:56 PM
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Ruger SR 1911 Front sight broken

I bought a Ruger 1911 5 inch barrel about 1.5 years ago. I have fired approx. 600-700 rounds of ball target ammo. Yesterday I fired 50 rounds, wiped the weapon down after shooting and inserted a new mag in, with the "good" ammo. I holstered the weapon into my Falcon leather holster, and went for a haircut and to pick up the mail. When I got home, I took the holster off of my belt, and when I removed the gun from the holster, I noticed that the front sight was missing. I called Ruger's Prescott, Ariz. office, and they said that I would have a new replacement sight within three days. I do have a gunsmith nearby, so all should be well for a match in which I planned on using that weapon the weekend of 4-12-15. First time ever that I've seen a sight break off. Apparently this was a problem which Ruger, hopefully has resolved.
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Old 04-01-2015, 02:05 PM
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LOL blow it out your (BOTTOM END) Mine broke. I don't care if some internet fanboy doesn't believe it.
Best answer I've heard all day. We definitely need a like button on the forum.
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Old 04-01-2015, 02:55 PM
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My sights are still fine but since they are only a $6 thing I ordered a couple extras when I ordered a bunch of stuff from Ruger a few weeks ago. Just in case. Since the last post I have picked up a new SR1911CMD-NW. Still have both 5 inch pistols. The one in the picture is the one I loan out to friends and relatives. I was looking for a light weight CMD when I found the Night Watchman. Probably will get a light weight when I find one and if it looks good. The fit and finish on the Night Watchman is great. Now if the night sights break on the Night Watchman, it goes back to Ruger.

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Old 04-01-2015, 09:51 PM
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I am guessing the night sights from the factory on the Night Watchman are different than on the other Ruger SR1911s. Here are pics.





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Old 04-04-2015, 09:59 AM
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Yikes, a three page long thread due to a tiny percentage of broken sights...... I guess this is the "intermess" at work.
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Old 04-07-2015, 03:16 PM
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Yikes, a three page long thread due to a tiny percentage of broken sights...... I guess this is the "intermess" at work.
This is nothing.

You should see what happens when Wilson Combat tries to explain why their ball end mill cuts won't line up with the frame on a $3500 gun.
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Old 09-06-2015, 07:55 PM
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My front sights broke like the others

My front sight broke off my SR1911 CMD yesterday at the range, I love this gun to pieces, so it was a bummer when this happened and the front Novak sight broke off when the gun was fired. I know this could happen eventually so I had steeled myself to it happening and bought online a full replacement front and rear Ruger Novak sights to fit on my gun.

What direction does the front and rear sights have to be removed out of the dovetail looking from the back of the gun. Knowing my luck I will get the sights and no instructions and I will probably prep the gun before I receive the replacements in the mail.

Things always go wrong on Holiday weekends :-(
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Old 09-07-2015, 03:02 PM
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Shot mine once, the changed out both the front and rear sights.
New front sight is Novak .180 Mega Dot red fiber optic.
New rear sight is Harrison LPA direct replacement.
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Old 09-07-2015, 04:37 PM
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Ruger made a mistake when they outsourced the defective front sights. They won't be doing that again. From all of the forums I read it was more than "a tiny percentage". In their defense I believe they were only trying to keep the price down.
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Old 10-19-2015, 07:24 AM
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Front sight disappeared while shooting

I was at the range yesterday, and after shooting for a while, noticed that the front part of the slide on my SR1911 looked really naked. Front sight blade had broken off flush with the slide. I started doing some research and looking at forums when I got home and found you guys. I had not previously been aware of front sights snapping off and flying away into the sunset like this. I am a big Ruger fan and have been for decades. The fact that there is an issue with the front sights on the 1911 surprised me. Mine has about 2500 rounds through it and was purchased in 2012.

Guess a call to Ruger is in order today.
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Old 11-10-2015, 01:28 PM
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Thumb Safety

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And we can say their sloppy triggers , sloppy grip safeties, and sloppily cut link tracks never happened either.

I thought my SR 1911 thumb safety moved a little to easily for my preference. I had bought another Ruger one, with other parts to get Matte Hard Chromed,
before sending it off, I made it a little more notchy in the safe position with a file. No need to send it back or complain - easy fix.
Cant really photograph "to loose"
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Old 11-10-2015, 02:31 PM
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It is now November of 2015 and my sights are still O.K. Given a couple spares and a sight pushing tool I should be safe forever. Now if a sight breaks on the Night Watchman then it goes back to Ruger.

I did finally find a CMD-LW. Nice pistol. I think the fit and finish better on this than 2011 and 2012. The thin grips and grooving of the front of the frame is nice also.



I do wonder if the Titanium insert in the ramp area of the frame is necessary or Ruger reminding us that they know how to work with Titanium. They used to do Titanium frames for Caspian. Maybe they still do. Anyway got sort of a good picture of the Titanium insert.

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Old 11-10-2015, 08:05 PM
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I thought my SR 1911 thumb safety moved a little to easily for my preference. I had bought another Ruger one, with other parts to get Matte Hard Chromed,
before sending it off, I made it a little more notchy in the safe position with a file. No need to send it back or complain - easy fix.
Cant really photograph "to loose"
Another way to resolve this is to install a slightly heavier plunger spring. I have a lot of spare parts laying around so usually this is the method I use whenever I encounter this issue.
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Old 11-11-2015, 11:02 PM
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original SR1911 FRONT SIGHT HEIGHT ??

I'd Like to have a Fiber Optic Front Sight, All the above accounts have given me a good excuse to move on it.
WHAT HEIGHT SIGHT DO I NEED TO REPLACE THE FACTORY SIGHT ??
I'm OK with the stock rear sight.

Dawson Precision offers a ramped front fiber optic sight, but they said the SR1911 cane with a .200 high sight, another post on this forum said .210 height.

Can anyone clear this up ? Pretty sure this would be significantly meaningful
information to a bunch of other SR1911 owners without precision measuring capabilities.

Many Thanks, C.
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Old 11-16-2015, 08:40 AM
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I sent an email to Ruger about the front sight issue before I purchased my SR1911 and received a phone call in return. "Serial numbers 671 and newer have updated front sights." Info is direct from Ruger.
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Old 11-24-2015, 10:17 AM
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Well I will chime in. I currently have 3 SR1911(circa 2012, 2015, 2015). And yes I had the front sight shear off my first one circa 2012. I had about 1000 rounds thru it and just lost the sight picture shooting one day. I was like *** and looked at the gun and saw that the front sight sheared off. Bought a new one from Ruger and brought it to a local smith to install. He broke the new one off installing it LOL. We then sent the gun back to Ruger and they fixed it. The new sight installed by Ruger had a visible gap between the overhang of the sight and the top of the slide. I have about 6000 rounds thru it now with out a single problem. Note this is first time I posted this issue on the web. It was not a big deal. Ruger fixed it in a timely manner and all is well
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Old 11-29-2015, 08:26 PM
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i have 671 series serial number that front sight broke off ruger fixed in 1 weeks time back to my door just saying!!!!!!!!
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