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Old 02-10-2016, 03:58 PM
SpAmSoNiTe SpAmSoNiTe is offline
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Took another gulp of the Ruger Kool-Aid.. Another new Cmd LW owner.

Well folks yesterday I took a big old gulp of the Ruger Kool-Aid. I had been eyeballing the CMD LW since it had been released.

My only other 1911 (not including my wife's Sig Ultra) was an Iver Johnson Thrasher from Shooters Arms Manufacturing. Loved the pretty blued frame but not the performance. Sold it yesterday, literally looked at a local sporting goods store (Fin, Feather, Fur in Cleveland) and lo and behold! Huge febuary sale with awesome pricing on the LW and regular commander. Figured it was fate and for 669.00 plus Uncle Sam's cut, my new baby, born on 5/15/15 followed me home. .

They also had the all-steel cmd for 10 less but the lw grips fit my hand better and my personal taste told me that the all-stainless frame was a little too much for me.

Can't wait to take her out and put a few rounds through her and hope she lives up to her little brothers, my SR22 and SR9C..
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Old 02-10-2016, 04:04 PM
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Old 02-11-2016, 10:57 AM
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I picked up one about 8 months ago and it continues to impress me. You got yours at a good price too.
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Old 02-12-2016, 03:40 PM
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Thanks.. I figure anytime I can find local deals at internet store prices, gotta jump at it. Was surprised that it had such an early manuf. Date.. musta been sitting in the warehouse for a while.
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Old 02-12-2016, 11:25 PM
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Congrats! I'm on the fence on getting one of those, or the all steel one and that's is not a bad price, I look at one on base last week for $730 out the door and I'm hoping that they will go on sale next month, because my birthday is next month so I might have to buy me a birthday prizing.
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Old 02-17-2016, 07:52 PM
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Have had mine for about a month, first 100 rds I had 3 ftf after that has been issue free, sent min to the gunsmith today to have her worked over, bobtailed and my parts fitted. scalloped tops of the slide, front serrations and that should be it for a while
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Old 02-17-2016, 07:54 PM
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I've got nicer and more expensive guns, but that's the one I keep with me. I think it's a terrific firearm at a great price.
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Old 02-17-2016, 10:08 PM
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Hi, I got my new Ruger 1911 Commander last wednsday, have fired about 150 or so rounds theu it with no issues at all. This is going to be my conceal carry gun. I paid $749.00 plus tax for mine at Academy. This is one sexy gun!
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Old 02-19-2016, 11:55 PM
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I've got nicer and more expensive guns, but that's the one I keep with me. I think it's a terrific firearm at a great price.
One reason this is my third ruger.. best bang for my buck, I think. Got her out to the range yesterday and shot so much better than my little S.A.M. officer's size I had. I Was tearing out the center circle at 5-7 yards (excellent for my horrible shooting) .

The only problem I had is it flat out refused to chamber the remanufactured (by a new local company) xtp jhp's I had. Guess I'll have to try some others and see what it likes.

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Old 02-20-2016, 04:17 AM
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Mines is coming soon.
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Old 02-21-2016, 07:52 PM
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I've got several that cost more, some a LOT more, but I don't have any I like anymore than my LWT CMD Ruger. Just a super buy in 1911's.

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Old 02-22-2016, 04:00 AM
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I've got several that cost more, some a LOT more, but I don't have any I like anymore than my LWT CMD Ruger. Just a super buy in 1911's.

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Thank you for the info, I'm finding out more and more that I want one.
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Old 02-22-2016, 04:00 AM
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Hi, I got my new Ruger 1911 Commander last wednsday, have fired about 150 or so rounds theu it with no issues at all. This is going to be my conceal carry gun. I paid $749.00 plus tax for mine at Academy. This is one sexy gun!

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Old 03-01-2016, 02:55 PM
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Old 03-01-2016, 03:48 PM
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Here was a surprising find to me. On the same range outing, I shot the Ruger full size; Commander; and Commander light weight, plus a Colt full size.

I expected the L W, especially with the thin grip panels to be harsh in recoil, compared to the steel guns. (Using the same 230 ball ammo.)

While it is in no way scientific, my "felt-recoil" was less with the L W; than the other three all steel. (Well, mostly "steel").

Makes me wonder if thin grips, which I have ignored/disdained all these years might have been the difference.
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Old 03-02-2016, 01:41 PM
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Here was a surprising find to me. On the same range outing, I shot the Ruger full size; Commander; and Commander light weight, plus a Colt full size.

I expected the L W, especially with the thin grip panels to be harsh in recoil, compared to the steel guns. (Using the same 230 ball ammo.)

While it is in no way scientific, my "felt-recoil" was less with the L W; than the other three all steel. (Well, mostly "steel").

Makes me wonder if thin grips, which I have ignored/disdained all these years might have been the difference.
I seem to grip it better with the thin grips and have an easier time reaching the mag button.. I have small palms and long fingers.. better hold feel than my previous with the regular grips.
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Old 03-05-2016, 07:38 PM
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EDC for me. Runs perfect. I too expected to notice more recoil but no. Very nice gun for the $.
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Old 03-09-2016, 04:56 PM
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This is nice to hear about not as much recoil but then again I shoot my G29 10mm pretty well.
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Old 03-13-2016, 10:48 PM
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Great price
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Old 03-13-2016, 11:15 PM
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I love my Ruger SR1911 Commander period.

What's not to like? Nothing in my opinion.

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Old 03-14-2016, 02:08 PM
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Belated congrats on the beautiful new baby. Enjoy.
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Old 03-17-2016, 06:57 PM
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I like a good 1911 and the first time I picked up a Ruger LW Commander I bought it. The thin grips felt great ...the balance was great...the price was great...and it shoots just like you want a 1911 to shoot. You thought I was gonna say GREAT didn't you. Congrats on your new 1911.
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Old 03-17-2016, 09:06 PM
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I like a good 1911 and the first time I picked up a Ruger LW Commander I bought it. The thin grips felt great ...the balance was great...the price was great...and it shoots just like you want a 1911 to shoot. You thought I was gonna say GREAT didn't you. Congrats on your new 1911.
Ditto. I looked up and down for a lw to fondle.. first time I did she came home with me. Just wish the weather would improve so I can take her out to the backyard range 😆
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Old 03-22-2016, 08:23 PM
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Back in October of last year, I found a SR1911 CMD Lightweight available for $699. Started working on the dealer (he and I have been haggling guns for a while) and got him down to $675 plus the Governor's cut. Now you guys are finding them for less than my haggled price. I'm so embarrassed...NOT (as the kids used to say). But $660s is better than $670s. I own the full government model and rarely shoot it any more. The CMD LW is my Carry pistol and the accuracy is incredible.

Lot's of Ruger in the cabinet, but this one is the favorite...wonder if those rascals are making an Officer's Model (lightweight) WOAH! That'd be nice!
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Old 03-23-2016, 08:33 PM
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Nice gun. Now, if they'd just bring out a 9mm version.
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