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Old 04-19-2019, 09:01 PM
justicentyme justicentyme is offline
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SR1911 LWC .45 ACP Issues

A few months back I bought a Ruger SR1911 LWC in .45 ACP.
The seller had bought it new and put quite a bit of money in aftermarket upgrades and had only fired it a few times after putting the stuff in it.
Storm Lake barrel set.
Wilson Combat Bullet Proof sear and disconnector and retro hammer.
Heine night sights
S&A checkered / arched MSH
Colt thumb safety
I've put about 600 rounds through it and have two issues that I need to address.
One I can fix easily the other not so much.
It frequently ejects the case into my forehead so a slight change of the angle on the ejector is in order.
The inside of the dust cover drags against the slide and has made quite a shiny mark by now.
I can slightly relieve the inside of the dust cover and re-blast the slide but I hate to take the Heine sights out.

Anyone else have the straight back ejection issues or a dragging dust cover?


It shoots well enough for an old guy.

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Old 04-19-2019, 11:47 PM
UncleEd UncleEd is offline
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Often the brass to the head problem can be fixed
by taking out the extractor and rounding ever so
slightly the bottom edge just behind the hook.
Usually a few swipes of a needle file will do the
trick. I stress ever so slightly.

I personally would not worry about the "rubbing"
of the slide against the dust cover. Many a Colt
has shown this tendency over my years with 1911s.
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Old 04-20-2019, 03:31 AM
Sergio Natali Sergio Natali is offline
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FWIK the place where your brass is being thrown should depend on the shape of the ejector and extractor tension, anyway remember to grip properly the pistol, then in the end have the ejector verified by a good gunsmith.

As far as rubbing ot the slide agains the dust cover is a pretty common problem, but I wouldn't worry for that.
Anything with a FLGR is fluff, if JMB didn't put it on the 1911 you don't need it.
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Old 04-21-2019, 04:49 PM
dakota1911 dakota1911 is online now
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What folk above have said. I have three Ruger CMDs. An original one I bought in 2013 on top where I did replace the stocks with some I bought off of back then. Then a CMD-NW or Night Watchman in the middle I bought in 2014 and a CMD-LW on the bottom I bought in 2015. All these have been fine as far as ejection etc.

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Old 04-22-2019, 12:46 PM
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I have a Night Watchman Commander (Lightweight). It also has erratic ejection. The factory extractor does not have enough tension on it, easy fix, but the bigger issue is the extractor hook is short and does not control the case during extraction. I will need to deepen the groove or replace the extractor. For what it’s worth, I think this is the best dressed Lightweight Commander on the market for the money.
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