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Old 01-05-2012, 02:05 PM
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I think it can happen. Just the luck of the draw. I have a Kimber that shoots as good as any gun I have even seen. Other shooters say it has been modified. Nothing has been done to it since I bought it except the installation of night sights. My eyes aren't as good as they once were but at 15 yards the gun will shoot sub 1" groups. Eyes don't do well at 25 yards anymore. I would love to shoot this gun in a machine rest to see what it is actually capable of.
Oh sure a $600.00 Ruger can shoot and outshoot more pricey guns. But you have to rework them. I will do the internals, trigger setup, sights and lots of honeing and polishing to mine when I get it. I shoot the ISSF 1200 match with a Ruger .22 Target and GP100 and I have been up to 540 in the .22 and 550 in the centre fire. Thats right up there with the trick guns. I can even outshoot myself using high end guns vs my Rugers.
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Old 01-08-2012, 02:15 PM
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Hey there,
I looked up this front sight, will it fit the SR1911?
http://stores.homestead.com/KenSight...ted/Detail.bok
And the rear
http://stores.homestead.com/KenSight...ted/Detail.bok
Looks like it has the lock down hole as well, just not sure of measurement. And my gun will not be here untill March, have to wait. But I would like to gather my parts.
Thanks for all the info!!!
Rhyno
Yes sir that rear sight is the one I used on the last Ruger done here. That front sight wont work without some massaging of the dovetail though.
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Old 01-08-2012, 05:00 PM
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great review

can you supply a must do of at hoime mods and or parts list to buy to make it better?

i also would like to know a recommendation of replacement sites that are drop in

i have truglo FO on my XDm and they are better then the OEMs little paint getting clogged up and they are flashy at night too

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Old 01-11-2012, 12:48 AM
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great review

can you supply a must do of at hoime mods and or parts list to buy to make it better?

i also would like to know a recommendation of replacement sites that are drop in

i have truglo FO on my XDm and they are better then the OEMs little paint getting clogged up and they are flashy at night too
Markis,

Well, as far as mods, they are pretty much listed out in the review. I don't know that you can do many of them "at home" as that would depend on what type of equipment you have at your disposal.

As for sights, the one listed in the thread above from KFS is a good one for the rear. The front sight, well no one makes one yet to my knowledge but that is being worked on at this time.

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Old 02-12-2012, 03:13 PM
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luck

Joe,As luck would have it, I am in the market for a 1911/clone, I started my sidearm career with a Colt Gov. Mdl Seris 70 many years ago...1977 or so and carried it till 1994 when I got the bug for one of the hot new double stack guns. I sold it and bought a Sig 229-.40 cal. I guess I have come full circle after owning many different pistols/revolvers,I am back to the 1911. Your expose of the Ruger has sold me on that weapon. What may I ask, whould you charge to correct the items you listed in your evaluation? I will be buying the pistol as soon as I can locate one. Note that it will become my every day carry till a commander size become available.

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Old 06-30-2012, 09:04 AM
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Joe, very nice detailed unbiased review. There is also another detailed review with many photos at:
http://www.gunsumerreports.com/revie..._sr1911_p1.php
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:32 PM
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Excellent post, just received my SR1911 and it does all that Joe said it would at the range.
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Old 07-10-2012, 05:04 PM
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This detailed, unbiased review will definitely lend a hand in my 1911 purchasing decision. I've shot quite a few, and am looking for my first .45. I have lots of experience with all sorts of handguns, even working on them here in the jewelry shop. I've been considering spending right around $1,000, and that opens up quite a few options. This Ruger may be the answer, IF I can find one.
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:58 PM
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Joe C.
Great evaluation. The first thing I found on my SR was the bushing to slide, barrel to bushing fit it was loose. I ordered one from Jim at EGW, we went back and forth over IDs and ODs. I'm not an engineer, and didn't own a set of calipers till now. I bought a set from a local Hardware $39.95 I had many different measurements before it was acceptable to Jim. I'm curious about your measurements you would or will give EGW when you order bushing. I ordered the angle cut.

Jim said they had not gotten an sr 1911 yet, to play with wanted me to send my slide, just couldn't do it.
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:33 AM
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Joe C.
Great evaluation. The first thing I found on my SR was the bushing to slide, barrel to bushing fit it was loose. I ordered one from Jim at EGW, we went back and forth over IDs and ODs. I'm not an engineer, and didn't own a set of calipers till now. I bought a set from a local Hardware $39.95 I had many different measurements before it was acceptable to Jim. I'm curious about your measurements you would or will give EGW when you order bushing. I ordered the angle cut.

Jim said they had not gotten an sr 1911 yet, to play with wanted me to send my slide, just couldn't do it.
Gary,

Thank you for the kind words regarding the evaluation. As for the bushing, while EGW makes great parts I currently use Kart and MGW bushing and turn them to what is needed for each gun on the lathe here at the shop so unfortunately I can't be much help in regards to what you should order from George.

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Old 07-17-2012, 06:52 AM
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Sorry i thought the M was a mis-spell.
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:01 PM
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I cant wait for the "This is what I have done,,, This is how much better,,," follow up on the ruger post Mr. C has in store for us.
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:43 AM
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I cant wait for the "This is what I have done,,, This is how much better,,," follow up on the ruger post Mr. C has in store for us.
See here sir...

https://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=320041
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:53 AM
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Nice review.
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Old 12-17-2013, 05:51 PM
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Has anyone Blacken out their White Dots,? On their rear sights of their SR 1911 using a Black Sharpie Magic Marker.? I like my rear sight plain. It's easier to pick up the front sight on the gun.
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Old 07-31-2014, 09:48 PM
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Bump for a great thread - should be a sticky, also bumped J.C's Mod thread.

I did send a PM to a Mod suggesting this too btw.

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Old 07-31-2014, 11:38 PM
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Agree, great threads. I am going to purchase a CMD soon and this was a great read.
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Old 11-17-2014, 07:44 PM
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I have a Para GI Expert i am thinking about trying to sale and buy the SR 1911 how do they compare. Would i be down grading or stay the same in whats on the Guns.
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Old 11-17-2014, 11:52 PM
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If it helps, a friend of mine sold his Para Expert after shooting my SR1911 so he could buy one of his own . . .
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Old 12-02-2014, 08:30 AM
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good review ,I am looking at the commander style sr1911 gun shop near me said 650.00 for gun
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Old 03-09-2015, 09:55 PM
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What a great way to learn about 1911's from someone who knows more than me! I just bought and ordered a new Ruger model 6708. Any plans on your part to review that gun as well?,,,,I would love to know what you think of this model as well....Thomas
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Old 03-15-2015, 06:17 PM
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Hi all I own both SR1911's and love them both. I bought the commander first then the following week I bought the 5". No problems at all with them they are both shooters.
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Old 09-07-2015, 02:43 PM
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I've been shooting the hell out if mine these last few weeks with little or no problems. I guess I have about 250 -300 rounds thru it. Went out today with a coupler of crummy mags (one from Vietnam that was left from a rocket grenade attack.)., I didn't last 14 rounds before the base plate "fell off" and went al over the place. left it for the sweepers. The only problem I've had with ammo was today. I had some semi-wad cutters laying around. MY HK loves them. My Colt CC and Ruger hate them (Failure to feed). Other than that, no problems so far and I still have the original sight.
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Old 05-01-2016, 06:11 PM
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Reply to Joe C

Joe,
If all that is wrong with the firearm, send it back to Ruger, their
warranty department is fabulous. I own 4 SR1911s one of which is a
CMD model. They all function as they should, and are accurate.
Joe in Texas.
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Old 05-01-2016, 06:22 PM
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LTo Joe C on the RIAs

Joe,
I own several Armscor 1911s and RIA 1911. (same producer)
I have two Super .38s, one .45 ACP, one 9mm and one .22TCM/9MM.
Have not had many problems with them, but the couple I did have
were addressed by Armscor. They pay the shipping and the warranty is
for the life of the weapon. Cannot beat that can you. Any problem with
an Armscor weapon, email Ivan, or Ty and they will get back with you
in no time. I use my .45 ACP for hunting Feral Hogs, and it does a
number on them. BTW, this is shooting at night, no special sights, just
a spot.
Also, I would never carry a high dollar weapon, Does the word evidence
ring a bell.
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