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Old 02-02-2020, 01:02 PM
DesertRat9 DesertRat9 is offline
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Just bought Model 6776 Dan Koenig Competition in 45 ACP, after reading several reviews and fondling/dry firing at a local shop during a couple of visits. Field stripped it and wiped down, then light lube with CLP before shooting. The manual claims the gun is lubed at the factory, however it was bone dry when I stripped it. The bushing is tight, although not so tight the wrench is mandatory. There is no perceptible movement between slide and frame, or between barrel and slide. The gun seems well fit, definitely better than a regular production gun. The full length guide rod isn't a problem during reassembly.

Put 100 rounds S&B 230 gr ball (SB45A) thru it on its first trip to the range. I shoot a lot of that and can't recall any problems with that ammo in any of my other 1911s, including my Ruger SR1911 Commander. The gun fed just fine.

The gun is everything it is reported to be by the various online reviews I read. The trigger has a short pull with a crisp break and short reset. It felt good to me. The gun is quite accurate, at least to 20 yards. I'll leave the rear sight alone alone, although it is adjustable for elevation and windage. All in all an excellent shooter. The recoil spring seems a bit stiff, but that may change after a few hundred rounds.

Did have a problem with the slide jamming at one point, resulting from the bolt stop backing out ever so slightly and hanging on the take down notch. I've never had that happen on any other 1911. I shoot left handed and am guessing that maybe because the grips are slightly different than my other 1911s, and that the trigger guard is under cut that my right index finger lays slightly differently, and may have tapped the bolt stop pin at the wrong time. Something to pay attention to.

For those of you used to the close-to-useless paper boxes Ruger's general come in, you'll be impressed with the Pelican box this gun comes in. Although I wonder if a little less money on the box might save a couple of bucks on the gun.

So far I like the gun and would buy it again.
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Old 02-04-2020, 10:05 PM
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Thanks for the update. Still thinking about getting one just need to save some more pennies.
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Old 02-05-2020, 07:48 AM
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The "bolt stop"? That's a new one........
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Old 02-14-2020, 12:53 PM
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Update. The slide stop backed out several more times in the first 200 rounds. I discovered the plunger was hanging up, inside the plunger tube. I used a 5/64 bit to very lightly clean the inside. Now the plunger does not hang up, and no more problems with the piece backing out. Not what I expect from a custom shop, but ..... all good now.
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Old 02-15-2020, 04:39 PM
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was it appreciably more accurate than your Ruger commander?
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