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Old 03-22-2020, 11:13 AM
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Ruger 5" stainless

I traded for a Ruger 1911 stainless 5" that had 20 rounds fired through it from a friend. He bought it for his son, but his son liked his Sig 226 better, so it has been in his safe since 2012. The Ruger trigger averaged 4lb 12oz and had a bit of grit before it broke. Took it apart put in a 19lb hammer spring, 16lb recoil spring and polished (not stoned) the internals. Now it has an extremely clean break at 3lb 2oz average and runs great. Very accurate too. Very nice 1911. I am pleased.

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Old 03-22-2020, 12:37 PM
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Nice pistols. Have a 2012 in 45 and then got a 10mm when they came out.



I put new stocks on mine which I got off shopruger years ago. They seem to work with parts from other people like Wilson etc. if people want to go there.
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Old 03-22-2020, 01:37 PM
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Nice. I got rid of most of my 1911's a couple of years ago. I still have a Sig Ultra Compact 3" 9mm, a Texas Gold and Texas Silver 5" in 45 (both NIB) and now the Ruger. I mostly shoot 22 bolt rifles in several bench gun competitions so not shooting pistols much. Do have a Ruger SP101 357 that I love to shoot.
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Old 03-23-2020, 12:28 PM
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A little more polishing and the trigger now breaks very crisp at 2lb 10oz average. Almost exactly where my Sig Ultra Compact 9 breaks. I think I am gonna like this one. It is much better IMHO, than the Springfield 1911's that I used to have.
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Old 03-23-2020, 07:57 PM
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I have an SR1911 CMD, which I love, and a 5" Target version, which unfortunately I haven't had time to shoot yet. Finish is beautiful on both, and the triggers feel good.
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Old 03-23-2020, 08:01 PM
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I have been kicking around the SR1911 CMD myself. It is tempting.
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Old 03-23-2020, 08:13 PM
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I am not a Commander length gun kinda guy. But a new Ruger CMD beckoned to me. Never regretted it. The only negative QC issue I found was actually a very basic check I didn’t do for whatever reason. Found it looking for what seemed to be disproportionate recoil. The recoil spring was coil binding at full recoil. Clipping a coil and a half rectified that issue and the recoil was more appropriate.

Here is the link to my writeup on it if you want more info on the CMD.
https://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=679121
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Old 03-23-2020, 08:16 PM
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They are way over-sprung anyway. Usually the first thing I do is change springs. Makes them much more manageable.
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Old 03-24-2020, 05:03 AM
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I like mine and how it is setup except for the sights and being stainless, but it runs great.
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Old 03-26-2020, 12:51 PM
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I ran 50 flawless rounds through it this morning. Very pleased.
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Old 03-26-2020, 06:14 PM
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Glad you are enjoying your pistol. I have one I bought back about the same time yours was made. When I first got it I would randomly get hit in the head with spent cases. I did a little research & learned to tune the extractor & it has worked well ever since. If I am having a bad day shooting I can pull it out & it makes me look like I know how to shoot.
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Old 03-26-2020, 06:18 PM
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are the small controls SS or are they carbon steel
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Old 03-26-2020, 06:50 PM
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Carbon maybe.

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Old 03-27-2020, 04:01 AM
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they are carbon steel..
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Old 03-27-2020, 02:03 PM
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Thought so, but wasn't sure.
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Old 03-27-2020, 08:58 PM
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Put the Truglo TFO night sights on this evening. Nice.

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Old 03-30-2020, 07:27 AM
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Glad you are enjoying your pistol. I have one I bought back about the same time yours was made. When I first got it I would randomly get hit in the head with spent cases. I did a little research & learned to tune the extractor & it has worked well ever since. If I am having a bad day shooting I can pull it out & it makes me look like I know how to shoot.
Do you have a link for tuning the extractor? I was shooting mine yesterday and a hot casing planted itself on my head!

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Old 03-30-2020, 07:42 PM
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Old 03-30-2020, 09:07 PM
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Do you have a link for tuning the extractor? I was shooting mine yesterday and a hot casing planted itself on my head!

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I didn't fit mine. I just adjusted the tension. I did a quick search but I don't think I can find the link I used back then. I will look again.
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Old 04-08-2020, 07:46 PM
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G10 grips now

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