Thread: Ruger 1911 help
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:51   #12
Seņor Mombo
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Every 1911 I own has patches on the rails where the frame and slide have worn the surface of the metal. I don't see how this design could possibly be built without sacrificial wear of the rails and slide to one another.

I look at it as the "final fitting" of the gun. So, from that perspective, there's nothing to worry about.

The SR1911 I have is certainly the tightest, inexpensive 1911 I own. I always thought that was a virtue in the 1911 world. It's probably one of the reasons why the SR1911 has developed a reputation for being particularly accurate for the 1911 type.

I really don't see anything here to be concerned about. Do, however, keep the rails well lubricated. I like Posness-Warren grease for the rails.
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