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So now that I own a Ruger SR1911

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by minderasr, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. minderasr

    minderasr NRA Life Member

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    ...and seeing that I'm a total noob to this platform, I need some guidance. I noticed most manufacturers reference Colts (Commander, Gov't Model, officer) when it comes to components, holsters, etc. What would be my reference point for this weapon?

    With regard to magazines, I've read that I should stick with seven rounders and avoid the eights. Is this true? What brand of magazine should I be looking at?

    And finally, what is the general consensus for both IWB and OWB holsters for concealed carry of the 1911?

    Thanks guys, I appreciate whatever advice I can get.
     
  2. Three-Five-Seven

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    it's a 1911, so anything made for a 1911 will work.

    Chip McCormick are the most popular around here. I love mine, for two reasons. One, they work. Two, they are very easy to disassemble for cleaning (I drop mine in the dirt during competition). They are 8 round magazines.

    My contribution to the general consensus is that a 1911 is easy to conceal, but too damned heavy to carry.
     


  3. You'll want the government size equipment. As for mags I like Wilson, Tripp, and McCormick. Holsters just depends on what you like. Most seem to prefer leather and others kydex. Welcome to the club by the way.
     
  4. BWT

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    Yours would be like the Gov't Model or 5". For me (ref mags), Wilson is the best and I have total confidence in both the 7 and 8 round configurations. I keep the 7 round in the 1911 and the two spare are 8 rounds and on the gun belt. I have never carried the 1911 off duty, as its just a little too big for me to carry concealed comfortably. Lately the 1911 has become more of a house and range pistol and my Glock 30SF for daily use.
     
  5. Checkmate and KimPro Tac mags are my favorite mags. They are very well made, have removable base-plates and run great for me.
     
  6. ptmccain

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    Ditto. Mine work very well, and I like the base pad options that come with it, which, for the money, are the best deal going if you need an extended base pad. I added a mag well to my SA Loaded and they work great.

    Glenn's Outdoors has them on sale now, and they have both 8 and 7 round mags in stock. Here's a link.
     
  7. Happy Hunting

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    Wilson 47D backups, Wilson 47DC in the tube. You could also get Wilson springs and followers for the mags (9 bucks) that came with your Ruger.

    Never had a problem with the 8 rounders and don't think I will.

    As far as holsters go... My pretty IWB is a Ritchie stakeout, and my IDPA setup is a Texas Gunleather.

    I don't carry spare mags unless I'm playing some kind of game. Oh, I meant training.
     
  8. minderasr

    minderasr NRA Life Member

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    Wow that's a great price. I don't think I can pass that one up.

    Thanks to all who've responded. I really appreciate the suggestions. Keep'em coming!

    I forgot to mention, I have a bunch of holsters for my Glocks. I'm partial to the Cross Breed for IWB and a DeSantis speed scabbard for OWB. I also have Super Tuck, Raven, Blackhawk CQC, and Milt Sparks VM2 holsters. The Jury is still out on the Raven, but the others will probably find their way to the classified section sooner or later.
     
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  9. bac1023

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  10. minderasr

    minderasr NRA Life Member

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    Ordered and received my monkeygrips (thanks Larry!) today.

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  11. HotRoderX

    HotRoderX Gen4 BETATester

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    Very nice looking grips they look great on the Ruger Grats
     
  12. Hokie1911

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    Not true. He needs to get Gov't model specific mags, grips, etc. Not just "anyting made for a 1911".

    Mix in some whey protein shakes and/or hit the gym, Nancy. :nsb:
     
  13. Hokie1911

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    Congrats on the Ruger. Larry's Horned Lizards make just about any 1911 look better. :supergrin:
     
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  14. bac1023

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    Congrats! :cool:
     
  15. Hokie1911

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    This...

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  16. In terms of parts compatibility, it is equivalent to a Colt Series 70 Government Model.

    Many 8-round mags work just fine, I have particularly good luck with the Kim-Pro Tac mags.

    I prefer Don Hume leather for an IWB holster.

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  17. Reminds me of the Russian dolls. :rofl:
     
  18. I have a set of those as well, but they are painted like Santa, so they only get out in December! :supergrin:
     
  19. minderasr

    minderasr NRA Life Member

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    To be honest, I'm not a fan of the VM2. I prefer the Supertuck, finding it much more comfortable. I'm leaning heavily towards a pancake style speed scabbard for OWB at the moment.
     
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