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Well I drank the kool-aid...

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Hound_dogs_01, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. Went and put my deposit down on a new SR1911 this morning. My first good mid-quality 1911. This one I am going to keep since the lady friend is buying it for my Christmas this year. My last 1911 venture was a RIA Match and we just didnt click and I hit some hard times and it was first to go. I get the next one that comes in(sometime between now and Thanksgiving)

    1. Now is there anything I need to do to it right out of the box other than a once over and lube it up well?

    2. Those of you that reload for your SR1911 what OAL are you using for 200gr SWC bullets?

    3. Are they pickey on ammo or will they eat anything I give it?

    4. What pound recoil spring comes in them from the factory?

    Thanks for all your help!!

    Btw I think I got it for a steal at $695 out the door! I've yet to even hold a new one thats not a shop rental gun that everyone and their brother has put it through the ringer..

    Last edited: Nov 6, 2012
  2. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    Great deal Alex :cool:

    I'm glad you got it. :thumbsup:

  3. Me too!! Even got it cheaper than they quoted me on the phone yesterday!!!
  4. G19Paul


    Mar 10, 2009
    Congratulations!!!! My 1911 eats whatever I feed it. Problem wants to eat a lot.

    I mainly shoot 230grain FMJ. Reloads, cheap, expensive.... mine keeps shooting. I've been playing around with oil vs. grease. I like the FrogLube for lots of places and as a general coating. But I am now using a generic high-temperature synthetic grease (bought at Ace Hardware) on my rails. Seems to be working great. When I get to shoot 300 rounds in one session I was noticing a very dry gun. I didn't like that. The grease is sticking around well and I haven't had any issues.

    I have over 1400 rounds through a two-month old Sig Sauer without a single error.

    I don't know specifics about your Ruger, but I suggest you shoot the heck out of it before making too many changes. It should already be a pretty good pistol.

    Best of luck!!!
  5. Three-Five-Seven

    Three-Five-Seven Señor Mombo Millennium Member

    Aug 8, 1999
    Great Southwest
    Enjoy your new pistol.
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2012
  6. matt_lowry123


    Nov 23, 2008
    owensboro KY
    I clean all my guns after I buy them. I've tried wwb, Speer GD 185 and 230 grain, federal, independence, ranger 230+p, umc, and blazer aluminum. Never had a problem cycling ammo. I read somewhere that it's an 18 pound spring, but I'm not sure? I don't reload so I can't give any input there.

    I'd shoot about 200 rounds each range session of target ammo and then 4 mags of SD ammo. I figured that if it jammed, it would when it was dirty. It never did though!!
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2012
  7. happy seal

    happy seal

    Apr 12, 2007
    Congrats, I almost bought a used one last weekend but the owner had second thoughts. He then e-mailed me yesterday saying it's back for sale! Hmmmnnn! :dunno:

    I can see a Kimber in my future.
  8. Green Dragoon

    Green Dragoon

    May 31, 2009
    although it is mid-priced, I don't consider them mid-quality. These are nice, nice pistols. Enjoy her.

    Ruger makes impressive quality arms. They've always figured out a way to add value to it too.
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2012
  9. NCWalrus


    Apr 1, 2012
    I love my SR1911

    I definitely shoot it the best out of all my guns

    Heres a couple quick videos I made to help SR1911 owners:

    [ame=""]Ruger SR1911 Field Strip Take Down HD 1080p - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=""]Ruger SR1911 Slide Disassembly - HD 1080p - YouTube[/ame]