Ruger SR1911 Target - first trip to the range

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Ruger SR1911 Target - first trip to the range

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Got out to the range today with my new SR1911 for the first time and put 150 shots through it. I am most satisfied!

Here's my best group of 5 for the day, 2 hands at 7 yards.

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I didn't always shoot that well, but this at least lets me know that it's going to be a pretty accurate gun.

Next is a sheet of targets one handed, 7 yards, 10 shots per target.

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Nice shooting! :pieslice:

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Awesome! What ammo did you use?

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I love it.

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Nice! I have never heard a complaint about the SR1911.
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Very nice! 9 mm, 45 ACP, or 10 mm ?
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It's the .45 ACP.

I tried out PMC Bronze, American Eagle, and Remington ammo. I think they all performed about the same for me. I'm not really skilled enough to see a difference from the brand of ammo.
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Sweet!
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Nice. I saw one of these at the LGS recently in 10 mm. Very tempting.

I intend to make a longer description of this in the Handguns subforum, but briefly: the latest Shooting Times has a piece on the SR1911 fitted with .22LR conversion rigs. The pricier of the two they tested (about $500) fired from a Ransom Rest produced sub 1" groups at FIFTY YARDS with all ammo tested, and sub 0.5" groups with several brands. Getting a decent .45 1911 (not sure if the conversions work with other calibers) and a .22 target pistol approaching S&W 41 levels of accuracy for the combined price of ~$1300 is pretty cool, although you do have the inconvenience of swapping the uppers and mags instead of just picking up a different gun.
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Next time, put the gun in the same picture as the target. We like to stare at the guns. And smile.
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Bisbee wrote:
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Next time, put the gun in the same picture as the target. We like to stare at the guns. And smile.
The targets were hanging vertically at the time, but here's a picture of the gun

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Wow, wow, wee... Thank you.

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Sweet. The SR1911 is a damn fine weapon.
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Nice shooting and that looks like a nice Ruger 1911.
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Nice! I love my SR 1911. What are the differences in the target version?

Very nice shooting, too! It's ready to debut in the Bullseye League! :D
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Bacchus wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:29 pm
Nice! I love my SR 1911. What are the differences in the target version?

Very nice shooting, too! It's ready to debut in the Bullseye League! :D
Not much difference between the Target and the other models that I can tell. The Target model has a thumb safety, though, and it comes with fully adjustable sights.
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Ambi- extended thumb safety I see. And yeah, nice sights. Milling a 1911 slide for such target sights is not a cheap mod so a very cool addition on this series.
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Eris wrote:
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Bacchus wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:29 pm
Nice! I love my SR 1911. What are the differences in the target version?

Very nice shooting, too! It's ready to debut in the Bullseye League! :D
Not much difference between the Target and the other models that I can tell. The Target model has a thumb safety, though, and it comes with fully adjustable sights.
It should run really well for you, if mine is any indicator. It has been accurate and very reliable. The trigger is light and crisp; Mine came with Novaks sights- those adjustable sights yours are really nice.
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