SR1911 Upgrades

Discussion in 'Ruger Center Fire Pistols' started by gatekeeper, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. gatekeeper

    gatekeeper New Member

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    Have had this weapon for a couple months now. Personally I like the Hogue wrap around grip, always have. Replaced original slide release with the Wilson Combat Stainless Steel Extended Slide Release. Works great and hardly any effort to operate. This is the first of a SS from Blued parts swap.
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    LCR 357, 22LR
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  2. bikeride4fun

    bikeride4fun NRA Benefactor Member

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    Wow.....looks great. I may have to get a stainless steel slide release. I have a stainless steel safety on mine.....Awesome looking 1911 gatekeeper....
     

  3. gatekeeper

    gatekeeper New Member

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    Thanks, I'm thinking replace all the blue with stainless. Blue is to susceptible to corrosion. Mainspring is going to be the one. Magwell or not?
     
  4. bikeride4fun

    bikeride4fun NRA Benefactor Member

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    I had Novak install a stainless steel ambidextrous safety on my 1911CMD....after seeing your stainless steel slide release, I ordered one too....I seen on Wilson Combat website they offer a stainless beaver tail.....that would look good too........
     
  5. gatekeeper

    gatekeeper New Member

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    Yeah I think the stainless beaver tail with be next on the list. Will have photos of the progress.
     
  6. KMO

    KMO Northern Arizona

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    Hey...Go a little crazy with it...;)

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  7. bikeride4fun

    bikeride4fun NRA Benefactor Member

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    Nice looking 1911 KMO....love the colors....
     
  8. Blaze

    Blaze New Member Lifetime Supporter

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    WOW!!! Kmo that is probably one of the best I ever saw. Very nice
     
  9. LeMat

    LeMat New Member

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    Got mine May of 2011.

    Grip tape and a coated slide is all I've done.

    About 2,000 rounds so far and a trip back to Ruger for a new front sight. Last one broke off about 500 rounds ago. Round trip to Ruger was only 5 days - great service!
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  10. gatekeeper

    gatekeeper New Member

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    Lemat,
    What is the coating, and how is it wearing?

    Ruger firearms
    SR1911 & CMD
    LCR 357, 22LR
    MKIII22/45 LITE
     
  11. LeMat

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    I had it done locally, WWW.falcongunfinishing.com .

    Jeff's done a lot of work for me and does guns for a number of custom gun manuf's.

    Its just black cerakote. Its wearing at the muzzle, but its had a bazillion presentations. Supposed to wear some.
     
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  13. LeMat

    LeMat New Member

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    Yeah, its a long story as to why I got the slide coated. LOL

    I'm not that fond of two tone guns, but it has grown on me.
     
  14. bikeride4fun

    bikeride4fun NRA Benefactor Member

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    Good looking SR 1911 LeMat.....
     
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  16. gatekeeper

    gatekeeper New Member

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    Have come to the decision that the SR1911 is a good basic platform to strip down and replace everything. This will be the second time around for ups to deliver it really for repairs. For and the front sight broke off.
     
  17. csrozier

    csrozier New Member

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    Hey gatekeeper, im fairly new to the forum and just got my first 1911 the sr1911 cmd. I was going to ask, whats your thoughts on guide rods for the recoil spring or is that not even an option for the commander or what? Also, whats some upgrades that are worth doing to the sr1911 cmd? Or are grips basically it? Id like to gain as much performance as I can.
     
  18. gatekeeper

    gatekeeper New Member

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    csrozier
    I sold the SR1911 and in the process of selling the CMD. It was a decision that troubled me but I felt I could not rely on the weapons. I will take the loss and get something else.
     
  19. bikeride4fun

    bikeride4fun NRA Benefactor Member

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    Sorry that you have had troubles with your SR1911......So far mine has done great, no issues or problems at all.....