New To 1911 Bought a Ruger SR questions
Just picked up a ruger sr1911. Very new to the 1911 loved the looks of them never handled or shot. My questions are on parts. Do all 1911 parts interchange? I herd the 1911 is the AR of handguns. Im really looking for some new handgrips, punisher style..
It's closer to a true 1911 than a lot of brands. Parts will interchange to the extent they do on any other 1911 –– that is to say, most will require some fitting. Grips are pretty much a bolt-on change, though.
Love my ruger 1911.
i have the sr1911, grips are an easy switch. Go for it.
Had a friend bring by his new SR 1911. I was impressed with the overall looks of the gun, however when I did a function check the thumb safety failed. When I took it apart there was no evidence tampering or any obviously defective parts, it would appear that the thumb safety is simply out of spec.
I've heard that rumor before on the web. Too bad it's spreading, because it isn't true. Most of the parts on a Rooooger are interchangeable with ordinary 1911 parts. In fact, I immediately change out the springs and magazine latch on mine as the latch didn't work and the springs were made for gorilla operation only. I also had to do quite a bit of stoning on the firing pin retainer where it rides up on the hammer for cocking and on the edges of the slide that encounter the disconnector during cycling. Pistol is not as well finished internally, or in terms of function, as some other brands in the same price range. My Springfield is a much better gun, in my opinion. But, the Rooooooooger is very accurate and will be a good gun when fully smoothed out.
If you change to low profile grips, the grip bushings will have to be changed out to low profile bushings. Rooooooger uses lots of RED loctite in the installation of grip bushings (which is proper). Therefore, you'll have to apply some direct flame to the junction of each bushing to the frame before attempting to turn it. And, you'll have to have a good fitting driver and have the frame down on a table to use your body weight in the process. I used a fireplace lighter and it worked well. Propane lighters create very little soot, so no problemo.
Enjoy your new 1911. Everyone I know who has one likes it a lot.
Really like my SR 1911 IMO Best Under 800 dollar 1911
Congrats! I've had zero problems with feeding, firing or ejecting any ammo (ball & HP) in any brand magazine that I own (about 10 different types to test new guns with).
All parts are fit well and function properly. I got mine for $650 when they were first introduced and hopefully they'll go back down to that price soon since more reviews keep popping up which means production runs are increasing. I added a few part to mine like a NHC MSH/magwell and solid trigger, but that's it. The stock trigger is fine but it was a little looser than I like. Now it's perfect and the solid type just looks better IMO.