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Old 04-20-2014, 08:16 PM   #1
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Default My new 1911. Any advice?

Hello everybody! I just got me a Ruger SR1911 and haven't even fired it yet. Want to see if anybody has some advice, tips, tricks, etc for someone new to the 1911 platform. Maybe what would be best to clean one with? Thanks!

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Old 04-20-2014, 08:35 PM   #2
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The best tip I know for a 1911 is shoot it, a lot. Then shoot it some more.

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Nice lookin gun. Congratulations.

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Want to see if anybody has some advice, tips, tricks, etc for someone new to the 1911 platform.
Clean, shoot.

Repeat.

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very simple. clean it well, oil and lube it, then shoot it quite a bit. clean it up and repeat often.

nothing mystical or magic about it. the more you shoot it, the better it will operate as it breaks in and the more you shoot it the better a shooter you will become with it.

if it runs into any problems, determine whether it's an ammo related problem by trying a different brand of ammo. if not, then contact Ruger to see if they can rectify the problem for you. it's new and has a warranty. use it if needed.

congrats on the new 1911! very good looking pistol and i like the looks of the SR1911's. they are a very good looking pistol.

shoot it a lot and enjoy it!

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Congrats on a fine looking pistol. Lube it up and go shoot it. 1911s tend to run the best wet. Get a good two hand grip on it and let the lead fly. You want that beavertail buried in the web of your hand.

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A couple for you.

Find a simple way to identify your magazines (scratch-awl, marker, etc). Stay fairly straight with your ammo. Most complaints on performance are usually followed with comments on magazines and ammo. You'll be ahead of the game if you do have any future problems.

I shoot my 1911 often, clean it seldom, but when I do, it's BreakFree CLP. Keep thick lubes, such as grease, away from the extractor recesses.

Buy a magazine pouch to protect your spare magazines. Magazines are an essential part of the proper functioning of your 1911

Watch YouTube type videos for complete dis-assembly and reassembly. Some parts can be tricky to reinstall. Videos will show some trick, tips

Work on a firm consistent grip for best accuracy and reliability. Some failures to eject and feed are due to limp wristing. (Limp wrists are for Glocks).

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Don't get the "idiot scratch"!

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Congrats! Now shoot the snot out of it.

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That thing is beautiful.

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That thing is beautiful.
Looks nice but the first day at the range with her will determine its worthiness.

Does anybody name their guns? I am thinking about naming her
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