Ruger SR1911

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by jhowell5900, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. jhowell5900

    jhowell5900 New Member

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    My Father in law just bought a Ruger SR1911...Very nice gun... Only complaint or concern so far (and it only has about 60-70 rounds through it) with almost every Mag that have been fed into it there has been a round that would not feed properly...the round would get into the chamber but it would not allow the slide to go forward all the way...it is very close to being all the way forward... Not sure why its doing this...Maybe there is some break in time with either the gun itself or the mags...After clearing the round ( and I think it has been the first or second round every time) the rest of the mag has been no problem...
    This is my first experience with a 1911...Anyone seen or heard of anything like this? Thanks for the help...
     
  2. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    Magazine complaints are the #1 issue with most, if not all, 1911s. Second on the list is ammo type...is he using FMJ ball ammo? Try removing the slide and clean any factory crud they may be present on the slide or the frame then give it a light lube. It will improve with use.
     

  3. jhowell5900

    jhowell5900 New Member

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    Im glad to hear that..hoping its the case...we have used a couple different types of ammo...I feel like it has to be the Mag...Im also hoping the good cleaning Is gonna make the difference...
     
  4. zebramochaman

    zebramochaman New Member

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    +1 on mags being the problem. I have shot my buddy's Kimber numerous times. While he was doing his thing in the "Sandbox" he had me safe keep his gun encouraging me to take it to the range so that it did not forget what it was supposed to do.
    He had two mags that were included by Kimber. One of the mags would feed without issues. The other mag would hang up regardless of what ammo I fed it. I replaced the second mag with a Wilson and it performed admirably. Having said all of that, neither mag liked hollow points. IMHO know your gun and what ammo works with it.
     
  5. zebramochaman

    zebramochaman New Member

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    The SR1911 is the next gun on my purchase list. I am a Ruger Fanboy and I do not yet own a 1911 (required of any patriotic American).
     
  6. Fathead00

    Fathead00 New Member

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    I just bought mine Friday and have not shot it yet!!:(. I finally got ammo for it Sunday.

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  7. rjd3282

    rjd3282 New Member

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    You mean you didn't clean and lube it before you shot it?
     
  8. Donn

    Donn Active Member

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    Upgrade to Wilson Combat mags. I know you've already laid out a yard of money for the SR, but these will make 1911 life a lot easier.
     
  9. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    I love my wilson combat ETMs And 47Ds,people swear by the Tripp cobra mags too.
     
  10. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    I like how they encrusted the grips with their logo
     
  11. beaglesam

    beaglesam Active Member

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    Wilson Combat gets my vote as well.
     
  12. Fathead00

    Fathead00 New Member

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    Yea grips are very nice and I do want to get more sets of grips.:)
     
  13. canebrake

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    There are no complaints with a gun that "has about 60-70 rounds through it".

    Read this and PLEASE take NO Offense;

    Break-in is a criminal activity or Noob mis-speak.

    In the 1911 world there are two items tied for first place in FEED ISSUES (FTF), Magazines and/or Ammo. If you follow the above "New Gun Test" and use 230 gr Ball Ammo for this test you can be sure you are not introducing variables that only cause you to chase your tail trying to resolve.

    When it comes to magazines; Tripp Research, and never look back.

    If you never listen to me before, do yourself a favor and pay attention to this old man.

    Tripp Research Inc. 1911 Magazines Call Aaron @ Tripp (877.837.9445) and order one. (Tell him canebrake said hi.) Run the Cobra mag and if for any reason you find it less than flawless, I'll buy it from you including shipping to you and to me! My money is on you ordering more Cobra Mags. Yes, they are that good!


    Before you buy any mag, read the following;

    Tripp’s Cobra Magazine Test

    I bought a kimber pro carry II

    1911 and Hollow Points

    1911 magazine question, Cane..Anyone

    Upgrade your Mags
     
  14. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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    LOl. A new gun should shoot no matter what. Mag issues and ammo are the problem as you say most of the time. If it's not that then send the gun in as something is wrong. I need to try tripp, but haven't yet but will.
     
  15. GrtWhytHype

    GrtWhytHype New Member

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    I just got mine a couple weeks back and love it. Had the same issue for the first couple mags. It happens because of Ruger's mag followers. If you slap the mag into the magwell the first round will jump forward in the mag just a bit. (no more than a gnats ass) And that's more than enough for the extractor to miss the round and you have a miss feed.

    It's similar to what happens with AR's when people beat the mags into them.

    A rule that I was taught young was, after loading a magazine slap the back of it against your palm so all of the rounds seat properly. You'll see less problems. Much like I did.

    Wilson combat mags are always a good investment as well though! Can never have enough of those!
     
  16. frank7777

    frank7777 New Member

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    Try using one less round in the mag. Could be spring tension since it occurs with 1st roumf
     
  17. rfwolcott75

    rfwolcott75 New Member

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    Got my SR1911 about 6-8 months ago. Never had any issues. Eats up whatever ammo you put through it.
     
  18. Fathead00

    Fathead00 New Member

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    I finally shot mine today!!!! F**king awesome!!! I really need some practice with that gun though.:)
     
  19. tacticalfun

    tacticalfun Active Member

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    Site picture a little long,eh? :) glad you finally got some powder through her.
     
  20. boatme98

    boatme98 New Member

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    I'm sorry, I don't believe you. The Ruger 1911 is a myth. If it existed, I'd have mine by now. :mad: