SR1911 Range report


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mnhntr
June 1, 2011, 10:17 PM
Ok so I got to shoot a few rounds tonight I shot a magazine for function testing which were my reloads of 4.7gr Bullseye and Rainier 200gr plated swc. I had a Fail To Feed on the 3rd round. I then ran a magazine of 230gr Remington Golden Sabers which was my best group. I ran a magazine of reloads that were 8gr Accurate #5 and 200gr Rainier plated RN. Then a magazine of the same reloads used in the function test, no FTF. Then a magazine of Accurate #5 and 200gr Rainier plated RN off hand. All rounds were shot at 30ft as fast as I could acquire the target. Since the government won't show you the Osama Bin Laden pics I figured I would.

My take on the pistol is this.
The trigger is clean and crisp right out of the box. I have no scale to measure but it feels lighter than my 5lb Springer. It has zero creep and has a quality feel.
The sights are easy to acquire and although I did not shoot for accuracy off a rest they appeared to be very close to on at 30ft. That being said, this is one of my two complaints about the gun. This is a defensive pistol and should IMO have an option of night sights which mine will be getting.
The function is so far excellent with the one FTF on the first mag to be expected. I thought I would have had more, but this pistol does not appear to need a break in period as most 1911s do.
I would definitely carry this without hesitation now, and in fact will be replacing my daily carry Springer with this pistol.
As far as comparisons I have a few 1911s and owned several other in the past. I would say this pistol is every bit as good or better than my STI Lawman which is hard for me to say about any pistol. It is close to the TRP with the difference being the sights and the front strap checkering. It is alot nicer than my heavily customized Springfield GI. It is alot nicer than my somewhat customized RIA GI model. I will say it is every bit as nice and in some ways nicer than my buddies Kimber SIS.
My two complaints are the sights (I want night sights), and the front strap needs checkering, (I would prefer 30LPI).

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Jeb21
June 1, 2011, 11:31 PM
Great range report. Thanks for posting it. Congrats on your new 1911!

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