Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Review of my RUGER SR1911 CMD

   This past weekend our group had our overnight camp and range time. Prior to us all enjoying good food, good conversation, and excitement of the wildlife in the area, we spent some time at the range chatting, shooting, going through range bags, lighting fires, and belching to name the things us guys do. This was my first attempt to take my Ruger SR1911 CMD to the range and fire some rounds through it. Notice I say a few rounds, well 16 rounds, .45 ACP is not cheap. So before I get into my review, here are the specifications for the pistol from Ruger:


Model Number: 6702 | Caliber: 45 Auto
Capacity:7+1Grip Frame:Low-Glare Stainless
Slide Material:Stainless SteelSlide Finish:Low-Glare Stainless
Sights:Windage Adjustable Novak® 3-DotBarrel Length:4.25"
Overall Length:7.75"Height:5.45"
Width:1.34"Weight:36.40 oz.
Twist:1:16" RH

    
I placed my target out on the range and planned on shooting on it at a distance of 7 yards. The ammo that was used was factory Winchester 230 grain round nose purchased at China-Mart. I strip my defensive rounds out of the Chip McCormick 8 round mag and put the factory Winchester ammo in and proceed to the line. As I take aim, the feel and weight of the pistol is real nice and the sights are easy to acquire. As I fire the first 8 rounds through her, the recoil was very manageable and there was not one slip-up in feeding or ejecting. The only comment about ejecting is, don't expect your brass to collect in a general vicinity. It landed from the front to the back on me. The adjustable trigger stop need no adjustment at all.

8 shots(Plus one from someone else, DUKE)




16 shots and Duke's one shot
    My aim was slightly left of center line, that is because normally whenever I shoot my Glock 23, I have to aim ever-so-slightly to the left of center line to hit the bulls eye, so I figured that would be the case with this pistol. As you see, that's not the case so much with this 1911. The remaining 8 rounds feed and ejected perfectly.

    Once back home on Sunday, I broke her down and gave her a good and detailed cleaning.

   This 1911 breaks down just like every other 1911 would. It does come with a barrel nut wrench, but it was not needed, had it just in case. Matt, to answer your question, the spring is very stout. I have a Rock Island also and this one is by-far stronger than the Rock Island. It will be awhile before I get a few hundred rounds through it but if I notice a change, I will post something to update.

   Prior to purchasing this 1911, I did some research on it and compared it to other quality 1911's I was interested in. I will reiterate what most of the others have said, Ruger did a great job with this pistol. This is a quality gun at a great price. Now there will always be shooters out there that claim that either company "A, B, or C" makes a better 1911. That's fine, go buy them high-dollar 1911's then, its your money and my money purchased this one and I am quite pleased with it.

Oh before I forget, Review of the Steaks for OLDNFO:

THEY WERE AWESOME!!!!!

Senior







13 comments:

  1. very nice. I need to head up to the indoor range myself.

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    1. I wish they made a .22 version or a conversion kit for it. I would have shot much more.

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  2. She is one purty firearm...shame it isn't in my bag where it belongs.

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    1. I could have done better. I'm just that way.

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  4. Looks nice & shoots well. What more can you ask?

    Good report, and ... and there's the aroma of steak in the air. :)

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    1. Thanks Rev, yes it smelled and tasted good.

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  5. It seems you have a very nice pistol there. I've never heard anything derogatory about Rugers, be they rifles or revolvers, or semi-autos. The M1911 is a great design, you can't go wrong with it.

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    1. Harry, i haven't heard anything bad about Ruger, and yes, the 1911 is the pinnacle design.

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  6. Hey, just blame the wild shot on Duke.

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    1. You were the closest to the line of fire on the target and the way it punched the paper, it didn't come from the side. It's ok.

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  7. Very nice! And I think you'll enjoy it!

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