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Post by JackOfAllTrades on 2/1/2012, 3:07 pm

I've yet to handle/shoot a Ruger SR1911 in 45acp. I'm told that they have a series 70 trigger system. Do they really? Is the Ruger a good base to build a Wad gun? How is the frame/slide/bushing/barrel fit from the factory?

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Post by DavidR on 2/1/2012, 3:49 pm

Your better off building on a Springfield or colt.
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Post by Paper-Puncher on 2/1/2012, 5:56 pm

DavidR wrote:Your better off building on a Springfield or colt.



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Post by JackOfAllTrades on 2/1/2012, 8:23 pm

I guess I'm intreagued by the series 70 trigger that I can't get on the Colt or Springer unless I buy an old one. I'm a Ruger revolver fan and was hoping that they'd put quality into a 1911 in order to market with the rest of the clone manufactures.

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Post by Rob Kovach on 2/1/2012, 8:34 pm

I think that my springfield has interchangeable trigger parts with my very old clone. I'm not sure, but I think all of the parts on my springfield are standard interchangeable stuff...Maybe not slide to slide because of fitting, but I'm pretty sure you can swap out all standard stuff. My springfield was converted to Leg/Ball match gun, and I thing Joe Fobes did it with all standard parts.
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Post by Founder on 2/1/2012, 10:05 pm

The beauty of a 1911 is "lots of parts out there" Kinda like my days of building muscle cars. Lots of Chevy parts available for modifications, Mopar on the other hand not so much. Any 1911 can be turned into a BE capable firearm, lots of Chevy parts out there to use!

It a matter of how much you want to spend. Ruger jumped on the 1911 band wagon to take advantage of the 100th anniversary, like Remington and some others. Did they build a decent gun? Sure, are there better ones to build on? Sure are. Colt 70's are nice, but expensive to find a good one because it is a Colt!

The best platform for the money right now is the Springfield Range Officer (can be had for about $700 if you shop around). Prior to that being available I would have recommended the Springfield Target Loaded (Less than $900 in most places) Both great guns and capable out of the box.

Trigger parts are readily available for 1911's my personal favorites (and require the least amount of fitting) Cylinder & Slide hammer sets and Greider triggers.

Here is a review of the Ruger by a favorite pistol smith of mine.

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Post by JackOfAllTrades on 2/1/2012, 10:46 pm

That was a good read.. Thank you.

I'd hate for a real BE smith to ever measure my Kimber! I'd probably think it was infected with a disease! Sad

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Post by Rob Kovach on 2/2/2012, 12:10 am

What does Joe mean when he says MIM parts?
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Post by Founder on 2/2/2012, 12:22 am

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Post by Rob Kovach on 2/2/2012, 6:33 am

From Joe Chambers review:

The slide stop appears to be MIM...The grips safety appears to be a stainless steel MIM part....The thumb safety appears to be a carbon MIM part....The hammer appears to be MIM...The sear appears to be MIM....The disconnector appears to be MIM....etc.

What is MIM?
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Post by BE Mike on 2/2/2012, 8:48 am

Rob Kovach wrote:What does Joe mean when he says MIM parts?
That would mean metal injected molded, as opposed to a forged metal part. I'm in the dark about the term "Dutchman" regarding the rear sight.
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Post by Al on 2/2/2012, 12:29 pm

Joe, You're gonna get me in trouble!!!
followed your link, which led me to another link, and another link. Next thing I know I've been studying the 1911 forum for a couple hours.

BTW, thanks. Its been a few years since I went on the 1911 forum.

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