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Hamopr

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Range Report - Ruger SR1911 with mods, Glock 29SF and S&W 1006
« on: February 13, 2018, 03:23:18 PM »
Finally made it to the indoor range today with my upgraded SR1911 10mm.
Upgrades were flat bottom FPS, lighter leaf spring and smooth face trigger.

I fired rounds of 180 gr. PPU jhp, Sig V-Crown 180 gr. round nose and 200 gr. hard cast WFNGC over 12 grains of AA9.

As expected the PPU rounds were very mild with the Ruger. The Sig V-crown felt stout but not punishing, about the same as the 200 gr. WFNGC loads. The indoor range will not allow a chronograph so will be waiting on warmer weather to measure velocity.

I also shot my Glock 29SF and a new-to-me S&W 1006. The Glock was OK with the PPU but hard on these 68 year old hands with my other ammo. Because of the total gun weight I figured the 1006 would be the softest shooting of these three - not so. My Ruger was the softest shooter with the ammo I used today, and most accurate.

Bottom line -- I like the SR1911 as well as my Delta Elite and will probably run this test again between the DE and SR1911 using the same ammo. I'm very happy with the changes I made.

The jury is out on the 1006 until I change from a straight grip to a curved grip to make it feel more like my 1911's, which all have arched MS housings. I have a new Wolf recoil spring on order to replace the 28 year old stock spring. The 1006 sights have very tiny white dots which were difficult to pick up so I may end up investing in replacements if I decide to keep it.
Nick Marsh
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Re: Range Report - Ruger SR1911 with mods, Glock 29SF and S&W 1006
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2018, 06:43:37 PM »
the white dots are over rated. Instead of new sights buy a can of Sight Black or just a nice Sharpie and see how those old sights work...

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Re: Range Report - Ruger SR1911 with mods, Glock 29SF and S&W 1006
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2018, 07:25:39 PM »
Well done!  That was a good test and comparison.  Sounds like Ruger did their homework.  Those old springs on the 1006 may be enhancing recoil some and those dot sights are for younger eyes than ours.   I have the same problem with my G29.  I just love it but full power loads are a real challenge on a long day of shooting.

Hamopr

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Re: Range Report - Ruger SR1911 with mods, Glock 29SF and S&W 1006
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2018, 08:08:04 PM »
The SR1911 sights are black rear with a large notch and a tall front that was black but is now bright red. I have no problems with these sights.

The 1006 dots are much smaller than the white dots one sees today on new guns. I may blacken the rear dots and try to make the front bright red like the SR1911. The rear notch needs to be larger though.
Nick Marsh
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Re: Range Report - Ruger SR1911 with mods, Glock 29SF and S&W 1006
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2018, 06:15:23 AM »
Sounds like a good range day. I'll have to look into the Ruger.

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Re: Range Report - Ruger SR1911 with mods, Glock 29SF and S&W 1006
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2018, 08:21:55 AM »
The SR1911 sights are black rear with a large notch and a tall front that was black but is now bright red. I have no problems with these sights.

The 1006 dots are much smaller than the white dots one sees today on new guns. I may blacken the rear dots and try to make the front bright red like the SR1911. The rear notch needs to be larger though.

As my eyes age (63 years now) I need that wider rear notch and/or narrower front sight to allow more light in.  The company that, IME, addresses this the most is Ameriglo.  I am able to ignore the dots/vials until the light is dim enough that they are the best option.  But if you can't then all black sights are in order.  The problem is everybody's are a different and what one guy swears by the next guy swears at.