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wrench, red chamber flag, gun cleaning cloth,
the appropriate paperwork and manuals, a
Certificate of Authenticity and an attractive
Ruger Custom Shop challenge coin.

PHOTO COURTESY RUGER

ON THE RANGE

forged slide stop and a hand-tuned sear
spring. Finally, the trigger is a flat-faced
aluminum match trigger with a pre-travel
adjustment screw.
The empty weight is 40 ounces, with an
overall length of 8.67 inches, a height of 5.63
inches and a maximum width of 1.45 inches.
The SR1911 ships in a sturdy waterproof,
lockable, foam-lined case that certainly
appears to be airline approved. In the box are a
sight-adjustment screwdriver tool, cable lock,
two stainless steel magazines (one sevenround flat base and one eight-round extended
base) the FO replacement rods, bushing

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Upon taking the gun out of the box, I gave it
a quick inspection. The trigger pull measured
4.1 pounds on my Lyman Digital gauge. I then
gave it a field strip and lube, since tightly
fitted 1911s don't normally like to run well
when dry. That was the only cleaning and
lubrication I did during the 400-round test.
For test ammo, I selected two Federal
Syntech loads that had performed well in
my previous tests: 220-grain Match and
230-grain Range. For FMJ ball, I used the
Aguila 230-grain and Blazer aluminum case
230-grain. Knowing that some shooters
prefer lead (and curious as to how this barrel
liked lead), I found some Speer 230-grain
RN swaged lead handloads that had won
some High Expert CDP Class trophies for
me at past Florida IDPA State Championship
matches. The final load was the Atlanta
Arms Elite 185-grain JHP, which is used by
some pistol teams for precision matches.


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