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    I have a ruger sr1911 that I carry daily with a shoulder holster. I am very confident with this weapon. I practice home and personal protection distances (no more then 25 feet) at those distances I can place bullets right next to each other punching big holes in the plywood targets. It is stock other then an engraving I had put in it. Is there anything I can do to this gun to be more of a tac driver. At 20 feet I am right at the bull but definitely in the area to be deadly but was just curious if there was anything I could do to the gun to help accuracy cause I know most of accuracy is training training training. Which I do and am very good with the weapon. Just want some insight

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    My buddy has same 1911. He shoots it better than any other pistol he owns.

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    I can shoot it better then anything I have had its a great pistol was just curious if there was anything else I could do

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    I would maybe get night sights or fiber optic sights. I have the SR40C. I think the factory trigger is the best...some people like to use Galloway Tactical replacement trigger. My only addition fir me will be the sights on mine.

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    You know I was thinking the same thing the only thing that I would be able to do is upgrade the sights on it is that seems to be the only thing that needs to be changed

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    If it doesn't have night sights on it, adding them would be a good idea. Other than that, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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    Yea I agree I do want night sights. And I agree do fix something that ain't broke. I may not hit the bull consistently but its on the edge or in the bull so about the size of a baseball everyshot

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    You mentioned you can put the bullets next to each other out to 25 feet, you didn't mention how fast you are shooting, being that accurate is good, but for self defense it needs to be fast and accurate, Try practicing 2-3 quick shots at those ranges with 8"paper plates. That's combat accuracy. Or what i call minute of sternum accuracy. Have fun

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    You also don't say what ammo you're practicing with. Ammo can make some difference, but otherwise, I think you'll find the SR to be more accurate than you are at those ranges. You just need to continue to practice.

    If you really want tighter groups, shoot match grade ammo and shoot from a rest. Not very realistic, but it puts the holes closer together.

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    I shoot free standing cause I'm a personal defense situation I'm not going to be bench resting. I practice with regular round nose ammo but carry hollow points. And it is a shot every 3 seconds average. I know I need to practice more. Just became a member at a range. I figured any further then 25 it wouldn't be considered personal defense in a jury's eyes. I just recently bought 1000 rounds so will be practicing a lot more

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    Once you have replaced the sights, shoot it off of a bench rest. If you are putting all the rounds in a tight group. you know it isn't the gun. Then work on your shooting technique.
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    That's a good idea. I have never bench rested a hand gun I also just shot freestanding

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    Love my 5" SR1911. Excellent value in relation to cost. Adding night sights to mine is on my list. Happy shooting!

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    Yea I love mine. It is something that is always with me and will always remain in the family.

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