Lightweight 1911 commanderís

Lightweight 1911 commanderís

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    Lightweight 1911 commanderís

    Hey everyone, Iíve got some store credit at one of my LGS stores and Iím thinking of using it up on a lightweight commander 1911. Iíve got my eye on the two-tone lightweight ruger sr1911 model 6711, before I ďpull the triggerĒ I just wanted to run it by everyone here and make sure Iím looking at a good one and the best bang for the buck option. Looking to spend in the $800 range. Only really NEEDS for me are I want it to have stainless on it whether it be the slide, frame, or whole gun some stainless is a 100% need for me because of all the 1911ís I have I donít have one that has any stainless at all on it. Second need is I want a lightweight model for some occasional carry.
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    I've had my SR1911 Lwt Cmd for 4-5 years. It has several features that led me to chose it, Titanium insert on the feedramp, plunger tube being cast integral to the frame (not staked on), beavertail, and flat MSH. The only change I made was a Grieder short trigger to accommodate my stubby fingers. It's been totally reliable and easy to shoot well. The only negative I encountered was that the extractor had virtually no tension from the factory. It still extracted reliably but threw the empty casings every which way. A few minutes spent adjusting the extractor cured that and I've had no trouble since. Early versions of the SR1911 had problems with the front sight breaking but that was solved several years ago.
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    Ruger customer service is top tier should Ruger quality control let you down. I'd buy that pistol with confidence. Their lightweight CMD sounds great.
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    In that price range, I think the Ruger Lightweight CMD would be a fine choice. Iíve had one for several years and have no major complaints.

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    Ruger has a lot of options that come as standard equipment on their 1911's-I have owned the original SR1911 almost since they came out-it is hard to beat them when comparing options-and what everyone says about their customer service is true-best in the business.
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    Thanks to all of you!

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    I have the that lightweight Ruger Commander and it is amongst my favorites. Never any failures of any type, very accurate and carries well. This would be amongst the last guns I ever get rid of. The biggest feature is the titanium feed ramp insert that is insurance against problems that plague these alloy 1911's.
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    Personally, I have yet to handle a Ruger 1911 that wasnít lacking in one or more areasĖmushy safety, gritty trigger, sloppy barrel fitting...I am not impressed with them, at all.

    For the money, Iíd look at a Kimber. Theyíve really stepped up their game, and despite what people stuck 20 years in the past will say, their customer service is pretty good.

    Iíd also look at a Springfield RO or RO Elite for that money.
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    AndyC Kimber stainless pro carry II can be bought under your price point has a alloy frame and ours has been a very reliable pistol but so has our lw colt commander and ruger has a good lw commander too . Flip a coin , draw straws or find the best deal . IT is your choice .
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    I like the lightweight commander , but Colt would be where id start
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    Quote Originally Posted by sonnycrocket View Post
    I like the lightweight commander , but Colt would be where id start
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    Got a deal on a Kimber Ultra Carry ll and really like the size and power.
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    I had the LW Ruger, when I pushed it hard it chocked, every time.
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    Wavygravy That resembles my colt , a 04840wc 45acp but it's cost is a bit higher than the OP's budget assuming one can be found .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Bob View Post
    I had the LW Ruger, when I pushed it hard it chocked, every time.
    I've heard that from several owners, when they get really warm they puke. (their particular pistols)
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