Thank you; I am a Marine. The stock rubber grips are just regular 1911 grips. The custom USMC grips were made for me, using my insignia, out of ebony wood by a fellow Marine on 1911forum.comNice Grips as well if you are a Marine.
I'm thinking Always Remember 911 grips if I do pick up a LW CMD 9mm.
Are the stock grips very thin..or are they regular 1911 grips?
Cool, I believe you can get slimmer Ruger grips on shopruger.com if you want.After 2 days of Nicks being down, I got approved and just brought it home.
Not bad in my hands, but my wife's tiny hand seem made for it.
Pics and some range time to follow.
The SR1911 9mm CMD ships with 2 9-rd flush fit mags. You can buy 10 rd Wilson mags for sure. Others might have 10 rd mags avail too.Very nice.
Most of the .45 acp 1911 seem limited to 7-8 round mags. Is that also the case in 9mm or do they have higher capacity?
I'd go so far to say a superb piece of Ruger workmanship for even twice the price.Well, we have been trying to get to the local indoor range for a few days.
As he has not been feeling too well, I was the only one that shot the new
LW CMD 9mm today.
I forgot the camera, but not the Federal and Double Tap Ammo.
My lone target was of 4 silohuettes (sp?) in orange on a cream background.
The first two mags were Federal 115 grain FMJ.
The CMD has a nice trigger pull for a stock 1911..
and @ my usual 15 yards...
I was able to get some tight clusters.
Next up was the Double Tap 147 grain controlled expansion
JHP. This shot very nice for head shots on the target.
Double Tap's 124 grain +P was the next load.
This stuff isn't the stoutest 9mm I've ever shot, but
you can feel it.
Pretty decent for head shot with 2 shots in the tiny head
and 1 flyer to the right.
I'm used to shooting striker-fired pistols (XD-S, Mod 2)
PPS M2) so I think that I tend to mash the trigger a bit.
When I slowed down my accuracy improved and the gun
shot Spot On, even for my againg ahnds and eyesight.
Moving up the the DT 147 grain Gold Dot, the gun didn't
mumble or fumble as it gobbled up 3 rounds of the heavier
stuff and printed them neatly into the tiny head on the right.
This had the most recoil of out any load today, and it really
shakes up my RAMI when I shoot it. Pretty powerful for
a 9mm load.
So, all along I'd been impressed with the accuracy of this
For about 6 years the DT 115 grain TAC-XP has been my normal
carry load for 9mms.
3 of the the TAc-XPs sailed out of the LW CMD and gave me a nice
group in the lower torso's head.
Wow, this thing can shoot!
Recoil wasn't an issue with any of the loads, and even the
77 grain Lead Free JHP didn't balk at sliding up the feed ramp.
I've shot this lighter load in a few 9mms, and the LW CMD
has less muzzle flash and blast than those previous,
but it was still there.
This pretty much roars out of your gun @ 1,600 fps..
Unlike some have reported, this gun didn't seem to need
any break-in period.
I thought I might have some problems with the 2 stock mags..
yet they perked right along.
I'm truly sure that a 1911 guy or gal could wring out even more
from this gun, but it will pass the muster for range or carry.
Add a HBE leather or a Black Arch kydex holster and one would be set.
A superb piece of Ruger workmanship for the price paid!