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Ruger’s SR1911 Officer-Style 45 Automatic

The Ruger SR1911 Officer-Style is a compact handful of 45 Auto power and a good alternative to plastic fantastic strikers and presets. Perhaps not the first choice of a Volvo driving, overly evolved, target punching, recently graduated, software engineer gone firearm enthusiast, but a great pick for someone who needs a reliable tool for self…

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Ruger’s SR1911 Meets Cylinder & Slide

In “A 1911 Trigger Clean Up…. In a Couple of Parts”, the SR1911 factory sear, disconnector, hammer, and sear spring were reworked and the main spring was changed. The result was a pretty spiffy and very crisp 3 3/4 lb pull with no creep and set with no noticeable overtravel. Even better, when the MIM…

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Ruger’s SR1911 in 9mm Luger

Sometimes, the physiological changes associated with maturation take unexpected turns, some with its their own rewards. Eyesight in the evenings without eyeglasses often means  general shape recognition rather than a high resolution view of the world. Last night, I encountered a large black and green beetle parked on the kitchen peninsula and gave it a…

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Ruger SR1911 Check Out and Personalization

It is very important, to prepare for writing a firearms piece, to cleanse the mental pallet. Prior to anyone else arriving for the day, I sometimes like to sing a little Elvis….  No, not a physically little Elvis, but rather a retrospective of the King’s most iconic songs. I was in the middle of… “`We…

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A 1911 Trigger Clean Up…. In a Couple of Parts What do I do with these extra pieces?

  This is article number 1,000 on Real Guns current format, but 3,000 since Real Guns inception. What better subject than improving the trigger function of a 1911 pistol. For all of the “How to” articles and YouTube video that attempt to instruct and define the process of 1911 pistol trigger function refinement, the truth…

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