First 1911 Range Report

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  1. gunguy25

    gunguy25 New Member

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    went to the range twice last week with my new to me RIA 1911 GI. I shot around 200+ rounds 5 different kinds of ammo including JHP for the first range vist and 100 for the second. All I can say is I love this gun it shot great, the only trouble i had was from one mag 4x the whole day it would jam on the last round which makes me think its a weak spring. Other then that the gun shot everything i shot in it. Shot JHP without a problem, I am very pleased with this gun and am certain a couple of new mags will fix the other problem. I shot from around 7 yards and my grouping was pretty good all except for shooting about 2 to 3 inch low. The only other thing is the GI sights are very hard to see on a black target after the first range visit I put some white out on the front sight and worked great. I have moved the white out lower on the sight and will shoot it sometime this or next week to see if am still shooting high, once i have it where i want it i can file down the front sight a bit. Overall I think it was a great buy for my first 1911.
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    I've shot one and think they are an excellent value. I'm glad you're enjoying yours.
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    hogger129 Active Member

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    i used to have one and i really liked it
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    Before you file that front sight down, think! Your gun is probably designed to shoot a further distance than 7 yds. Back up to 25', try it at 50'. You might find that your point of aim is further out than 15'.
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    Also keep an eye on what cartridge you are using at the time. Generally a heavier bullet will hit higher with everything else staying the same. My point of impact of a 147gr. 9mm is 3 inches higher than a 115gr. bullet fired at 50' with no other changes. Play with that gun some more before you lower that front sight. Hard to put that metal back. :D
  6. gunguy25

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    Thanks guys good advice yeah i been shooting 230gr fmj's and JHp
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    The milspec is designed to shoot a 230 gr FMJ RN at 830 fps at a distance of 50 yds. The bullets should strike somewhere around center. theyll be a bit high at closer ranges.

    Try it at 25 yds. Id bet itll be pretty close to where you line the sights up.
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  8. gunguy25

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    yeah next time i go to the range am going to bench it and see where it hits at 25 yards
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