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Looking to see if the SR1911 Commander would be a good bump in the night gun. I have a 3 year old so need something that can fit in a safe and my wife feels better about a gun with a safety. I keep a 1000 lumen torch in the safe too, so I don't really need a rail. Just something I know will go bang 100% of the time.
 

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I had the Commander & Gov't models and they both went bang every time I pulled the trigger thingy. It's only issue in both models were that you could wake the 3 year old with the rattle of the grip safety.......... or rattle them to put said 3 year old to sleep I guess.
 

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Thanks collector, that's interesting. Do you know if there is a DIY fix for the rattle issue?[/QUOTE]
Yes...... sorta..... sometimes!! In a lot of cases you can remove the Main Spring Housing and simply apply a little more spring tension with the sear spring leaf on the right. It helps hold the GS a little firmer. I actually replaced the MSH with one from EGW as they seemed to be a better lateral fit as well. I'll check to see if I still have an EGW GS as I sold the gun stock. If so its yours if you want it.
 

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The Collector is a fine and generous man. As for the grip safety, it of course won't rattle when you're grasping the gun, so I don't think you'll annoy the burglar with the sound. My only reason not to keep a nice 1911 as a nightstand gun is that if you need to use it, the police will probably confiscate it and throw it into an evidence box. For that reason I use ugly plastic guns for home defense. If the authorities scratch them up I won't weep bitter tears.
 

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The Collector is a fine and generous man. As for the grip safety, it of course won't rattle when you're grasping the gun, so I don't think you'll annoy the burglar with the sound. My only reason not to keep a nice 1911 as a nightstand gun is that if you need to use it, the police will probably confiscate it and throw it into an evidence box. For that reason I use ugly plastic guns for home defense. If the authorities scratch them up I won't weep bitter tears.
Not to derail the thread but by that logic no one should ever buy a quality gun except for range use. It’s a fact that if one is ever forced to take action the gun will go into evidence. Whether it’s a $500 gun or $7,000 Burton, small price to pay for you and your families lives, if it comes back with a scratch oh well. If a scratch is that devastating to you I bet the smith will polish it out for you!


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I love 1911s just like the next guy and my family is protected by HK. I just don't trust the platform...I have owned a few 1911s and still have one--S.A. R.O. ELITE OPERATOR, and all of them had issues. I never even heard of an HK go down...just sayin
 

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I have two SR1911 CMDs.
One is stock with the exception of the magwell, and barrel bushing which I replaced due to the original being an overly poor fit.
The other is a SS model in which I replaced everything but the frame, slide and barrel due to personal preference.
Both are reliable and more than combat accurate!
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View attachment 363381 Well picked it up today. Was pleased to find out the previous owner actually had the spring fix for the grip safety already installed, so thanks @TheCollector, but spring not needed! Also had some trigger work done. Feels good, might get a chance to shoot it this evening.
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The Collector is a fine and generous man. As for the grip safety, it of course won't rattle when you're grasping the gun, so I don't think you'll annoy the burglar with the sound. My only reason not to keep a nice 1911 as a nightstand gun is that if you need to use it, the police will probably confiscate it and throw it into an evidence box. For that reason I use ugly plastic guns for home defense. If the authorities scratch them up I won't weep bitter tears.

Police confiscating a gun of mind used to defend my family or self is about the last thing on this Earth I'd give a rip about.

My family is the first.

Sorry, man.....but I don't subscribe to that logic. My nightstand gun is one that I shoot often and am confident in....same as my carry guns.
 

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View attachment 363381 Well picked it up today. Was pleased to find out the previous owner actually had the spring fix for the grip safety already installed, so thanks @TheCollector, but spring not needed! Also had some trigger work done. Feels good, might get a chance to shoot it this evening.

Hope it serves you well.
 

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Police confiscating a gun of mind used to defend my family or self is about the last thing on this Earth I'd give a rip about.

My family is the first.

Sorry, man.....but I don't subscribe to that logic. My nightstand gun is one that I shoot often and am confident in....same as my carry guns.
I don't disagree with your point of view, but I have three ugly plastic guns that seem to be entirely reliable and maybe even better for home defense since they have rails for mounting lights, so I don't think I'm scrimping on my family's safety.
 

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I am finally over worrying if the police take my expensive gun. I have used a Glock G17 for night stand duty and a Sig or a Glock for carry. I am upgrading to a Wilson Combat for carry as I just shoot it better. If it gets taken by the police so be it. The G17 will remain the night stand gun as it has a light and TruGlo night sights that work for me.
 

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I am finally over worrying if the police take my expensive gun. I have used a Glock G17 for night stand duty and a Sig or a Glock for carry. I am upgrading to a Wilson Combat for carry as I just shoot it better. If it gets taken by the police so be it. The G17 will remain the night stand gun as it has a light and TruGlo night sights that work for me.
I'm alive but the cops took my gun as evidence seems a small price to pay to be alive.

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