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6 years 10 weeks ago, 1:33 AM

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Ranger 1911A1

Hi, im a new guy here and not so familiar with pistols but it so happen i was able to buy a ranger 1911A1 of the imperial defence (england. anybody familiar with this?

6 years 10 weeks ago, 3:01 AM

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sorry

sorry no try some online research

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6 years 10 weeks ago, 11:23 AM

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what you want to know

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6 years 10 weeks ago, 2:10 PM

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Ranger 1911 A1

Rokie,
Was able to find a limited amount re your gun.

Ranger 1911-A1
This pistol is semi-automatic in caliber .45 ACP and is recoil operated from a locked breech system and magazine fed. There are 3 safety devices; Grip Safety, Safety Catch and Half-cock position. The bore and chamber are chromed plated Specs
Model 1911A1
Caliber .45
Magazine Capacity 7 cartridges
Overall Length 219 mm
Barrel Length 127 mm
Weight (Empty) 1.13 kg
Weight (Loaded) 1.28 kg
Rifling, right hand twist one turn in 406 mm
Muzzle Velocity 253 m/sec
Trigger Mechanism Single Action
Unit includes 2 magazines, pistol carry case and factory warranty

http://www.imperialdefence.co.uk/pistols.php
Above is their site.

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6 years 7 weeks ago, 12:53 PM

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samD wrote:
Rokie,
Was able to find a limited amount re your gun.

Ranger 1911-A1
This pistol is semi-automatic in caliber .45 ACP and is recoil operated from a locked breech system and magazine fed. There are 3 safety devices; Grip Safety, Safety Catch and Half-cock position. The bore and chamber are chromed plated Specs
Model 1911A1
Caliber .45
Magazine Capacity 7 cartridges
Overall Length 219 mm
Barrel Length 127 mm
Weight (Empty) 1.13 kg
Weight (Loaded) 1.28 kg
Rifling, right hand twist one turn in 406 mm
Muzzle Velocity 253 m/sec
Trigger Mechanism Single Action
Unit includes 2 magazines, pistol carry case and factory warranty

http://www.imperialdefence.co.uk/pistols.php
Above is their site.

samD

I believe the Mags are 8 round?

6 years 7 weeks ago, 1:17 PM

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8 rounds

I believe 7 rounds in mag & 1 in chamber makes the number 8, but have never shot one..
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6 years 7 weeks ago, 1:59 PM

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i think the factory mags will be 7+1, but you can buy a wilson mag that will hold 8

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6 years 10 weeks ago, 10:19 PM

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Thank you

Thanks a lot people. Have you tried the pistol? hows the performance?

5 years 13 weeks ago, 1:41 AM

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dented spent shells

hi there,

My Ranger 1911 is causing dents on the ejected shells. Anybody have this experience and how to resolve this one?

5 years 13 weeks ago, 1:42 AM

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Where are the dents?

Are they at the case mouths? If so, do you have a standard 1911, or is the ejection port lowered and flared (enlarged)?

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5 years 13 weeks ago, 2:04 AM

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If your gun is mil-spec, the ejection port is probably standard. Trying to eject a loaded round will oftentimes result in the round not clearing the port, since the port length is not much longer than the round itself. I can't help if you can't answer my question, so I will tell you to try this; with a round in the chamber, retract the slide far enough to be able to get to the brass with a permanent marker. Color the exposed brass. When you fire it, some of the marking will come off, but there will usually be enough to see some on the casing. Note where the dent is in relation to the colored portion, and that will tell you where the casing is striking when it is ejected. my guess is that it will be the top right of the casing, toward the front, which means it is hitting the inside of the slide, just in front of the ejection port. Take it to a gunsmith and have the ejection port lowered and flared, and your problems will go away. You may periodically see scratches on the case mouth after that, but not to worry, all auto pistols do that every once in a while.

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5 years 12 weeks ago, 5:53 AM

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Thanks

Thank you my friend, I will have to try your suggestion. the damage is actually at the mouth of the shell but i will take your good suggestion.

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5 years 12 weeks ago, 8:03 AM

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5 years 12 weeks ago, 8:09 AM

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5 years 12 weeks ago, 8:39 AM

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