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Just took my new 1911 to the range. Went out to Gateway Rifle/Pistol Club here in Jacksonville. I have not shot more than 50 rounds a year (qual for the Navy) for 3 years since I sold my last handgun.

Here is what happened:

Went to the 7 yard Range, Remington 230 gr Ball. Loaded and shot one, to check proper trigger function, OK. Loaded & shot 2, to make sure the disconnector was OK. All good. One more group of 2 just to make sure.

Shot 5 5-shot strings, to check for functioning and get myself re aquainted. Loaded up the mag with the full 13 rounds, and shot the whole group.

First shot was 6" low, my error, next was 3" left. Shot 90% of rounds in the 10/9 rings, but had a couple of flyers that were my error.

Zero FTF/FTE. Funcioned 100%

Next up, Space Coast Ammo 230gr lead round nose. Commercial reloads. More of the same. Started new target, noticed gun shoots 3" left of POA on average.

Tried 2 13 round strings. 0 FTF/FTE. 100% reliable. Let a friend shoot 1 mag, he loved it, and thinks it has a decent trigger job. (bought used, but un-used) He shot 3" left of POA as well.

We check the rear sight, figuring to move it a skosh left, but could not get it to budge. Just aimed right to compensate.

Finished the Space Coast ammo, and opened a box of American Eagle 230gr FMJ. Did 1 5 shot string to make sure ammo was shooting OK, then we moved to the 25/50 yard range. Same POI as the other brands. Seemed to have a bit more kick, and left the bore clean. (Bought another box for HD, use that until I have a chance to check some hollowpoints)

At the 25 yard, I can barely get it on the paper, and is shooting the bottom left of the target, unless I aim it at the top right. That will hit dead center. Finished the box of American Eagle, 0 FTF/FTE.

Happy as a kid at christmas with this new gun, and will read up on adjusting the sights. (any help with that is appreciated)

After that, we went to the rifle ranges and shot most everything else we had. A great time!
 

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Don't worry about the shooting left issue. With me the issue went away after a couple hundred rounds. You'll get more accurate with time at the 25 yard range after you have shot it for a while.
 

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I would leave the sights alone for right now and go back to close range and work on technique. Shooting low and/or left for a right hander is more often a flaw in grip or anticipating the shot than a sight problem. If you can, beg, borrow, or steal a .22 LR handgun and practice, practice, practice. Low recoil, low cost,l and less anticipation of the shot are the overwhelming benefits of this cartridge.
 

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Here is some pics of the new addition!

Me with the new 1911


Locked open, with 1-peice guide rod


The oil gives some weird reflections with the flash


Complete with 13 Round Magazine


Not that thick, but what a hole!
 
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