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Just ordered a Ronin Commander .45 I found on line for what I thought was a reasonable price these days. Looking forward to giving it a go at the farm. Anyone have a pic of theirs with some G10 grips installed? Thought I might buy some and save those pretty wooden ones.
 

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Guess no one has any pics so here's mine. The grips are Coolhand G10 Slim.
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Looking at the pistol it looks very much like the Colt or most other brands. How do you find the grip safety?
 

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Looking at the pistol it looks very much like the Colt or most other brands. How do you find the grip safety?
I haven't shot it as yet, but the grip safety is identical to the one on my RO Elite. I have no trouble with that one. It fits well in my hand, is comfortable and goes bang when I pull the trigger. This Ronin feels the same way. Hoping to get out this afternoon and run a half dozen or so mags through it. Yesterday the weather said it would be sunny and about 40 but now they are calling for a rain/snow mix by mid afternoon and temps in the mid 30's. Might have to postpone the shooting session, we'll see.
Thanks for replying Voltaire. Comments are rather sparse around here.
 

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Ok, just got back home. I took the Ronin out on the farm for its first range session. Overcast and 31 degrees with no wind. I ran 240 grain FMJ reloads that a friend made for me and then some 240 grain FMJ factory Remington rounds. Filled 7 different mags for a total of 52 rounds. I have the 8 rounder that came with it, 2 Wilson Combat 8 rounders and 4 Springfield 7 rounders. It ran 'em all without issue. Very pleased. Comfortable in hand, recoil was manageable, sights were great and all in all really fun to shoot. Can't attest to its accuracy as I was just shooting off hand at steel plates and torsos at ranges from 10 to 70 yards. This was just a get to know you and see how you perform go round. But I mostly hit what I intended to and the rounds seem to strike the targets in the area I was aiming. Good time with the new Ronin. BTW, I did field strip it, clean and lube it prior to going out.
 

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Great to hear you had time to put a few rounds downrange. Alway fun with a new pistol to see how the sights are set. Very impressive to see you shot a few rounds at 70 yards. Sound like the sights were set well and that is a plus. Do you ever change the recoil spring as i assume the recoil spring would be 18 lbs or more? I think everyone cleans and strips them prior to going out. Usually most pistol need a few hundred rounds to be completely run in.
 

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Do you ever change the recoil spring as i assume the recoil spring would be 18 lbs or more? I
No, never changed the recoil spring on any weapon I've owned.
I was watching the radar and figured I had time to shoot before the rain/sleet arrived. Just about the time I got home it started. Worked out great.
Next time I take her out I'll have some paper targets and shoot from a rest to check the sights and see how she groups. Not sure when that will be as the weather for the rest of the week looks pretty crappy. Want to get some trout fishing in also as they have been stocking.
 

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Most interesting is that WVSurveyor posted a comment on his new purchase, his time fring his new purchase and so many views, yet few comments??? Do other members not find the post interesting? What are views people they are important. What exactly are members here waiting for? We all own pistols, we all have questions so how about a few comments, however brief and we all learn. There is no stupid questions, no stupid answers. We all learn and benefit from what is here. So who exactly has a new pistol for Christmas? We are a small group, ask away. Someone here will be able to help.
 

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I have always wanted a commander size just never found one when I had the money, I do have the SARO and SAMC and SAXD like them all.
are the rear sights adjustable on commander ?
 

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Most interesting is that WVSurveyor posted a comment on his new purchase, his time fring his new purchase and so many views, yet few comments??? Do other members not find the post interesting? What are views people they are important. What exactly are members here waiting for? We all own pistols, we all have questions so how about a few comments, however brief and we all learn. There is no stupid questions, no stupid answers. We all learn and benefit from what is here. So who exactly has a new pistol for Christmas? We are a small group, ask away. Someone here will be able to help.
Damn Volt -- there are only 24 members (and 13 bots) in this dying website -- those who come (what few there are) read and go somewhere else.
 

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Damn Volt -- there are only 24 members (and 13 bots) in this dying website -- those who come (what few there are) read and go somewhere else.
No need to have a go at me. How am i to know there are only X number of members? As you know so much why is this a dying website? There are SA pistols all over the planet, why are they not members here? A most surprising post from you. Maybe if we all post something of interest they who are the many will come back? Have a great day.
 

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with no sight elevation adjustment I guess they think no one would want to target shoot and reload for it. I do like the looks of it.
 

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with no sight elevation adjustment I guess they think no one would want to target shoot and reload for it. I do like the looks of it.
I go out and shoot paper and steel targets with friends but it's just for fun. I'm sure the rear sight could be easily replaced with a fully adjustable 1911 sight if someone so desired.
 

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I go out and shoot paper and steel targets with friends but it's just for fun. I'm sure the rear sight could be easily replaced with a fully adjustable 1911 sight if someone so desired.
Hi, have you ever set up the Ronin on bags/rest and fired a 3 shoot group to see exactly where the group sits from the point of aim? Say at 15 yards, 25 yards? Actually i find that the change of brand ammunition or reloads place at around the same position. I find reducing the recoil spring especially in .45 reduces the muzzle flip, by reducing the recoil spring from say 17/or 18 lbs to 15/16 lbs works well. In 9mm i replace them all with 11 lbs.
 

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Hi, have you ever set up the Ronin on bags/rest and fired a 3 shoot group to see exactly where the group sits from the point of aim? Say at 15 yards, 25 yards? Actually i find that the change of brand ammunition or reloads place at around the same position. I find reducing the recoil spring especially in .45 reduces the muzzle flip, by reducing the recoil spring from say 17/or 18 lbs to 15/16 lbs works well. In 9mm i replace them all with 11 lbs.
That will be my goal on the next range trip to the farm. The weather has not been suitable lately. I will give a report as soon as I can. I'm anticipating it to center at the top of the front sight but we'll have to wait and see. I might consider giving the recoil spring swap a try. Never really felt the need to do so in the past.
 
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