Got a new toy today.. SR1911


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raddiver
June 11, 2011, 01:06 AM
So, I'm going to admit some things about myself that others might not like or may make fun of me for :neener: but its all good.
Being the Ruger fanboi that i am, i picked up an SR1911 today. I will say i was a bit apprehensive about doing so considering its new in production and i was hearing some issues about the parts not being de-burred.
After looking it over and giving a good cleaning, i don't see the burring issues others have talked about. Maybe i got a good one, or they started cleaning them up on the line.

I really don't know about 1911's as this is my first one. Obviously it breaks down nothing like my SR9. That's going to take some getting used too.

Anyway the main reason for the post was to see if you guys wanted pictures of it. Assembled, broken down, etc. I know its pretty new, so i figured if i could help the community out by sharing, id be more than happy to do so.
Maybe you guys could help me learn something in the process.

-Rad

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hvychev77
June 11, 2011, 02:21 AM
i'd like to see 'em.....i'm in the market myself for a 1911 soon. not sure which one i'm gonna get at this point. it seems from what i've read online that the sr1911 definitely is a good shooter right out 'da box though......let's see some pics!!

Walkalong
June 11, 2011, 07:29 PM
Pics?

Oh yea, we love pics.

Tomcat47
June 11, 2011, 07:30 PM
What a TEASE! ...... :what:

Of Course we want pictures! :D

raddiver
June 11, 2011, 10:04 PM
They are coming. Ill have them up in the next hour or so.
Been busy today with family. (unfortunately not testing it out, but.... maybe next weekend)

raddiver
June 11, 2011, 11:14 PM
Here they are.
I wanted to get a couple of extra shots inside the mag well to show the frame is cut-out to remove some weight, but i couldn't figure out how to get my camera in macro mode. Sorry :( Anyway here are the pics. (yay)

Full package minus the wrench to turn the bushing
http://www.dets.com/images/hobbies/sr1911_all.jpg

Left side:
http://www.dets.com/images/hobbies/sr1911_left1.jpg

Right Side:
http://www.dets.com/images/hobbies/sr1911_right1.jpg

disassembled:
http://www.dets.com/images/hobbies/sr1911_disassembled.jpg

Close up of disassembled barrel and slide components:
http://www.dets.com/images/hobbies/sr1911_disassembled_barrelview.jpg

Top of the grip:
http://www.dets.com/images/hobbies/sr1911_gripview.jpg

nosbocaj
June 11, 2011, 11:21 PM
Looks good. I'm jealous! I can't wait to pick one up. Enjoy!

mnhntr
June 11, 2011, 11:23 PM
congrats, I am loving mine

Tomcat47
June 11, 2011, 11:25 PM
Hey, Hey! ....Looks Great!

Now, after waiting anxiously all day we can go to sleep..............:D

Dobe
June 13, 2011, 07:32 PM
I do like mine.

MCgunner
June 13, 2011, 07:36 PM
Cool, but I'll stick with my P90. :D

HOWARD J
June 13, 2011, 07:59 PM
I have a Ruger P-90 very accurate. I like anything Ruger

Also have a Colt 1911 70 series looks a lot like that Ruger---something needs fixing as it tosses cases all over the place--usually at me ! ! !

VP
June 13, 2011, 08:26 PM
Looks great. It's on my to buy list. when are you going to take it out for it's maiden voyage?

raddiver
June 13, 2011, 10:40 PM
I'm hoping Friday morning. That will be a week. one very very long week.
I plan on loading up some rounds this week to make it go by a bit faster (or at least be able to shoot more).
Im hoping to get 3-400 rounds through it while at the range.

Ill report back then.

MCgunner
June 13, 2011, 10:58 PM
It's not just the accuracy, but that P90 feeds ANYthing I've ever fed it including an empty case! It feeds the old CCI flying ashtray just like ball.

If anyone can make a 1911 that feeds reliably with other than ball, Ruger can. I've been a Ruger fanboy for a while, but I've been there, done that with affordable 1911s. I could never afford a $5,000 one. :rolleyes: Anyway, I gave 'em up. It ain't the gun's fault it won't feed anything, but ball. After all, it was DESIGNED specifically only for ball. The feed ramp design, the angle of attack of the round on the chamber, well, there are better designs for my preferences.

hvychev77
June 14, 2011, 12:54 AM
that's a good lookin' 1911 for sure!! keep us posted on how she runs at the range......hvychev77.

raddiver
June 18, 2011, 01:54 AM
It did great today.
I didnt get as many rounds through it as i had hoped because i got a late start.
But probably close to 200-225 rounds.
Not a single issue.
No issue with the metals after getting it home and cleaning it. No odd wear marks, etc.

Sadly my wife is more accurate with it than i was to start.
For me it was shooting just a bit low and to the left.
My wife is a lefty and it was hitting dead center for her. (i suspect she's pushing)
But once i started in on some hand-loads i found the sweet spot where it did much better.

All in all im pleased. Money well spent IMO.

wcavasos
June 18, 2011, 01:12 PM
I am extremely jealous. Don't really know why but it isn't legal in california, so I can't have one. Total bummer, I hate this state and can't wait to leave. Guess I can buy any other 1911 but I love my rugers and would hate to pay more for less with some other brands.

Shipwreck
June 18, 2011, 01:47 PM
Very nice! Congrats!

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