So A Guy Walks Into His LGS...


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ultramag44
February 22, 2012, 11:03 PM
Right then. So I go to my LGS yesterday @ lunch time today. What’s in the display case but a Ruger 1911! (he had just put it out) It’s priced @ $639.00 + tax. :cool:

Like every other gunstore, these have been 'on order' since last May.

I handle it and decided to not make a decision right away, not in the heat of the moment as it were.

I went back to work. I crumbled @ 2:15pm. I called the LGS (I could hear customers in the background). My dealer and I had this conversation.

LGS: “Gunstore.”

Me: “Hey _ _ _ _ _ it’s _ _ _ _. Do you still have the Ruger 1911?”

LGS: “I do.”

Me: “Put it in the safe.”

LGS: “Okay, bye.”

Me: “Bye.”

Being a ‘Preferred Customer’ does have dvantages!

Picked it up today. Here she be! :)

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q228/ultramag44/Ruger%20SR1911/SR1911b1-1.jpg

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q228/ultramag44/Ruger%20SR1911/SR1911b2.jpg

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q228/ultramag44/Ruger%20SR1911/SR1911d1.jpg

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q228/ultramag44/Ruger%20SR1911/SR1911d2.jpg

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Ranger30-06
February 22, 2012, 11:10 PM
That is one sweet 1911... Couple questions for curiosity's sake:

Is it made in the USA?
How does it compare to other 1911's like Springfield, Kimber, and Colt?
Please, please, PLEASE post some targets! :D

ultramag44
February 22, 2012, 11:19 PM
Hi Ranger30-06

Yeppers, made in Prescott AZ

Just got it today, will shoot it this weekend. I'll post targets.

trigger pull is a crisp 4-1/4 lb.

orionengnr
February 22, 2012, 11:21 PM
I've been on my LGS waiting list for almost a year.
Good things come to those who wait. :)

Bentley4700
February 22, 2012, 11:34 PM
She is a beaut! I have the same relationship with my LGS...spending it all in one place has its privelages! :cool:

dcarch
February 23, 2012, 12:49 AM
^This. I can't say enough about my LGS. Great people, great prices.

J_L_A
February 23, 2012, 03:44 AM
Can't wait for mine to come in. Great find!

Manson
February 23, 2012, 03:53 AM
I hear nothing but good things about the new Ruger. Very nice. Congrats.

HarcyPervin
February 23, 2012, 12:13 PM
Quite jealous...can't wait much longer for mine.

dom1104
February 23, 2012, 12:26 PM
Why are these causing so much... hot and botheredness?

It looks like a pretty plain jane 1911 to me... from a inexperianced maker, who is pretty much famous for casting all their guns...I would assume without looking it up that its a cast 1911....

Why is this thing so desireable? Is it the price?

HOOfan_1
February 23, 2012, 01:33 PM
It looks like a pretty plain jane 1911 to me... from a inexperianced maker, who is pretty much famous for casting all their guns...I would assume without looking it up that its a cast 1911....


The frame is cast...just like the frames Ruger has been making for Caspian for years. No one seems to complain about those Caspian frames....in fact they seem rather desireable. Or the frames they were making for Desert Eagle. So, inexperienced? I don't think so.

The slide is machined out of bar stock.

Sergei Mosin
February 23, 2012, 02:22 PM
Why are these causing so much... hot and botheredness?

It looks like a pretty plain jane 1911 to me... from a inexperianced maker, who is pretty much famous for casting all their guns...I would assume without looking it up that its a cast 1911....

Why is this thing so desireable? Is it the price?

It's the perfect storm: a manufacturer with a dedicated following producing a gun with a dedicated following which they haven't made before (at least with their name on it) in stainless at a reasonable price.

Fishslayer
February 23, 2012, 04:04 PM
Why are these causing so much... hot and botheredness?


An American made stainless steel 1911 from a manufacturer with a rep for rugged reliabilty (built like tanks) at a great price.

Initial reviews are favorable. I would buy with confidence. Ruger's customer service is top notch.

I have to jump through a couple of legal hoops to get one in Kalifornistan but I will do so when Ruger gets caught up.

Manson
February 23, 2012, 04:08 PM
Sergei's post nailed it. That's exactly why they are hot.

MuleRyder
February 23, 2012, 07:19 PM
I plan on getting one also, too bad they come with a cheap soft case and a plain Jane box.

sgtstryker
February 23, 2012, 07:24 PM
I wasn't aware of the price on the Ruger's, that's not bad. Most all of the new 1911's coming out are a little high, IMO. Maybe they will have a rail model soon. Kudos on the deal, a 4.5 trigger, too...

batex
February 23, 2012, 07:24 PM
While the ruger looks nice, I'll take my stainless colt 70 series any day!

J_L_A
February 23, 2012, 07:37 PM
Just talked to a couple of my shops and they have a mile long waiting list :( . The one shop is going to sell the Ruger for around $650 and the other for $599. Hopefully the demand wont drive the price up too much.

Jim NE
February 23, 2012, 10:06 PM
My brother bought one a month or two ago. He said he was one of the few people in his city who had one (at that time.) Hard to believe they're still hard to come by.

He really likes his. I'm sure you will, too. Best Wishes.

ultramag44
February 24, 2012, 03:18 PM
Guys,

As noted, these are very hard to find right now! Ruger has set up a second production line that's dedicated to the SR1911 (per an email a fellow got today from Ruger's CEO). Double production should loosen up supply in the near future.

My dealer doesn't maintain 'Lists' per se. Too many guys say they want something then change thier minds. A 'Perferred Customer' (like me) can get a special dispensation on
such things. I DID NOT request or put 'dibs' on this gun. With no deliverly schedule I didn't want to be chaffing @ the bit waiting for one to appear! It showed up, I looked, fondled it, went back to work, called and had my dealer take it off the market, being a Perferred Customer has it privileges :) BUT, in that hour I 'was thinking about it', ANYONE could have snatched it up.

Hang in there guys, keep looking. Your gun will come. Look for a range report w/ pics tomorrow or Sunday.

Hang in there

Tex4426
February 24, 2012, 03:43 PM
Can't wait to get one...looks awesome

StrutStopper
February 24, 2012, 03:57 PM
I've been internet shopping for my first 1911. Sure I've handled a bunch and shot a few but just from reviews, the price point, and I'm an admitted Ruger fanboy, I do believe I want one. If my LGS had one for $600-$650 I'd probably snap it up.

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