Who likes their SR1911??


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kbbailey
April 29, 2013, 09:13 PM
My b-n-l dropped in today with a spankin' new SR1911 Ruger.
I am a devoted revolver shooter, cowboy, and I don't particularly care for autoloaders. <{gulp}> I don't own any or reload for .45acp <(wheeze)> After all....1911's are just a fad, and probably won't be around long, right??

I think you can see where this is going....I think Mrs. kb needs one of these SR1911's.

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CharlieDeltaJuliet
April 29, 2013, 09:55 PM
They are gorgeous pistols. I eyed both the full sized and Commander length over the weekend. I think you need to buy one and post tons of photos.... It is on my list......

fatmanonabike
April 29, 2013, 09:55 PM
If my jammies had belt loops, I'd sleep with it. But mine is an unusual attachment, I'm sure.

BlackJack
April 29, 2013, 10:01 PM
It is my favorite 1911 to date, and I've owned and shot them all from government issue 1911A1s to Colts, Kimbers, Springfields, Norincos, Armscors, Dan Wessons, etc. The SR1911 is by far my favorite as it has every feature I want in a 1911 and none that I don't. Actually though I sold my SR1911 just to buy an SR1911CMD which is now my carry and standard competition stock auto pistol. I having owned three SR1911 series and fired over 1000 rounds through them, I've experienced ZERO failures. Highly recommended.

kbbailey
April 29, 2013, 10:13 PM
If my jammies had belt loops, I'd sleep with it.

LOL
.....I hate to admit that I know exactly what you mean.

TimboKhan
April 29, 2013, 10:15 PM
I waited a long time for mine, and it id everything that I hoped for meaning that it is well made, accurate and nicely finished. A SR1911C is in my distant future as well

sent from my Galaxy Note II.

kbbailey
April 29, 2013, 10:18 PM
OH no...


I sold my SR1911 just to buy an SR1911CMD

They make one in commander length??

helitack32f1
April 29, 2013, 11:35 PM
OH no...




They make one in commander length??
http://www.ruger.com/products/sr1911/models.html

Yup. My LGS has both in stock. I need one of each but would probably go Commander first.

Fishslayer
April 29, 2013, 11:36 PM
I waited a long time for mine, and it id everything that I hoped for meaning that it is well made, accurate and nicely finished.


^^^ This. Tried to find one since they came out. VERY hard to get here behind the tofu curtain. DROS'd it on December 14 last year.

Only issue is that when inserting a magazine the top round hangs up a bit inside the frame. Takes a little chunk out of the rim. I believe it to be from the VERY robust spring on the magazine catch.

I wound up paying about $200 over the cost of the gun & still consider it a catch.:cool:

mljdeckard
April 29, 2013, 11:43 PM
I would buy one in a second. A design I like, made by a company that is second to none in backing their products up. I expect I would use it for everything like I use my Kimber now.

kbbailey
April 30, 2013, 07:28 AM
Thanks for the quick responses. After handling my b-n-l's yesterday, I knew I had to have one. I think I will try to find a SR1911c. I always wanted a Commander. After all, Illinois is 'sposed to get a CC bill right??

(Not holding my breath for that.)

MagnunJoe
April 30, 2013, 10:01 AM
I paid $599+junk fees for mine 2 years ago. My most expensive 1911 & my best looking 1911.

HarcyPervin
April 30, 2013, 11:02 AM
Just recently got mine. I think it's a great buy for the price, a couple small issues, but none that have me regretting the purchase for $600. I may be replacing some parts and if I ever get into reloading I might have to send it back in to have the breech face cut completed correctly.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=183287&d=1366988628

Have a small mark on the hammer too:

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=183288&d=1366988639

Overall, I love it though. One of my regular shooting buddies was almost ready to trade his Gold Cup for it...until I told him how cheap it was.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=183286&d=1366988628

pctech
April 30, 2013, 12:50 PM
HarcyPervin,
The mark on your hammer is normal. I've handled over two dozen of these pistols at gun shows, etc over the past two years and they all have this mark. It is from the manufacturing process...

James

HarcyPervin
April 30, 2013, 01:22 PM
I think you're probably right, and it doesn't bug me. The breech face cut depth being off does annoy me a bit though

seastrike
April 30, 2013, 03:59 PM
I held out as long as I could. I've seen them in stock a few times. About three weeks ago my lgs had both models for $700.
I chose the full size and love it.
After some range time I shot it in two IDPAs and a Steel Challenge. This is my first 1911.
I figure I have around 700 rounds through the gun and all of them my reloads. The gun has been 100%.

Russt
April 30, 2013, 07:33 PM
I like both of mine. I shoot the full size a little better than the commander. I handload and cast my own bullets so a little load development is in order. The full size dosen't seem too picky about what it eats. I've used Red Dot, 231, Universal, & Clays. So far I'm unable to tell any difference in group size, they produce about a 3" group shooting off hand at about 20yds. The commander shoots low and to the left about 4" both ways. I've drifted the rear sight over and am going to start load development this weekend, maybe. I have a Lyman 452460 and a Ballisticast #634 to try and get it to come together.
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj51/RWoolever/SR1911%20PEEP%20KILLER/130430_0003_zps6828ca4a.jpg (http://s269.photobucket.com/user/RWoolever/media/SR1911%20PEEP%20KILLER/130430_0003_zps6828ca4a.jpg.html)
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj51/RWoolever/SR1911%20PEEP%20KILLER/130401_0001_zpsd89ed3bd.jpg (http://s269.photobucket.com/user/RWoolever/media/SR1911%20PEEP%20KILLER/130401_0001_zpsd89ed3bd.jpg.html)
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj51/RWoolever/SR1911%20PEEP%20KILLER/130401_0002_zps59337533.jpg (http://s269.photobucket.com/user/RWoolever/media/SR1911%20PEEP%20KILLER/130401_0002_zps59337533.jpg.html)

JohnnyRotten
April 30, 2013, 10:46 PM
I absolutly LOVE my fullsize!!! Shot lead SWC and hollowpoint and RN

through it with no issues what so ever. The one and only complaint that I

have is with the beaver tail, it is narrowed at the hammer and it digs into my

thumb... other than that it is FANTASTIK!! Run out and buy one now! lol

taraquian
April 30, 2013, 11:04 PM
I have been very happy with mine, I have even competed in single stack with it...granted I suck and forgot the safety, but It ran flawless and even hit the target when I actually fired it:D
Now I guess I need a commander

Fishslayer
May 2, 2013, 01:11 PM
HarcyPervin,
The mark on your hammer is normal. I've handled over two dozen of these pistols at gun shows, etc over the past two years and they all have this mark. It is from the manufacturing process...

James

Checked mine.

Yup. There it is...

HarcyPervin
May 2, 2013, 01:35 PM
if you email Ruger they will send you a replacement...

deadduck357
May 2, 2013, 01:58 PM
My SR1911 and CMD have both proved to be 100% reliable and accurate. I wouldn't choose one over the other but I think the CMD balances all little better than the full size.

horsemen61
May 2, 2013, 02:19 PM
i need the commander version actually i need both the commander i want more though

asia331
May 2, 2013, 02:26 PM
A marvelous, wonderful sidearm and the best 1911 in my inventory (I am not an independently wealthy man). Get one; you won't be disappointed.

DPris
May 2, 2013, 05:03 PM
The CDR here also shoots 4 inches low at 25 yards.
Ruger says they're not getting any complaints & have no other front sight height options.

The hammer mark won't affect anything but your eye. :)
A replacement hammer will have the same mark.
Denis

Fremmer
May 2, 2013, 09:24 PM
With all due respect, the mark is ugly and shouldn't happen. If ruger is gonna use MIM parts, they should make them without mars or marks or gouges or whatever. And that's the price difference between a ruger and a kimber.

I'd love to own one, but not with ugly marks (even if it is only cosmetic). Jmho, ruger owners rock on! Hopefully they change that.

DPris
May 2, 2013, 11:00 PM
Ruger doesn't make 'em, and any MIM part will have SOME indication of an injection point.
Denis

Fremmer
May 3, 2013, 12:27 AM
Not like those marks. Those are pretty rough. But they can improve. Ruger is a good company.
Edited to add: thanks a lot, I now want a ruger 1911.

DPris
May 3, 2013, 03:14 AM
I never even noticed the one on the sample I have here till I read about it on this forum.
Don't look at that part of the hammer & life goes on. :)
Denis

HarcyPervin
May 3, 2013, 10:31 AM
There's another thread on this already, but I posted the responses I got from Ruger's customer service. They know about the mark, but if you're uncomfortable with it, they will send you a replacement.

DPris
May 3, 2013, 12:33 PM
And the replacement will have the same mark. :)
Denis

HarcyPervin
May 3, 2013, 01:18 PM
Yep, but it's a free back up

DPris
May 3, 2013, 01:20 PM
True.
Denis

CoRoMo
May 3, 2013, 01:30 PM
I like mine; it is my third. Acquired the first last summer.

The first two, I rejected outright because of the J-cut on the slide's breech face not being finished, and badly. I settled on the third pistol because its breech face was a tiny bit better than the first two and Ruger told me to get lost. I can fix the breech myself after all, but I don't enjoy having to finish a brand new gun.

The throat on this one's barrel is extraordinarily short, but I've adapted my handloads to run 100%.

I recently bought four Chip McCormick mags and went out this past Sunday morning to check their reliability in the SR1911; 100 rounds and not a single, solitary hiccup.

It really is a fine pistol.

I'll soon be getting a pair of VZ Operators for it and some grip tape for the front strap.

CUBAN
May 3, 2013, 01:42 PM
SR1911CMD is my first firearm; birthday present to myself on my 21st.
$717 after tax.
Looking forward to the great performance I've been hearing about on the site.

DPris
May 3, 2013, 03:06 PM
If the one here is typical, don't expect too much in accuracy.
Otherwise, not too bad.
Denis

newbuckeye
May 3, 2013, 04:12 PM
How steep is the feed ramp? I have another 1911 GI model and the feed ramp is almost vertical which makes it VERY picky on what ammo it eats.

DPris
May 3, 2013, 04:37 PM
Couldn't give you a quantitative answer, but two 230 & two 185 JHPs fed perfectly through testing here. Including Black Hills steel-cased stuff.
Denis

WinThePennant
May 3, 2013, 07:10 PM
Just got one. Haven't fired it, yet, but still love it.

I typically only shoot ball ammo through .45s, so I expect no issues.

CUBAN
May 3, 2013, 07:17 PM
How steep is the feed ramp? I have another 1911 GI model and the feed ramp is almost vertical which makes it VERY picky on what ammo it eats.

Hope this helps.

newbuckeye
May 3, 2013, 09:37 PM
Awesome Picture, Cuban. And that leads me to another question.....How far up is the round when the mag is fully inserted? I can't test that at the gun store......(going tomoro!)

CUBAN
May 3, 2013, 09:49 PM
Check it out

newbuckeye
May 3, 2013, 10:10 PM
Thanks! I think that alone would solve many of the feeding issues I have with my ATI. I bought some SJHP and EVERY round goes straight into the feed ramp and will not feed. I know they were designed for ball ammo, but I won't carry FMJ for SD.

Mr.Revolverguy
May 3, 2013, 10:15 PM
http://www.dayattherange.com/?p=1612 My Initial Review

http://www.dayattherange.com/?p=1660 From my ransom

918v
May 3, 2013, 10:37 PM
I sold mine cuz it galled.

DPris
May 3, 2013, 11:47 PM
The Rugers should not be galling.
Typically galling in a stainless 1911 was caused by using the same stainless formulation in slide and frame.
The Ruger frames are 416 stainless bar stock for the slide and a proprietary cast formulation for the frame.
Two different stainless steels generally don't gall in 1911 applications.
Denis

918v
May 4, 2013, 12:12 AM
Mine galled and it wasn't the only one.

helitack32f1
May 4, 2013, 12:31 AM
SR1911CMD is my first firearm; birthday present to myself on my 21st.
$717 after tax.
Looking forward to the great performance I've been hearing about on the site.

WOW! What a great way to start a gun collection! I hope it leads to a lot more quality purchases. Good price too.

DPris
May 4, 2013, 02:02 AM
The one here hasn't, first time I've heard of one of the Rugers doing it.
Denis

918v
May 4, 2013, 01:15 PM
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=593814&page=5

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2519/5778783130_490e0240ec_b.jpg

WinThePennant
May 4, 2013, 02:20 PM
When metals rub together, there is going to be wear. It's normal, and actually a good thing since the 'machine' will run more smoothly as it breaks in.

I don't think I've owned a pistol - ever - that didn't show 'rub' on the slide where the rails make contact.

That looks like wear, and not galling. "Galling" will eventually cause a seizure. I doubt that's going to happen to the gun in that picture.

Keep it well-lubed...

TimboKhan
May 4, 2013, 02:43 PM
I am not a gunsmith, but I agree that does not look like galling. If it is, every auto I own is galled.

918v
May 4, 2013, 02:47 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galling

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/36/SevereAdh_Web.jpg

918v
May 4, 2013, 02:50 PM
not galling

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/91/Abrassiv_Web.jpg

savanahsdad
May 4, 2013, 03:26 PM
after 1000's of rounds in my S&W1911, the slide and rails look buffed and have no galling or even scrapes or scratches, not saying the ruger is a bad gun , I want one , however I use gun grease on my rails like it came from the factory with , that ruger looks like it was ran dry or with only some cheep light oil,

HOOfan_1
May 4, 2013, 03:51 PM
Ok...considering those are both pictures taken from an electron microscope and most likley not on the rails of an SR1911...what exactly do they prove?

918v
May 4, 2013, 03:51 PM
My experience with stainless S&W autos mimics yours. No galling, just mirror shine. And all I used was Break Free w/CLP for lube. The same goes for my German Sigs. I read that some US made Sigs don't do so well in that regard.

On my SR1911 the frame rails looked like the pic in Post #53 and I used a liberal amount of Rig +P grease upon the recommendation of the Ruger rep I met at the gun store.

HarcyPervin
May 4, 2013, 06:08 PM
I don't know if I'm over-analyzing but this is my first 1911 and I'm learning a ton from the posts here. I took some pictures after seeing CUBAN's picture showing how high the first round sits atop the magazine. Two pictures show a) slide locked back with the mag inserted and b) riding the slide and letting it close slowly. My concern is that the round is nose-diving. I've experienced no problems so far, and I'm using only the Ruger supplied magazines, I'll try the same with the Wilson Combat mag I have on the way. Am I being overly concerned and spending too much time looking at the gun I should be out shooting?

a) 183602

b)183603

Fremmer
May 4, 2013, 06:19 PM
Yes. Riding a slide slow to load a round is the wrong way to do it. Use the slingshot method or release the slide stop to load the first round.

HarcyPervin
May 4, 2013, 06:23 PM
I know it's not the correct way to chamber a round, but I was trying to make sure it was working as designed...

Fremmer
May 4, 2013, 09:23 PM
You'll find that out when you shoot it.

DPris
May 5, 2013, 02:23 AM
Harcy,
I'm not understanding your concern.
Shoot the thing. If it works, you have no problem.
Cycling by hand isn't going to tell you much. Neither is worrying about how high the round looks to you.
Denis

KTXdm9
May 5, 2013, 08:32 PM
Harcy,
I'm not understanding your concern.
Shoot the thing. If it works, you have no problem.
Cycling by hand isn't going to tell you much. Neither is worrying about how high the round looks to you.
Denis
Words of wisdom.

Happy SR1911 owner here. The gun looks, feels, and shoots great. The only downside (for my wallet) is that it makes me want more 1911s.

blkbrd666
May 5, 2013, 09:23 PM
Wow, had never even seen one until this post. Looks like they made a Ruger version of what S&W did with the 1911...with exception of the ejector. So, does anyone have both? How does the Ruger compare to the Smith in quality and parts composition?...if anyone knows.

Mr.Revolverguy
May 5, 2013, 09:29 PM
SR1911 Full Review
http://www.dayattherange.com/?p=1612

SR1911 Shot from ransom rest review
http://www.dayattherange.com/?p=1660

S&W 1911 1000 Round Range Review
http://www.dayattherange.com/?p=1546

S&W 1911 With New Grips
http://www.dayattherange.com/?p=2161

mrcylinder
May 8, 2013, 11:57 AM
For the money their not bad! Put a little work into it and you can have a fine 45 acp but outta the box there's a lot to be desired for a accurate reliable pistol! They are made to go BANG and that they do most of the time! Those marks someone posted pictures of are where they came out of the casting mold and are normal, the gun has a lot of what I call over the counter parts in it and most are cast!

DPris
May 8, 2013, 12:21 PM
The only cast part is the frame.
Several small parts are MIM.
Denis

HOOfan_1
May 8, 2013, 01:46 PM
Here comes the "if you didn't spend 4 figures on it, then it really isn't that great" crowd. :rolleyes:

anothernewb
May 8, 2013, 02:20 PM
I put some new shoes on mine awhile back.

http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=393074

HarcyPervin
May 8, 2013, 02:31 PM
Those are pretty classy, what kind of wood did you use?

anothernewb
May 8, 2013, 03:32 PM
IIRC They're black ash burl. they were made for me by another forum member in trade for a block of black walnut I had laying around.

mrcylinder
June 3, 2013, 10:08 AM
The only cast part is the frame.
Several small parts are MIM.
Denis
Dpris, maybe yes, maybe no, you and I will never know for sure, many manufactures are having so called MIM parts die cast overseas in order to save money, It cost a lot to set up initial MIM making for parts, this can only be offset in making millions of said parts or in other words, in the long run, these same companies die cast the same parts for who knows how many different firearm makers. People will argue that cast, forging, MIM, one is better or worse because of this and that but in reality the final part is only as good as the base metal used from the start and the process it went through to make said parts and there are many ways to get to the final product.

WoodchuckAssassin
June 3, 2013, 10:41 AM
I wasn't even going to reply to this thread, but I just love my SR1911 so much, I felt that I'd be doing the sidearm an injustice if I didn't put in my 2cents.

It's my woods gun, my bedside gun, and my whatever-the-hell-else-I-need gun. From looking at what other people have said, I have to say that I agree with most of them. The feed ramp is a little steep, but the bullet is loaded so directly into the chamber that I've never had an issue with it. I know that the MIM parts leave a bitter taste in a lot of people's mouths, but after right around 1500 rounds through mine, I have yet to have a breakage. There was one picture posted about a small "nick" on the inside of the hammer, and my gun has the exact same mark in the exact same spot. I'd be nice if it wasn't there, but I still trust the gun with my life, so I don't loose sleep over it. If it bother's you, you could probably swap it out for an aftermarket hammer for $30, and still be making out like a bandit on the overall price of the gun.

I have a bad habit of detail stripping all my guns at around the 500 round mark, and I especially enjoy taking the 1911 apart. The sear, disconnect, and trigger are not of the $2000 1911 quality, but in my opinion, still very clean. I stoned the disconnect and the trigger, and VERY lightly stoned the sear, and I couldn't be happier with the trigger pull. Breaks clean at 5.5 lbs, and shoots 2 1/2 inch groups at 15 yards (and I'm sure many people could out-do that). You could buy a gun that shoots tighter groups, but could you do it for around $700? Probably not.

I've bought and sold a couple guns, but I don't see me letting the SR1911 go anytime soon. Happy Hunting!

TimboKhan
June 3, 2013, 06:55 PM
Dpris, maybe yes, maybe no, you and I will never know for sure

Uh, I don't want to burst your bubble, but trust me: Dpris knows for sure. I mean, I suppose there could be some conspiracy afoot, but it doesn't seem likely. If he wants to tell you his qualifications to make that statement definitively, he can do so on his terms as opposed to mine, but I trust his word on this.

Now, that isn't to say that the guy is never wrong. I am sure he would be the first to admit a mistake. As far as people that I have personal knowledge of on THR, until proven otherwise, I consider him a top-tier, credible source of information.

DPris
June 3, 2013, 11:26 PM
Thanks, Timbo.

In this particular case, I have a sample pistol here & my info comes directly from Ruger.

The mainspring housing, ejector, front & rear sights, hammer, thumb safety, grip safety, sear, disconnector, barrel link, mag catch, firing pin stop, and slide stop are all MIMs, detailed in an email April 20, 2013, from a rep in a position to know who deals with people like me & has good reason to be accurate. As in lose his job if he's not accurate.

And, Ruger outsources their MIMs, they don't have MIM production capability yet. Been doing MIMs for several years & the parts are widespread throughout their handgun & rifle lines today.

Denis

cja245
June 3, 2013, 11:44 PM
I like mine :)

http://i701.photobucket.com/albums/ww19/cja245/2013-03-11_22-41-35_303_zpsb06195d5.jpg

kbbailey
June 4, 2013, 09:13 PM
Ok, tomorrow I try to trade my Taurus 669, Bianchi holster, a 7mm Mauser '98, and some boot$$ for a new SR1911 SR CMD.

Wish me luck!

meanmrmustard
June 4, 2013, 09:29 PM
I'm not a fan. I have owned one, and have shot heavily two others owned by close friends.

The one I owned and one of those I frequented were quite problematic. Would not run with even a prayer. The third, however, runs quite reliably. Ammo changes, mag changes, trips back to Ruger; nothing to really make the SR shine. I sold mine at cost. Chalked it up to buying a hype gun before seeing some real reliable reviews.

I've been better served by the Springfield and RIA Tactical II.

DPris
June 4, 2013, 09:35 PM
This one has erratic ejection & shoots low, but functions well.
Both are correctable.
Denis

DammitBoy
June 4, 2013, 09:45 PM
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8076/8264559062_75dfb08d28_o.jpg

I liked mine so much, I bought a second one for a matched set...

DPris
June 4, 2013, 10:10 PM
Don't forget a pair as earrings for the wif.
Denis

kbbailey
June 4, 2013, 11:24 PM
Don't forget a pair as earrings for the wif

...best advice yet!

DPris
June 5, 2013, 12:18 AM
:D
Denis

mrcylinder
June 6, 2013, 12:35 PM
Uh, I don't want to burst your bubble, but trust me: Dpris knows for sure. I mean, I suppose there could be some conspiracy afoot, but it doesn't seem likely. If he wants to tell you his qualifications to make that statement definitively, he can do so on his terms as opposed to mine, but I trust his word on this.

Now, that isn't to say that the guy is never wrong. I am sure he would be the first to admit a mistake. As far as people that I have personal knowledge of on THR, until proven otherwise, I consider him a top-tier, credible source of information.
No bubbles busted, however once you realize, like his letter reference stated, that many a MIM part are outsourced you and I again can not know for sure other than the word of a said manufacturer! That outside source of course can make any claim they wish until you metallurgic-ally prove them wrong! I most certainly do not questions someones ability to make any statement of information, especially since I know no one on here personally!

OcelotZ3
June 7, 2013, 12:34 AM
I bought one used a while back. No problems with it at all.

DPris
June 7, 2013, 03:33 AM
Mr,
Huh? Not sure what you're saying.

I thought the question was regarding cast parts, I said the only cast part in Ruger's 1911s is the frame, and I laid out which parts are MIM.

What can't you know for sure?
Denis

sgtstryker
June 7, 2013, 10:54 PM
I came real close to buying one last week. The only thing that stopped me was a deal I had going on a Colt XSE. However, I have read that the barrel and bushing, on the Ruger, are built from the same piece of stock. Is there an advantage to this ?

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