Would like to add a Ruger


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CTGunner
May 3, 2013, 10:13 PM
Between the SR1911 and the SR45 which do you like better as an every day shooter and HD handgun? I hear both are reliable and both are accurate. Does one have an edge over the other?

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CNobbe
May 3, 2013, 11:22 PM
I had an SR1911...nice gun for the money IF you can get one in the $650-700 range, but they seem to sell for way over $700. Too much $ for what it is vs the alternatives in my opinion.

I'm personally not a fan of 1911s for home defense, but they'll work great if you need it to.

Fishslayer
May 4, 2013, 12:58 AM
Ummm... kinda apples & elephants. No real fair comparison between the two.

I'm not a fan of polymer or striker fired pistols myself, but that's just me.

Most people would probably be more accurate with the 1911.

ku4hx
May 4, 2013, 08:04 AM
Same cartridge but when it comes to design, there are significant differences. 1911s are hammer fired whereas the SR45 is striker fired for one. Which is the better gun is a can of worms just begging to be opened.

We have several SR guns and enjoy shooting them all. As to the SR45, wife hasn't found one yet but one will be in the safe (and on the range) soon enough. As to our 1911, well ... it's a 1911 and that says a lot on many fronts to me.

Assuming you develop your skills and practice often enough to maintain them at a high level, either gun will serve you well for defensive purposes.

Armybrat
May 4, 2013, 12:08 PM
For HD I picked the SR45, but still love to shoot my Springfield Armory GI .45.

herrwalther
May 4, 2013, 07:18 PM
The SR series pistols are modeled off the thumb safety of the 1911 and the two-stage trigger from Glock. So there isn't going to be a drastic difference between the two. I have the SR9c and it makes a great light carry gun.

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