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Ruger 1911

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by hvychev77, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. hvychev77

    hvychev77 Well-Known Member

    My local gun store has the Ruger 1911 in stock for $649. I've been craving a 1911 in .45 for quite some time. so, i'm sure there's tons of threads out here on this gun, but i'm going to ask anyways. What is the general consensus on this gun? I've done some reading on line, and see where folks for the most part feel it's a good buy for the $$. This will be my first 1911 if i pick it up and just wanted some feedback as to what others experience may be, as well as how Ruger's customer service is? Thanks for the feedback y'all.......cheers, hvychev77
  2. farm23

    farm23 Well-Known Member

    I have no knowledge of the Ruger 1911 but I read a write up on "www.gunblastl.com" and they liked the weapon. I generally like anything from Ruger and have several of their guns.
  3. tallpaul

    tallpaul Well-Known Member

    I hope they are good... I picked up a Ruger sr1911 Commander a couple weeks back. I look foward to wringin it out but have not. The reviews I have seen have been positive...
  4. HOOfan_1

    HOOfan_1 Well-Known Member

    That is a great price
  5. Fremmer

    Fremmer Well-Known Member

    Is it pics of the Breech face of the slide that isn't cut evenly that I've seen, I can't quite remember. If I'm right, check for that; other than that, looks like a great pistol.
  6. Fishslayer

    Fishslayer Well-Known Member

    I've been VERY happy with mine and I wound up at $800 OTD after fees & tax. At $650 I would buy a second one! :D

    In my experience Ruger's customer service is A+ top drawer. Buy with confidence.
  7. TimboKhan

    TimboKhan Moderator

    Rugers customer service is legendarily good. Thats a great price. I have one, and I straight up love mine. It's not a huge priority, but a commander will be joining it at some point.
  8. TennJed

    TennJed Well-Known Member

    That is a good price and almost everything I have read about them is positive
  9. hvychev77

    hvychev77 Well-Known Member

    Thanks fellas. Well, you guys have just repeated what i've already read. So, if I can get her today after work, i'm gonna head over and swipe her up!! I'm so glad these guys don't try to rip folks off with the price on their weapons. Typically the gun store i deal with is really straight forward with their customers. thanks for all the replies....hvychev77
  10. WoodchuckAssassin

    WoodchuckAssassin Well-Known Member

    I have about 2000 rounds through my SR1911, and no hick-ups so far. I bought mine for $650 OTD when they first came out (I didn't even KNOW that Ruger came out with a 1911, but I didn't wait around for someone else to find it!). Since then, I haven't seen one going for less than $750...and most right at $799.

  11. Hamish

    Hamish Well-Known Member

    I picked up one about a year ago for $679 at the LGS. It too was my first 1911, and I regularly shoot it. I find it to be accurate and fun to shoot, and it fires anything I load it with which are primarily handloads these days.

    For extra magazines, I picked up a bunch of Colt 8 round flush-fit stainless steel magazines from MidwayUSA for about $19.00 each. My Ruger SR1911 has no problem using them, and they are a lot cheaper than the Ruger brand magazines.
  12. ID-shooting

    ID-shooting Well-Known Member

    That was going to be my next question. One is one my short list as soon as I can afford it. Was worried that Ruger was going to get proprietary on the mags.
  13. Rodfac

    Rodfac Well-Known Member

    Hvychev, that SR1911 is a great...repeat...great 1911. I've currently got both sizes: the 5 incher and the Commander length as well. I've shot Colts for 30+ years, all with after market Wilson tgt quality bbls., bushings, and some expensive gunsmithing, but those two Rugers are at least as good!

    I particularly like the features, everything I want and no frivolous crap. Two mags furnished with either as well. The only "upgrade" I'd have added would have been a checkered front strap...and padnuh, that's it. Both will plant a 7 round magazine into sub-2" gps at 25 yds with my long time target load and 200 gr LSWC's. For stuffing into a back pack, canoe pack basket or toting on your hip in lousy weather, that SS construction is the way to go.

    You've made a first rate purchase, Hvy, one that'll last you a lifetime as well...and you got it at a fantastic price.

    Here's my pair for a little pre-bkfst gun p**n.

    Best Regards, Rod

    SR1911 with a pair of Rasco faux ivory grips.

    SR1911 CMD as delivered.

    The same SR1911 CMD after I've fitted a cpl of Colt Commander 9mm and .38 Super slides. The 22 lr slide is a Marvel 5" model, making it a true 4-caliber Commander now!
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2013
  14. texagun

    texagun Well-Known Member

    I agree with Rodfac; it is a GREAT gun, and in my opinion, the best value in a 1911 on the market at the present time. As mentioned, it has all the features I want in a 1911, and none that I don't want, such as forward slide serrations. Here is a good technical review of one of the 1st pistols to come out of the factory. Please note that some of the comments directed at some of the components may have already been corrected by Ruger. I have 2 of these guns also, and I can find no fault with either of them.


    One of the criticisms of this gun I read most often are that the grip screws loosen up with shooting. I have already ordered 2 sets of slotted grip screws for mine that are a bit more user friendly than the fancy hex screws that come on the gun.

  15. wow6599

    wow6599 Well-Known Member

    Mr. Quinn won't do a review an a firearm he doesn't like....or at least doesn't make them public.
  16. hvychev77

    hvychev77 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for all the replies and pics fellas! I went and bought her today, can't get her until tomorrow though cause i got there at the last minute and my name is super common so, background check takes a while. I probably won't sleep a wink tonight!!! Thanks again.
  17. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Well-Known Member

    I'd snag it before someone else does.
  18. TimboKhan

    TimboKhan Moderator

    Unless I am unaware if some variation out there, a 1911 mag is a 1911 mag. I have two Ruger mags, an ancient Colt mag, a mag from a Taurus 1911 and McCormick mag. All function well, which is all I care about.

    Sent from my BNTV600 using Tapatalk 2
  19. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    Match the mag to the grip length. You have full size mags and Officers Model length mags. The Commander takes full size mags. There are a couple of options out there with a Commander length slide and Officers Model grip to look out for, but not many.

    Most 1911 feed problems are mag related according to the experts, and I believe it. Lots of good mags out there, but some junk as well.
  20. TimboKhan

    TimboKhan Moderator

    To clarify, I did know about that variation. In my head I was referring to full size 1911's as opposed to other models.

    sent from my Galaxy Note II.

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