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Ruger SR1911-WOW! Plus a few 1911 questions..

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by The_Next_Generation, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. The_Next_Generation

    The_Next_Generation Well-Known Member

    Holy cow! I went shooting with the Georgia Tech marksmanship club this evening and got to try Ruger's SR1911. I was impressed to say the least. The trigger was nice, the gun looks super sleek, and MAN does it shoot! Time and ammo were limited, but I was shooting it far better than any of those European polymer things..managed to put 5 shots into 1.5" at 25 yards with it!

    Last July I got to shoot a buddy's Kimber and custom S&W at 50 yards at some clays on a few outings, and I was hitting those pretty easily as well. I hate to say it but I think I'm becoming a "1911 guy". I guess this experience with Ruger has confirmed my "discovery" of the 1911 world.

    Now, I really like Glocks for all the reasons people do. But now that I know I shoot 1911s better, I wonder what it is that causes it. I know the grip angle is different, but can that really make a difference? Its also possible that the sights are effecting my shooting more so than other parts of the gun. All of the Glocks that I've ever shot have had the traditional dot on the end, with the 3-sided square in the rear. However all three of the 1911's that I have shot have had a more precise target sighting system of some kind.

    I guess the real question here is how much longer will it be before I'll need more than ~$500 for my next pistol purchase :D

    Note: I owned a Gen2 G19 for 6 months last year before trading it for a Ruger MKII (stainless steel, 5'5" bull bbl, plus cash and lots of mags!) and managed to put about 1000 rounds through it, so I know what it's like to shoot a Glock. I've also had a fair amount of trigger time on the Gen4 G22 and G17 which I shoot almost as well as the 1911s. Maybe I just shoot bigger guns better?
  2. esheato

    esheato Well-Known Member

    Don't think too hard on it...just be glad you figured it out. Some people never do. ;) ;)

    EDIT: No, no...don't you change your story. You've finally fallen under the spell of the 1911...enjoy it, embrace it....start shopping! :p
  3. BYJO4

    BYJO4 Well-Known Member

    You just can't beat a 1911.
  4. Fremmer

    Fremmer Well-Known Member

    Grip angle and trigger. Welcome to the club.
  5. The_Next_Generation

    The_Next_Generation Well-Known Member

    So now its the question of R1, or SR1911..
  6. StrutStopper

    StrutStopper Well-Known Member

    I let a buddy shoot my SR1911 last summer. He picked one up the next day (I STILL can't believe he found one in stock locally.) He sold his Glock soon after. The SR1911 is definitely my favorite gun. I'm sure there are many 1911s that I would like, but I ended up purchasing the Ruger and have been a happy camper. I expect things to get a bit tight financially (thank you for my pending furlough days due to sequestration, Mr. President and congress clowns...) but I fully expect to have more than one 1911. Maybe a SR1911 commander??
  7. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    Bigger guns are easier to shoot.. However, its probably the trigger that is making the biggest difference IMO...
  8. JDR

    JDR Well-Known Member

    I'd frame that target & buy any gun on the spot that could group like that!
  9. smalls

    smalls Well-Known Member

    Some guns just fit your hands better than others. Plus the SA trigger just can't be beat.

    I'd be all over a slimmer Glock with a SA trigger, I like the simplistic, ultiliratrian-ism of them. They shoot alright for me, it's just no 1911.
  10. Fishslayer

    Fishslayer Well-Known Member

    No brainer for me. Stainless, top notch customer service... well... the R1 never really entered my mind but I already had a Park'd entry level 1911, so...

  11. TimboKhan

    TimboKhan Moderator

    The SR1911 beats out the Remington every day of the week for me, but there isn't anything wrong with the Remington other than A: I don't like those fiber optic sights. They show up great, but I think they are ugly and always give me the feeling that they are too delicate. B: I like Ruger.
  12. Drail

    Drail Well-Known Member

    If you want to shoot targets then you want nice sharp black sights. The dot sights are good for speed shooting but they won't be as accurate as a nice black sight in a notch. The notch has to be just the right width so you can see daylight between the blade and notch. Careful work with a needlefile can get you what you need. I loved your phrase "European polymer things" Shoot a 1911 for while and it will spoil you for almost anything else.
  13. ksninew

    ksninew Active Member

    Both ..... :)
  14. 460Shooter

    460Shooter Well-Known Member

    yes, and yes

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