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1911 R1 vs SR 1911

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by GhostyDan, May 5, 2011.

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  1. GhostyDan

    GhostyDan Member

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    well im getting my first 1911 and im torn between these two. so witch would you get and why? and im open to other suggestions.
    thanks
     
  2. deadduck357

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    One thing I don't like about the R1 is they only recommend you shoot ball ammo out of it.
     
  3. wow6599

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    Jeff Quinn stated the Remimgton isn't 100% American made, the Ruger is.
     
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    I saw the R1 at the gun shows for around 590.00, I think it lists for 699? I was tempted but love the look of the new SR1911. Called the LGS to inquire about price, he'll sell it for 590.00, so I have one on order. That stainless just looks better to me than the R1 blued. If the R1 was less, I'd consider it maybe, I hadn't heard about the ball ammo only though. And yes, the Ruger is 100% american made and Hickok45 approved so far.
     
  5. GhostyDan

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    yea the ruger looks pretty sharp
     
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    Ghosty,

    May I inquire, "Why not a Colt?"

    Mike
     
  7. JDGray

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    Get the Remington, cause I'm waiting for the Ruger:D
    The R1 has a firing pin safety if it matters to you.
     
  8. Husker_Fan

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    Everything I've read look at suggests the Ruger and Remmy will be about the same price once the rush to get the first Rugers slows down. Cabela's is advertising R1s for the "sale" price of $669. I think the Ruger is the better gun for the money, at least for me.

    It comes with an extended safety, beavertail grip safety, and is cut for Novak sights. To me, at least, those are pluses.
     
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    A lot would depend on the price difference when the Ruger hits the streets in quantity. I've seen the Remingtons going for ~$590 at the local gun shows. Keep in mind that it is more of a "no frills" gun, the only enhancements being large sights and a lowered ejection port. (This is all you really need, BTW.) Curiously, it even has the old style thumb safety with only a tiny tab. If the Ruger - an all stainless steel gun with enhancements - is only ~$100 more, I would take a serious look at it.
     
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    It really boils down to whether you want a traditional styled 1911 or one a little more modern.
     
  11. GhostyDan

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    mmitch, what colt would you get. i havent looked at colts that much
    same price range and features please
     
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    It would be pretty funny if the Ruger 1911 had a recall.
     
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    Ghosty,

    Your gonna have to add about 3 bills to the budget for a new Colt, but you can find a nice, pre-loved model 1991A in the same range as the Ruger.
    I'm not bashing either of your previously mentioned choices, but, if you're gonna buy-in, why not consider a classic that will always be worth at least what you paid?
    I gave $450.00 for this example, a few years back. It is among the most accurate handguns I own (around 90 pistols/revolvers), It's a COLT, and it didn't "break the bank".

    [​IMG]

    Mike
     
  14. GhostyDan

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    ill look into the colt thanks for the idea mmitch
     
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    Ghosty,

    I'll also add, it eats anything I care to feed it.

    Mike
     
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    i will bash the pos R1!! bash* get the ruger it has better steel
     
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    If I had to have a gun today, I'd skip 'em both and get a Springfield...IMO, neither have been around long enough for the kinks to get worked out.
     
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    My first 1911 was a RIA 1911A1 Tactical, but i've been looking really close at the Ruger. People and I may hate Mr. Ruger's politics.......but I love their guns!!! However as mentioned above I wait for the bugs to be worked out and NEVER rush out and buy a new model gun. I like to wait, check the errornet, and ask around for people who have trigger time on it untill I buy.
     
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    The Ruger doesn't have a firing pin safety, per se, but it does have a lightweight titanium firing pin combined with an extra heavy spring, the combination of which serves to render it "drop safe".
     
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    Anyone know if Ruger is planning on making a commander version? And maybe different finishes?
     
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    I've read that Ruger plans on making a full lineup of SR-1911s, so I would assume that they plan on making a commander version.
     
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    Sight unseen, I would tend to favor the Ruger. I have handled the Remington and it seemed OK enough, but I really want to see how Ruger meets their price point.
     
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    I think they've left themselves with a lot of flexibility. The raw castings from the downrangetv video looked like they could be milled with rails and had integral magwells.
     
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    Perhaps an STI Spartan?
     
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    R1 and do some work on it yourself. I don't care for SS with black small parts that Ruger has.

    [​IMG]

    You can also look for a nice pre-owned Springfield mil-spec.
    I picked this one up a few weeks ago for $400, then added a trigger, 10-8 rear sight and grips. now trying to decide what direction that i want to take this one.

    [​IMG]
     
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