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Advice on the Ruger 1911

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Lawdawg45, Jun 16, 2011.

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  1. Get R Done Guns

    Get R Done Guns Member

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    The Ruger 1911 is very well made. Ruger does know how to make a gun or two. For the price point may possibly be the best in the business. Gun feel very well made. Keep them oiled and they will last a lifetime!
     
  2. mnhntr

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    I have 300rds through mine and love it.
     
  3. tension

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    SR1911 very good

    I picked up one yesterday. This gun is very well made. Fit and finish is very good. After cleaning and lube I went to the range and shot 100 rounds. No problems. Accuracy shooting from a rest was also good. Some people just don't like Ruger but if it's as good as my Security Sixes, that will be good enough.
     
  4. The Lone Haranguer

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    In my experience, if a handgun is going to be a "lemon" it will exhibit problems far before even 100 rounds. In two cases I am familiar with ;) the problems started with the second shot. :banghead:

    Stationary rest, or a machine rest? A machine rest allows the gun to recoil and move freely and also swings up from underneath the bottom of the grip - the epitome of "limp wristing."
     
  5. tension

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    I shot off sand bags. Accuracy seems as good as my M&P's and Hi-Powers.
     
  6. 10

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    I would want to fit a non extended/snag proof teardrop thumb safety on it and maybe lower profile night sights. I like no FCS, series 70, and GI recoil setup. Investment cast frame from Pine Tree Castings are well known for their strength and uniform heat treatment.
     
  7. Biggums

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    My new Ruger has never jammed with over 500 rounds. I tried to get it to jam with limp wrist, hollow points, flat nosed rounds and couldn't get her to hick up. Rugers got a a winner here and at a bargain price for all the goods you get.
     
  8. ISO1600

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    my wife's will feed any round i put in it, and from any magazine i've tried as well. Stuff that won't work in my American Classic doesnt even slow the Ruger down.
     
  9. Vern Humphrey

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    There is a frequently asked question on gun forums, "What do you do with your gun in the men's room?"

    Well, if it's a Ruger, you can sit there and read it.:D
     
  10. CTS1911

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    The local gun shop here has the SR1911's backordered and I have to wait a while before mine gets here. I put myself on the waiting list though.

    I'm hoping that I made the right choice by making a shot in the dark and ordering one.

    Every Ruger I've had has always been tough, and reliable. I expect this one to be no different when it arrives.
     
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