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Is the Ruger SR1911 a good pick?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Nashvegas, Sep 29, 2011.

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  1. Nashvegas

    Nashvegas Member

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    I am really considering picking up one of these very soon. For a long time I have wanted a stainless 1911 with decent features, sights, etc... And the price tag of most has kept me away. The ruger definitely fits my budget, but I am wondering if anybody has experience with it yet, in comparison to some of the other brands. The ruger is about 650, whereas the cheapest stainless models from Springfield and the others are 1000+

    Would there be any reason for me to save another 400 for a better one, or is the ruger a good choice? Thanks
     
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    They have had plenty of good reviews. I would not be scared to buy one. :)
     
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    Lots of folk, myself included, are waiting to buy one. I say waiting, because once the first handful were shipped there have been no more around to be found. I routinely canvass three (3) local shops in the DFW area and none of them can get any.

    It's going to be hard to get first-hand responses to your query because so few people have actually owned and shot one.
     
  5. W.E.G.

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    Depends on whether it throws spent brass back in the shooter's face like most 1911's.
     
  6. Walkalong

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    I have shot a lot of 1911's, and have rarely had a case thrown in my face. Besides, if it does, that can be easily fixed. :)
     
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    I've got one on backorder as I've not seen one on the shelf anywhere. Mine will come in around $625 w/transfer fee. However my local gun shop has one in the rental case, only one they've gotten in so far. I rented it last nite and put 100 rounds thru it and I'm sold. My buddy went with me and he compared it to my Kimber Desert Warrior for accuracy and trigger pull. I'm not going to go that far, but for a gun that's 1/2 the cost it is one sweet gun. It's got a nice feel to it with a smooth trigger and its very accurate in my opinion. I've posted a pic I took with my phone last nite, even needing a good cleaning I had no issues with feeding or extracting. The magazine was very stiff/hard to load but I'd expect that.

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    it is a very good handgun but be warned..they are only turning out about 200 of them a day..the last time I checked there was a back orderof over 50000. people have reserved them in april and still not recieved them... I dont think ruger intended them to be so popular.
     
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    I'd personally rather have them made right than made fast.

    Hopefully they'll come out with a blued or blued slide model... I'll buy one.
     
  10. Lateck

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    I like mine..... It is my Only 1911 and I am very happy they are made in America! (and Arizona)
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    It shoots nice and I have not had any brass fly back at me....

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    it is a very good handgun but be warned..they are only turning out about 200 of them a day..the last time I checked there was a back orderof over 50000. people have reserved them in april and still not recieved them... I dont think ruger intended them to be so popular.

    Mine's been on backorder since July, but I'm willing to wait. Besides, that will give me time to work up a good story for the wife as to why I need it. :)
     
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    Yeah, I'm thinking this will be my 1911 instead of the Taurus, when the time comes. Pretty solid review in American Rifleman. I just have 3 or 4 more guns to buy before I'm satisfied with my collection. a 1911 and a J frame S&W pistols.. and a nice long range tactical/hunting rifle.. and something cheap and historical like a mosin.

    But as you know, it probably won't stop there... still need to get a browning 71 high grade and a few crazy guns.
     
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    hmm this might be a good thing for me to hold out for this instead of an RIA. I might just ask my manager to put in a com to Ruger that we need some in. Would be nice to get one in with my discount.
     
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    Been on the waiting list for one since late May. Everything I've read indicates the Ruger is a good buy. :)
     
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    I let the shop owner know I still want mine but I've got a feeling that I'll buy a few others before the SR 1911 gets here. I hate waiting...I'm just too old to do it gracefully. I just called and told him to put an old late 20's/early 30's Colt clone revolver in the safe for me to pick up Saturday. (at $100 I can't get hurt too bad)
     
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    I paid for one in full back in June to get second on the list at Florida Gun Exchange. I'll keep waiting.....for now. I'm seeing them at several places now.
     
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    I'd rather see a park'd finish. Or a black coating over Park. Or Melonite. No billboards.

    Something to set Ruger apart form all the others in the same price range at least. So far this looks like a decent 1911, waiting to see. But it's just too "cookie cutter" for my tastes.
     
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    I'd like to see Ruger make a couple different models (including a Commander), which I'm sure they'll get to. Right now they can't even keep up on these things.

    I'll probably pick one of these up in a year or so, when the demand settles down and maybe production is up.
     
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    I got to handle one of the first ones in the state, and I was impressed. I've been shooting 1911s since 1959, and I can pretty well tell good from bad--having had some of each and had a lot of them apart. I really liked it, in spite of what Cooper called some of the 'rooney' aspects. I like a standard hammer, don't need a beaver-butt grip safety, and two-tone is for cars. But it really felt good, was well fitted, had a decent trigger and decent sights.

    I don't need it, but am delighted to see an American maker produce a good 1911 for the working stiff. The reports are good, and if it stays nice and reliable I will definitely buy one. I would REALLY like to see a LW Commander version but that is probably wishful thinking.
     
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    The forum's own Joe Chambers of Chambers Custom had an excellent review of the Ruger including the seldom seen measurements that count. The write up can be found on his site.

    If you're not wanting to wait for an available Ruger there are a host of other solid 1911s that come in around the same price. For budget I'd recommend the RIA, midprice would be Colt, S&W, STI and Sig and round out the upper mid-range with Dan Wesson and Les Baer.

    My advice would be buy a Colt but I own others as well.
     
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    I want one, but I'm not going to bother with waiting lists and whatnot. If they don't get a little easier to find within the next couple months I may just get an RIA Tactical instead.
     
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    springfield armory would be my choice as well.
     
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    I have several 1911s from other manufactures and the SR1911 is defiantly up there in quality and fitment of parts. The only thing that feels a tad odd is the scallop cuts on the beavertail. Since I always hold my handguns high I can easily feel them there but, its not uncomfortable.

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    I purchased a Ruger 1911 about a month ago and I can't say enough good about the gun. I wasn't a huge 1911 fan until now.
     
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    They are well worth the wait. I'm glad I got mine early
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