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Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by buddyd157, Aug 11, 2020.

  1. buddyd157

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    ok, i tried a quick search, and did not find what i wanted to know.

    i have posted that i would like to get a 1911.

    i had mentioned the Taurus brand.

    but quite a few mentioned, that there are better ones.

    so i was at the range, and they sell guns as well, but they cannot get any guns right now, as there just isn't any available.

    he too talked me out of the Taurus, in favor for a Ruger, SR-1911 list price of $940.00

    they "discount" for members, i was told, and that is true, i had bought my first Glock 17 (gen 4) there.

    so does anyone here, have a Ruger SR-1911..??

    I'd prefer a full sized, over the compacts, as this will be another range gun, not to carry, in time, if i can obtain a CCW, i think the Taurus G3c will do that duty.

    so, what say you guys/gals here on the Ruger brand of 1911's..??

    thanks in advance, i am leaving now for the range, i'll check back later


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  2. highlander 5

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    I have 2 full size 1 45 acp the other 10 mm and their lightweight comander style in 9mm. Good solid 1911 platform they had some minor problems with rust and front sites but Ruger fixed those problems. A lot of custom features,extended thumb safety,beavertail grip safety,titanium firing pin and an integral tube that holds the spring for thumb safety/slide release.
    Mine have fed factory and handloads no problem. The only complaint I have is the 9 mm light weight comander needed to have a heavier recoil spring,had failure to feed problems replaced it with a Wilson 12lb spring no more ftf
     
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  3. doubleh

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    I bought one three weeks ago and my son-in-law bought one yesterday afternoon after shooting mine. I have only been able to work in one shooting session. It's nice and I only shot LSWC handloads in it. It's accurate with a nice trigger and had no hiccups. I have also owned a Taurus PT1911 for several years and have to say the same about it. Blindfold me and hand me either and I couldn't identify which brand it is. Both guns are stainless. The Ruger has a few blued parts, the Taurus does not. The Taurus has proved it's self to me over time. The Ruger has not but I expect it will.

    I can understand the range wanting to sell the higher priced gun. I can also remember when the Taurus came on the market and they were almost impossible to find as they were snapped up almost as soon as the were placed in the show case. My #1 grandson wanted one badly and it took months for him to finally find one. The only problem it's ever had was when he mistakenly loaded 40 S&W instead of 45ACP. It was a quickly solved problem and he learned to keep the 40 caliber stuff off the bench when shooting 45.
     
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  4. drband

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    My son has a Ruger SR1911 Government model (5") and likes it a lot! I've shot it a number of times and I concur. It's a quality pistol for a reasonable price. If you can wait a while, you will do better than the $940.00 price quoted to you. However, it may be a long time before prices drop again and availability improves.
     
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  5. Vern Humphrey

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    Like all Rugers, it's top quality, with superb customer support.

    But let me correct one apparent misconception -- the full-size M1911 is a great carry gun. It's flat and conceals easily. I make my own holsters and favor a pancake style, with kydex reverse-J hooks which converts it into a tuckable IWB.
     
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  6. defjon

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    I had one, it's a 600-700 dollar gun imo.

    I had the commander version too, got it for 400 something when a Ruger p89 had to be sent back and was deemed unfixable. Preferred the government version to the commander.

    If you get it, check extractor tension. Rack the slide with one round in the mag. Eject the mag and set it aside. Fire the one round and note-does it fall loose through the mag well? Does the jam?
     
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  7. JDR

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    I have an SR1911 Cmdr. Length bought like new in the cardboard box, for a price I couldn’t turn down. I prefer a Gov’t length 1911 myself, but no doubt this is a nice shooting 1911. I’d have to get it at a significant discount off that list price to pull the trigger (pun intended).
     
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    Have full size 1911 Rugers in 45 acp and 10mm plus lightweight CMDs in 9mm and 45.
    I agree with post #2 about the 9mm recoil spring, too light.
    Also, the thumb safetys were too easy to disengage for my liking; IMO the plunger tube spring was overly kinked which I replaced with a new one.
    Yes, I know that spring is supposed to be kinked, no need to quote and "enlighten" me; fact remains that the thumb safety is more positive now.

    The Rugers have fed any HP ammo I've tried.
    I also have Ed Brown Special Forces and Dan Wesson Valor; I would trust my life to either Ruger 45 just as much as the more expensive pistols.
     
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    i love my sr1911 government. Got it recently from Cabelas( 3 months ago) for $799
     
  10. buddyd157

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    on the Ruger website, they do not show "government" model, which i'd surmise is a black one?

    they show a commander style, and a officer style.
     
  11. Riomouse911

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    I have a Springfield Armory V-16 6” .45 Super, a S.A. Loaded 1911 5” .45 ACP and a Ruger SR 1911CMD .45 ACP with the 4.25” barrel.

    The V-16 long slide is the most accurate and shootable 1911 I own, but for me I found the SR beats out the Loaded 5” in the shootability/accuracy/carryable departments.

    I have zero complaints with mine, but it only has roughly 650-700 hiccup-free rounds through it so far so mine is not a high volume shooters opinion.

    Stay safe.
     
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  12. Cump

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    I love my Rugers and have appreciated their customer services, but there are other options for sub-$1000 1911s, or there were. Ruger does have nice features, but I haven't quite liked the slide to frame looseness in those I have handled. I like my Springfield Mil-Spec (which I chose for my first 1911 because it doesn't have the firing pin block, and I liked the trigger better than the Ruger, Rem or Para I tried). It has been my most accurate autoloader since 2013 or 14. I have also had good luck with Rock Island and ATI, on the cheaper side.
     
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  13. armedwalleye

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    I've got the Commander length in .45 ACP, 4.25 " barrel, and I like it a lot. Very smooth shooter, and in stainless. very easy to care for. I had an ambi safety added as a leftie shooter, and it's been flawless. Price is dependent on a lot of things, and the price you were given may be a function of location as well as limited availability.

    BTW, The "Government" model implies full size 5" barrel.

    As to other sizes, compact, ultra compact, etc., as offered by various manufacturers, I'd stick with the better names. Others will be by, but from my observation, the shorter the barrel, the better the thing needs to be constructed for fit and engineering in order to function reliably.
     
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  14. brunowbe

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    I have the standard sr1911 model 6700, it’s a great gun. I literally just got back from the range shooting it about an hour ago, ran like a champ and is stupid accurate (first time I have had it out in about a year or 2). I forgot how much I love shooting it (and other 1911s). My brother also shot it and really liked it, noting how nice the trigger was and how little recoil it had (mind you he is a new shooter and was slightly intimidated by the larger round, he only has a 9mm and that is all he had previously shot). I would highly recommend getting the Ruger. The price is a bit high, but maybe that’s due to the current climate on guns. I know used ones were around $600 before everything got crazy.
     
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    Govt model simply means full-sized grip frame with 5” barrel, single sided safety. Sometimes manufacturers sneak an ambi safety in!

    As in govt model of 1911. I guess to be absolutely correct it would not have an ambi safety or a beavertail style grip safety.
     
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  16. Mike J

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    I have a SR 1911 that I bought back around 2013 if I recall correctly. It doesn't get shot a lot as it is not what I carry. I like it a lot. I did have the rust issue that was mentioned earlier in the thread. I called Ruger customer service. They sent a shipping label. I sent it to them & had it back in a week. The only issue I had function wise was when I first got it I would get hit in the head by an empty case about once a magazine when I shot it. I did a little research online & changed the tension on my extractor. It has worked fine since. It makes me look like I know how to shoot. The ergonomics & trigger pull of the 1911 make it an easy platform to shoot well for me.
     
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    Love mine. Click my picture. It's in there. One of my accurate and best running guns I have.
     
  18. buddyd157

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    i must admit, that the stainless steel does look great. when i was a the range the other day, they had rentals, but they had Springfield Arms 1911's. one black/blue, one SS. and the prices to buy, (can't say how old those prices were), only $100 difference between the 2. so for the extra $100, i'd go SS.

    but, with todays every growing shortage, and some gun stores selling at full list pricing, God only knows the actual costs.

    i might take a ride to my LGS either this morning, or tomorrow, to check out thier Ruger show case.

    thing is, when i went there 2 weeks ago to look at the Dan Wesson A-2?

    they wanted full retail at $1395.00

    even though, this would have been my 5th gun to buy from them.

    as i mentioned, the range will discount for members only, as i was told they will work on a smaller mark up. this we know as one of 2 things..

    1) keep us as members

    2) they just do not sell as many guns handgun or rifles as they are not a distributor, and the sales just help thier bottom line?

    i dunno, about #2.....just a thought.
     
  19. bassjam

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    I've got a 5", it's my only 1911 but I love it and its been reliable and more accurate than I am. $940 seems high, but maybe not in the current market. 6 months ago you could find them for $650-750.
     
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    ok, so i went to the LGS, and there wasn't any Ruger 1911's in stock, except for the high performance stuff.

    too much for my blood.

    so, i went to the showcase where a few other 1911's. were and there was a Para Ordinance, never heard of it, i was told that Remington bought them out?

    (which i just did a google search, and they did)

    anyhow,, i saw a sweet Remington R1....a very basic 1911, with real wood grips, 2- 7 rnd magazines, black in color.

    so i grabbed it!

    price was $125.00 off the list price...!!

    so now, i have to wait "up to" 30 days now for the back ground check, thru my local police dept,

    this is all due to my insane governor's new ruling/laws on wait times, and this frigging pandemic.

    my decision to go with the Remington, was for the name recognition over the Para Ordinance.

    and the Para was nearly about the same price as the Remington.
     
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    The Remington is a good solid gun. You should have no problems with it.

    BOARHUNTER
     
  22. Armored farmer

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    I like my SR1911CMD.
    I sold my other 1911. It couldn't compare to my ruger.
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    The Ruger SR1911 is an excellent performer, great value sub $750 1911. Mine's a 10mm. I'd take a Ruger 1911 over a Kimber 1911 any day. No way I'd pay $940 for the SR1911.
     
  24. buddyd157

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    i see myself in time, getting the Ruger SR 1911, but it's just that supply and demand thing, where there is a demand (me) but no supply.....lol

    i'll probably end up with as many 1911's as i do 9 MM's.....

    oh and regarding the RIA brand, my LGS simply does not have them, nor procures them.

    i had asked, about that, as well as the Kimber, which the Kimber they carry.
     
  25. rdnktrkr

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    I've shot one and there was nothing special about it in my opinion, my SIL has a Taurus 1911 that runs good but doesn’t like rnfp bullets loaded light, I have ATI, Rock Island, 2 Springfield Armory 1 stainless and 1 black and 2 Colts, they all shoot well and they were all less than the price your looking at. I would look around and compare prices.
     
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