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Ruger SR1911 future

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by msparks, May 27, 2011.

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  1. msparks

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    I'm loving the reviews of the SR1911. I'm glad Ruger is in the 1911 game. Quality and affordability. While I'm sure it won't win any beauty awards like a Wilson or other high end I'm sure it gets the "job" done.

    Now thinking toward the future. What's next?

    I'm looking forward to Ruger doing some lightweight models especially in a commander sized gun.

    Who else would buy one tomorrow if they made a lightweight commander suitable for daily carry?
     
  2. Dobe

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    I'm carrying the SR1911 as I type this. It's suitable for carry.
     
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  3. zeos

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    I want to see a blued model. I am not really a fan of stainless, just for aesthetic reasons.
     
  4. Husker_Fan

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    I believe the SR1911 will be my first 1911 later this year.

    I'd love to see a lightweight CCO as I've been looking for one as a carry gun. Preferably it will have a 4.25" barrel with bushing and I'd like to see a contoured rear grip corner and MSH like the Dan Wesson CCO.
     
  5. The Lone Haranguer

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    If it sells - and continues to sell - well, I would not be surprised if they offered some or all of these variants in the future.
     
  6. Stringfellow

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    I got to hold one today, right next to a Springer Loaded.

    I suspect Ruger is going to take a big bite out of Springfield's 1911 business if they decide to introduce a "full" 1911 lineup.

    I didn't get to shoot either pistol, but both felt and looked to be roughly the same level of quality. But the Ruger is about $150 or so less. And it really IS made in America rather than implied to be made in America--which likely matters to the 1911 crowd.
     
  7. Safetychain

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    Zeos, I spend most of my time between the coast of SC and the FL keys. Blued guns rust around here. When I visit my daughter in OR, I'm so amazed that she can leave a hammer out under a carport for nearly a year and it will not have rust even where it rains nearly 7 months out of the year. My safe in SC has a goldenrod, and all guns are well oiled at least once a year and I still get rust speckles. My carry weapon before my now stainless model would have rust every night unless it was greased up so much that it often ruined my clothes. Some of us are just not fortunate enough to reside in a dry climate. I will not ever purchase another gun unless it is stainless, titanium or something else that won't rust. If Ruger makes only one type of 1911, then stainless fits everybody as stainless can easily be treated to a black (or nearly any other color) finish.
     
  8. CZ57

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    There are enough reports out now here and at other various forums to indicate the SR1911 is a winner. It may take a while before we see a Commander or 9mm versions but I think the future is so bright for this pistol that variations are bound to follow.;)
     
  9. Skylerbone

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    If the P and SR line up are any indication then Springfield may as well roll up the mat and pack it in on those XDs as well. Who would pay more for a similar plastic gun?

    I think many 1911s are sold by reputation as are polymer and ARs and revolvers and rifles... I think that while the 1911 market has much competition it is also suffering from a huge demand that seems to outstrip supply. Try finding a new Ruger or S&W or a 2011 Colt with the new rollmark. They're as out of stock as Range Officers and TRPs. Same phenomenon that hit the AR market a few years back.

    I commend Ruger on what looks to be a fine 1911 and agree they will likely add to the line up sooner than later.
     
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  10. Hunt480

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    Me too, I almost bought a 1911 about 30 years ago but I passed. This Ruger version is the first 1911 I ever seen that I really want. I know you can't go wrong with a Ruger anyway it will be tough and durable. This gun has just the right amount of good looks for me it will be my next purchase...
     
  11. 918v

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    And seizability.
     
  12. Carter

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    I wonder if the SR1911 will finally help the ruger haters move on.

    I keep feeling tempted to buy one, but I always end up getting polymer framed pistols. I guess its a weight thing.

    So a commander sized model would be nice to see.
     
  13. 918v

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    Not if it continues to seize-up.
     
  14. 357 Terms

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    Ok 918v inform me, let me "know what your talking about"
     
  15. 918v

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    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=593814

     
  16. 357 Terms

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    LOL! good god; look at that thread , right after your post, the OP said "no complaints"!
     
  17. 918v

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    I guess galling is good or even desirable sometimes.
     
  18. 357 Terms

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    LOL ok "seize up" ??? lets not exaggerate, stick to facts.
     
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    Stuck is synonymous with seized.
     
  20. 357 Terms

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    OMG!! he hadn't even shot the gun!
     
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    not to mention that was 1 poster out of about 5 others here that say they have the guns and love them and have run several hundred rounds through them without issue.


    The term haters gonna hate certainly applies.

    Every manufacturer seems to have some haters on here....some more than others.

    Ruger, SIG, Glock, Remington
     
  22. 918v

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    I really love it how people start making threads personal, like we're talking about their mommas. Words like "hate" and "evil" and "troll" start to come out, even though the facts are against them.
     
  23. Skylerbone

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    I swear the next time you bring up my momma I'm gonna!!!

    Galling is a certainty with a SS frame and slide combo without lubrication. I honestly don't see myself considering one for purchase as that segment of my collection has been filled (price wise and use wise) but the fact that such a large number of the sports reviewers fired thousands of rounds trouble free counts for something. It is my understanding that Ruger also issued each of them one once production models became available and not a peep from any of them.

    I do hope those who purchase the Ruger understand that it is not a Wilson or Ed Brown. Interesting stuff V and thanks for the heads up. I do wonder about the linked poster's experience level considering his other comments and that in a span of a few weeks both his 1911s were down and out. $400 Metro Arms + $700 Ruger could have = 1 really nice 1911, DW Heritage...
     
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  24. 357 Terms

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    918v ??? I am really confused: you have NO facts! YOu quote a thread that the OP eventually shoots the gun and then has "no complaints" What facts do you have? really, I would love to hear "that you know what your talking about" no hate here, just curious.
     
  25. Skylerbone

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    I think the facts are clear as he stated them. A Ruger owner experienced galling and a lock up. What remains is sorting out the why. V made no attempt to besmirch Ruger, but what he said about my momma...to the moon!
     
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