Re: Ruger or Remington
All I have heard is there have been a few unhappy reports of cosmetic issues. I haven't heard anything negative about them mechanically, and mine has functioned flawlessly since I got it.
In the interest of full disclosure: I'm not a 1911 expert by any standard, although I've shot a variety of 1911's over the years. I'm also a 45+ year Ruger owner/shooter, (Mostly SA revolvers), and have 60+ Rugers in my arsenal along with some other non-Ruger pieces. The SR 1911 seems (to me) as solid a piece as anyone could want for the price. (MSRP 799)
The negatives to me are: 1 - The grip safety doesn't match the quality of the rest of the firearm IMO. It's functional, but feels kinda rattletrap compared to others I've handled & fired. 2 - I wasn't wild about the checkered wood grips either, and elected to put a smooth pair on it. (Not wild about these ones either, but I'll keep tryin' until something feels better!)
Other than those two items, I'm 100% satisfied with this weapon. It's extremely accurate & repeatable.