Ruger SR1911

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  1. AAofLot19

    AAofLot19 Member

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    So about a month ago I got on the waiting list for a Ruger SR1911. The shop is owned by an aqaintance of mine and has only been open for about 6 months. I checked the place out and prices looked good so I figured I'd give them a try. Got a call today that it had arrived. I asked him the damage and he replied with $999. Are people really paying this? I know they're high demand right now but I think he's gouging the hell out of this one. Thoughts?
  2. Hawg

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    That's more than MSRP. My LGS had one for 650 a few months ago.
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    When a gun shop charges more than MSRP they are gouging the customers. But this is America and free enterprise allow a store to charge whatever the market will bear. If the gun is in demand then you have to pay the price if you just have to have it.

    I would not pay $1000 for the Ruger 1911 clone. There are many other 1911 clones out there that are excellent guns for that or less. Ruger entered the market place with a reasonable MSRP price and this dealer is taking advantage of the increased demand that is mostly due to their reasonable MSRP. This dealer spoils the deal! I think I'd find a new friend!

    For less than the Ruger MSRP you can get a totally acceptable Rock Island 1911. Both me and my son-in-law have them and they are good guns. I also have a 1980's Colt (10mm Delta Elite) and except for the finish the Rock Island is as good as the Colt. A little work and a few after market parts in the Rock Island (the Colt required the same after market parts to shoot accurately) and you can have a superb 1911 if that is your desire. They are good out of the box though.

    LDBennett
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    You need to get "unacquainted".
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    $699 around here
  6. AAofLot19

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    Needless to say I won't be buying it and most likely not doing business with them at all. My goto place was shut down a while back and was trying out a new shop.

    Thats for sure. I worded it wrong in my 1st post. They owner is a cousin of a guy I know. Not a friend of mine.
  7. Double D

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    If I could get them I would sell them for 589-599.00 or so. I would not pay anywhere near that price and anyone charging that should be ashamed of themselves.
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    That was as high as I was willing to go for it. I want one bad, but not for a grand.
  9. Shooter45

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    $1,000 !!!!

    Be sure to tell all your friends.
  10. AAofLot19

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    After telling me the price he went on to tell me they go for $1500 all day on ------ ---.com. I looked and they have them at $899 buy it now. Just a small difference.
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  11. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member

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    I have a feeling he won't be in business long.
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    I don't care what anyone says that is shameful. My LGS has quoted $629.00 plus tax if they ever get any. There just is no excuse for greed.
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