Ruger SR1911

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by AAofLot19, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. AAofLot19

    AAofLot19 Member

    Nov 20, 2010
    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

    Hawg Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2011
    That's more than MSRP. My LGS had one for 650 a few months ago.

  3. LDBennett

    LDBennett Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2003
    Hesperia, CA
    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.

  4. Python

    Python Former Guest

    Apr 9, 2011
    You need to get "unacquainted".
  5. time2shoot

    time2shoot Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2012
    Brandon SD
  6. AAofLot19

    AAofLot19 Member

    Nov 20, 2010
    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

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
    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.
  8. AAofLot19

    AAofLot19 Member

    Nov 20, 2010

    That was as high as I was willing to go for it. I want one bad, but not for a grand.
  9. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2001
    Here at TFF
    $1,000 !!!!

    Be sure to tell all your friends.
  10. AAofLot19

    AAofLot19 Member

    Nov 20, 2010

    After telling me the price he went on to tell me they go for $1500 all day on ------ I looked and they have them at $899 buy it now. Just a small difference.
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 22, 2012
  11. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2001
    Here at TFF
    I have a feeling he won't be in business long.
  12. Old Guy

    Old Guy Member

    Mar 19, 2009
    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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