Ruger SR1911

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  1. jh45gun

    jh45gun New Member

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    I am not a huge Ruger fan in fact after owning them for years and not being that excited about them having issues with some and with the exception of a couple of guns that were good the rest gave me fits. I do not own any more Rugers I have found better more accurate guns for the money BUT the 1911 is a proven design that is made by a lot of companies now. I doubt even Ruger could screw it up. Congrats on your gun. My Self I am more than satisfied with my RIA Tactical.
  2. dragonfly

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    Just in case you haven't seen the Remington R1
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    I have Rugers and Brownings and Berettas, but the R1 is the first .45. It is, as I said on the Rem R1 post, about the same money. I like the looks of the Ruger, but I really wanted the Remington because the company had not made a pistol in nearly 100 years. I think it was worth the wait. DF
  3. Slowhand

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    Nice looking Remington.
  4. 1911junkee

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    The R-1 does come in stainless, saw one today. I passed on the Remington because of the firing pin safety.

    I have a Sig, Smith, Colt, Springfield mil-Spec SS, Springfeild Loaded SS, and a Kimber Ultra Carry SS (Pre II), all great guns, but I can't say that any of them can actually "Outshoot" the Ruger. The Ruger is my pick of the whole lot of them, 2nd choice of the bunch would be the Springer "Loaded", wich BTW is made in Brazil. The Springer "Mil-Spec" is made in the U.S. along with all the rest, except the Sig, wich is German.

    The ILS and flat MSH were 86'd on both Springers, replaced with Colt arched MSH's w/Std. mainsprings.
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  5. 1911junkee

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    Not crazy about their firing pin safety, but the SS R-1 is a great looking pistol!
  6. 1911junkee

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    It took me a while to dig up the recpt. I paid $609- for mine. I paid for the gun up front as soon as I learned that they were released, then waited around 5 months for it to arrive. I had one of the 1st ones in the Nashville area. I have owned Rugers on and off over the last 40 some years and knew it would be a quality piece, I have come to expect that from them over the years.

    After owning it while I can say it is as good as any 1911 out there. Out of all my 1911's it was the most affordable, the most expensive was my Springfield Loaded at around a grand, I bought my Kimber used but it would have retailed at about a G also. I would not have a problem paying $799- for another one if that is what it takes.

    I like all of my 1911's and enjoy shooting each but for general carry its the SR 1911 for me, and if and when the SHTF, I will be grabbing for what I believe to be the most reliable rod of the bunch, the Ruger.
  7. 25yretcoastie

    25yretcoastie New Member

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    I have had mine for about a month now $799+tax. In my area it is still one of the best buys for a 1911 less $$$$ than the Rem.s Sig's and the others. 300 rounds thru it and not a problem of any kind. If I needed or wanted one again I would buy it in a heart beat.
  8. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Your area must be high. The dealer price is 535.00 on the ruger. The dealer price on the remington mil spec is 549.00 If I were selling either one in my store (which I am not) the ruger would be 579.00 and the remington would be 589.00 give or take ten bucks. I had one ruger while my shop was open and I sold it for 609.00 because I had to pay some extra shipping on it.
  9. 1911junkee

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    Picked up another SR1911, traded my Kimber UC that I paid six bills for, I will get way more use out of the Ruger. I have given up on subcompacts.

    This gun has had no more than a box of rounds through it, clean as a pin!
  10. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I paid $649.00 for my Ruger 1911.
  11. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Good price. They are still gouging on auction sites due to availability.
  12. 1911junkee

    1911junkee New Member

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    Rugerman,

    Let me put it to you this way..........

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  13. Slowhand

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    It's not like I don't own another 1991 45 ACP that I can compare it to. Each has it's own fine points. But since I don't plan on buying another Kimber Custom Shop Super Carry Pro anytime soon ($$$$), the Ruger will do.
  14. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Not knocking the rugers, I am sure they are good guns, but for those of you who are having a hard time finding them I would take a close look at the S&W E-Series. I own 21 1911s and the new e series is one of the finest of them all and will out shoot most. I honestly never thought I would be saying that about a smith 1911 but they have stepped up their game.

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    If anyone is still looking for one, PM me and Ill tell you who to contact. There are 5 left for 649.00.
  16. JUNKKING

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    What is the price on the Smith E series compared to the Ruger? The only E series I have ever seen topped a grand.
  17. JUNKKING

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    Still happy with the one you hooked me up with Helix but some will still cry this is too much money. I paid around what you're saying now but the MSRP is 799 and some places are getting it all day long if they had them in stock.

    People this is a great price for this gun. I made the call and actually had to send them a money order and I had my gun at my FFL in 4 days.
  18. Double D

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    The e-series TA with the rail is a grand but the basic e-series is under 800. Its alot more gun in my opinion.
  19. 1911junkee

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    Installed a six inch barrel in my latest 1911. Too bad Ruger doesn't make a long slide version of the SR1911.

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