1911 Talk (formerly Colt Government Talk)Everything about 1911 model pistols and their derivatives and knock-offs! Get advice about the Colt Government pistols, post items about your experience with these pistols and accessories for these pistols.
Since the typical retail price is always less than Ruger's suggested retail price, I'm thinking this 1911 will be found priced about the same as a Taurus 1911. Let's see...Taurus or Ruger...which 1911 would I want to buy...hmmm...the RUGER! And with Prescott, AZ stamped on it, this pistol is a must-have in my book.
Follow-up...I just found the SR1911 on a Davidson's Warehouse search for $593.99!
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If they can get you to ask the wrong question,
it doesn't matter what the answer is.
Another 1911 maker...really? It took Ruger too long to jump on the cast 1911 bandwagon. Remington, SIG, Dan Wesson, Charles Daly, etc. etc., the list goes on. Good luck to all who want to own an "American Made" 1911 for 700 and change. I would save a few hundred bucks and get a Colt or a Kimber, but hey, that's just me and my 2 cents. If you want a deal, get a Caspian cast receiver and build your own pistol, that way you won't have the no brainer safety warning tatooed on your slide.
I'm not trying to start a flame war concerning cast vs. forged, or rail vs. no rail, but I'm no Ruger fanboy either. You get what you pay for...enjoy
It took Ruger too long to jump on the cast 1911 bandwagon...
Hmmm...Too long? As if the demand for 1911 pistols has subsided? I sold my Colt Government 1911 to make room for the SR1911, and it hasn't disappointed. I did catch some flack for refinishing my slide in satin black, but that's a matter of personal preference. I see that now Ruger is offering the SR1911 with a black slide as well. I guess I was ahead of them on that...
Much of that delay was Bill Ruger being very hard headed. Many of Ruger's current successes were only possible after his passing (SR223, SR1911, Mini re-tooling).
I like the fact that the plunger tube is cast in to the frame. One less thing to worry about, and Ruger has perfected sand casting. I also like the fact that it is a series 70 design, without the add-on disconnect.