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Old 05-06-2011, 17:36   #1
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Ruger SR1911...Got One!

I've been monitoring several of the large online firearms sellers to see if any of them are actually able to get in any of Ruger's new SR1911. Like many of you who have also been watching, no one seems to know when they might start showing up.

Then this morning, while returning home from Prescott, I decided to stop in at Prescott Valley Guns, a friendly shop on the south side of town. I was aware of their tight relationship with the Ruger factory across town, so I thought maybe they could give me an idea when the SR1911 might start arriving at retailers. I happened by just as they were opening for the day, and when I made my inquiry, the manager said..."Well, funny you should ask...).

To my surprise, he lifted the SR1911 out of the display case and said, "We had just one of these show up here yesterday afternoon." Well, I interpreted the timing of this as Divine intervention, and naturally responded with, "Let's buy it." It seemed pre-ordained, so how could I not buy it?

After disassembling the upper receiver and cleaning it up after about 50 rounds, I am more than impressed. I have no criticisms or critiques to offer at all. The finish, fit, and function are all very impressive. I also like the 70-series safety, and the simplicity of the standard length guide rod and standard (one side only) slide safety.

I paid $680 for this pistol, which is probably a little more than what some of the discount shops will eventually sell it for, but it's also an incredible deal compared to what other 1911's are going for. Honestly, after a careful look at this pistol, I don't know why a guy would pay more for a 1911, and I include the big-time 1911 makers in that opinion. Kudos to Ruger...I believe the wait has paid off...They really did this pistol right...
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Lucky!! Thanks for the first impression review it's making me even more anxious lol.
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Got one too.
First off I am new to the 1911 crowed. (Never own or shot one, do own a .45 SIG 220)
I stopped by my LGS today to try out my new .40S&W barrel in my SIG P239, OK. Then I checked to see if my ordered Ruger 1911 had arrived
Well, low and behold, they just received 3 of them with in the last hour!!
And, sure enough mine was one of them!
Ruger seem to have these shipping a LOT faster then the LCP, LC9, SP9c's.


I picked up 50 rds of cheap ammo and went over to their range again.
I first learned how to field strip the 1911 and yes, I launched the recoil spring plug on the first time.
Had a few 1911 folks helping me out. They thought the Ruger looked and felt quite good to them.
The bullets went where I was aiming from 7 to 25 yards. I'm impressed!
When I held my aim well I did get a couple of sub 1" groups.

The triger was crisp and the sights were easy to aim.
I did not have a single problem with the first 50 rounds.
I happy to have a SR1911 now....

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Old 05-26-2011, 08:55   #4
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>>Ruger SR1911...Got One!<<

Me too...great gun for the money!
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Arizona Made...Arizona Style!

I'm allowing myself just one modification to my new SR1911...Since these are manufactured here in Prescott, they really do need a more local flare...



Actually, even though the grips are genuine diamondback rattler, I had to find them in Michigan! www.doggrips.com
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WOW! KMO, that thing is........... Awesome
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I have been searching for a dealer in my area that has one because I am sold. The way they made it with the titanium firing pin and the colt 70 setup that this is the pistol that I want. It just seems right. American made, built with quality, and the gun from what I have heard shoots well and looks damn fine. I have a FFl friend looking for me one since I am a Ruger fan anyway and think this would be a good addition to my collection.
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Thumbs up Waiting

My name is on a list at my LGS also. Patiently waiting . They had one in stock but I missed that one. The reviews have been good and it just makes sence to get one during the 100th year. I will post when I take possesion. Congrats to you all that have picked one up already.........Joe
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Replaced Factory Front Sight

Ruger markets the new SR1911 as having Novak sights, so I thought it would be a simple task to contact Novak directly, and have them send me one of their fiber optic front sights with the same dovetail cut as the factory white dot front sight on the SR1911. The guy I got on the phone at Novak's said Ruger is actually making their own sights for this pistol, but he said he could easily find out which dovetail cut they are using & make me a replacement front sight. I had already used contrasting orange/green sight paint on the SR1911 factory sights, but my 53-year-old eyes just cannot distinguish the front sight at arm's length without a little more help. Novak sent me their fiber optic front sight, but the dovetail did not match up very well with the cut in the slide. After considerable filing & fitting, I was finally able to push it into place. I'm very pleased with the improved sight picture (green FO front/orange dots rear), but be cautious if you try to order fiber optics from Novak. I don't think they have the exact SR1911 specs just yet...
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got mine today, lgs just got a shipment in for Ruger days, i'm in lust, cant wait to shoot it Monday.
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actually I waited and waited and I took a trip to my home town and a the best dealer in town had a Smith and Wesson Target model 1911 at a great price so I went a head and jumped on it. Its a tack driver and reliable as hell so I'm happy plus its American made which was a big deal to me in a purchase of a 1911.
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Congrats on your Ruger and those grips look amazing. I had to go and order a pair for my Colt after seeing yours.

I'm still waiting for the availability to increase but I will pick at least one up. Looking into wait times to get it sent off and worked on.
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I like these snake grips, and the vendor cracks me up. His life mission is to put every 1911 pistol in rattlesnake...not sure if he'll get there...
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I don't know if he will either but it sure looks good in rattlesnake. I would not mind having a set to throw on mine every once in a while when the mood hits me.i
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Very nice...I have a few other things on my plate at the moment, but I suspect I will have one by the end of the year. I currently own a modified target Kimber, but I need a 1911 specifically for IPSC, and I think this is it.
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Anyone know what size the firing pin is? Just curious as Springfield uses an odd size similar to the 9mm/.38 super.

I was also wondering if the frame was forged or cast?

I'm hoping to see one here in Rochester NY soon.
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That Ruger SR1911 is one nice looking pistol
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That Ruger SR1911 is one nice looking pistol
...Looking forward to the compact version...
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will have to agree about them there bullets hitting the mark, i shot mine but more for seeing what it was like more than anything. it did turn in some nice and impressive 20 yard groups of 3.5 t0 4 inches with hardball(federal champion) i like that stuff but wont buy it again unless im not going to pick the brass up(small primer). i am going back tuesday when i have the whole day and see what it will do. i am satisfied with it and so far it has ate anything i have fed it(five different loads) most of this was old stuff i had stashed in boxes. i would love to see someone make a nice set of adjustable sights for it.
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I've been watching the local shops and waiting for them to get a SR1911 on the shelf.
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Dag nab it

Feels like I have been waiting a long time for the SR1911 to come in to my LGS. In the meantime I have been cruzin other forums looking at 1911's. I got a really good deal on a used Kimber Pro Carry ll off of a member on another forum. Just got it early last week along with a new Theis IWB holster and have a CT grip on the way also . Great deal on a almost new used one. Well guess who calls me this morning and tells me a SR 1911 arrived at my LGS and I am next in line . I passed on it this go around and put my self next. Just could not justify all that scratch going out in that short of a time. I want this Ruger but I will wait just a little longer, I guess. Like they say it is all about timing ..............Joe
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