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FLIPPER 348
06-05-2011, 19:24
The finest gun dealer in Oregon was kind enough to bring my SR 1911 out here to the sticks for our local gunshow yesterday. He is the largest dealer in the state and has only gotten 24 or so of the Rugers in, all going to folks who prepaid the $629.

Well I got the pistol home and spent an hour creating a Flipper-Spec, swapping out most of the MIM and the more modern features as I prefer a 1911A1. The trigger is sexy and crisp. All that is left is to black out the sights and add a Novaks light rail as this 1911 will perform nightstand duty.

Colt GI -grip safety, slide release, thumb safety, mag release, vintage milled commander trigger and plug
EGW- milled sear & disconnector, wide spur hammer & strut
Viet Nam era milspec plastic grips
Hogue aluminum arched MSH


It shoots VERY well, performing the beer can dance out to 60' or so.

A fine American product and a great value and perhaps the last new firearm I will ever buy, well done Ruger.




...........the only complaint is the el-cheapo Made in China labeled zippered soft case that came with it. It is quite possibly the lowest quality gun pouch I have ever touched. It went into the trash along with the box.

FLIPPER 348
06-05-2011, 19:25
BTW- the take off parts along with the Ruger 8 round mag will be going up for sale on another 1911 forum this week.

Quack
06-05-2011, 19:30
Ah Ha!!! So its not truly "Made in the USA"

FLIPPER 348
06-05-2011, 19:35
...............the pistol is but the crap cases that come with it would sell well at Harbor Freight!

Quack
06-05-2011, 19:37
Just like how NRA hats are made I'm China.

FLIPPER 348
06-05-2011, 19:39
It took some effort to find an American Flag that was not made in China.

knedrgr
06-05-2011, 19:41
LOL. They own so much of our bonds, it's not even funny...the US economy recovered by China. LMAO.

samuse
06-05-2011, 19:54
A degraded ruger. Cool.

FLIPPER 348
06-05-2011, 20:11
A degraded ruger. Cool.

'degraded' .


..........only on the GT 1911 forum!

For me they are all upgrades.

Nakanokalronin
06-05-2011, 20:39
To each his own but when I see a beavertail like that I look down on the top of the web of my hand, between my thumb and finger and see that little scar from getting bit so many times.

FLIPPER 348
06-05-2011, 21:28
The Ruger offering actually saved me some $$$. If the 1911 Centennial I was going to build up a stainless Caspian frame/slide with a custom serial number. With the Ruger I don't get the custom sn but the frame/slide are of the same quality (hell, they might be the same parts) and with the barrel/bushing, Novaks and slide internals the Ruger costs less than the parts would have cost me for the build!

The subtle Ruger logo and Made in USA rollmarks are a nice touch.





To each his own but .....

That's the beauty of the 1911. All my 1911s have the same trigger-grip safety-MSH combo.

JK-linux
06-05-2011, 21:39
I'm jones-ing for when/if Ruger offers these in an all blued finish. I like stainless, but dislike duo-tone and prefer darker finishes for the most part. Congrats on the new heater!

Cobra64
06-06-2011, 01:01
LOL. They own so much of our bonds, it's not even funny...the US economy recovered by China. LMAO.

Yup. Ever since Obama's QE1 and QE2, even China is looking to dump our dollars. PIMCO sold all its investment holdings of US Treasurys.

Cobra64
06-06-2011, 01:07
A degraded ruger. Cool.

That'd be a Para or Taurus. :rofl:

cowboywannabe
06-06-2011, 01:11
are you trying to make that Ruger look like a Para G.I. Expert?

pistolwrench
06-06-2011, 02:34
Most likely, this will not be well received.
For me, the most important modification to a 1911 is a 'beavertail' type grip safety. It allows me a higher grip on the pistol which equates to less muzzle flip, a faster second shot and much more comfort.
Hammer bite is rarely the problem. It's the force exerted over a small area by the original grip safety tang that damages my flesh. I've got the scars to prove it.
And I'm no 'nancy boy'. I work with my hands every day.

pistolwrench
06-06-2011, 02:39
I'm not knocking anyone's personal preferences, to each his own.
I also see no value in a wide spur hammer. The only time one needs to manually manipulate the hammer is in dry fire practice. The wide spur can snag on clothing and slow down a response to a threat.
It was of use 80 years ago when cavalry carried hammer down.

pistolwrench
06-06-2011, 02:48
'Vintage milled triggers' are of even less value. They almost always fit the frame with considerable slop and are quite a bit heavier than modern aluminum triggers. The more mass the trigger has, the less crisp the trigger pull can be without 'hammer follow' due to trigger bounce.
The lack of an overtravel screw requires proper interaction with the grip safety to prevent the sear spring from unloading the sear or disconnector.

pistolwrench
06-06-2011, 02:51
I could go on and on, but suffice to say, I personally see no value in the mods Flipper has made to the SR1911.

bac1023
06-06-2011, 04:28
Congrats! :cool:

craig19
06-06-2011, 05:12
That is a nice looking 1911. I think it looks better with matching controls. I wish Ruger would have done that in the first place.

faawrenchbndr
06-06-2011, 05:44
I have never cared for contrasting controls, so that change is a plus for me.
On the flip side, the "old school" hammer, trigger and GS, seem to clash with the sights.

In the end,.......it it works for YOU, then it's an UPGRADE not a downgrade!

Psychman
06-06-2011, 06:18
You threw away your box?!!

FLIPPER 348
06-06-2011, 06:41
I personally see no value in the mods Flipper has made to the SR1911.



....well it's a good thing I did them for me and not you then!

CMG
06-06-2011, 06:46
Congrats on the new pistol.

FLIPPER 348
06-06-2011, 06:55
thanks


are you trying to make that Ruger look like a Para G.I. Expert?


What does one look like??

okie
06-06-2011, 06:56
Enjoy the pistol, Flipper:thumbsup::wavey:

MD357
06-06-2011, 07:18
'Vintage milled triggers' are of even less value. They almost always fit the frame with considerable slop and are quite a bit heavier than modern aluminum triggers. The more mass the trigger has, the less crisp the trigger pull can be without 'hammer follow' due to trigger bounce.
The lack of an overtravel screw requires proper interaction with the grip safety to prevent the sear spring from unloading the sear or disconnector.

Learn something new every day. :cool:

The mods aren't for me either as I prefer a higher grip on the gun but at least he used some EGW parts. :supergrin:

Dave T
06-06-2011, 09:03
I'm with pistolwrench on this one. I also bleed after one shot with those wide spur hammers (OUCH!).

If the OP is happy more power to him but I'm not getting the more traditional parts with those Novak style sights. Just doesn't seem right. Oh well, to each his/her own.

Dave

TKR Reptiles
06-06-2011, 10:51
To each their own I suppose... Kind of a waste of a good gun tho... Why not just get a GI model RIA or SA, throw some different sights on it, and save the time and trouble...

FLIPPER 348
06-06-2011, 11:53
simple

Because 'throwing' some Novaks on a Speingfield GI would have resulted in a much more expensive 1911 with lower quality parts that would not have been made in the USA and not had the exact features your 'ole pal Flipper likes in a 1911.

RIA is not in the same class as the SR1911 on any level

faawrenchbndr
06-06-2011, 13:20
I do not think anyone is knocking YOUR decision in parts/pieces/mods

Seems everyone was giving their opinions on the end result.
Like I stated,....if you are happy and it works for you, GREAT!

Rman 585
06-06-2011, 18:50
:upeyes:I like My Ria.........

steve4102
06-06-2011, 19:04
Where did Ruger stamp their warning label?

Hokie1911
06-06-2011, 20:21
Where did Ruger stamp their warning label?

Bottom of the dust cover I believe.

Nickpisp
06-06-2011, 21:25
Bottom of the dust cover I believe.

Kee-rect.