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matt_lowry123
08-23-2012, 10:49
I bought a ruger 1911 this morning. It seems pretty solid for the cost. I paid 636 out the door. They had about 20 of them or so at Whittaker guns, if anybody is looking for one. I've seen these going for crazy prices on gunbroker and armslist.

The only thing I don't like about it, is how much play is in the frame to slide. I know it's only a 639 dollar gun, but dang!!


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Roering
08-23-2012, 13:04
I bought a ruger 1911 this morning. It seems pretty solid for the cost. I paid 636 out the door. They had about 20 of them or so at Whittaker guns, if anybody is looking for one. I've seen these going for crazy prices on gunbroker and armslist.

The only thing I don't like about it, is how much play is in the frame to slide. I know it's only a 639 dollar gun, but dang!!


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Congrats on the Ruger, that's a great price and I think you got a lot more than a $636 gun there....great deal.

Oh and don't worry about some play in the weapon. It may help with reliability.

If they were for sale in CA, I'd pick one up.

matt_lowry123
08-23-2012, 13:28
Congrats on the Ruger, that's a great price and I think you got a lot more than a $636 gun there....great deal.

Oh and don't worry about some play in the weapon. It may help with reliability.

If they were for sale in CA, I'd pick one up.


Yeah I can't wait to take it out!! I'm happy with it and glad I bought it!!!

They had a springfield range officer there too. I've been wanting to pick one of those up for awhile but haven't seen them around. If it's there next month, I'll most likely pick it up.

Hoss
08-23-2012, 13:44
I bought a ruger 1911 this morning. It seems pretty solid for the cost. I paid 636 out the door. They had about 20 of them or so at Whittaker guns, if anybody is looking for one. I've seen these going for crazy prices on gunbroker and armslist.

The only thing I don't like about it, is how much play is in the frame to slide. I know it's only a 639 dollar gun, but dang!!


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My friend has one, he loves it. I shot it while he was breaking it in and it is really a nice gun. He has had no issues. Enjoy!

sawgrass
08-23-2012, 13:56
Congrats on a nice gun!
I really like mine and haven't had any problems with it.

bac1023
08-23-2012, 18:45
Congrats! :cool:

That's not much more than I paid when they first came out.

matt_lowry123
08-23-2012, 19:49
Congrats! :cool:

That's not much more than I paid when they first came out.

Thanks man!! I was going to clean it tonight, but I got lazy. When I rack the slide, it feels a little gritty. I'm going to run 200 rounds through it this weekend and see if it smooths out any.

257 roberts
08-24-2012, 01:54
I've put 90 rds threw mine when i got it and 86rds threw it Saturday at a IDPA match,had 3 failures to go into battery but I'm not worried because the gun is brand new it shoots very nice.

crazyasian1
08-24-2012, 07:04
Can't find them around here at all, and no prospects for when we might get some. Last LGS I talked to said "... Problem is, Ruger had these backordered before production even started..."

So FYI, I hate you. :tongueout:

stopatrain
08-24-2012, 07:18
Good deal!

matt_lowry123
08-24-2012, 07:21
Can't find them around here at all, and no prospects for when we might get some. Last LGS I talked to said "... Problem is, Ruger had these backordered before production even started..."

So FYI, I hate you. :tongueout:

:rofl::rofl:

I feel you on that one!!! Nobody ever has them in stock!! I see them going for crazy prices on gunbroker and whatnot.

matt_lowry123
08-24-2012, 07:29
I've put 90 rds threw mine when i got it and 86rds threw it Saturday at a IDPA match,had 3 failures to go into battery but I'm not worried because the gun is brand new it shoots very nice.

I hope that doesn't happen again!! Was the round hung on the feed ramp, or could you tap the slide and make it go into battery?

ArmoryDoc
08-24-2012, 08:39
The side-to-side slop just ensures reliability. It has almost no affect on accuracy. Accuracy is attributed to barrel to slide fit.

matt_lowry123
08-24-2012, 09:05
The side-to-side slop just ensures reliability. It has almost no affect on accuracy. Accuracy is attributed to barrel to slide fit.

:rofl: mine better be super reliable!!! I have up and down movement.

I have read that somewhere. It's just a little more than my other 1911's. I wasn't expecting hand fitting, but something a little tighter. I guess I'm ranting over nothing. I'm sure it'll still shoot good!!

Gary1911A1
08-24-2012, 13:50
Thanks for posting Matt. I just got off the phone to Whittakers about 10 minutes ago after ordering another. I paid more for my first one which was excellent so I decided to get another while I had the chance at an even better price. I don't often buy more than two pistols that are identical, but when I do it's a 1911. Wish I could post a picture of that guy in the commercials with that typed in. LOL

matt_lowry123
08-24-2012, 14:08
Thanks for posting Matt. I just got off the phone to Whittakers about 10 minutes ago after ordering another. I paid more for my first one which was excellent so I decided to get another while I had the chance at an even better price. I don't often buy more than two pistols that are identical, but when I do it's a 1911. Wish I could post a picture of that guy in the commercials with that typed in. LOL

:rofl::rofl::rofl:

That pic would be classic!!!!

That's cool that you have two of them!! I was driving to work this morning and thinking about stopping back in there. These things go like hot cakes!!

SPIN2010
08-24-2012, 14:25
They are all sold out as of 1625 EST :crying:

ArmoryDoc
08-24-2012, 15:55
:rofl: mine better be super reliable!!! I have up and down movement.

I have read that somewhere. It's just a little more than my other 1911's. I wasn't expecting hand fitting, but something a little tighter. I guess I'm ranting over nothing. I'm sure it'll still shoot good!!

You shouldn't have any trouble if you run good ammo. I'd rather have a looser 1911 myself. Sounds like you got my gun. I'm home if you wanna run it by now. :cool:

matt_lowry123
08-24-2012, 18:51
You shouldn't have any trouble if you run good ammo. I'd rather have a looser 1911 myself. Sounds like you got my gun. I'm home if you wanna run it by now. :cool:

Yeah yeah, I'll drop it off here in a little bit :supergrin:

I cleaned it a little bit ago. It was pretty dirty for being a new gun. I can't wait to put some rounds through it tomorrow!!

FLIPPER 348
08-24-2012, 19:30
shoot and enjoy



I pre ordered on last year before the madness, a fantastic value for $629. The black controls were a bit odd looking but easily swapped out.

They are starting to sit under the glass 'round here for $689, still a great value for a Made in USA Caspian 1911.

matt_lowry123
08-24-2012, 21:44
shoot and enjoy



I pre ordered on last year before the madness, a fantastic value for $629. The black controls were a bit odd looking but easily swapped out.

They are starting to sit under the glass 'round here for $689, still a great value for a Made in USA Caspian 1911.

I really like the looks of yours!!

FLIPPER 348
08-24-2012, 23:49
It looked even better after I installed a short stainless trigger.

matt_lowry123
08-25-2012, 01:01
They are all sold out as of 1625 EST :crying:


I missed this post. Damn, I can't believe they went that quick. I was there when they got them in. I guess word travels fast for these. I'll send you a PM when they get some more, if you want me too.

Gary1911A1
08-25-2012, 04:01
They are all sold out as of 1625 EST :crying:

I must of gotten one of the last ones. Glad I called when I did.

CDR_Glock
08-25-2012, 05:03
Congrats on the score.

The trigger, to me, needs a trigger job. Fit and finish look good. I'd have to change the sights, also. I tried my friend's SR1911. Probably one of the best ones for the price, under $1000.

COLDSTEEL165
11-25-2012, 20:13
Consider your self lucky I was searching for one for over a year.And finally found one,On a web site in ILL. for $750.00 + Del & another $50.00 for my FFL dealer to bring it in on his license. Total at the end ran my apx $850.00 but I am totally Satisfied,To have even of found one within that price range & that was just in this past August 2012

mark68
11-25-2012, 23:03
I had to pay $750 for mine at gander on thanksgiving. Put a hundred rounds through it and no hick-ups. This one will be a keeper.

sawgrass
11-26-2012, 08:32
A local dealer had one on Armslist on Fri. night for $750.00
The next morning he was at a show and five people were there to see it when the doors opened. It sold immediately.

greatwun
11-26-2012, 22:38
Nice! I haven't seen many SR1911s around here. I have some cash stored in case I find the TALO edition.


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chief63
11-27-2012, 18:32
I'm doing some work in Fairbanks Alaska this week. Stopped by the BX on Eielson AFB today and they had the SR1911 for $545 tax free...damn.

dakota1911
12-03-2012, 15:29
I have bought a couple at Ruger sponsered specials down here in the SW. Missed out last year, so this year got there when the store opened stood in the line and scored. I think the supply is catching up. I was at a gunstore down here a couple weeks ago and they had one in the regular case on display for about $679 and it had been there a day.