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HKUSP9SD
12-30-2012, 13:19
So after a lot of researching, I went and put a Ruger SR1911 on layaway! I should have her in my hands within a week or two :)

Hopefully I picked well. I have heard a bunch of praise for these 1911's so Im very excited. Plus it is a beautiful pistol lol. Oh and the fact that it feels so good in my hand. Can't wait to shoot her.

Any tips from the pro's out there would be much appreciated. I'm a total 1911 newbie lol.

Steel Head
12-30-2012, 13:55
So after a lot of researching, I went and put a Ruger SR1911 on layaway! I should have her in my hands within a week or two :)

Hopefully I picked well. I have heard a bunch of praise for these 1911's so Im very excited. Plus it is a beautiful pistol lol. Oh and the fact that it feels so good in my hand. Can't wait to shoot her.

Any tips from the pro's out there would be much appreciated. I'm a total 1911 newbie lol.

Nice!
A week or two wait:faint::shocked::dunno:

sawgrass
12-30-2012, 14:01
I bought a Ruger when they first came out. I've shot it three or four times and haven't had a bit of trouble. Most reviews have been great. I did read something about keeping them lubed up nicely.

Congrats and enjoy!

HKUSP9SD
12-30-2012, 14:02
I only had a little over half to put down, but since I know they are in demand, I put in on layaway. I have a good job, but not that good paying of a job lol. Hopefully I can grab it next paycheck.

sawgrass
12-30-2012, 14:16
I only had a little over half to put down, but since I know they are in demand, I put in on layaway. I have a good job, but not that good paying of a job lol. Hopefully I can grab it next paycheck.

That will give you time to read up on galling and lube. Plus more time to be excited with anticipation.:cool:

ETA: You may as well start saving soon for the next one! Because that is how it appears to work!

glock2740
12-30-2012, 15:09
ETA: You may as well start saving soon for the next one! Because that is how it appears to work!
That's exactly how it works. Trust me. :cool:

:rofl:

alwaysshootin
12-30-2012, 17:28
Just this week, I saw, and had in my hand the first Ruger 1911, I've seen besides in pictures. It wasn't for sale, and the owner, who had a few, claimed it was the best shooting 1911 he had fired. By the way, the closest in price of the others, probably, started at twice the price! I think you will be happy.

HKUSP9SD
01-05-2013, 15:35
So I was hoping to have my Ruger on Friday, but my LGS was closed for the weekend due to a gun show in Tuscon :(

Now Im like a kid on Christmas waiting for Monday lol.

Ill post pics and a range report this week!

sawgrass
01-05-2013, 18:17
So I was hoping to have my Ruger on Friday, but my LGS was closed for the weekend due to a gun show in Tuscon :(

Now Im like a kid on Christmas waiting for Monday lol.

Ill post pics and a range report this week!

I was delayed tonight picking up my new Guncrafter CCO, so I get it. It sucks!:crying:

Walter Bishop
01-05-2013, 19:14
I was looking at a brand new SR1911 at my local shop and there was rather noticeable wear on the frame where the safety and slide lock move up and down. I couldn't tell if it was the black finish on the parts rubbing off on the frame or if a grove was being worn into the frame. Has anyone seen this wear on their new Rugers? I can't imagine the gun was on the shelf long enough for it to get these marks just from potential buyers.

Steel Head
01-05-2013, 20:02
I was delayed tonight picking up my new Guncrafter CCO, so I get it. It sucks!:crying:

That BLOWS:faint:

bac1023
01-05-2013, 20:13
Congrats!

They are very good 1911s for the money.

bac1023
01-05-2013, 20:14
I was delayed tonight picking up my new Guncrafter CCO, so I get it. It sucks!:crying:

Sorry to hear, SG

I hate that.

HKUSP9SD
01-05-2013, 23:12
I was delayed tonight picking up my new Guncrafter CCO, so I get it. It sucks!:crying:

Dude you're in a worse spot than me lol. Those pistols look amazing!

HKUSP9SD
01-05-2013, 23:15
I was looking at a brand new SR1911 at my local shop and there was rather noticeable wear on the frame where the safety and slide lock move up and down. I couldn't tell if it was the black finish on the parts rubbing off on the frame or if a grove was being worn into the frame. Has anyone seen this wear on their new Rugers? I can't imagine the gun was on the shelf long enough for it to get these marks just from potential buyers.

I didn't notice any wear on the one I'm picking up. Thing looked like it was straight out of the box. Ill keep you updated when I actually have it in my hands again lol

HKUSP9SD
01-05-2013, 23:19
Congrats!

They are very good 1911s for the money.

Thanks bac! I've noticed you're the master of fine pistols and 1911's lol. I'll hopefully be as accurate as the pistol lol.
I'm more of a 9mm guy, but I've always wanted a nice, classy 1911.

Anything I should look into besides quality mags and trigger time?

Ruggles
01-05-2013, 23:24
Hey they (Ruger) are making a Commander version now so start saving!

Nice 1911 you picked up :)

HKUSP9SD
01-05-2013, 23:38
Hey they (Ruger) are making a Commander version now so start saving!

Nice 1911 you picked up :)

Dude, I bought an SR22 early December, and now they have the threaded barrel and stainless slide.

I put my SR1911 on layaway and see the commander announced a week later and was pissed lol. My only 1911 before this was a Llama Max I so I think a Gov. model 1911 will be perfect for my first one. Plus I haven't shot a commander.

Ruggles
01-05-2013, 23:56
Dude, I bought an SR22 early December, and now they have the threaded barrel and stainless slide.

I put my SR1911 on layaway and see the commander announced a week later and was pissed lol. My only 1911 before this was a Llama Max I so I think a Gov. model 1911 will be perfect for my first one. Plus I haven't shot a commander.

Commanders are sweet balanced 1911s :) They are great to carry as well. Just accept it, you will end up with one sooner or latter :supergrin:

HKUSP9SD
01-06-2013, 20:43
Commanders are sweet balanced 1911s :) They are great to carry as well. Just accept it, you will end up with one sooner or latter :supergrin:

It looks amazing. Once I shoot a commander I will probably get one lol

GunBugBit
01-07-2013, 12:58
I don't own one but I handled one and it seemed like a well made 1911. They are getting good reviews from owners. Enjoy!

mark68
01-08-2013, 00:06
I haven't had a single problem out of mine with about 200 rounds in and cant wait until I have the chance to get a look at the commander.

Rustin
01-09-2013, 21:43
I've only heard good things about this Ruger. Congrats.

HKUSP9SD
01-13-2013, 09:09
Here she is! Now to find ammo...

Joshhtn
01-13-2013, 09:10
Congrats!!!!!

Steel Head
01-13-2013, 09:46
Here she is! Now to find ammo...

Nice:thumbsup:
Yea,seems ammo is real scarce in places.
I started reloading right after I bought my 1911 so I could shoot it more.

HKUSP9SD
01-13-2013, 10:30
Nice:thumbsup:
Yea,seems ammo is real scarce in places.
I started reloading right after I bought my 1911 so I could shoot it more.

Just got back from walmart with 200 rounds of remington and winchester .45's! Also scored a box of 100 remington JHP 9mm. Everything else was gone. No .22 or .40s&w. Was looking to stock up but 45 is what I really needed so I am happy lol.

Also got a blackhawk holster for my 1911. I can't wait to take her out to the range!

I have been looking to start reloading if the prices stay down on the reloading components. It seems like its going to be the only way to keep shooting on my budget lol.

JimA
01-17-2013, 14:04
I really like my SR1911. I have been running 200 Grain LSWC in it lately and it shoots great. When I first got it ammo wasn't that hard to get. I shot several boxes of fmj target stuff through and several hundred of my fmj reloads. Then I tried several different HP defensive loads. All worked great. For now I will be shooting only my lead reloads through it.

ca survivor
01-24-2013, 07:52
Congrats!

deputy tom
01-29-2013, 15:50
Here she is! Now to find ammo...

Very nice. Enjoy that new pistol. tom.:supergrin:

mastrbloata
02-03-2013, 18:13
I just saw my first Big Foot today in the Ocala National Forrest. I'm still waiting to spot a Ruger 1911 in Florida.

IronWalnutz
02-04-2013, 16:00
I just saw my first Big Foot today in the Ocala National Forrest. I'm still waiting to spot a Ruger 1911 in Florida.

HAHAHA! It's been the same for me in PA.

Great pick up Dep Tom. I have a couple Rugers in the stable, they are well built and great shooting firearms.

skeeter7
02-12-2013, 02:16
Congrats! :thumbsup:

COLDSTEEL165
02-20-2013, 06:18
Glad you found one quick I looked for mine over a Year before I found one.? Great gun.