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Old 10-07-2011, 17:36   #1
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Ruger SR1911

I saw my first SR1911 last week at Gander Mtn. for $749. which I thought was a tad high. I called my local gun store guy and asked him to get me one. He said I hope to have one on Monday and I said I'll take it. It was $646.00. I wanted to buy a NIB 1911 this year due to it's 100 birthday. It was test fired Sept 22. Serial #1789.

I took it to the range today along with a SS Kimber Eclipse and a SS Colt that was smithed by Novak. I am more than pleased to report the Ruger performed flawlessly. Not a single failure of any kind. From the first 10 rounds shooting free hand at seven yds. eight shots went nearly through the same hole. I pulled the first one low and one a little high at some point.
Considering what I have in the Colt it certainly doesn't shoot or feel $2000. better. I have a trigger on order for the Ruger but that is the only modification that I will make. The factory trigger is a little loose and I prefer a short trigger. I couldn't be happier with the value verses cost for this gun!
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Old 10-07-2011, 17:44   #2
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Rhonda, I'm very glad to hear you like the Ruger.

I certainly thought you would. Congrats again.
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Old 10-07-2011, 20:18   #3
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You got #1789? I got mine 4 months ago and it's #3141.
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Old 10-07-2011, 20:19   #4
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Mine is 3714. It shipped in May.
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Old 10-07-2011, 20:35   #5
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I read over on the Ruger forum that Ruger releases guns in blocks.
The blocks aren't in order. Makes me wonder if 1911 is rolling off of the line about now...That would be cool to have.
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Old 10-07-2011, 21:01   #6
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That makes me think they really are controlling the supply to build up demand for them.
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Old 10-07-2011, 21:17   #7
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The most amazing part is that the OP saw one last week, and was able to find one locally this week.

I'm a 1911 newbie. I am very aware that I have no idea the fine details of a 1911.

A few months back I had a hankering for a .45ACP. I rented a SA 1911. Didn't like it at all. I ended up purchasing a G21SF. Last month, I decided to give the 1911 another go. I rented the SR1911. Wow. That one felt "right" to me.

I've been on the waiting list at my LGS for 7 days now. I'm expecting the wait to be a few months.
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Old 10-08-2011, 08:43   #8
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The most amazing part is that the OP saw one last week, and was able to find one locally this week.

I'm a 1911 newbie. I am very aware that I have no idea the fine details of a 1911.

A few months back I had a hankering for a .45ACP. I rented a SA 1911. Didn't like it at all. I ended up purchasing a G21SF. Last month, I decided to give the 1911 another go. I rented the SR1911. Wow. That one felt "right" to me.

I've been on the waiting list at my LGS for 7 days now. I'm expecting the wait to be a few months.

More amazing than that is, one of my buddies went to the same Gander Mtn. a day after I bought the Ruger elsewhere and the Ruger was still there. That was several days ago now, but I'm surprised that it's sitting there based upon everything I've read about folks not being able to find them. I don't believe there is another one locally as I drop into the LGS's often.

Now to drift my own thread...it seems like a lot of manufacturers are letting us sell their guns through hype. I haven't seen very many of the single stack 9mm's available, like the Ruger or the Kimber solo. Browning has two versions of the 1911 out in .22. I've asked around locally and noone has even seen them, nor can they order them until they are offered one. I'm wondering how long before the Beretta Nano will appear. I've heard November but I'm not holding my breath. I'm really curious about the Browning .22
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Old 10-08-2011, 11:59   #9
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Mine is 3714. It shipped in May.
Mine also shipped in May, 4131.
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That makes me think they really are controlling the supply to build up demand for them.
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Old 10-08-2011, 14:09   #11
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I will be glad when I finally get the one I have had on order since early May. I have to keep buying other 1911s in the meanwhile to satisfy my anxiety.
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I will be glad when I finally get the one I have had on order since early May. I have to keep buying other 1911s in the meanwhile to satisfy my anxiety.
I like the way you think...
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Rhonda, I'm very glad to hear you like the Ruger.

I certainly thought you would. Congrats again.
Thanks Brian. You continue to gain notariety over there...I think you ought to
check in...
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Thanks Brian. You continue to gain notariety over there...I think you ought to
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If I was only as famous.







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That's ok...I wish I were taller so that I could conceal a Govt. 1911
I have a beautiful stingray holster that digs into my ribs and makes me 'uneven'. (assuming from BACS post you figured out that I'm a woman)
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............ (assuming from BACS post you figured out that I'm a woman)
The name, Rhonda, kind of gave it away. Nice to meet you.

James (the other 1911 guy)
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The name, Rhonda, kind of gave it away. Nice to meet you.

James (the other 1911 guy)
Hi James nice to meet you too. A few years ago GT helped me pick my first 1911. It's funny how we come into ourselves, our likes and dislikes. I don't have that gun any longer as it always looked dirty...Since then I have a 'thing' for stainless guns. I currently carry an Inox Beretta 92compactL Type M. Once in a while I'll carry a Colt Defender. The Glocks unfortunately mostly live in the safe. I sold a spare Gen 3 G19 last week to a friend who is just getting into guns. And so it goes....

I actually saw for the first time one of the Browning Commemoratives. It was the boxed set with the knife which will pop right up if you google it. $1300 out the door. I think I'll wait for the 'service' model as I like to shoot my guns. This was at a gun show in MN this am.
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I actually saw for the first time one of the Browning Commemoratives. It was the boxed set with the knife which will pop right up if you google it. $1300 out the door. I think I'll wait for the 'service' model as I like to shoot my guns. This was at a gun show in MN this am.
The 3/4 size .22 with the Kabar knife? My local shop has one for just over a grand.
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Hi James nice to meet you too. A few years ago GT helped me pick my first 1911. It's funny how we come into ourselves, our likes and dislikes. I don't have that gun any longer as it always looked dirty...Since then I have a 'thing' for stainless guns. I currently carry an Inox Beretta 92compactL Type M. Once in a while I'll carry a Colt Defender. The Glocks unfortunately mostly live in the safe. I sold a spare Gen 3 G19 last week to a friend who is just getting into guns. And so it goes....

I actually saw for the first time one of the Browning Commemoratives. It was the boxed set with the knife which will pop right up if you google it. $1300 out the door. I think I'll wait for the 'service' model as I like to shoot my guns. This was at a gun show in MN this am.
That is a lot of money for a .22 cal. 1911 and a knife. The Commerative KABAR knives are usually around $100 or so. I could not see myself paying over a $1000 for a 1911-22.

BTW, the INOX Berettas are absolutely beautiful pistols. I still need to find an older one for my Beretta collection.
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Old 10-08-2011, 19:26   #20
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I read over on the Ruger forum that Ruger releases guns in blocks.
The blocks aren't in order. Makes me wonder if 1911 is rolling off of the line about now...That would be cool to have.
Mine has a late August test fire date, and the serial number is in the triple digits. Certainly seems that they are not shipped in order.
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