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Old 01-06-2012, 20:53   #1
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Ruger 1911 vs. Remington 1911 vs. S&W 1911

Ruger 1911 vs. Remington 1911 vs. S&W 1911

Which would you buy?
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Old 01-06-2012, 20:58   #2
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Old 01-06-2012, 21:06   #3
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Of the three, I would choose the Ruger.
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Old 01-06-2012, 21:25   #4
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Old 01-07-2012, 04:45   #6
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That's like Having to pick between the three fattest chicks in the school for a prom date. Except you don't get any money for going through with it.
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Old 01-07-2012, 05:59   #7
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Of the three, I would choose the Ruger.
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That's like Having to pick between the three fattest chicks in the school for a prom date. Except you don't get any money for going through with it.
In that case it's obvious. The one who's most likely to put out and/or has the biggest jugs.

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Old 01-07-2012, 09:21   #10
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:14   #11
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Okay...don't know much about the 1911-style guns other than they are expensive and they all resemble the original to varying degrees.

I held a Ruger SR1911 last week and liked the feel, but what's wrong with it? Is this just brand snobbery with everyone needing a Colt or Kimber to feel satisfied, or is there more to it?

Just curious...
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:24   #13
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I'm a G.I. kind of guy, so until Ruger comes out with a 1911 that's all one color and doesn't have extended doo-dads on it... I'd go with the Remington. I like the Remington overall, save only the roll marks and shiny finish. That is assuming I have to buy one of the three listed. If not, I'd snag a G.I. version from Norinco or Armscor, and spend the difference on adding some decent sights and a long trigger, then I'd call it a day.
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Ruger 1911 vs. Remington 1911 vs. S&W 1911

Which would you buy?
I would be hard-pressed to tell you since I own each.

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They are all fine pistols. If you are looking for the most for your money between the three of them, I would have to say the RUGER. However, the RUGER is a scarce pistol these days. I recently picked up the Remington 1911-R1 Enhanced and am I very impressed with it.
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I held a Ruger SR1911 last week and liked the feel, but what's wrong with it? Is this just brand snobbery with everyone needing a Colt or Kimber to feel satisfied, or is there more to it?

Just curious...
It is that way sometimes...
There is nothing wrong with any of these 1911's. They are good guns and either one will be fine.
Understand the differences though.

I personally don't care for the series 80 style firing pin block.
Not that it hurts the trigger because I don't think it does enough to matter.
I just don't like the part about taking them apart and putting them back together again. The Remmington uses this system.

I like 1911's that are traditional and more along the lines of the Mil-Specs.
The S&W uses an external extractor (I believe?) and I like the "normal" extractors.

The Ruger would be my first choice but it is not a Mil-Spec with the enhancements such as the beavertail grip safety and the extended controls, different hammer. But this is the one I would go with of the three.

After studying the buyer's guide that Brian worked so hard on it will be up to you to decide which one is right for you.
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Of those three, I'd choose the Ruger. The S&W is non-traditional and the Remingtons are pretty rough. The Ruger is not the smoothest 1911 out of the box, but is the best choice of those three.

However, Springfield is the gun to have if you only own one 1911. Colt's is the next in line for your second 1911. After that get a Ruger if it blows your skirt up.
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Old 01-07-2012, 13:26   #17
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For a shooter I would be very happy with S&W.
It established itself as pretty damn reliable pistol already.
I have no idea about the other two though. Too early to say I guess.
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Old 01-07-2012, 15:11   #18
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It is that way sometimes...
There is nothing wrong with any of these 1911's. They are good guns and either one will be fine.
Understand the differences though.

I personally don't care for the series 80 style firing pin block.
Not that it hurts the trigger because I don't think it does enough to matter.
I just don't like the part about taking them apart and putting them back together again. The Remmington uses this system.

I like 1911's that are traditional and more along the lines of the Mil-Specs.
The S&W uses an external extractor (I believe?) and I like the "normal" extractors.

The Ruger would be my first choice but it is not a Mil-Spec with the enhancements such as the beavertail grip safety and the extended controls, different hammer. But this is the one I would go with of the three.

After studying the buyer's guide that Brian worked so hard on it will be up to you to decide which one is right for you.
Thanks for the info, that makes sense. Perhaps someone can tell me why these style pistols are so expensive? The Ruger that I held last week was selling for $700, which seems like a lot for a run of the mill automatic handgun. This is $250 more than I paid for my G19 brand new with night sights! What makes them so expensive? The steel frame?
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Old 01-07-2012, 16:00   #19
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Of those three, I'd pick the Ruger.

Depends though upon your intent though as well. But weighing it all out, the Ruger would probably be the best overall buy.
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I would skip the 1911s and go with a G21SF! And save some $ to boot.
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