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Ruger SR1911

Postby OldEagle » Sat, 25 Jul 2015 11:22:08

I've been looking for an economical 1911 for a range gun. I'd heard good things about Ruger's 1911. As I was driving to work the other day, I was listening to the story about the travails NOVAFirearms had been having trying to open a new location in Arlington. I'd never been to their shop in McLean, so I decided to pay a visit. On the shelf was a used Ruger 1911. It looked virtually new, probably less than 100 rounds through it. I bought it. Today I took it to the range. Best target, 25 ft, slow fire, 5 rounds, attached. That's a pretty good pistol to have paid less than $600 for...
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Re: Ruger SR1911

Postby Biggred191 » Sun, 26 Jul 2015 13:51:31

Good shooting. I am a fan of Ruger's and I really like their 1911's. Sub $600 seems like a good deal. Congrats on a nice pick up.


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Re: Ruger SR1911

Postby Reverenddel » Sun, 26 Jul 2015 17:34:32

Agreed... $600 is a BARGAIN for that gun! Good deal!


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Re: Ruger SR1911

Postby dorminWS » Mon, 27 Jul 2015 08:18:00

I'm already on record on the Ruger SR1911: Best 1911 for the money even at full MSRP, IMO. Congratulations on a good choice.
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Re: Ruger SR1911

Postby CCFan » Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:26:43

Nice shooting!

I have a small collection of 1911s, but I've always liked the Rugers - it's on the "list" so I'll probably end up buying one when I see one and nothing else is speaking to me... Too many good things said about them to not own one!
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Re: Ruger SR1911

Postby OldEagle » Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:03:48

Thanks guys...
A few more notes:
- Price was $550 plus tax
- Ammo used was PMC Bronze 230 gr FMJ--so decent ammo but certainly not match grade
- I brought along a full size Sig 1911 and alternated shooting strings. I was very surprised that my groups with the Ruger were consistently tighter. Both the Sig & Ruger have very clean breaking triggers; the trigger weight on the Ruger was bit heavier, and the recoil spring on the Ruger stiffer (more force to rack).


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Re: Ruger SR1911

Postby dorminWS » Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:46:54

So your SR1911 was the commander size? It's funny, but I find that commanders are just as accurate and no harder to handle as to recoil and muzzle flip than 5-inch 1911s. You'd expect a lighter gun & shorter barrel to be less well-behaved, but if it is I can't tell it. Pretty much the same with the officer size, too. Must be the ergonomics of the 1911. Old J. Moses got a lot of stuff right way back when......
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Re: Ruger SR1911

Postby OldEagle » Tue, 28 Jul 2015 19:50:20

The SR1911 is full size too--so the comparison to the Sig was like to like. I guess all-around I was just surprised by how good the SR1911 is--it wasn't what I expected. I think the Sig 1911s are excellent--but they are also about $200 to $300 more expensive.


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Re: Ruger SR1911

Postby CDRGlock » Sat, 22 Oct 2016 05:35:01

Great shooting.

Ruger is hard to beat. Great find for the money.


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Re: Ruger SR1911

Postby OldEagle » Sat, 22 Oct 2016 21:37:49

Thanks!
I've had it for over a year now, and have shot it a lot more. For whatever reason, for me, it consistently shoots more accurately than either of my 1911 Sigs or my Dan Wesson 9mm--all of which are very good, and all of which have excellent barrels and triggers. I think it is just a great pistol.


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Re: Ruger SR1911

Postby Snakester » Sat, 22 Oct 2016 22:18:37

My Ruger 1911 is the only 1911 that I purchased "USED" . It was in factory box and had all paperwork . I got it from a gentleman who bought it new and decided he didn't need it....I didn't quite get the deal you did but , I did get 3 extra mags. and about 300 rds. of ammo. I paid $775 and still to this day , I feel like it was a great deal. I thought the trigger was pretty heavy so I worked on it a little and now it shoots really smooth. Congrats on your purchase....I know you will enjoy it for a long time. :pistol:


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