Originally Posted by JMB1
Pretty sure ruger suspended production on the sr1911 in order to make more polymer guns.
Well, as long as you're "pretty sure" - that's hard to argue with, especially with the backup data you've provided.
Ruger suspended ordering on ALL GUNS not just the sr1911. They have a backlog of over 1 million guns on order. The demand for the sr1911 far outstripped the production capability for that gun - and the projected market.
The president of Ruger has sent several letters to individuals with exact production numbers on the sr1911 and that they've invested another $3+ million in production equipment dedicated to the sr1911 to help remedy the situation.
They are attempting to triple the production rate on the sr1911 to meet the demand.