Been away for awhile but am back into 1911's.
After a year long wait I finally got an SR1911.
Got to the range and am very pleased with the results. I shot it alongside my Colt XSE and got better groups with it even though it has a slightly heavier trigger than the Colt (Ruger-4lbs 10oz, Colt 4lbs 6oz.).
The recoil spring in the Ruger is noticably heavier than the 16lb Wolf spring in the Colt and helped controllability on follow up shots. I put 300 rounds through it and had only one minor issue. On the first mag change the mag release stuck in the depressed position. I put a drop of oil on it and I never had another issue with it.
I shot Hornady TAP HP's, Federal Hydra-Shok, Remington jacketed HP's and Winchester FMJ (all 230 gr.) I used the Ruger factory, Wilson, Chip McCormick, ACT and Colt mags. Never had a failure to feed, fire or eject. Fired cases landed at about five o'clock and 10 feet from the gun.
At seven yards offhand I put 19 rounds into one ragged hole and from a bench at 25 yards I got several 3" groups. At 50 yards from the bench I was routinely hitting clay birds. I'm very happly with this Ruger.