Thanks a lot for the great info J.D.!
As far as 1911 training goes, that wasn't really the idea behind my original question. It was more just out of curiosity regarding Rugers claims.
I have shot the MKII version of a 22/45 and I really liked it a lot. Fun to shoot and easy to use. I was just thinking that if Ruger was correct in their claims then I would have a rough idea of how an actual 1911 pistol feels.
I enjoy the pistol and my local guy just got one in.....looks like I need to start saving for my first pistol. I have also been drooling over a Heritage rough rider (I know...I know...but revolvers are super cool and expensive) and a Hi-point 9mm (once again I know but I want a 9mm so bad I can taste it and a new one is just over $150.00. Perfect for my VERY limited budget)
Anyway I was reading another thread that mentioned that there are 9mm 1911 pistols available. Apparently the cost was rather prohibitive to a person of my financial means.
One of those would be super cool to own though....
Thanks again J.D.