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Old 09-28-2011, 01:54 PM   #21
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And you're not happy with it?
I think Cane answered for me. It's an ok pistol for the money it should be more. I'm looking at a Kimber now aah so many guns so little money.
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Old 09-28-2011, 03:55 PM   #22
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Cane here, and contrary to popular belief I'm not going to suggest getting a Colt. (Left-handedly I guess I just did. )

Go with the SA Loaded. It's a no-brainer. Why? I'm glad you asked.
  1. SA has a truck load of 1911 experience.
  2. SA has a well earned reputation.
  3. The SR1911 is a new modality for Ruger. (Read: Can Ruger build a 1911 with soul?)
  4. The SR1911 has a cast receiver. (Pine Tree Casting)
  5. The SR1911 has a slide and barrel made from bar stock.
  6. The SR1911 barrel is not finish crowned.
  7. The SR1911 barrel hood to breach face gap was excessive on the one I handled.
  8. The SR1911 feed ramp is not machined wide enough for HPs or WCs. (Built to Ball specs.)
  9. The SR1911 recoil spring is 20 pound which is a bit heavy.
  10. The SR1911 chamber is not finish reamed or polished.
  11. The SR1911 slide stop is MIM. The slide stop lug makes contact with bullets as they pass through the magazine.
  12. The SR1911 grip safety (with memory bump) is MIM.
  13. The SR1911 thumb safety is MIM.
  14. The SR1911 hammer is MIM.
  15. The SR1911 sear is MIM.
  16. The SR1911 disconnector is MIM.
  17. The SR1911 hammer strut is a rough stamping and interferes with the sear spring and mainspring housing.
  18. The SR1911 barrel bushing clearance is excessive.
  19. The SR1911 serial number marking is shallow.
  20. The SR1911 has the ubiquitous Ruger truncated legal disclaimer billboarded on the gun. Why don't they just roll-mark "RTFM"?
  21. The SR1911 has a loaded-chamber indicator. (See legal disclaimer BS above.)
  22. The SR1911 has a low-mass titanium firing pin for a drop safety. (It could be replaced with a standard steel firing pin.)
  23. The SR1911 main spring is heavy (~25#) to compensate for the low-mass firing pin.
  24. The SR1911 has a heavy trigger. (Needs a trigger job. See 17, 22 & 23 above.)
  25. The SR1911 comes with two (Checkmate Industries) magazines, one 7 rd and one 8 rd.????? Why would they do that?
  26. The SR1911 is not a target pistol, but it does shoot groups that are combat accurate, minute-of-bad-guy.
  27. The SR1911 has a plunger tube integral to the receiver.
  28. The SR1911 does have a standard plug and GI guide rod.
  29. The SR1911 does have an internal extractor.
  30. The SR1911 does have wood grips.
  31. The SR1911 does have a Commander style ejector but the nose has been shaped with a downward angle as opposed to a rearward angle.
  32. The SR1911 magazine catch tends to trap the magazine when pressure is continued. To get the magazine to drop, some of the pressure needs to be released.
  33. The SR1911 is 100% American made!

I think the SR1911 is a good $600 gun that needs some work to be great!

I also think the additional $250 needed to get the SA Loaded is well spent!
wow Cain, thanks for the info. Most of which I didn't know.

Last night I went to my LGS and after a little chit chatting found out that the employee used to work with my uncle therefore he decided to help me out a bit, as they don't typically stock the Range Officer he said he would put in a special order for me. He also said that since it's a special order I'll get it at normal cost (rather than them having one in stock at the time where they are jacking up the prices since they are hard to come by in my area, currently there is a RO for sale at $869 about an hour and a half away.) So their normal cost being slightly more than a mil spec and slightly lower than a Loaded I had him place an order for the RO. He said it would probably take him a month or so to locate one but he should be able to find one.
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$869 is a ridiculous price for a Range Officer.

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That's why I'm glad my LGS is trying to locate one for me rather than $869 being the only option and more than likely me passing on it.

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You are going to LOVE it.. My loaded is superb... Superb.

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Yeah SR1911 but, where can you buy it for $600.00 and not in back order?

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Well my lgs doesn't stock the range officer so I would have to find one somewhere else and have it transferred but they are pretty steep on transfer fee. The ruger they have a waiting list for. I still have yet to see a Range Officer in person.
Could you simply have them order one for you?

Just how steep is their fee? Do you have other gunshops locally who aren't as steep?
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My pick is easy!

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Springfield Range Officer is my advise. And you are correct you do get what you pay for when it comes to top quality. Not to mention future value if you ever get ready to part with it for any reason.

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