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Old 10-03-2011, 07:13 PM   #31
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I would have been put on the 3 page waiting list for the Ruger, but my LGS did put an order through for the Springfield Range Office, and they said approximately a month before they get it in...I'm trying to be patient.

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Old 10-04-2011, 04:22 AM   #32
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"I'm trying to be patient"
Your patience will pay off. I never did like the fit and feel of the Ruger in my hand.
I've owned my 45 for six years and the maker and the caliber is all I'll ever own now. I tried other makes and models and nothing works in my left hand like this one does. Fit, finish, ambidexterous, balance, tritium sights, Hogue grip, Stock Factory loaded Ultra Compact.
Except for range time, it's Concealed Carry. One other point I have if I can offer it. Spend good money on a good holster, no matter how you carry the pistol. I'm talking 100 Bucks or so for leather. Mine is High Noon Holster's inside the belt horsehide. Waited 3 months to get it. Worth every minute.

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Old 10-04-2011, 06:47 PM   #33
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TexaxVet that is a very nice looking pistol you got there. Really like the grips.

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Old 10-12-2011, 02:53 AM   #34
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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!
Good info.
I'm tired of waiting for the SR1911 to show up at the shop so I stopped and did some looking and saw an SA 1911 but don't know a thing about SA so thought I'd look here for some insight.
I may just stop back by this week and take another look at the SA. They had a used Taurus for $550 but I looked down the barrel next to a new one ($795) and the rifling was pretty warn and it had some heavy holster wear so I passed.
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Old 10-12-2011, 05:48 AM   #35
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I too again, recommend the speingfield 1911. Did you know that they give you high quality 5 star rating customer service than most companies? Not even a few months ago, I told them that my night sights seem alittle dark or it's just me, they OFFERED to pay free shipping and handling to send it back so they can install new night sights. Of course I didn't waste their time, but that's how amazing springfield armory is.

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Old 10-19-2011, 02:33 PM   #36
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Well I'm glad to say my LGS came through and I picked this baby up last night.

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Oh Jeeze super sexy!!!

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