Got my first 1911 today! Ruger SR1911

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by ZombieKiller83, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. ZombieKiller83

    ZombieKiller83 New Member

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    Here she is
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    Can't wait to get her out to the range this Monday. After alot of research and browsing of the vast majority of 1911 manufacturers, this one caught my eye as a good starter gun. Not too expensive and not so cheap i would seriously worry about how well it will perform. I know its a newer model but so far i have had great luck with Ruger as have my buddies so wth figure i'll give a shot.

    First impressions: fit of the slide i would say is satisfactory but nothing to get excited about as there is some play but no rattles. I was a little disappointed when i field stripped it only to find i had to do a fairly thorough cleaning on a brand new gun :mad: you'd think they would at least give it a quick wipe down after test firing but oh well. Most probably already know it came with a 7rd as well as 8 rd mag. Comes in a box but a soft, padded zip-up case comes with for storage. Case is made in China (go figure Ruuuugggger NAUGHTY!!).

    Anyways i'm still happy with my decision and will keep you posted on how she performs :cool:
     
  2. rigjumpr

    rigjumpr New Member

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    Congrats. Many years of happiness to you two and your 8 little offspring 
     

  3. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Congratulations. Please post a range report when you get to it.
     
  4. ZombieKiller83

    ZombieKiller83 New Member

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    Will do good sir :cool:
     
  5. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Great looking Ruger!

    Now go get 'er dirty! [​IMG]
     
  6. whtsmoke

    whtsmoke New Member

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    ZombieKiller83 i will await your report on monday as I will be giving you mine lol, I too picked up my SR1911 this morning. I cant wait till monday to g[​IMG]o shoot it.:)
     
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  7. HAVEGUN

    HAVEGUN New Member

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    Fine looking shooting iron.
    Enjoy
     
  8. onetohunt

    onetohunt New Member

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    Great looking guns!! Enjoy!!
     
  9. NOVA

    NOVA New Member

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    AAARRRGGGHHH! I'm so jealous - I will not ask what you paid for it because it does not really matter. I'm on several waiting lists of online sites, cuz I refuse to pay my LGS owner what he's getting for them right now. So because I'm not wealthy and a bit of a cheapskate, reckon I'll have to wait for mine. Enjoy your new gun. Excellent choice for your first 1911, IMO. :)
     
  10. ZombieKiller83

    ZombieKiller83 New Member

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    I cheated and put mine on layaway haha :p I'm certainly not wealthy either but after browsing through hundreds of different 1911's, Ruger's offering called to me and i knew i had to have one for my first!
     
  11. CHLChris

    CHLChris New Member

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    The write-up in American Rifleman was VERY complimentary toward the new Ruger SR1911. Especially compared to the price!

    What did the two of you (zombie and whtsmoke) spend, out the door?

    What in the world is that stoopid warning sticker on the 7-round mag? Based on the picture, it appears to say, "Watch out you dufus! When you remove the dang clip, there still be a boolit in the heater!" Am I correctamundo?
     
  12. ZombieKiller83

    ZombieKiller83 New Member

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    I got mine for 750.00 OTD. And yes haha the sticker basically says the gun can still fire with no mag, they have been removed now :p
     
  13. whtsmoke

    whtsmoke New Member

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    They are selling for 699 here in Kansas City. Dont know if thats overpriced but it will last longer than my overpriced car will.
     
  14. ZombieKiller83

    ZombieKiller83 New Member

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    Thats actually decently priced considering MSRP is 799.99 :cool:
     
  15. towboater

    towboater Active Member

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    I like that " Made in the USA" on the side.
     
  16. fisher79

    fisher79 New Member

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    Well gotta wait on mine to the dealers all say ruger has commitments and won't ship to dealers till they take care of that. So I'm waiting again I feel like a step child at Christmas :(
     
  17. ZombieKiller83

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    Dang, they still got you waiting for your gun show pick-up too? I'd be :mad:
     
  18. fisher79

    fisher79 New Member

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    Yeah tomorrow is the last day if they don't call I can go get it anyway. Freaking pisses me off but I'm going to get my CHL and end all the BS.
     
  19. whtsmoke

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    Zombie, did you get your SR out this past weekend? I shot mine Monday and am pleased with it. I didnt really try for accuracy as much as getting the feel of it although i did get some 3.5 inch groups at 20 yards with it. I fed it Federal champions, federal hydro shocks, hsm loads as well as some real old reloads i had laying around, no ftf, or fte at all. i am going out next week and put it on a rest o see what it does.:D