ruger sr1911 in burlington wisconsin

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by JonM, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    stopped by my lgs to pick up a pair of bx25 mags for the ruger 1022 takedown and they got a ruger sr1911 for 799$ dunno if that s a good price or not im not up on em. interesting gun. has the same rattle as my colt series 70 (meaning it isnt going to get clogged and stop running with a little dirt) chamber does not appear to be throated like a colt. has a very nice flat msh with very fine lpi on the checkering so it shouldnt cheese grate your palm. only real gripe of course is the colour. silver, Bleh.

    if i was in the market for a low end 1911 i would consider it. it would need to have the beavertail removed, extended mag release replaced and the extended safety swapped out along with the chamber throated doing that brings it past the price point of a colt however :(

    if you dont mind those things i was pretty impressed with it overall.
     
  2. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    I'm pretty certain you can beat that price at Scheel's. The Appleton Scheel's has some on display everytime I visit.
     

  3. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    its the first one ive seen anywhere and gotten to spend some quality time going over it. not bad for a hardware store to have one in stock
     
  4. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I believe that I've seen that hardware store. If I recall correctly, it is one of those places that if you could not find something anywhere else, it was there and the clerk knew what it was by the brief description.

    Do they still dog trials at Bong?
     
  5. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Dam, a SR1911 at a hardware store & my LGD has yet to get one :confused:
     
  6. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    A little hole in the wall gun shop in Madison Indiana had one a few months back, it was pretty nice. Stainless, don't know if they even make any other finish.
     
  7. HOSSFLY

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    Ever one i've "seen" have been stainless, never even concidered the fact that there mite be a blued one? A blued one---sweet :cool:
     
  8. JD1969

    JD1969 New Member

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    I get up to Burlington a bit, what store was this? My brother in law and runs Camp Mclaine (sp). Nice little town.
     
  9. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Say what? Who would take a dog to court over a lil smokey smoke.
    ;)
     
  10. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    so far my current Ruger catalog only shows the one model of the SR1911 and it's in stainless steel. my thinking is that when they get their production back into full swing, there could be the chance they will offer it in a blued version later on. it's just too nice a pistol not to bring it out in a blued version.
     
  11. tacticalfun

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    I have one for 650 nib if anyones interested
     
  12. JonM

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    yes they do

    reineman's true value. nice little gun section. i check in there about once a week. not the cheapest place but the often have hard to get interesting stuff and their prices are usually competitive with online ordering when xfer fees and/or shipping are factored in. for me the nearest gunshops are way more pricey for the most part.

    there is dam road gunstore which is packed floor to ceiling wall to wall with guns. you gotta turn sideways to get around in there. very annoying place to do business. cabelas is 60 miles away so fuel costs adds to gun buys especially when buying a pistol. so i just either get something at reinemans when its in stock or order from them.

    got a ruger 10/22 takedown from em mondayish