My Thoughts on a new 1911 acquisition!

My Thoughts on a new 1911 acquisition!

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    My Thoughts on a new 1911 acquisition!

    I've decided I want the world's favorite handgun--the 1911. But which to buy? Wilsons and Para are very expensive, Kimber's not much better, and Sigs look almost alien to me. I've checked out Ruger's SR1911. Its cost is lower, so my interest is piqued. I'm curious: anyone have any advice/experience with this weapon? Will I lose on quality?


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    I have the SR1911 but have only run 200 rounds through it so far. Loads were 100 rounds Winchester 230gr hardball and 100 rounds Winchester 230gr JHP Personal Protection, no problems with either load.
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    Ruger is known for quality, and very sturdy builds. This sometimes makes them a little heavy. They also have great customer service. I don't think you can go wrong with this choice.
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    The new Ruger SR1911 has nothing but good reviews . It weighs about the same as my Springfield 39 oz.
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    If you want something light to carry, the S&W E-series (scandium) weighs only 28 oz.
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    I own a Colt Combat Elite, it's very well made and has been 100%. I carry it about 1/2 of the time alternating to a Sig P229 SCT when the Colt isn't in my waistband.

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    You might also want to look at the Springfield Armory line of 1911's. Quality built, lifetime warranty, and outstanding customer service.
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    I have one. Its awesome. About 1,000 rounds flawless performance.

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    1911 are like potato chips, ones never enought. Try it, You'll like it !
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    I'm hoping to take delivery of a 1911 before 2011 is done. It will definitely be another Colt.
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    If you are going to get a 1911, might as well go full hog and get a Colt.
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    Rock island armory or Springfield armory gi models. K.I.S.S.

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    The only issue with the SR1911 is actually getting one! I have been on the list at two different shops for about four months, and nothin.

    I've heard great things about Rock Island, I used to own a Springfield Armory which was great (and I stupidly sold it), and I am reaaally wanting a S&W 1911. I had the opportunity to handle one, and the trigger is unlike anything else I have ever handled.
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    +1+ for the SW1911. I own one and have had zero issues, plus the trigger is phenomenal to my frame of reference. I wouldn't trade it for any other brand.
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    My view is that the Ruger 1911 needs more time in the hands of everyday shooters to know how good a piece it really is. My preference would be to get a Springer at the more basic end of their range... that will surely be cost competitive with the Ruger that's unavailable.
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