Finally got a bit of time to get out today to try out the new Ruger 1911 I picked up. Meant to go last Sunday but got tied up in family business.
Only had time to put a hundred rounds through it, but had no major failures, one minor failure; a failure to go into battery. Otherwise it ran smoothly with consistent trigger pull from beginning to end. Recoil was easily managed and it felt great in hand, though I do wish it had some checkering on the front strap. I also found the extended safety tang to be a bit cumbersome, as I couldn't find a comfortable position with my right hand thumb underside it or above it. However with it's extra surface area and positive engagement/disengagement, I'm more than happy to work at finding the right grip for it.
Two screenshots included, the first sheet and the last sheet. Firing at a range of 15 feet and 10 feet, the grouping on the weapon was great, but I had a hell of a time getting it on target at first, and still struggled towards the end. Purely an issue on my end, and when I did hold steady it placed them tightly. The last mag I put on the first target started to eat out just around the 12-2 oclock position on the bullseye. The last target was at 10 feet and shot at a moderate-high rate of fire.
Overall I am really happy with it, just need to get my hold down better with this and used to the sights; which consistently threw me off as I am pretty used to my Walther PPQ's.
Will try to get it out again soon for a higher round count.
Edit: sorry for the double attachment, the one with some of the holes covered by the stickies was the first target at 15', the one without the stickies was at 10'