Ruger Sr1911

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    Ruger Sr1911

    Looking for some input from people who have shot it. I was looking at one today was tempted to drop the cash for it but thought I'd get some input here first.

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    I'd like to have one!
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    A friend Of mine picked one up a month or so ago. He brought it over to show me and the overall fit and finish was good, typical of Ruger. However when I did a function check the thumb safety failed allowing the hammer to drop when the safety was released. My bud called Ruger who promptly sent out another MIM thumb safety, which unfortunately also failed. Rather than deal with having to ship it back to ruger he had me fit an Ed Brown Tactical thumb safety and sold it.

    I have no doubt that Ruger would have made good on the gun. If you're looking at a SR1911 I'd suggest a hands on inspection and function testing prior to purchase.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kev350 View Post
    Looking for some input from people who have shot it. I was looking at one today was tempted to drop the cash for it but thought I'd get some input here first.

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    I bought one about a year ago? And I.love it. I have shot all kinds of crap through it and it just keeps running. Sounds like sgb's friend got a bad one maybe but that's the first I have heard about a bad one. I shoot mine every time I go to the range because it shoots so smooth like butter man. Wait until you get it and you will see what I'm talking about. I just got a holster for it so i am going to edc it for a while as well. I would do it. How much are they going for? Here I found them for $650-675?? the other day. Sgb, why did you have to fit the safety? I thought you wouldn't have to on this gun?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattmann View Post
    I bought one about a year ago? And I.love it. I have shot all kinds of crap through it and it just keeps running. Sounds like sgb's friend got a bad one maybe but that's the first I have heard about a bad one. I shoot mine every time I go to the range because it shoots so smooth like butter man. Wait until you get it and you will see what I'm talking about. I just got a holster for it so i am going to edc it for a while as well. I would do it. How much are they going for? Here I found them for $650-675?? the other day. Sgb, why did you have to fit the safety? I thought you wouldn't have to on this gun?

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    Very few things on a 1911 are truly drop in. Ruger as most manufacturers today use many Metal Injected Molded parts which in theory should allow just such drop in replacement (unless things are out of spec). The Ed Brown tactical thumb safety is a CNC machined investment casting which comes oversize and requires fitting, which in this case also compensated for the deviations in the stock parts which allowed the stock thumb safety to fail.
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    Here are a couple of previous threads and a video you might find interesting. The second includes a review by a 1911 pistolsmith. I have one and have not had any problems in the 500 rounds I have run through it. Around here the biggest problem is just finding one, they are as scarce as honest politicians and run anywhere from $750 to $1000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgb View Post
    Very few things on a 1911 are truly drop in. Ruger as most manufacturers today use many Metal Injected Molded parts which in theory should allow just such drop in replacement (unless things are out of spec). The Ed Brown tactical thumb safety is a CNC machined investment casting which comes oversize and requires fitting, which in this case also compensated for the deviations in the stock parts which allowed the stock thumb safety to fail.
    Ahhhhh got ya. So if i wanted to change all the black parts out with stainless parts I would have to take it to someone or no? I haven't really torn into mine yet? Thanks for the help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattmann View Post
    Ahhhhh got ya. So if i wanted to change all the black parts out with stainless parts I would have to take it to someone or no? I haven't really torn into mine yet? Thanks for the help!

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    Very accurate and quality gun. I heard the first runs were better but not sure how true that is. For the money it's an excellent 1911.

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    I've been very happy with mine. The only problem I've hit is I need to adjust the sear spring to get rid of a grip safety rattle.
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    Nice looking but the frame is cast. Go to 1911forums.com for more info

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    They are scarcer than hen's teeth. However, there is no reason to pay MSRP.

    I love mine. It eats anything I feed it. The only things that I have changed are the grips (from brown to black) and the slide stop (from the OEM black to a SS Wilson Combat). All of the parts fit right in, no adjustment or trimming was necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomer1 View Post
    They are scarcer than hen's teeth. However, there is no reason to pay MSRP.

    I love mine. It eats anything I feed it. The only things that I have changed are the grips (from brown to black) and the slide stop (from the OEM black to a SS Wilson Combat). All of the parts fit right in, no adjustment or trimming was necessary.

    YMMV.
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