SR1911 Cosmetics

Discussion in 'Ruger Center Fire Pistols' started by KMO, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. KMO

    KMO Northern Arizona

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    I believe I was one of the first lucky guys to find an SR1911 for sale here in Arizona. I liked it from the beginning, but I didn't care much for the bead-blast stainless finish on the whole pistol. We use KG Gun Kote weekly in the production of our products, so I just couldn't resist trying out KG's new desert tan finish, along with the flat black we use regularly. I have one friend giving me grief about the two-tone look, but I like it (Hey, it's my pistol, right?). Dare I suggest...it's the way Ruger should have made the SR1911 from the start? :cool:

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  2. handgun2

    handgun2 New Member

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    Beautiful gun! Want bad!
     

  3. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Not bad at all !!
     
  4. KMO

    KMO Northern Arizona

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    Thanks guys...
     
  5. bikeride4fun

    bikeride4fun NRA Benefactor Member

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    Looks great.........
     
  6. Birddogyz

    Birddogyz In the army now..

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    Very nice! how bout a range report.
     
  7. KMO

    KMO Northern Arizona

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    Well, I have no targets to post, but this pistol has always been a solid performer. It has also worked great with Chip McCormick mags, which I appreciated since my Sig Scorpion is so picky about magazines. I haven't even fired the SR1911 since this face lift, but I don't expect any differences. It's a workhorse. ;)
     
  8. warbird1

    warbird1 New Member

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    One fine looking gun. Where did you get the grips?
     
  9. KMO

    KMO Northern Arizona

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    Those are Hogue Palm Swell grips. I believe I ordered them from MidwayUSA. I inlaid the Ruger medallions. They used to found everywhere, but I don't see the medallions as much as I used to.
     
  10. Neetan

    Neetan New Member

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    Review please

    Dear KMO

    I am thinking about the SR1911.
    Could you please give me a review on all the good`s and BAD`s?
    Love to know your thoughts. I am new to this and have a chance to buy one at a decent price. Why did you not go for a 9mm or a 40 cal?
    Should I be reloading with this gun?

    Sorry for my rant.
    Just information hungry.

    Thanks,

    Neetan :confused::rolleyes::eek::D
     
  11. KMO

    KMO Northern Arizona

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    If the SR1911 was a collector piece, I wouldn't have messed with the finish. It isn't. But, it is a solid 70-series 1911 pistol, manufactured by a very reputable company, and mine has been a steady performer. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a dependable 1911. It will also accept any 1911 magazine I have tried with it, which includes faithful lock-backs after the final round was fired. Don't hesitate to buy one if you're considering it...;)
     
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  12. usmc66

    usmc66 New Member

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    I personally prefer the SS finish on the factory guns, but that is what makes being a gun owner so nice. Everyone can choose what pleases them. I have had my SR1911 for 6 months and love it. Never a hiccup and very easy to shoot.
     
  13. KMO

    KMO Northern Arizona

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    As long as the frame is desert tan, the grips may as well follow the same theme...

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  14. handgun2

    handgun2 New Member

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    very nice! would love to shoot one. gotta find a friend/someone who has one,, to compare to my Cz's.

    thanks
    k
     
  15. wbw2

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    I love the desert tan look.
    Here is my dt para, for whatever reason para calls it coyote brown.

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  16. KMO

    KMO Northern Arizona

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    Very nice, wbw2. I like those grips with that finish. Whatever they may call it, it sure looks very close to KG's desert tan finish...;)
     
  17. boltaction

    boltaction New Member

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    I love my SR1911, carry it all the time. You took a great looking gun and made it look even better. Congrats
     
  18. colin1230

    colin1230 New Member

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    Squirt, squirt, squirt!
     
  19. seal12

    seal12 New Member

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    Have one of the first SR1911s and your not getting a complaint from me. I shoot reloads as well as factory and this firearm handles all with ease.

    KMO thats is one OUTSTANDING looking firearm !! Love the desert Tan look
     
  20. KMO

    KMO Northern Arizona

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    Thanks seal...I never would have done it to a more expensive 1911, but I like it on the Ruger...;)