First 1911

Discussion in 'Ruger Center Fire Pistols' started by mriffey22, May 28, 2018.

  1. mriffey22

    mriffey22 Member

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    I’ve wanted a 1911 since I saw the movie “cobra” as a little kid . Finally bought one! Took my Ruger to the range Sunday and performed great. I was more accurate with my sprongfield XD that day but that’s been my primary for awhile so that was to be expected. When I first brought the SR1911 home however, I thought the trigger was a little loose and had a bit of take up. After 100 rounds the trigger actually tightened up and the gun seems even tighter in a good way. I thoroughly cleaned and lubed and trigger still felt better than out of the box initially. Loving this gun at this point and can’t wait till wed to go shooting again. I’m new to the forum so thanks for reading.
     
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  2. Fireman22

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    Congratulations on your 1911. Someday I'll get one for myself, until then I'll need to drool over other people's (hint, we like pictures).

    Also, welcome to the forum.
     

  3. mriffey22

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    Thank you. IMG_0305.jpg IMG_0306.jpg included a couple pics. Have a good one, man.
     
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  5. MagBlackhawk

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    Congrats, that's one nice pistol.

    I've never owned a real 1911 but I could hit well with every one I've fired.
    Been considering the new Ruger 9mm 1911 with the 3.6" barrel for carry.
    Gonna hold off a while to give em' time to find any possible bugs and give me time to decide between the Ruger or the Springfield EMP.
     
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  6. mriffey22

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    I hear ya. That was my tough decision as well. I couldn’t decide on the Springfield loaded or the Ruger. I ultimately made my decision and based in on a couple of things. One, the Ruger is a series 70 1911 and I liked that aspect. Also, the amount of time Ruger invested to put out a pistol that had so many of the characteristics of the original impressed me. Finally, I live in AZ and the the “Prescott AZ” engraved on the side I think looks bad ass lol. As a side note, I picked up a relentless tactical suede holster and carry that full sized 1911 with no problem. But take into consideration I’m a pretty big framed dude so there is very minimal printing. Good luck in your decision!
     
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  7. greg_r

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    Dang!!! That looks just like mine!!! The numbers are different though!!!

    The Ruger SR1911 is one of my favorites. Mine is tight, with no slop at all. Likes to be kept clean. More of a target gun than a working gun.
     
  8. mriffey22

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    Definitely likes being cleaned which isn’t a problem for me. I really enjoy cleaning my pistols and rifles. I usually end up cleaning my friends as well :). May sound strange but I find it relaxing. Had a great range day Sunday, gun is super accurate in my opinion as well. More accurate than my abilities are. Ha!
     
  9. buster40c

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    Nothing like a really good 1911. Looks, feel in hand, trigger action and function.
    I have a Kimber Ultra Carry II .45 and I doubt I will ever part with it. From the first time holding it in my hand to the first time shooting it I was hooked on it.
    Many members here have the Ruger 1911 and they just love them.
     
  10. MagBlackhawk

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    When you say it likes being cleaned...
    Does that mean it may act up if not clean enough? Do tell.
     
  11. greg_r

    greg_r Well-Known Member

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    If his is anything like mine, it is a very tight fitting handgun. No slop at all. Imagine a Colt Gold Cup vs a Colt GI model. The Ruger SR1911 is like the gold cup. It will function dirty, but not too dirty. It just doesn't have the looser tolerances. It does have the advantage of the accuracy gained from being so tight.

    Mine also likes to be run wet, like the AR-15.
     
  12. mriffey22

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    It’s been flawless for me, however I’ve only put about 300 rounds through it. I haven’t heard at many issues either from others. What I was referring to is that after the range they do get som carbon on them and I just prefer a clean gun for looks and also long term reliability. Opinions may vary :)
     
  13. MagBlackhawk

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    Thanks guys,
    My carry gun will probably be too clean (if you ask my wife) so no problem with tight fitting parts.
     
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  14. mriffey22

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    Are you planning to carry the 1911 concealed?
     
  15. MagBlackhawk

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    Yes, I've gone from a D/A-S/A type to a striker fired then to another D/A-S/A.
    I've had a couple of 'baby' 1911's (380) but not a real one.
    I have a hard time keeping up to sniff (accurate enough) with the D/A-S/A types and I just don't trust a striker to fire every time. (Long story) LOl
    So yep I'm out to get real 1911 for carry.
    We have open carry now so if it happens to show or print sometimes... I don't have to care.
     
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  16. BigDogJames

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    Some may say I'm a "Ruger fan boy", and I admit I'm very partial to Rugers. That being said, I own four SR1911s, one full size, one CMD, one lightweight two tone CMD, and finally one night watchman lightweight CMD. ALL have been great out of the box, except for the steel CMD, but it just took a little longer to break in and now is fine. I also have other 1911s by Colt and Remington. Although I like and enjoy all of them, the night watchman # 6720 is by far my most favorite.
     
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  17. mriffey22

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    It actually carries IWB much better than I expected. I went with a suede leather belt clip holster that’s really easy to deal with and small. I always wear an undershirt so being against bare akin isn’t an issue. I don’t always carry it, I carry an XD service most of the time but I do carry the 1911 concealed once a week or so just because I like it so damn much. Handle does print a bit, but hell, I live in AZ and our 2nd amendment rights are still all pretty much intact like yours are it sounds like.
     
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  18. paulruger

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    I bought anSR1911 in september of 2012 and I now have over 8000 rounds through it without so much as a hiccup! The most reliable 1911 I have ever owned.........and I've owned several.
     
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  19. mriffey22

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    That is good to know! From all the research I did before purchasing, it seemed like I was getting the most for my money with the Ruger. My only other Ruger is a AR 556. Many people called it a budget AR but I have to be honest, that rifle is flawless in performance and very accurate out to 300 yards and shoots 1 MOA consistently at 100 yards with irons. It’s good to know I can expect the same performance from my SR 1911.
     
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  20. Uncle_Louie

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    Be careful it's addicting. I up to 3 and still looking.