My brother is a Colt kind of guy. A month or so ago, he decided he wanted a 1911 to scratch an itch he has had a long time. We talked a bit, and I was looking forward to seeing his stainless series 70 Colt 1911. He surprised me by asking if $750:was a good price for SR1911. I told him yes and he said good, because he said just bought it. Says that if a Ruger was good enough for his big brother, it was good enough for him. I appreciate the accolades but I think it probably had more to do with the enhanced sights, hammer, trigger, and beavertail of the standard Ruger vs the standard Colt! My only concern is it has the ivory grips with the Ruger medallion. He says it's new but I'm wondering if it really is. Never seen one with the ivory grips that were not an add on?