Took my new SR45 to its third outing at the range today. I was in the mood to shoot the heck out of it, so I set aside 200 rounds of range 45 ammo and a bunch of targets. The idea was to do something of a torture test of the gun by shooting up 200 rounds. (Admittedly not that much torture, but hey, this ammo is not cheap and I am cheap, grin). Anyway, I am pleased to report that the gun could not have shot better. It fed 100%, shot great, and everything functioned the way it was supposed to. The bolt locked back after every magazine and the gun begged for more. This is a very mannerly gun that I will trust to protect myself and my family, and be a faithful range gun as well. I have a passion for 1911s and always will, but I have to say that for the money you cannot get a better 45 than the SR45. For about 100 more you can get an RIA or Citadel 1911, and meaning no offense to those guns, but I would trust and take an SR45 over them any time. Anyway, like many guns, I hear that the SR45 has had some "birthing pains" where guns had to be sent back to Ruger. It happens. Happened with my SR40c, which is now 100% reliable after I sent it back to Ruger. My particular SR45 however functioned 100% out of the box, so not all of them have had issues.