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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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Looks great.........
 

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Very nice! how bout a range report.
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. ;)
 

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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.
 

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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
 

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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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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.
 

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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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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...;)
 

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

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

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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
 

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