When Ruger makes the new SR1940...sign me up!

Discussion in 'Ruger Center Fire Pistols' started by chelboed, May 8, 2013.

  1. chelboed

    chelboed Member

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    I was just thinking...the 40S&W is a pretty magical round. You can load it to perform along side the 357 magnum and in some cases beyond.

    Do you think they'll offer the sr1911 in a 40s&w any time soon?

    That would be my dream gun. (outside of a Redhawk of course)

    My issue with striker-fired 40's continues into the sr40. I love the gun, but it still has to pull the striker back like a pinball machine prior to trigger-break.

    The beauty of a hammer-fired 40 is the crisp, light, short travel trigger in single action...& the reliability of a hammer. I love having a hammer! Never in over 20 years of reloading have I had a light-strike with a hammer. I'd trade my sr40 straight across for a p944 just for the sake of a hammer, hahaha.

    I would like to formally submit a request for an SR1940.

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  2. ArizonaHeat

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    A 1911 chambered in .40 s&w would be sweet. I would definitely scoop one (or ten) up. That being said, it's hard enough to find one of the 1911s in 45 at the moment, either the full or commander. I do like my striker fired pistols but there is something comforting about a full metal frame, hammer fired pistol on your hip and in your hands. Sign me up for one, but I think we might either waiting a while or chasing a pipe dream.
     

  3. chelboed

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    There's a gazillion of them on gunbroker (.45) in the $700 range usually. I'm going to hold out though.

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  4. bikeride4fun

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    Sounds like an awesome idea....I would also like to see the SR1911 in a 9mm too......great stuff.....
     
  5. EasyCZ

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    There are a plethora of good gunsmiths that would convert an SR1911 to 40/357 Sig or 9mm. It's just going to cost you some bucks.

    I don't see a 40 or 9 1911 coming directly from Prescott anytime soon. YMMV.
     
  6. DonnieD

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    What are you smoking? The .40 S&W cannot come near the .357, the 10MM is hard pressed to compete. Evidence to back my comments up??

    Ruger SP101, .357 Buffalo Bore 158gr JHP, 1320 fps/611 ft lbs
    Ruger GP100, 6" barrel, same ammo, 1592fps/889 ft lbs.

    Just checked Hodgdon's reloading data, max load for the .40S&W, 155gr Hornady XTP, 1283fps/567 ft lbs, looks like a real victory for the .40 right? Down over 300fps/300ft lbs.

    .40 doesn't have the powder capacity and the autos cannot stand the pressures a GP100 can laugh at. Don
     
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  7. chelboed

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    Everybody is so snarky on the net.

    I hadn't looked in a Hodgdon manual, but you're right. The data that I saw put the 158gr along side the 155XTP. Wasn't very impressive.

    Point taken.

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  8. DonnieD

    DonnieD New Member

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    Not intending to insult you, just correcting info. Came from a career (military and weapons laboratory afterward) of being held responsible for absolute precision in everything. Tends to make me perhaps overly picky. Have a good weekend. Don