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I found myself a new SR1911 last weekend. This is my fifth Ruger and I couldn't be happier. I brought the SR1911 home, field stripped it, and then cleaned and lubed it. I took it out and put 200 rounds of Federal Champion 230gr. and 20 Speer Gold Dot 230gr. hollow points through it without a hiccup. The only complaint I have so far is that I can't seem to get ahold of enough .45acp and time to shoot it as much as I would like. I look forward to many years of reliable service out of this pistol. Here's an obligatory picture:



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Join the club. I got one back in september. My 3rd 1911 and my favorite!
 

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Congrats & welcome to the SR1911 club! The SR1911 is my only 1911, and it's been perfect.

IThe only complaint I have so far is that I can't seem to get ahold of enough .45acp and time to shoot it as much as I would like.




Reloading / Hand loading will solve 1/2 of your problem my friend. :D

Congrats again!

-John
 

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Congrats & welcome to the SR1911 club! The SR1911 is my only 1911, and it's been perfect.







Reloading / Hand loading will solve 1/2 of your problem my friend. :D

Congrats again!

-John

Ha, I've been thinking about taking the reloading plunge here actually. Between the savings on .357 and now .45 alone I think I could see a decent reloading setup paid off in less than a year:p

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Congrats on your new 1911..
 

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I just got mine yesterday afternoon. I have only put 20 rds through it (got dark), but I am very impressed.
 

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Congratulations on your purchase! Enjoy.
 

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Ha, I've been thinking about taking the reloading plunge here actually. Between the savings on .357 and now .45 alone I think I could see a decent reloading setup paid off in less than a year:p

-Joe
Do it now. Primers are up to almost $40.00/1000 at my LGS, and it's going to get worse. Stock up now!
 

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NICE!!!

I am really considering getting a 1911 but was wondering, after hearing some Glock fans whining about 1911's and how they ALL will malfunction is one way or another, how many of you have any trouble with malfunctions with your 1911, regardless of manufacture?
 

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NICE!!!

I am really considering getting a 1911 but was wondering, after hearing some Glock fans whining about 1911's and how they ALL will malfunction is one way or another, how many of you have any trouble with malfunctions with your 1911, regardless of manufacture?
My Ruger SR1911 has been absolutely trouble free. I consider it to be the best firearm I own. It is well-crafted, highly accurate, great to shoot, exquisitely beautiful, and will certainly remain in my collection. I highly recommend the 1911 format. My next purchase will be a full-size Wilson Combat CQB 1911 with a black Armor-Tuff coating.

The Glock fans are missing out on a great firearm. Why does it have to be "either/or" instead of "both-and"? I enjoy having a variety of pistols in my small collection.

[Kimber Solo] [Ruger SR1911] [Ruger Mk. III Target] [Springfield XD-S] [Springfield XD9sc]
 

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NICE!!!

I am really considering getting a 1911 but was wondering, after hearing some Glock fans whining about 1911's and how they ALL will malfunction is one way or another, how many of you have any trouble with malfunctions with your 1911, regardless of manufacture?
I can't speak from personal experience on the Ruger SR1911 (just got mine and only have 20 rds through it) although I have not heard of any history of problems with them - at all.

I do own a Remington R1 1911 and have not had any problems with it.

The platform is solid and has been around for over 100 years. I used a 1911 when I was an army MP many years ago and they were reliable then.
 

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Congrats on your new SR1911! ;)

Wish ya good luck & happy shootin'. I am absolutely crazy about mine.

Got it last month and the only problem I've had with mine, is like yours, keeping enough ammo around.
 

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Congratulations! I was not able to find one in my area when I went shopping this week.
 

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Ha, I've been thinking about taking the reloading plunge here actually. Between the savings on .357 and now .45 alone I think I could see a decent reloading setup paid off in less than a year:p

-Joe
I load with a Lee Breech Lock Hand Press kit & the other necessary equipment. I load .45 ACP, 9mm, .38 Special, & .357 Mag. The savings in factory v.s. reloaded quickly offset the cost of reloading start up costs.

Do it now. Primers are up to almost $40.00/1000 at my LGS, and it's going to get worse. Stock up now!
Indeed. That's if you can find them. It's hit or miss state to state.

NICE!!!

I am really considering getting a 1911 but was wondering, after hearing some Glock fans whining about 1911's and how they ALL will malfunction is one way or another, how many of you have any trouble with malfunctions with your 1911, regardless of manufacture?
Glock fanboys will whine about anything that exceeds their "Glock Perfection" kool-aid. The truth of the matter, ALL mechanical objects, including handguns, hold the probability of failure.

My Ruger SR1911 isn't a tight clearance super custom gun. My Ruger SR1911 isn't a sloppily constructed pig. It's the Goldilocks of the 1911's. It cycles all the ammo I've put through it. It hasn't failed me.
 

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My Ruger SR1911 has been absolutely trouble free. I consider it to be the best firearm I own. It is well-crafted, highly accurate, great to shoot, exquisitely beautiful, and will certainly remain in my collection. I highly recommend the 1911 format. My next purchase will be a full-size Wilson Combat CQB 1911 with a black Armor-Tuff coating.

The Glock fans are missing out on a great firearm. Why does it have to be "either/or" instead of "both-and"? I enjoy having a variety of pistols in my small collection.

[Kimber Solo] [Ruger SR1911] [Ruger Mk. III Target] [Springfield XD-S] [Springfield XD9sc]
I can't speak from personal experience on the Ruger SR1911 (just got mine and only have 20 rds through it) although I have not heard of any history of problems with them - at all.

I do own a Remington R1 1911 and have not had any problems with it.

The platform is solid and has been around for over 100 years. I used a 1911 when I was an army MP many years ago and they were reliable then.

Thanks for the reply guys. In doing some research and listening to a couple friends who are Glock guys, I do prefer the 1911. I have shot their pistols and just do not like the feel of them but again, all I hear is "1911's suck, Glocks are best guns available".
Looks my next firearm will be a SR1911.
 
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