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Old 06-24-2011, 15:06   #1
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Ruger SR1911 vs Springfield mil-spec

Which one would you buy between the Ruger SR1911 or Springfield mil-spec series? I was all for the mil-spec till I saw hickok45's review of the ruger and now I don't know which one I want. Atleast, it's a good problem to have.
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Old 06-24-2011, 15:10   #2
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I would say both I would like to own one of each. I get the Ruger SR1911 first I think it looks really good and I am a fan of Ruger. So far it seems like ever one has nothing but great things to say about them.
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Old 06-24-2011, 15:28   #3
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One is made in the USA and going by the two examples of the other I have worked with is a superior product.
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Old 06-24-2011, 15:32   #4
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I prefer the features of the Ruger (beaver-tail, sights, etc.) over the Mil-Spec.
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One is cast, the other is forged.
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Old 06-24-2011, 16:42   #6
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Which one would you buy between the Ruger SR1911 or Springfield mil-spec series? I was all for the mil-spec till I saw hickok45's review of the ruger and now I don't know which one I want. Atleast, it's a good problem to have.
The Ruger is a more enhanced, if that matters.
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Old 06-24-2011, 17:03   #8
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One is cast, the other is forged.
That's a biggie!

Hmmmm I wonder who started all the "investment casting" in firearms?

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I'd choose the one from the company that's actually been making 1911s for a long time, has a lifetime warranty, great customer service, and a custom shop for future work.
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One has been around for a while and the other hasn't.
One is preferred by gunsmiths as a base gun, the other isn't.
One company has a track record of recalls, the other hasn't.

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One doesn't include a spent casing (as required in NY), the other does.
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One is California legal and the other isn't.
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One looks "ok" with a flat trigger,
One you would HAVE to find a flat black trigger.
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Old 06-24-2011, 19:52   #14
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The Springfield certainly has the longer track record.
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Old 06-24-2011, 20:35   #15
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Hmmm can't go wrong with either but the Springfield has the proven track record. Pricewise I would think the Ruger and the Range Officer are more closely matched. Not sure if you have considered that one or not yet
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Great........now I wish I had kept my NM Mil-Spec.
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Old 06-24-2011, 20:54   #17
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Ruger: Enhanced 1911
Springfield Mil-spec: GI style
Whichevery style you want these would be a good choice. Really, your compairson should be between a Sprinfield Loaded model and a Ruger SR1911.
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One is cast, the other is forged.

........could you tell the difference by shooting it??


BTW- the Taurus PT-1911 is forged
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........could you tell the difference by shooting it??
yep. flat triggers feel better on forged guns
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dude, the world is round!
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Old 06-25-2011, 02:15   #22
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One is preferred by gunsmiths as a base gun, the other isn't.
Someone asked that recently in another thread...I thought the consensus was that not enough or any have gotten into the hands of the people this question applies to(da smiffs)?

Where have you seen this answered?
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Old 06-25-2011, 02:43   #23
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You'll enjoy either you buy....they are both good products. For the money, the Ruger is the better choice at this point.
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I prefer the features of the Ruger (beaver-tail, sights, etc.) over the Mil-Spec.
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Someone asked that recently in another thread...I thought the consensus was that not enough or any have gotten into the hands of the people this question applies to(da smiffs)?

Where have you seen this answered?
Plenty of interviews out there where their reply is Colt or Springfield.
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