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Old 10-01-2011, 14:10   #1
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Ruger SR1911 - MAJOR DISAPPOINTMENT

Well, I took the Ruger SR1911 out to the range today, and shot it for the first time, putting it through its paces. What a major disappointment.

I've been reading here from "experts" that this thing is bound to be a piece of junk, sure to fail, go bad, do something wrong, or be wildly inaccurate, in other words, surely, Ruger's first attempt at a 1911 will be a bad one, or one only half-way well done.

It performed flawlessly, through over 400 rounds, not a single misfeed, FTF, or FTE. Nothing, and I tried my best to get it to stutter and cough. It would not hear of it. Unlike my Springfield Loaded through its first few hundred rounds, the Ruger SR1911 had not a single issue.

I stripped one off the mag and had one in the chamber and shoved the magazine back in fully loaded...perfect performance. I used four different magazines with it, Ruger's own 8 and 7 rounder, that it came with, some relative inexpensive Kimbers, a bunch of Kimber Pro-Tac and one Wilson ten round magazine. Again, I was disappointed that it performed flawlessly with each magazine. I shot it as fast as I could through four magazines in a row, one right after the other...flawless.

Sure, however, I thought...using the least expensive crappy ammo I could find would be its undoing. I just knew the "experts" had to be right. But, again, disappointment. Shooting the cheapest FMJ brass ammo I could find, from some Hungary or Czechoslovakia company...400 rounds, no problems.

I was so disappointed, I have posted a series of range reports showing you how it failed to live up to the negative predictions of experts.

At 25 feet, from a bench rest, I shot a one inch group, at 25 yards, put them into about a two inch group and at 50 yards, I got most of the shots in the black on the bulls-eye target.

How can I trust the "experts" who predicted my Ruger SR1911 would be so bad?

Here are the videos:
Part One
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=funnWctU7hw&hd=1
Part Two
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5w0fxKIhNJQ&hd=1
Part Three
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7OTd-pCk08&hd=1
Part Four
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0-xEtPYbJA&hd=1
Part Five
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPrrsbpcmmg&hd=1
Part Six
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSe2xW8mzj4&hd=1
Part Seven
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6tH9yIeY-4&hd=1

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Old 10-01-2011, 14:26   #2
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I think that you should just send me the pistol and be done with it then, my friend
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Old 10-01-2011, 14:29   #3
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What "experts" have stated the Ruger was destined to be a POS?

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Old 10-01-2011, 14:31   #5
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Well, I took the Ruger SR1911 out to the range today, and shot it for the first time, putting it through its paces. What a major disappointment.

I've been reading here from "experts" that this thing is bound to be a piece of junk, sure to fail, go bad, do something wrong, or be wildly inaccurate, in other words, surely, Ruger's first attempt at a 1911 will be a bad one, or one only half-way well done.

It performed flawlessly, through over 400 rounds, not a single misfeed, FTF, or FTE. Nothing, and I tried my best to get it to stutter and cough. It would not hear of it. Unlike my Springfield Loaded through its first few hundred rounds, the Ruger SR1911 had not a single issue.

I stripped one off the mag and had one in the chamber and shoved the magazine back in fully loaded...perfect performance. I used four different magazines with it, Ruger's own 8 and 7 rounder, that it came with, some relative inexpensive Kimbers, a bunch of Kimber Pro-Tac and one Wilson ten round magazine. Again, I was disappointed that it performed flawlessly with each magazine. I shot it as fast as I could through four magazines in a row, one right after the other...flawless.

Sure, however, I thought...using the least expensive crappy ammo I could find would be its undoing. I just knew the "experts" had to be right. But, again, disappointment. Shooting the cheapest FMJ brass ammo I could find, from some Hungary or Czechoslovakia company...400 rounds, no problems.

I was so disappointed, I have posted a series of range reports showing you how it failed to live up to the negative predictions of experts.

At 25 feet, from a bench rest, I shot a one inch group, at 25 yards, put them into about a two inch group and at 50 yards, I got most of the shots in the black on the bulls-eye target.

How can I trust the "experts" who predicted my Ruger SR1911 would be so bad?

You can see for yourself....

Ruger SR1911 Range Report Part 1
Ruger SR1911 Range Report Part 2
Ruger SR1911 Range Report Part 3
Ruger SR1911 Range Report Part 4


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Old 10-01-2011, 14:31   #6
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I know...I feel like throwing it away. I was crushed that, as predicted by the joker ripping Ruger here, it would simply come to pieces after the first magazine or so.

Didn't happen.

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Old 10-01-2011, 14:32   #7
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That is some good one handed shooting.

Congrats on your new Ruger.
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I've been reading around on the Internet from "experts" that this thing is bound to be a piece of junk, sure to fail, go bad, do something wrong, or be wildly inaccurate, in other words, surely, Ruger's first attempt at a 1911 will be a bad one, or one only half-way well done.

How can I trust the "experts" who predicted my Ruger SR1911 would be so bad?

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You must be confused if you are referring to the thread, which was that a Springfield mil-spec was a preferred base gun for a custom build by top smiths.

I don't recall anyone saying that the Ruger was a POS.
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What "experts" have stated the Ruger was destined to be a POS?
This seems like a bit of a troll thread to me.

See the word expert in quotes, as in, "experts."

It was sarcasm, my friend.

I was poking Fenor in the ribs a bit and trying to offer a range report that was slightly less boring than most.

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It was sarcasm, see post above.

But so that there will be NO mistaking my message:

I am thrilled beyond words with the Ruger SR1911. I'm about ready to put my Springfield Loaded up for sale. It's been back to the factory once, and has had to get a part replaced, in less than a year. And it gave me grief for the first several hundred rounds.

The Ruger SR1911 was extremely accurate right out of the box.

I love it. I heart it. I've become a Ruger SR1911 Fanboy.


Need I say more?

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You must be confused if you are referring to the thread, which was that a Springfield mil-spec was a preferred base gun for a custom build by top smiths.

I don't recall anyone saying that the Ruger was a POS.

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See the word expert in quotes, as in, "experts."

It was sarcasm, my friend.

I was poking Fenor in the ribs a bit and trying to offer a range report that was slightly less boring than most.


Was referring to the "Rugers are destined to be failures" thread as the
troll thread not this one.

Apologies,.......I edited that part out,but was a bit late.
I sure hope Ruger steps up production and offers an ALL stainless model
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Old 10-01-2011, 15:03   #12
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oh< whoops

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Old 10-01-2011, 15:04   #13
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Oh, well don't I feel like the arse now.

: )

I'm sorry to be gushing on here, but I'm blown away by this thing. Elsewhere, Walt Kuleck told me: "When I first picked up the SR1911 I was in love. The feel, the feel...it's perfect.

I sold my SW1911s and bought another SR1911!"

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Was referring to the "Rugers are destined to be failures" thread as the
troll thread not this one.

Apologies,.......I edited that part out,but was a bit late.
I sure hope Ruger steps up production and offers an ALL stainless model

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Old 10-01-2011, 15:17   #14
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Old 10-01-2011, 15:18   #15
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Sorry to hear about your disappointing experience.

I plan on picking one up as soon as I can find one just to see how disappointing they truly are.
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Glad you like your new SR1911. I love mine as well.
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Did you save the box, to send it back to Ruger when they issue the recall ?




















........Congrats my friend.Nice looking pistol.
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Old 10-01-2011, 17:01   #18
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Oh, definitely. I'm good to go. I know it will utterly fall apart at the 600th round I put down the pipe.

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Sorry to hear about your disappointing experience.

I plan on picking one up as soon as I can find one just to see how disappointing they truly are.
I can only hope you are as disappointed as I was this morning.

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Glad you like your new SR1911. I love mine as well.
Glad to hear it, thanks, bro.
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I've been reading here from "experts" that this thing is bound to be a piece of junk, sure to fail, go bad, do something wrong, or be wildly inaccurate, in other words, surely, Ruger's first attempt at a 1911 will be a bad one, or one only half-way well done.
I don't know where you were reading about that.
Every article I have seen where the Ruger is mentioned, has been favorable.
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Old 10-01-2011, 17:39   #22
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Note to Jason:

Might be a good idea to read a comment stream before kicking in your .
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I don't know where you were reading about that.
Every article I have seen where the Ruger is mentioned, has been favorable.
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I don't know where you were reading about that.
Every article I have seen where the Ruger is mentioned, has been favorable.

Start at the top and read all posts,.........they explain all
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I will definitely be checking out the SR1911 if and when they show up in my area. It will be interesting to see what Rugers next 1911 will be.
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Start at the top and read all posts,.........they explain all
That's just crazy talk!
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