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Desert Eagle vs Ruger

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by 3rdgen40, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. I prefer the cleaner look of the Ruger.

    Smaller roll-marks, no FCS.
     

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  2. HotRoderX

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  3. faawrenchbndr

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    My choice would be Ruger.
    Clean lines, no FCS, lack of relative markings.

    The DE, looks like a Kimber wanna-be with STI billboards, not a slam on Kimber.
     
  4. Fedor

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    They are both supposed to be nice, I'm waiting for bac's comparison of them.
     
  5. glock2740

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    Probably the Ruger for the no FCS, but those black controls really irritate me. If it had all silver controls, I'd probably buy one. Because everyone on here knows that I always leave my 1911's completely bone stock. :whistling:
     
  6. jrs93accord

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    I have had my DE 1911-G for several months now. The first time out was absolutely an enjoyable experience. If one can get past the somewhat large rollmarks, you really discover what a fine 1911 this really is. The trigger is the most amazing thing about the DE 1911-G. It is smooth and light. Probably falls somewhere around 3 lbs. It is like running a hot knife through soft butter. It is just that smooth.

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    All that said, I am still waiting for my SR1911 to ship. The SR1911 is a nice looking pistol and has already had good reviews on its performance. I do see these two going head-to-head. I would be hard-pressed to choose one over the other.
     
  7. 3rdgen40

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    The DE is a nice looking pistol.I had my mind made up to buy a Ruger in the near future,then the DE caught my eye while looking around Buds.
    Did you have the FCS removed or did they add those recently?
     
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  8. NewGlocker28

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    I'm going through the same choice myself regarding the Ruger vs the DE 1911G as my first 1911. I think I slightly prefer the Ruger, however, the DE seems to be much more available and for that reason I may end up purchasing it (though I do wish they had left off the FCS like the early models). IF both were in front of me and were about the same price, I have a feeling I'd end up with the Ruger.

    All that being said, I've read nothing but good things about both and think either will make a great first (for me anyway) 1911.
     
  9. jrs93accord

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    Evidentally, I did get one of the early models without the FCS. I think it is a much better looking model.
     
  10. Hokie1911

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    I don't mind the DE billboard, and I would prefer matching controls on the Ruger. Neither would be a dealbreaker for me. Both are great values at the pricepoint and solid guns from everything I've heard. I would be happy to own either.
     
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  11. 3rdgen40

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    It does look a lot better.I find fcs utterly useless,as well as ugly.
     
  12. faawrenchbndr

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    If I got the Ruger,......it WOULD get stainless controld at some point.
     
  13. 3rdgen40

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    I kinda like the look with the black controls.
     
  14. faawrenchbndr

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    If you like the contrasting controls, it is well done.
     
  15. bac1023

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    Both are nice guns. IO haven't had them to the range together yet, but the Ruger is certainly good competition in the sub $700 price range for the DE and Spartan.

    I will say that the DE's trigger is much lighter than the Ruger's. It feels about 2lbs lighter.


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  16. glock2740

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    The DE without FCS would be my choice now, after seeing that. :cool:
     
  17. Hokie1911

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    Man that looks soooo good from that side. :supergrin:
     
  18. DAT85

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    Ruger.

    Hate the billboard on the DE.

    DAT85
     
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  19. bac1023

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    :rofl:

    It does, doesn't it? ;)