I saw my first SR1911 last week at Gander Mtn. for $749. which I thought was a tad high. I called my local gun store guy and asked him to get me one. He said I hope to have one on Monday and I said I'll take it. It was $646.00. I wanted to buy a NIB 1911 this year due to it's 100 birthday. It was test fired Sept 22. Serial #1789. I took it to the range today along with a SS Kimber Eclipse and a SS Colt that was smithed by Novak. I am more than pleased to report the Ruger performed flawlessly. Not a single failure of any kind. From the first 10 rounds shooting free hand at seven yds. eight shots went nearly through the same hole. I pulled the first one low and one a little high at some point. Considering what I have in the Colt it certainly doesn't shoot or feel $2000. better. I have a trigger on order for the Ruger but that is the only modification that I will make. The factory trigger is a little loose and I prefer a short trigger. I couldn't be happier with the value verses cost for this gun!