Thursday the manager of the local gun store called me and said a Ruger SR1911 will be delivered in about an hour. In an hour and fifteen minutes I owned the gun ($699). Thirty minutes later I was home shooting the gun. This morning the store manager called and asked me if I'd bring the gun by to show it to a customer that wanted a SR1911. I took several loaded magazines for the manager and customer to try out the gun. They both shot the gun well and liked it. The customer wants the next one the store gets, whenever that may be. This afternoon a fellow came out to my place to shoot. I let him shoot the Ruger. I don't think he ever shot a 1911 before. He liked it and is talking about getting one. Then a lady, that I've been helping with her shooting, came by to shoot a Beretta Model 21A she had just bought. I asked her if she wanted to try the new 1911 Ruger and I gave her four magazines. She had shot a 45 Kimber one time in the past. She not only liked the SR1911 but she tore the center out of the target with those big SWC bullets. She shoots with ladies at a indoor range on Thursday night. I told her to take the Ruger with her next Thursday to impress the ladies with her 45 shooting and let them shoot it. So far I've found two things I don't like about the gun. 1st, it shoots 2-3 inches high and a little left at 10-12 yards. 2nd, the black finish on the safety, slide catch, etc, is terrible. It's like a flat black finish that was botched up bad. Surely Ruger can finish parts better than this. A nice shiny or good flat black finish would look good but this finish looks like something that would come on a $150 throw down gun.