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Flipper-Spec Ruger 1911 ......only one complaint

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by FLIPPER 348, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. FLIPPER 348

    FLIPPER 348 Happy Member

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    The finest gun dealer in Oregon was kind enough to bring my SR 1911 out here to the sticks for our local gunshow yesterday. He is the largest dealer in the state and has only gotten 24 or so of the Rugers in, all going to folks who prepaid the $629.

    Well I got the pistol home and spent an hour creating a Flipper-Spec, swapping out most of the MIM and the more modern features as I prefer a 1911A1. The trigger is sexy and crisp. All that is left is to black out the sights and add a Novaks light rail as this 1911 will perform nightstand duty.

    Colt GI -grip safety, slide release, thumb safety, mag release, vintage milled commander trigger and plug
    EGW- milled sear & disconnector, wide spur hammer & strut
    Viet Nam era milspec plastic grips
    Hogue aluminum arched MSH


    It shoots VERY well, performing the beer can dance out to 60' or so.

    A fine American product and a great value and perhaps the last new firearm I will ever buy, well done Ruger.




    ...........the only complaint is the el-cheapo Made in China labeled zippered soft case that came with it. It is quite possibly the lowest quality gun pouch I have ever touched. It went into the trash along with the box.
     
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    FLIPPER 348 Happy Member

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    BTW- the take off parts along with the Ruger 8 round mag will be going up for sale on another 1911 forum this week.
     

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    Quack Rent this space

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    Ah Ha!!! So its not truly "Made in the USA"
     
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    FLIPPER 348 Happy Member

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    ...............the pistol is but the crap cases that come with it would sell well at Harbor Freight!
     
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    Quack Rent this space

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    Just like how NRA hats are made I'm China.
     
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    FLIPPER 348 Happy Member

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    It took some effort to find an American Flag that was not made in China.
     
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    LOL. They own so much of our bonds, it's not even funny...the US economy recovered by China. LMAO.
     
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    A degraded ruger. Cool.
     
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    'degraded' .


    ..........only on the GT 1911 forum!

    For me they are all upgrades.
     
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    Nakanokalronin JMB & MTK

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    To each his own but when I see a beavertail like that I look down on the top of the web of my hand, between my thumb and finger and see that little scar from getting bit so many times.
     
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    FLIPPER 348 Happy Member

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    The Ruger offering actually saved me some $$$. If the 1911 Centennial I was going to build up a stainless Caspian frame/slide with a custom serial number. With the Ruger I don't get the custom sn but the frame/slide are of the same quality (hell, they might be the same parts) and with the barrel/bushing, Novaks and slide internals the Ruger costs less than the parts would have cost me for the build!

    The subtle Ruger logo and Made in USA rollmarks are a nice touch.





    That's the beauty of the 1911. All my 1911s have the same trigger-grip safety-MSH combo.
     
  12. JK-linux

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    I'm jones-ing for when/if Ruger offers these in an all blued finish. I like stainless, but dislike duo-tone and prefer darker finishes for the most part. Congrats on the new heater!
     
  13. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

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    Yup. Ever since Obama's QE1 and QE2, even China is looking to dump our dollars. PIMCO sold all its investment holdings of US Treasurys.
     
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    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

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    That'd be a Para or Taurus. :rofl:
     
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    cowboywannabe you savvy?

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    are you trying to make that Ruger look like a Para G.I. Expert?
     
  16. pistolwrench

    pistolwrench Dremel jockey

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    Most likely, this will not be well received.
    For me, the most important modification to a 1911 is a 'beavertail' type grip safety. It allows me a higher grip on the pistol which equates to less muzzle flip, a faster second shot and much more comfort.
    Hammer bite is rarely the problem. It's the force exerted over a small area by the original grip safety tang that damages my flesh. I've got the scars to prove it.
    And I'm no 'nancy boy'. I work with my hands every day.
     
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    I'm not knocking anyone's personal preferences, to each his own.
    I also see no value in a wide spur hammer. The only time one needs to manually manipulate the hammer is in dry fire practice. The wide spur can snag on clothing and slow down a response to a threat.
    It was of use 80 years ago when cavalry carried hammer down.
     
  18. pistolwrench

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    'Vintage milled triggers' are of even less value. They almost always fit the frame with considerable slop and are quite a bit heavier than modern aluminum triggers. The more mass the trigger has, the less crisp the trigger pull can be without 'hammer follow' due to trigger bounce.
    The lack of an overtravel screw requires proper interaction with the grip safety to prevent the sear spring from unloading the sear or disconnector.
     
  19. pistolwrench

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    I could go on and on, but suffice to say, I personally see no value in the mods Flipper has made to the SR1911.
     
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