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Why is Ruger still not in this game?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by bac1023, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. bac1023

    bac1023

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    There was a buzz late last year about a Ruger 1911 and I haven't heard squat since.

    Anybody hear anything? :dunno:

    If somebody would have told me a year ago that Remington and Magnum Research would both have a 1911 out before Ruger, I would have laughed.

    I know they won't hold out forever, but I can't believe they still don't have one. Isn't Ruger the largest firearms company in the world?

    Not that it matters much, but its a large American gun company, big into handguns, with no 1911. Odd. :headscratch:
     
  2. Geeorge

    Geeorge Sarcasm Inc.

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    Ruger has spent all their time and resources knocking off the Kel-Tec:whistling:

    :wavey:
     

  3. bac1023

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    ...which is sad as hell, in my opinion.

    I'm not real big on Ruger's polymer guns at all.
     
  4. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    I haven't heard anything about a new Ruger 1911, but I will be interested to see one.
     
  5. Don Glock

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    people assumed the "secret" SR9 subcompact announcement countdown on their website was a new 1911 coming out. it started a bunch of rumors that fizzled out once the SR9 subcom was revealed.
     
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  6. bac1023

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    Yeah, I do remember the countdown being the small SR9, but I thought the rumor was more than just a countdown on the website. In fact, I believe the rumor started well before the countdown was posted. :dunno:
     
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    it did, but is still just a rumor, my friend. sounds like wishful thinking ;)


    if there's money in it, they will.
     
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    Why should they? They can barely keep up production now and they are THE largest firearm manufacturer in America. Also, it takes a long time to PROPERLY train people to do repairs on a 1911. It isn´t actually a modular design.

    I think it would be stupid for Ruger, or Glock for that matter, to build a 1911. The market is saturated. What I would rather see is for Colt to come back strong & blow away everyone else. Of course that´s analagous to wishing for a sober Lindsay Lohan or Paris Hilton going to church. :whistling:
     
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    Always wondered why the MK's had a 1911 grip angle but Ruger never bothered making a 1911. Still kinda bugs me.
     
  10. bac1023

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    BOGE, the market is not saturated with affordable, quality American 1911s.

    If Ruger built them for $600 or so, I strongly believe they would sell like crazy. :)







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    On that we agree 100%. I just think Ruger needs to stick with revolvers as I like them a lot better than their ¨clankety¨ SA´s. :whistling:

    By the way Bac, have you ever shot your Ruger .44 Spcl.?
     
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    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    While it would be interesting to see a Ruger 1911, I still hold the company in contempt.
    I may have made an exception for a MK pistol, but that was only because they have a huge after market following.

    With past experience with Ruger pistols and one revolver, I wouldn't own anything else but their .22. A P85 that made several trips back, and even after becoming a P85 MKII. It still couldn't shoot a consistent group. I didn't learn my lesson with the P89, P90, nor a Red Hawk that would have to be tightened every time it was shot.

    My new MKIII was a piece of crap that took a lot of work to make it reliable.

    I would not trust them to make a quality 1911.
     
  13. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    :rofl:Man, ain't that the truth. :rofl:But, BOGE, that's funny. :supergrin:
     
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    .......
     
  15. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    is that before or after the recall :whistling:
     
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    I have more Rugers than anything. No problems with any of them not ever the two .22s that used to get a couple hundred or more thru them every weekend all summer long.

    With the new 1911 gripped .22 I think it is just a matter of time. I think that they should bring out a .45 target pistol, not a 1911, something designed ground up for target shooting, solving the barrel to frame to sight issues and with a super trigger.

    Imagine something like a MKIII in .45. Optic platform, fixed barrel, adjustable trigger. Don't ask me how to lock it up though, that's what the engineers get the big bucks for.
     
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    That's just mean Quack. :supergrin:
     
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    1911s are a niche market, in terms of firearms sales.

    TDA and striker-fired SA pistols far outsell the 1911s in most places I've been.

    Why would a company the size of Ruger want to invest R&D funds into a pistol with limited appeal (Yes, we fans of the design would clamor and shout that it's not limited but really, it is.), especially given the number of competitors already in that market?

    I think their move to build a piston AR was a smarter choice. Their P95 is the best value out there in a poly-framed hi-cap 9mm.
     
  19. bac1023

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    :rofl:

    Hopefully, that's just their plastic junk.
     
  20. Quack

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    yep, how can they screw up a 99 year old design :rofl: