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Old February 23rd, 2013, 05:28 AM   #1
 
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ruger 1911 45 acp

Hi all,

I am looking for a new 1911 45 auto but I am not an expert about this type of gun. Many brands have their 1911 so the choice is not so simple.

in your point of view how is the Ruger sr 1911 vs. others brands like Remington or S&w ?
thank you for the suggestion.



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The Ruger and Remington are excellent choices. I like blued guns unless corrosion from carry is a problem so I would buy the Remington due to quality being equal.
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I have both the SR1911 and the Remington R1 blued. I like them both for various reasons, but the R1 appeals to my more simplistic military looking side.
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Don't turn your nose up at Rock Island Armory 1911's, they have from plain to custom and great prices, we have one(officers) and it's flawless.
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There are many good entry level 1911s on the market in the $600 to $700 range. Ruger, S&W, Remington, Springfield Armory, Rock Island, and Magnum Research are some of the better ones.

I recommend someone new to 1911s start with one of these and leave it stock until you have shot several hundred rounds through it. I usually start out with around two to three hundred cheap full metal jacket (ball ammo) rounds to check for reliability. Then I shoot two or three boxes of premium self-defense ammo from different manufacturers to see if it is sensitive to any hollow-point rounds. Some brands may be more accurate than others or feed better than others in a particular gun.

Be careful, 1911s are addictive and they multiply. High-end custom 1911s start around $2,000 and go up. I have four 1911s and am looking for a fifth. My primary carry is one of my four government size (full size) 1911s.
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You can't go wrong with the Ruger. Very reliable and accurate. I have shot both and I actually like it better than the Remington.
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I bought my first 1911 last month. I was wanting a Ruger SR1911 but could never get my hands on one. Walked into my local gun store and found a Springfield 1911 A1 Range Officer. Match grade barrel, skeletonized trigger and hammer, adjustable sights. May have paid too much at $799.00 but considering availability of 1911s I caved and bought it. I love it, I think I shot this better out of the box than any handgun I have owned. My only regret is that I wish I had bought a 1911 years ago.
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Yes, Lima Charlie is right; they do multiply... I have a Colt Mark IV & SR1911; the Ruger is more accurate, in my opinion...
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At first I bought a Remington with OD frame and then a Remington Stainless. Traded the first Remington for a Magnum Research DE1911G and then the Remington Stainless for the Ruger SR1911. I prefer the Series 70 guns otherwise there is nothing wrong with the Remington. All three brands are outstanding.
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I have an SR1911 and it my first 1911. I've been around revolvers all of my shooting life but I wanted something different to shoot. I chose the 1911 model to be my next shooter, I chose Ruger for the brand, not only because all of my revolvers are Ruger guns but after doing some research I just stuck with Ruger.

Now I was also very interested in the Remington R1 and the Springfield Armory Range Officer. If I couldn't capture an SR1911 one of these 1911's would of been the optional choice. Rock Island Armory has some nice looking 1911's as well. I like the look of their new polymer 1911...

Good luck with your search!
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Have the SR1911, can't fault it.
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Thanks to all of you for the suggests. I had the possibility to shot Ruger 1911 and kimber custom target II.
Both are good guns, particularly the ruger eat every type of cartridge without any functional problem but it is not precise as the kimber but this one is more difficult about the cartridges and many doesn't permit a good functioning.

My gunsmith said that the ruger is good for the defence but for the shooting range is more suitable the kimber also because the sight is adjustable.

What do you think about this?
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I have the SR1911 great gun for the $$$ ! Kimber , Remington, S&W all nice guns. Hard choice to make.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LimaCharlie View Post
Be careful, 1911s are addictive and they multiply. High-end custom 1911s start around $2,000 and go up. I have four 1911s and am looking for a fifth. My primary carry is one of my four government size (full size) 1911s.
What he says!!!!! My first was the SR1911 and before I even shot it I was looking at others for the collection
Though I am looking forward to getting my 2nd 1911... Leaning towards the Remington R1 or maybe a Sig...
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As you can see, I like Kimbers including my SS Target II. The third one is a Dan Wesson Valor. The last one is an S&W Lew Horton Special.








An SR1911 is a great entry 1911 as well as the others mentioned.
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