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Old October 14th, 2016, 10:46 AM   #1
 
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Thumbs up RUGER SR 1911 Quality

Gents I am going to buy a full size 1911.

If I sell one of my SIG pistols I will be able to buy a DW Valor if not I was looking at a RUGER SR 1911.

How good is the trigger and finish on the RUGER compared to a DW Valor?

I already have an older CBOB

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Google has a couple of reviews, BUT, as usual it's who's signing the reviewers pay check. I'd also like to hear from actual SR owners / shooters.
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I think the SR1911 is the best under $700 1911 you can get. A lot of gun for the money. Good reliability and all the features you want and none of the ones you don't need. Followed by Remington R1 and Springfield Mil Spec.
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I have both. For the money buy the Ruger at about half the price of the Valor. The Ruger trigger is fine - not the best but OK.
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I think the SR1911 is the best under $700 1911 you can get. A lot of gun for the money. Good reliability and all the features you want and none of the ones you don't need. Followed by Remington R1 and Springfield Mil Spec.
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I have both. For the money buy the Ruger at about half the price of the Valor. The Ruger trigger is fine - not the best but OK.
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Oops, sorry, thought I'd clicked one the "Ruger Single Action -
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very nice gun, but when I bought mine, the thumb safety did not completely engage the sear...major fail in a 1911.

otherwise, nice pistol.

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I have the sr1911 and love it but I don't have any experience with other 1911s
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More than a few 1911's have passed through my fingers over the years. I acquire them, shoot them for a while and then move on to something else. I always usually have one or two in my safe at any given moment. One that isn't going anywhere soon is my SR1911. I have the LWC version and it's great 1911 by any standard. No, it isn't highly polished, the trigger isn't 2lbs of perfection and it does have some MIM parts. However, it functions great, carries well and is a joy to shoot. Some of the early full size SR1911's had an issue where the front sight would fall out after a while but as far as I know that's been resolved. The only negative things you're gonna hear about the SR 1911 is from folks telling you it isn't a DW, LB, or WC.

I don't know what Sig you're thinking about selling to fund the DW but IMO keeping the Sig and buying the SR1911 is an absolute no brainer. Not even close. Keep the Sig, buy the SR1911 and start saving for the DW if you still want one.
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The SIG will be a 220 CARRY SAO with beaver tail kind of rare.

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For me and not anyone else 1911s are unase as nay semiauto trigger pull under 9 lbs is unsafe for me. I have sold all my 1911 except for 3 collector pieceds as for me a 7 lb trigger pull is unsafe due to loss of sensation in my triggerfinger.
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I did my time with the 1911 and owned a lot of 1911's over the years. There's a lot of myth and internet lore surrounding the 1911. It is a great design and when you play with them a lot you can learn a lot.

I had some old Colts that were great and some Colts that I purchased new that were the worst 1911's I ever owned. I had a Kimber that would shoot the same groups as an acquaintance's semi-custom Les Bear and it cost 1/4 as much as the Les Bear.

I had a few Springfield's and they were OK but I was not impressed.

I don't own a Ruger 1911 but it appears to be a very good pistol. I would put it in the same league as some of the older Kimbers In fact, from the ones I've examined, it may be one of the best 1911's on the market for the money.
You would have to spend a lot of money to exceed the quality of a stock Ruger 1911.
The Ruger is not a custom gun, but it is a lot of gun for the money.
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For me unfortunately I'm going to have to say the SR1911 has been a disappointment. Mine has had to have major work done to it just in order to function reliably. When I got it I had to tune the extractor and the ejector so that it would feed and eject the way it is supposed to without jamming. I love the guns fit and finish but reliability is just not there for me. I still have mine and I continue to work on it but my Rock Island Armory 1911 is a better gun.


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Okay, this is strictly my take on these two models, so count that as what it's worth.

A Dan Wesson will be light years ahead of any Ruger 1911, in quality, accuracy and price. It's a great gun, but you pay for it. You will regret the purchase the day you hand over the cash and never again.

But, the Ruger SR 1911s are incredibly good value. They have all the bells and whistles, are well made and accurate and downright cheap for what you get. You may find yourself changing some things, getting a trigger job for example, but you'll be able to buy, and modify, two of them for the price of the Valor.

The only other thing that may determine your choice (it doesn't matter to me) is the cool factor. When you open your bag at the range and the shooter next to you says "Cool! That's a Dan Wesson!" you'll feel better than when he says "Oh, you got a Ruger." For me, guns are tools, not status pieces. Other people think differently.

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I have owned four 1911's and I am down to one. It is the SR 1911. I did send it back to Ruger for some work. It is a great gun and I am pretty sure this one won't leave.
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