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Old March 14th, 2013, 10:18 AM   #1
 
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Went to GAT guns in Dundee IL last night and looked at the new SR1911, I liked it a lot. Thinking of pulling the trigger and buying it, any thoughts on the tolerances these are built with? GAT said they are a bit looser than the SIG 1911's.





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Old March 14th, 2013, 10:33 AM   #2
 
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Loose 1911s are not necessarily bad 1911s. The ones I carried and shot in the military were extremely loose and rattled horribly. The tighter the 1911 is and the more accurate the 1911 is the more it costs. A very tight, very reliable, very accurate 1911 can go for $5,000 plus. Most people only shoot 1911s at seven to twenty-five yards for self-defense. The SR1911 meets the qualifications of a fairly tight reliable 1911 for carry. The very tight expensive 1911s usually require much more maintenance to stay reliable.
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Loose 1911s are not necessarily bad 1911s. The ones I carried and shot in the military were extremely loose and rattled horribly. The tighter the 1911 is and the more accurate the 1911 is the more it costs. A very tight, very reliable, very accurate 1911 can go for $5,000 plus. Most people only shoot 1911s at seven to twenty-five yards for self-defense. The SR1911 meets the qualifications of a fairly tight reliable 1911 for carry. The very tight expensive 1911s usually require much more maintenance to stay reliable.
That's exactly what the guy at GAT was telling me, he loved the new Ruger. I think I'll go back and purchase one, hoepfully they get some in soon.

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Loose 1911s are not necessarily bad 1911s. The ones I carried and shot in the military were extremely loose and rattled horribly. The tighter the 1911 is and the more accurate the 1911 is the more it costs. A very tight, very reliable, very accurate 1911 can go for $5,000 plus. Most people only shoot 1911s at seven to twenty-five yards for self-defense. The SR1911 meets the qualifications of a fairly tight reliable 1911 for carry. The very tight expensive 1911s usually require much more maintenance to stay reliable.
Right on the money, good post...
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You won't go wrong with a SR1911.
Mine is tight.
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Over 1000 rounds thru mine and it has performed flawlessly you won't be disappointed.
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Small world, I was on the waiting list for six months and I got my SR1911 at Gat Gun in Feb of 2012. I was hopeing to get it in 2011 for 100 year of the 1911. It is one of my favorite hand guns. IMOP one of the best 1911 for the price range.
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I have a SR1911 that I got last summer. I also have a Kimber Royal II that I got in the spring of last year. The SR1911 shoots as well if not better than the Kimber. It's a beautiful gun that shoots great! You won't find anything better in the price range, or even slightly above this range. As posted earlier, to get better performance you need to go into the $1500.00 plus range, and the performance isn't that much better. In that range your paying for name and collectors value. That's not necessarily bad, as I hope to own one of the overpriced models soon, but for a collection reason. (1911's are an addiction).
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I have had my SR1911 for about 6 months. It is my favorite handgun now. Very reliable, accurate and beautiful.
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Love mine! It's one of those guns that when you shoot it's "just one more clip....just one more clip....." Just don't wanna leave the range.
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My SR1911 is tighter than the Teflon on a new frying pan. The only thing that rattles and only ever so slightly is the grip safety.
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Small world, I was on the waiting list for six months and I got my SR1911 at Gat Gun in Feb of 2012. I was hopeing to get it in 2011 for 100 year of the 1911. It is one of my favorite hand guns. IMOP one of the best 1911 for the price range.
How do you like the renovations? Finally properly lit gun ranges and room to move around. The place is so busy on weekends you couldn't even walk through the place.

I'm going to place my order for one this weekend, hopefully the wait won't be too bad.
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My SR1911 is tighter than the Teflon on a new frying pan. The only thing that rattles and only ever so slightly is the grip safety.
Awesome name by the way!
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You say you looked at one. Then say you hope they'll get some in, and you'll order one. I guess they sold the one you looked at? Bummer.

Right now, you can't think about something you have right in front of you. You get it, or the next guy gets it a few minutes later.
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OP pic looks like the commander model to me, which I do own. IMO, buy it and don't waste any more time.
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