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Old May 16th, 2013, 07:25 PM   #1
 
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SR45 vs. SR1911

I've been thinking about my wishlist as of late, and I'm thinking of adding a 45 to my family of guns. I have a SR9 so I feel I would be somewhat familiar with the SR45. I have little experience with a 1911. What I want to know is your opinion as to which is best regarding quality, reliability, accuracy, toughness etc. I know in the end I'll get the one that fits me, but I would really appreciate your opinions



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I've been thinking about my wishlist as of late, and I'm thinking of adding a 45 to my family of guns. I have a SR9 so I feel I would be somewhat familiar with the SR45. I have little experience with a 1911. What I want to know is your opinion as to which is best regarding quality, reliability, accuracy, toughness etc. I know in the end I'll get the one that fits me, but I would really appreciate your opinions
I only own the SR45.... Had it two month and have put 600 rds through it.

Flawless performance, shoots straighter than I can... Easy to take down and clean!

Recoil is very manageable too

I still want the 1911 to "go with it"
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SR45 vs. SR1911

From the reports I have read both are very, very good guns. I don't think you can go wrong with either when it comes to function, reliability, and accuracy. It will probably boil down to, do you want what you are familiar with (SR45) or do you want to try out a 1911. My preference would be the 1911 since you do not have one/. I am all about diversity
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Re: SR45 vs. SR1911

Go with the SR1911. You will not regret it.
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If I could buy only one, it would be the SR1911.
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if you plan to carry the new 45 alot, i would go with the sr45, i have the sr1911 and love it, but to carry it all day would be a chore.
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Both are extremely good values, so you won't go wrong either way. Having said that, I bought an SR45 based on my great opinion of my SR9. Having 2 pistols of the same exact design may seem boring to some, but Tactically, I think it's very sound logic. Truth is though that your SR9, except for the different trigger operation, can be used much like a 1911 in the Cocked-and-Locked mode. Even still, I like having pistols in both calibers that are identical in function. I just got and shot my SR45 on Monday. I don't know how Ruger manages to make and sell such a good pistol at these prices. I paid $440 + Tax for mine.
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I only own the SR45.... Had it two month and have put 600 rds through it.

Flawless performance, shoots straighter than I can... Easy to take down and clean!

Recoil is very manageable too

I still want the 1911 to "go with it"
WOW I believe you read my mind, the SR45 is a great pistol IMHO & I really like mine but I'd also like to get my hands on the SR1911 somewhere down the line.
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Why not buy both?

I have an SR1911 and I could'nt be more satisfied with it, great all-around performer, real sweet shooter. I've put 2200 rounds down range without a single hic-cup, very reliable.

I don't have an SR45 but I do have an SR45c on my "to get" list...

Good luck with your decision!
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Why not buy both?

I have an SR1911 and I could'nt be more satisfied with it, great all-around performer, real sweet shooter. I've put 2200 rounds down range without a single hic-cup, very reliable.

I don't have an SR45 but I do have an SR45c on my "to get" list...

Good luck with your decision!

That is what I did. I have had my SR1911 since last fall and just got a SR45 about a month ago. I like them both and have no regrets on either one. I suppose if I could only keep one it would be the 1911 since I am a 1911 fan - also have a Kimber and a Remington.
You would be happy with either one. I have had no problems with either. The trigger on the 1911 is ....well, it is like a 1911 - very little pre-travel and very smooth.
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I'm going to go with the SR1911 then pick up the SR45c when they make one...
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Thanks everyone for your input...I think I,m leaning towards the SR45 first then the SR1911...yeah, I like that idea
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I went with the SR45 first, higher magazine capacity, lighter weight for carry. 1911 will come down the road. As you probably know the Marine Corps special ops people have put in an order for a bunch of 1911's. THAT is enough endorsement for any 1911! Besides that I have years of experience shooting the 1911 when I was in the Corps. just waiting until I can get some more trigger time on one...
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I have a Rock Island Armory Compact GI and a Ruger SR45.. Both pistols have had about 250-300 rds through them with not one hiccup out of either, both run perfect.. I absolutely love both of them.

The SR45 is a very smooth and confident shooting pistol, you can literally shoot it all day long, if you can afford it. The SR45 shoots much flatter than the RIA compact, it also shoots much flatter than my fathers SR1911, I can get on target much faster with the SR45. I would almost be afraid to do anything to my SR45 (such as a ghost trigger bar) because the SR45 is that good the way it is..


I carry my RIA compact, It weighs pretty much the same as the SR45.. I could carry the SR45 but it is a little long for my liking, probably a good winter carry gun though..


As a primary carry weapon, to choose between a Mid-Size or Full-Size 1911 or the SR45, I would probably pick the SR45 over a midsize or fullsize 1911. weight and price being major factors.

If I were going to go with a .45 exclusively for carry only, I would get a compact 1911, get a trigger that fits your hand/finger, a nice trigger job and low profile night sights.

Also, If you have never owned a 1911, when you get one (because you will eventually), you need to practice with it, they shoot different than modern pistols. I think it takes more concentration to shoot it well compared to the SR45... The trigger is what takes practice on the 1911, at least for me it is, I tend to pull the 1911, although the trigger job helped greatly...


My SR45 is good enough that when Ruger comes out with a SR45c, I will have one, no doubt about it. I think it would be one of the best conceal carry pistols on the planet.
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I'm going to go with the SR1911 then pick up the SR45c when they make one...
That's my plan.
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