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Thread: Ruger's 1911 - It is true gentlefolks

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    Ruger's 1911 - It is true gentlefolks

    Here is the Press Release:

    Ruger Introduces All American-Made SR1911 Pistol



    April 18, 2011
    Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is proud to announce the Ruger® SR1911™, an "All American" classic rendition of John Browning's most famous handgun design. The public debut of the Ruger SR1911 pistol will take place during the NRA Annual Meeting in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania April 29 - May 1.

    The single-action .45 Auto Ruger SR1911 features a bead-blasted stainless steel frame and slide, precision CNC machined for a precise slide-to-frame fit. The stainless steel barrel and bushing are produced simultaneously, from the same ordnance-grade barstock, for a precise fit and improved accuracy. The slide features rear cocking serrations and a dovetailed three-dot sight system with a Novak® rear sight and standard front sight.

    "We are very proud to offer a 1911 pistol, an icon of American gun design and manufacturing," said Ruger CEO Michael Fifer. "In this 100-anniversary year of the introduction of the Government Model 1911 it is only fitting that such a firearm be completely manufactured in America with all American-made components."

    The Ruger SR1911 pistol features a titanium firing pin and heavy firing pin spring, which negates the need for a firing pin block, offering an updated safety feature to the original "Series 70" design without compromising trigger pull weight. An extended thumb safety offers improved manipulation and an oversized beavertail grip safety provides positive function and reliability. A visual inspection port offers visual confirmation of a round in the chamber.

    Positive extraction is facilitated by an improved internal extractor. The plunger tube for both the slide stop and thumb safety is integral to the frame and will never shoot loose. The swedged link pin also will not shoot loose. The SR1911 uses a skeletonized hammer and an aluminum, skeletonized trigger with an adjustable over-travel stop. The Ruger SR1911 features a standard recoil guide system and flat mainspring housing.

    The Ruger SR1911 grips feature a Ruger logo in checkered hardwood panels. Each pistol is shipped with one 7-round and one 8-round stainless steel magazine, bushing wrench and a soft case. The SR1911 will fit currently available holsters.



    For more information on the Ruger SR1911 pistol, or to learn more about the extensive, award winning line of Ruger pistols, rifles, revolvers and shotguns, visit www.Ruger.com or see your local firearms dealer. To find accessories for the Ruger SR1911 or other Ruger firearms, visit www.ShopRuger.com.
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    Very interesting.

    Of course the Internet has been a-buzz with rumors for the last several months. A couple of threads were started on this board over the last several weeks, and they were merged this morning to here.

    It looks like a worthy addition to the ranks of available m1911s -- and at an attractive price point.

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    It looks as if it is a very attractive pistol, at a good price. Congrats to Ruger for making it down-to-earth (as opposed to "space-gun").
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    I wonder what the "improved" internal extractor is ...

    Para Power Xtractor?

    Aftec?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkmoon
    Para Power Xtractor?

    Aftec?
    If the exploded view, already up on Ruger's site, is correct, then the answer is 'neither'. It looks like a regular extractor to me, unless its overall length is different (hook closer to the breechface?).

    Nice pistol: rear serrations only, no firing pin safety... and even the dreaded magazine warning is under the dustcover, it seems.

    I'd like to see a better picture of the grip safety. The pad is similar to the Ed Brown, but the beavertail seems to have the side 'scallops' of the STI!
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    Quote Originally Posted by John
    It looks as if it is a very attractive pistol, at a good price. Congrats to Ruger for making it down-to-earth (as opposed to "space-gun").
    A very important aspect for me also! Although I prefer blued guns, it's a great looking 1911. If I were not overloaded with guns, I would certainly consider the SR1911.

    Ruger actual sales prices range between $100 and $200 less than MSRP in my area. The SR9111 is not listed yet, so I'll provide this example: New Vaquero Convertible Cylinder at Gallery of Guns MSRP: $807.00 Sale Price: $603.00 However, in the initial offering one could expect to pay close to MSRP until ample units hit the market place.

    BTW: Gallery of Guns is an Internet Service that provides the actual price of a gun at several FFL's located in your area. They then ship the gun to the dealer at the predetermined price with a Davidson's Lifetime Guarantee covering Repair or Replacement.
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    I'd be surprised if they don't offer an all-black version soon, but it might be a blackened stainless version, rather than blued carbon steel (judging by other pistols they make). But they seem to be making 1911 parts for others, from various steels, so who knows..?
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    Here's an in depth informative video...Click Here!
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    While it seems Ruger's folks are happy with what they've made, it is particularly nice to see that they are not adopting 'fanfare' slogans, like "improving the design", or "finally the 1911 earned the Ruger name", as a couple of other 1911 makers did, to begin with.

    Also, I expected to hear that the slide would be cast, but that doesn't seem to be the case.
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    Last edited by Spyros; 19th April 2011 at 03:01.


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    According to the Video the SR1911 is shooting 1.5" and less groupings. And that Ruger's 1911 line will include assorted models including Compacts and L/W Frames. Looks like Ruger has jumped into the 1911 market with the intent to go all the way!

    Ruger, having a great reputation for quality firearms, marketing and customer service will most likely become one of the best 1911 production gun makers in the industry.
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