RLEBL23 LSU Fan Baton Rouge Member since Jun 2012 227 posts
Paging KR: Ruger SR1911Posted by RLEBL23 on 2/5/13 at 9:17 pm
What are your thoughts? I think I remember you owning one. I know you're the board expert. I'm a big Ruger fan and definitely plan on getting a 1911 in the future. How does it stack up? I read a lot of reviews claiming "best bang for the buck".
It definitely is a great platform, although if you don't have a lot of experience with them I would limit them to range use only.
The reason I say that is the intricacies of the design itself. One must be familiar with and have the second nature ability to disengage the safety when drawing the weapon. I grew up with them so it's a no brainer to me.
A lot of people will say that the grip safety is an issue. That's absurd. I have shot tens of thousands of rounds through the 1911 platform and have never had a failure to fire due to a grip safety issue.
So it sounds like you boys are able to find the Ruger? Buddy bought one at academy the other day, but I haven't seen one since and can't find another around town. Picked up the Remington 1911 at Academy today. Planning on getting the Ruger when I find it.