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 Post subject: Re: Model numbers
PostPosted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 7:51 pm 
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Photo? I have no idea what they look like.
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 Post subject: Re: Model numbers
PostPosted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:27 pm 
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bigbore45colt wrote:
Terry,

Sure do. I own two of them. One is in the safe, with the Shootists holsters offered for it from both Simply Rugged and Barranti Leather, the other is currently at Novak's for their full custom carry treatment.

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That one in the safe is lonely you better send it to me and I'll post photos of it for Terry to see. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Model numbers
PostPosted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:04 pm 
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bigbore45colt wrote:
Terry,

Sure do. I own two of them. One is in the safe, with the Shootists holsters offered for it from both Simply Rugged and Barranti Leather, the other is currently at Novak's for their full custom carry treatment.

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That one in the safe is lonely you better send it to me and I'll post photos of it for Terry to see. :D


LOL! I totally understand!!!

Unfortunately, it is not for sale. If it were, though, I could only sell it to another Shootist, as we try to keep these guns within the brotherhood. ;-) :-D

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 Post subject: Re: Model numbers
PostPosted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:45 pm 
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Here are a few pictures of the Shootists 30th Anniversary gun"

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The guns were intended to be shipped with presentation grade engraved grips. When they were received at Lipsey's, Jason Cloesner, a brother Shootist who coordinated the project with Jeff Quinn, of Gunblast, and another brother Shootist, noticed that the wood was quite plain on most of the guns. New grips were ordered from Lett's and swapped out on the remaining guns. The first batch of 20-30 guns, I don't remember the exact number, were shipped out with their original grips and those Shootists receiving them had the option of purchasing the replacement set of grips.

My gun sports the original, plain, grips on the gun, and the replacement, presentation grade, grips on the side.

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 Post subject: Re: Model numbers
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:20 am 
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Thanks for the photos! Very Nice!
Do we know how many were made up?
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 Post subject: Re: Model numbers
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:38 pm 
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Terry - there were 105 of these made.

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 Post subject: Re: Model numbers
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:14 pm 
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Thanks, Matt


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 Post subject: Re: Model numbers
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:32 pm 
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Thanks Matt That's really cool.


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 Post subject: Re: Model numbers
PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:06 pm 
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I wouldn't say 20 different models. rather they have two barrel lengths, two frame materials, a stupid trendy "rail" frame version, and a few different painted and brushed finishes.
I don't usually count special orders as distinct models, as they are more often than not, not available to the populace, i.e., the Shootists order.
(Don't know why someone would want one if they were not in that club?)

I know the 6718 guns are sought after and many Prescott employees bought (at least) one. Not just for the color, I have one and it is the slickest trigger and action of my SR1911s.

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 Post subject: Re: Model numbers
PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 11:04 am 
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I have to agree with Mohavesam...a new model to ME, means a different frame size, a different barrel length...or I suppose, a new caliber offering....but added some color...may be attractive to some but doesn't excite...

Now a 9mm model, or a CCO model or 10mm model...that would be interesting. Or a model with a match barrel and adj sights would be intriguing too.

In my opinion, the endless distributor exclusives is just a way to get folks to buy multiples of essentially the same model or to decrease competition and increase profit margins because of the 'limited' nature of these versions...

Ruger has lost something the last few years that I am not sure they will regain...their passion for excellence has been replaced with their passion for profit via high volume...

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 Post subject: Re: Model numbers
PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:52 am 
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Didn't Lett's grip remained in operation. ps

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 Post subject: Re: Model numbers
PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:58 am 
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Looks like another new one - 6730
Light weight 'commander' with laser grips.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewIt ... =554038594

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 Post subject: Re: Model numbers
PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:40 am 
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6722 - 9mm LW 'commander'!

http://ruger.com/products/sr1911/specSheets/6722.html

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 Post subject: Re: Model numbers
PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 11:22 am 
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Notice that Ruger does NOT use the "Commander" name.

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 Post subject: Re: Model numbers
PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 11:42 am 
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Yes, That's why I used lower case and put it in quotes. It's a 'commander' sized piece, not a Commander.

By the way, the LW Night watchman, model 6720 seems to be hard to find. Are they still making them?
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