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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:54 pm 
Blackhawk

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Location: Wisconsin
I’ve had my SR1911 Target Model for 2 or 3 months now, and can state some conclusions about it. To go straight to the point, I like it a lot. In no particular order, here are some of the things I like best:

1. The price. About the only major manufacturer’s offering that competes with it is the SA Range Officer, and it’s usually about $100 more.

2. Value. You get a LOT for your money.

3. Build quality/fit and finish. No, not Dan Wesson, but really good for a <$1,000 gun.

4. Performance. It is accurate and reliable. Those two things are probably most important.

5. Trigger. Surprisingly good. Had a bit of creep and grit when new, but it has smoothed out really well with use.

I bought the Target Model for the adjustable Bomar style rear sight. I really like the sights on my gun. Also, the grips that come on the Target Model look better in person than in pictures, and provide excellent traction for gripping the gun.

Now, if it would only learn to pick up its own brass...


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:17 pm 
Blackhawk

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And... it’s waaaay better than those overpriced and overrated Kimber 1911’s that are so popular. Why does anyone even buy those things? :)


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:43 pm 
Blackhawk

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For a "factory pistol" it comes with just about all the bells and whistles a guy could want.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:04 pm 
Blackhawk

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whichwatch wrote:
For a "factory pistol" it comes with just about all the bells and whistles a guy could want.


It sure does.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:15 pm 
Buckeye

Joined: Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:25 pm
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Location: Copperas Cove, Texas
I like my SR1911s, CMD and full size because they go BANG! every
time I pull the trigger. They are not ammo fussy, and
being a 1911, they are easier to clean. I can upgrade the extras
and holsters are easy to make for them. I only have 14 1911s,
6 of them are Rugers, so I guess I am partial to them.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:21 pm 
Blackhawk

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SR1911SHOOTER wrote:
... I only have 14 1911s...


Doncha hate it when that happens?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:05 am 
Hunter

Joined: Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:06 pm
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Location: Kansas City, MO
whichwatch wrote:
For a "factory pistol" it comes with just about all the bells and whistles a guy could want.

I bought one. The only thing I would add is the checkered front grip. Not sure what you call it. Front of grip frame. Many upper end 1911’s have this. I bought the Pachmayr wood/rubber grips. Problem solved for pistol slipping on recoil.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:14 pm 
Blackhawk

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I’m sure there are plenty of places you could go to have the front checkered.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:33 am 
Single-Sixer

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ditto1958 wrote:
And... it’s waaaay better than those overpriced and overrated Kimber 1911’s that are so popular. Why does anyone even buy those things? :)

You are absolutely rite. I sold my number because they had it more than me. Got more than enough out of it for the Sr 1911. Best deal for me I ever made.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:09 am 
Single-Sixer

Joined: Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:01 am
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Location: Black Hills of South Dakota
I have circa 2009 Ruger SR1911 45ACP full size, got it
right after they came out.

Slide to Frame fit was very nice and tight back then.
This Pistol is more accurate then I can shoot it. Have
a Friend that is a 1911 Master Shooter prove it to
me. He was even impressed.

I like the Ruger 1911's. I would not hesitate buying
them. No reason for me to buy any other. If someone
asks me about 1911's I steer them towards Ruger only.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:19 pm 
Shootist

Joined: Sun Jun 08, 2003 1:01 am
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Location: Single Chute, SD USA
ditto1958 wrote:
And... it’s waaaay better than those overpriced and overrated Kimber 1911’s that are so popular. Why does anyone even buy those things? :)

GREAT QUESTION !!! I've been screwed royally on two Kimbers that are/were turds of the highest quality.
And so it goes...


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:55 pm 
Blackhawk

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WIL TERRY wrote:
ditto1958 wrote:
And... it’s waaaay better than those overpriced and overrated Kimber 1911’s that are so popular. Why does anyone even buy those things? :)

GREAT QUESTION !!! I've been screwed royally on two Kimbers that are/were turds of the highest quality.
And so it goes...


I recently challenged a buddy at the range to hit a five inch steel swinger at 100 yards with his over-priced and over-rated Kimber. Some sort of a little carry gun in .45. He took me up on it, and nailed it on the first shot. :)


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:30 pm 
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WIL TERRY wrote:
I've been screwed royally on two Kimbers that are/were turds of the highest quality.

I believe the early Kimbers were pretty good. Their Eclipse came out in '02 and I bought one in early '03. It's my only carry gun in cooler weather and is on my hip right now. It's never failed to feed anything I've stuffed in it. The new ones? LOL! That paint seems to rub right off those things. It's hard to believe their cost. No thanks!

I have 3 SR1911 .45's, though I've never shot the 5". The other 2 have been completely flawless. I love those little buggers :)

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:00 pm 
Blackhawk

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6. My SR1911 is not a Kimber.

Sorry, Kimber guys. Just couldn’t resist. :)


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:35 am 
Buckeye

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Location: Kentucky
A recent price check, Buds, Whitakers, Ky. Gun co., all have competitive prices on a national scale. And, an average of 4 of the cheapest buy it now prices on gunbroker.
Stainless
Novak type sights
Beavertail grip safety
Extended safety lever
Etc.

Colt $900+
Springfield Armory $800
Kimber $750
Ruger $700

We've all heard the prices that somebody's brother in laws neighbor paid, but, an unbiased search reveled what one would have to pay that day.

I spent a few hours looking these up & trying to be as fair as possible. Surprised myself, especially with reading several times a week how high priced Kimbers are. I didn't know, so I looked. The 2 tone base Kimber can easily be bought for $700, but it's not all stainless, I really did try to be fair. They all get pricey beyond the base, & that's where it really gets tough to compare apples & apples.


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