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Old 06-26-2020, 04:44 AM
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I really like Ruger firearms, but would like to hear other opinions, as it has been a couple of year since I last purchased a firearm.
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Originally Posted by cycler View Post
I really like Ruger firearms, but would like to hear other opinions, as it has been a couple of year since I last purchased a firearm.
what’s your budget?

as cheap as they are, I have a rock island armory and it’s my favorite pistol. I like it better than my sig the 1911 as well.
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What is the purpose for the purchase? To own a 1911?

Rock Island is good. There are a lot of good 1911's out there. Mine is a Mitchell 95 and is a tank. Definitely not a carry gun though. Too few rounds in the magazine.

FWIW, I will never own another Ruger.
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I like my Springfield.
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My son and I both own Ruger 1911's, with consecutive serial numbers. They function perfectly so far, and its hard to beat at the price point. I am surprised you can find one in stock anywhere these days.

While the fit and finish is not as sharp as a Colt, they are a perfectly functional pistol, and seems to shoot well. If you want to spend more, you can easily do so, but if all you want is a functional solid pistol, its a good choice.
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Originally Posted by cycler View Post
I really like Ruger firearms, but would like to hear other opinions, as it has been a couple of year since I last purchased a firearm.
Are you looking for a basic shooter or what?

I have Rock Island that I bought just because I've always wanted a 1911. They're a great value IMO.
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I have the Kimber custom excellent pistol the trigger is very crisp but heavier than I like. The sights are very good but no dots just plain black. It seems everyone shoots it well. I think everyone needs a .45 and an m1.

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Sig Tacops.
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I like my Kimber Carry - But it does not like all kinds of ammo. It is a finicky eater, and wants to be cleaned regularly AND the Kimber needs a tool for takedown

My Colt govt Model will eat up any kind of ammo and it doesn't care when you clean it, which is much easier on a 45 with the standard front bushing for easy take down.

I will let the Glock people speak for themselves
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Whatever you decide on,get a tactical model with better sights,a beavertail and better trigger. The basic GI is fine,but you will like the upgrades.
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Colt, Kimber, Springfield, Dan Wesson.
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Originally Posted by userid1960 View Post
i have the kimber custom excellent pistol the trigger is very crisp but heavier than i like. The sights are very good but no dots just plain black. It seams everyone shoots it well. I think everyone needs a .45 and an m1.
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Springfield just released their Ronin pistols - definitely worth a look based on reviews I've read.

https://www.americanrifleman.org/art...operator-1911/
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Love my Springfield TRP, but the Ronin looks pretty sweet at a much lower cost.
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If you are a Ruger guy, get it! We all have our brands and opinions why we buy them. With modern manufacturing and ammunition reliability, brand name is just a personal loyalty thing.

I carry a Springfield EMP in 9mm. 9mm is physically easier to shoot for a few hours and range ammo is easier on the wallet. Then hollow point personal defense ammo when carry. I do not think you want a compact in .45. Have a shooting buddy that has the money and has 2 Wilson Combat 1911's. .40 in Commander size and a full frame .45, very nice but expensive. Frame size is more of "how are you going to use it" question.

All brands will make a good gun. Again, get what you like and go shoot!





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1969 Colt Commander .45
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Default Kimber pro carry 11

I have two Kimber pro carry, one is 12 years old and carried quite a bit the other is newer.

both have Laser sights, never had a misfire and use many kinds of ammo.

I carry one every day.
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I think Ruger offers excellent bang-for-the-buck value. They might not always be the sexiest, but they tend to be functional and overbuilt. My choices, if it's not meant to be a safe queen, would be the Ruger or SIG.
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Glock 21 is the most dependable 1911 on the market.
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Originally Posted by jkp View Post
Springfield just released their Ronin pistols - definitely worth a look based on reviews I've read.

https://www.americanrifleman.org/art...operator-1911/
Haven't seen one in person yet, but they are good looking. They are also a lot of gun for the money. Probably have to
wait a while to get much of a deal on one.

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