S&W 1911 Pro Series .45 ACP (#178011) vs. Ruger SR1911 .45 ACP
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Thread: S&W 1911 Pro Series .45 ACP (#178011) vs. Ruger SR1911 .45 ACP

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    S&W 1911 Pro Series .45 ACP (#178011) vs. Ruger SR1911 .45 ACP

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    I just purchased a Smith & Wesson 1911 Pro Series 45acp 5" NIB 178011. Frame Finish: Melonite Two-Tone

    I have had a Ruger SR1911 for some time now. It came out in 2011.

    Which one do you prefer and why?
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    Your new S&W M1911a1 pistol looks like a nicely enhanced one.

    Texture grips with front strap and back strap checkering.

    Lightweight components. Front and rear slide grip serrations. External extractor.



    Here's my Ruger SR1911c:

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    As you can see, no ambidextrous safety. No front strap checkering. Rear slide serrations only.

    I do know that Ruger is manufacturing their own components for this gun, including the investment castings for frame and slide.

    The finish quality of both guns looks similar. The fit of the Ruger is quite good, but not quite up to the Dan Wessons I have.
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    Either one is pretty nice! But a Colt 1911..... Bob
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    WELL !!!! i have both. A smith Wesson 1911 and a Ruger 1911 in the commander. Both are great guns, Both are great Shooters. Both are very accurate out of the box. What I have to say about them is they are both exceptionally great and wonderful guns.Name:  SmithWesson1911 004.JPG
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrerick View Post
    Your new S&W M1911a1 pistol looks like a nicely enhanced one.

    Texture grips with front strap and back strap checkering.

    Lightweight components. Front and rear slide grip serrations. External extractor.



    Here's my Ruger SR1911c:

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    As you can see, no ambidextrous safety. No front strap checkering. Rear slide serrations only.

    I do know that Ruger is manufacturing their own components for this gun, including the investment castings for frame and slide.

    The finish quality of both guns looks similar. The fit of the Ruger is quite good, but not quite up to the Dan Wessons I have.
    that's the way the Pro Series are build.
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    How can you lose? The modern 1911 are great guns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob K View Post
    Either one is pretty nice! But a Colt 1911..... Bob
    I have a Colt MKIV .45, and I have had it for almost 40 years now. I had the chance to get a used Gold Cup, from the dealer that ordered the MKIV.
    And I turned it down, and now I have lived to regret that decision. When you are young, you think that opportunity is always going to be there.
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