If you are not concerned about cost, there are many fine 1911-based pistols out there and many gun shops that will be happy to take your money. With the target at my usual 10-yards I went to work. Accuracy is the name of the game for me. A couple of them aspire to a level of quality typically reserved for the next tier up, and that’s what makes the Ruger SR1911 and the Springfield Range Officer worth second looks. I can tell you that I paid a couple of Franklins less for it and even the counterman at the LGS was surprised at the price. I am looking to buy a 1911 in the near future and I basically have it down to either a Ruger sr1911, Springfield 1911 Range Officer, or Mil Spec. This arrangement staved off the need for a firing pin block since the pistol can be dropped on the hammer and the firing pin will not reach the primer of a chambered round. I would never buy the Springfield Saint based on the shenanigans they played with the state government to get themselves special treatment while ordinary citizens and small business would lose gun rights. The Ruger is at Home in a Modified IWB Holster from SHTF Gear, The Springfield 1911 Loaded Looking Handsome in an OWB Holster by Leather Creek Holsters. Some have complained that the sights are too small, but I have no issue with them. The Springfield 1911 Loaded is the older of the two with the Ruger SR1911 arriving later on the 1911 scene. Springfield = comfortable. Muzzle flip is very little and you gain a little ballistic attitude and better accuracy with the 5” barrel. They couldn’t be any more different. Of my 4 1911 10mm variants, two are DW, one is a Ruger and one is a 1990 Colt Delta Gold Cup. There's a reason for this. No contest. Then, the disassembly is the same as a “standard” 1911 pistol. My Springfield 1911 Loaded has the Nitrite finish, although the Springfield 1911 Loaded comes in a Stainless Steel version as well. You get an American-made quality package for much less than the Springfield 1911 Loaded. 1; 2 ... A forum community dedicated to Springfield Armory XD and XD-M series firearm owners and enthusiasts. And the stainless steel is easier to maintain. A few of the rifles I dreamt about while growing up shared a well-known and revered name: Sako. MSRP (according to Gallery of Guns) is $929 (and is out of stock). I feel that this pistol is a “Frankenstein” version of an otherwise fine pistol where the finishing parts seemingly come together with no thought as to the overall visual effect of the pistol. If I wanted to use a handgun to hammer nails into wood, I’d use the stainless SP101. Colt 1911 Govt Model versus Ruger SR1911, or Springfield 1911 - need advice Discussion in ' Handguns, Pistol Shooting ' started by fieldgrade , May 5, 2013 . I would not have the SR1911, the SR1911CMD, and the SR1911CMD-A if I thought otherwise, nor would I recommend them to you. This; however, was in 2013 and today my price is a little bit higher if I chose to purchase another one ($699 cash and carry). The trigger area is also relieved for the trigger finger of either hand. VS. Springfield . The Ruger draws easily. Some might question the need for “READ INSTRUCTION MANUAL BEFORE USING FIREARM” on the underside of the frame, but at least Ruger did not put it on top of the slide. I want the one that is most accurate. Ruger SR1911 vs. S&W 1911 E 5inch SS. With an MSRP of $939, and at today’s prices, the Ruger SR1911 cost a tad more than the Rock Island Armory Pro Match Ultra 5” 45ACP (MSRP $862), less the Springfield Armory 1911 Loaded (MSRP $962 for the Stainless Steel version), less than the Remington Arms 1911 R1 ENHANCED STAINLESS (MSRP $999), and somewhat north of the ROCK Ultra FS – 45 ACP (MSRP $722). The front and rear sight, extended magazine release button, slide lock, hammer, thumb safety, beaver-tail grip safety, extractor button, and checkered metal mainspring housing and all pins are black and contrast nicely with the stainless steel frame and slide. But personally, yes. No, Martha! And, you have to ask yourself, if John Moses Browning designed the 1911 with the features that it has today, what would we have left to improve upon? It reminds me of an old Bob Hope and James Cagney routine. I left the range extremely pleased with the pistol. Overall, and in my opinion, the Springfield 1911 Loaded is a cluttered looking 1911-based pistol due to the front serrations. The two pistols in this review represent two fine pistols from two fine pistol manufacturers and are indicative as to what is available to us mere mortals who simply want a good 1911-based pistol for range duty or personal duty. The Hogue Wraparound Rubber Grips with Finger Grooves covers this area and provides my shooting hand with a little more grip area to hold onto; I like a slightly over-size grip area. I found out that the original SR1911 was to have rubber grip panels but was later changed to the wood with Ruger logo. This may cause the magazine to drop out of a non-Ruger pistol under fire. While the magazines are quality and they work well in the Ruger SR1911, I have found that they do not work well in some other 1911-based pistols. Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation's leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. I already have the Remington R1 and love it. You should plan on purchasing some good Wilson Combat, or other quality magazines, before taking this pistol to the range. Overall, the SR1911 is a clean looking, visually-appealing 1911-based pistol. That is not a reflection of the SR1911, but more of a reflection of my capabilities as I get older. Calibers: 9mm Luger . The Springfield 1911 Loaded does not have a magazine disconnect safety. I don’t know about all that but it is a pretty darn good shooter, it spits bullets out the muzzle on command, and efficiently rids the pistol of expended shells so that I get to do it over again. Barrel lock-up is assured by more than adequate slots for the locking lugs of the barrel. Range time consisted of a basic “where do I need to put the sights” and then performing a few two-handed and one-handed drills while trying to put 230-grain FMJ rounds from Georgia Ammo downrange and on target as best I could. I like the grip area to be pulled tightly into my side regardless if I am carrying IWB or OWB and, so far, a modified SHTF Gear ACE-1 Gen 2 Holster (http://www.shtfgear.com/)that has substantial Kydex to protect the 5-inch barreled SR1911 or Springfield 1911 Loaded has met my expectations for IWB carry. Rather than pulling the pistol into me and swapping hands, the pistol was left extended toward the target and the transition went smoothly and without incident. The Ruger SR1911, with respect to the roots of the pistol, decided to incorporate a standard “G.I.” type operating system with the use of a short recoil spring guide and plug. The trigger is superb and I knew exactly when the sear was going to release. Ruger SR 1911 vs Kimber Custom II. I have proven that to myself and to other shooters. The slide-to-frame fit is tight as I have seen and felt on a production pistol. The SR1911 is a very cleanly finished pistol. A lot of folks, experts in their own minds, classify the SR1911 as an “entry-level” pistol. I kiddingly ask him to bring the timer back when I had one of my single-action revolvers and I would run the standard Mozambique drill with one of those. I am wanting to spend around $850 or less. Your cost outlay would be very close to the difference in price to the Springfield 1911 Loaded. Ruger has stuck to the basic functionality of the 1911 with their version, but they’ve dressed it up a bit in low-glare stainless. Both of the pistols in this review are considered “entry-level” pistols by some since they do not have the hand-crafted workmanship of “custom” pistols either by a custom builder or a manufacturer’s custom shop. In a world of marksmen, there are some names that seem to stick out or rise to the top. If I am carrying openly, one of my requisites is that the holster has a thumb-break for security reasons. But, the Springfield is smooth, has excellent customer service, and is 100% in the function department. Other than the front sight (which Ruger replaced within a couple of days) it been perfect. The length of the barrel and the weight of the pistol equate to better accuracy, more punch to what ammunition you are shooting, and less recoil when shooting it over a lighter, shorter-barreled 1911-based pistol with or without a laser. However, Wilson Combat and Meg-Gar magazines work well in the Ruger SR1911. But the differences make each of those guns unique. If you are too lazy to perform the one additional step to disassemble and assemble the pistol, I really don’t know what to say. Literally. My first pistol ever was a Stainless Springfield Loaded ($849). Because this one is about more than just comparing two companies. I normally position the thumb on the shooting hand above the thumb safety during the actual draw stroke. The key lock system essentially prevents the pistol from being cocked and the trigger from moving. Although I have never had a plunger tube fail, with the SR1911 that is one issue I don’t have to even concern myself with. The P-345 is about the same profile as a Commander sized 1911. The thumb safety is stiff when new. Ruger vs Springfield 1911. Some years ago, Ruger introduced a version of the 1911 .45. Can anybody make a case for or against any them. The Springfield 1911 Loaded (Parkerized version) is not a very cleanly finished pistol. ... Springfield 1911 EMP . It seems that the slot in the magazines for the magazine catch is somewhat shorter than that in other magazines. However, the blending of the recoil spring guide extension is well done and adds to the front-end look of the pistol. Beyond that distance I really need to brace the pistol to be that accurate, although I could put all shots on target probably and hold them in the 9-ring of a standard silhouette target. Unlike the Ruger SR1911, the mainspring housing incorporates a locking system that requires a special key to activate and deactivate. Compare the dimensions and specs of Ruger SR1911 Officer and Springfield 1911 EMP. Jump to Latest Follow 1 - 20 of 24 Posts. Surprisingly, the Springfield 1911 Loaded (PX1909LP) is the same 43-ounce weight (unloaded) as the Stainless Steel version (Model PX9151LP). Springfield 1911 Loaded (Top) and Ruger SR1911 (Bottom). The trigger, when new, was at first a little gritty but that has smoothed up after use and 4.5-pounds of trigger pull feels really good. The Ruger SR1911 is a highly effective personal defense pistol, packs plenty of punch, and is one of the best 1911-based pistols that I have fired given the affordability aspect of the pistol. However, and especially with a 1911-based pistol, I don’t want any possible interference with the operation of the thumb safety or my thumb getting to it during the draw stroke. Springfield calls this device an Internal Locking System (catchy, huh?). When the first started, the were very nice, now, not so much. To carry the SR1911 or Springfield 1911 Loaded IWB, it also means wearing a t-shirt to prevent the butt of the pistol from rubbing against bare skin and from getting moisture during the hot summer months of the South from getting to the pistol (regardless of what I am carrying at the time). 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The Springfield 1911 loaded uses the traditional straight barrel and bushing arrangement, but does not use a standard recoil spring guide arrangement. There are, of course, less expensive and more expensive pistols available and I am amiable to carrying both at any time on any day. Of course, the holster choice for the 1911-based pistol is wide an varied and a personal choice, but it must be a good choice. The Colt has the Series 80 mechanical firing pin safety I think. The SR1911 and Springfield 1911 Loaded is a hip gun; it needs to be riding on the hip (or just behind it) to get the full support you need to carry this beast. The giant rear sight can make finding a holster more complicated, and the flat black-on-black of the sights isn’t easy to pick up quickly. Then there are the expensive 1911s, and the really expensive 1911s. I like to see how guns do with various loads and bullet shapes, and the differences effect shot placement. In this video we compare the Springfield 1911 Mil Spec, the Remington R1 and the Ruger SR1911. To put it as plainly as I can, the Springfield 1911 Loaded is a keeper and I have no doubt that I can rely on it. Its looks are humble, but its performance is anything but. Are you sure you’re on the right website? You will avoid being disappointed by poor magazine performance with the provided magazines. The long, aluminum skeletonized trigger is nicely done and has a flat, serrated surface that I like. Springfield Armory 1911 Loaded (Model PX9109LP). I prefer the Hogue rubber wraparound grips to many others when it comes to a handgun that I may have to fight with as my fingers fall right into the finger groves, they add to the girth of the grip area, and (I feel) that I have much more control of the pistol. The barrel uses the classic JMB swing link design and is almost perfectly mated to the barrel bushing (nothing is perfect). Technically, no. Some might consider it too stiff, but I would rather have my safety stiff than not. One day at the range, and luckily on a day that I had the SR1911 with me, one of my shooting companions had brought a new shot timer with him. Springfield Armory has taken the opposite approach. I've had a Springfield GI 1911 for 15 years and it has been a good, reliable pistol. I took advantage of the free Springfield package and the magazines that came with the package (a two-pistol case, a double-magazine holder, and two magazines) were as bad as the ones that came with the pistol. My best group came in at 2.1 inches. While it is not a high priced Ed Brown, Wilson Combat, Night Hawk Custom, or even a custom Kimber, compared to what we had available to us in the not too distant past, the SR1911 is more like a full-featured near custom pistol. There is a definite positive engagement when moving on or off safe. The stainless steel barrel, barrel bushing, and recoil spring guide and bushing lend a nice contrast to the pistol. However, my cash and carry price for one was $646.00 out the door with all tax, titles, and fees paid for. I am also going to post this is r/1911 … Caliber: .380; Capacity: 6+1; Length: 6" Loaded Weight: 23oz; Width:.95" 2. I can live with an “entry-level” pistol like the Ruger SR1911. The Springfield 1911 Loaded has features that would be considered custom in the past but are now considered standard fare. My budddy has a PARA Expert 5 inch that's just a bit too much recoil for me. The hard decision will be full sized or the CMD. The SR1911 now has about 350 rounds through it with nary a hitch. Hi Everyone, I saw many 1911 threads but I didn't see any comparing the Sig 1911 and Ruger 1911. I would purchase a second Ruger SR1911 for that reason. The rear sight is drift-adjustable and is held into the slot with a hex-head screw. Carrying the SR1911 needs a very good support system. All edges are nicely finished. I am looking to buy a 1911 in the near future and I basically have it down to either a Ruger sr1911, Springfield 1911 Range Officer, or Mil Spec. To me, the varying finishes on the pistol and some of its external parts take away the thought of quality. The ambidextrous thumb safety is; however, Parkerized and matches the frame and slide. The SR1911 uses the traditional straight barrel and bushing arrangement and utilizes a standard guide rod and guide rod bushing, which keeps the front end looking clean and mean. Again, Springfield fell down in the quality department when it came to providing magazines for this pistol. Handle or shoot both the Ruger and Sig, and then go with your gut feeling. I can also run a 1911 left-handed and know a few tricks about running the safety weak handed. The two pistols in this comparison are what, I feel, provide a good foundation for anyone who is seeking a 1911-based pistol for the first time or for someone who is experienced with the 1911 platform and just wants another 1911-based pistol to add to an existing collection. Dovetailed, 3-dot sight system features a Novak® LoMount Carry rear and standard front sight that combines optimal target acquisition in an ideal carry configuration. Well, if you need some convincing, consider the fact that the 1911 is the single most proven and battle-tested pistol design around. IMHO, the SP101 doesn’t have as good a trigger as an S&W J-Frame, but the Ruger is a tack driver. Handgun Search; Tabletop Compare; Contribute; Contact; Ruger . I averaged closer to 1.7 for 50 the ten groups. To the uninitiated, all 1911s must look exactly the same. I found no reason to bother with it as sighting seemed to be spot on. But, carrying a full-sized 1911-based pistol can be carried effectively, and has been done, by better men than I. I am not going to write that the Ruger SR1911 is capable of placing 50-rounds in a sub-MOA group at 100 yards. SAO Compact Pistol . I have no doubt that both pistols will serve you and me well and that is what makes your decision to purchase one or the other all the harder. After leaving home at the age of ten without any shoes, Taurian continues on with many years devoted to the keeping and bearing of arms. I haven’t put either of these through a true torture test. Not “pro” times, but I am not a pro; just your average shooter with some experience. I like Novak sights. They are both 1911s. Like the Ruger SR1911, the Springfield 1911 Loaded follows the original design with obvious modern upgrades. Come join the discussion about optics, gunsmithing, styles, reviews, accessories, classifieds, and more! And when I slowed down, my groups stayed around two inches—but I had a hell of a time punching bull’s-eyes. And I carry the Range Officer. The barrel uses the classic JMB swing link design and is almost perfectly mated to the barrel bushing (nothing is perfect). Not a lot of rounds in two years and not a torture test by any means, but enough to tell me that the SR1911 is a pistol that I could count on. I would do more accuracy testing at the next range outing. brisk21, Jun 24, 2011. brisk21, Jun 24, 2011. The company is not located in or near Springfield, Massachusetts and has no direct association with the original Springfield Armory. Ruger vs Springfield. I could empty a magazine into an eight inch target with consistent speed. Smith & Wesson = revolvers. Instead of taking a basic 1911 and dressing it up, they have taken a competition 1911 and dressed it down. Ruger SR1911 (Top) and Springfield 1911 Loaded (Bottom). Over-sized beaver-tail grip safety provides positive function and reliability. Using a special key (that you should not lose), you simply turn the locking device one way to totally lock up the action, or turn it in the opposite direction to make the pistol fully operational. The SR1911 has been well received based on excellent accuracy and reliability and a good value for the money. Parkerizing, of course, is commonly used on firearms as a more effective alternative to bluing and replaced bluing on military firearms since around WWII. Usually when I pit two guns together for a side-by-side shoot off, I’m trying to decide which one I like more. I vote for the Ruger SR1911. On my particular Springfield 1911 Loaded, the Slide Stop and plunger tube finish is different from the slide finish. I have read a few responses from Springfield 1911 owners that will remove this device or swap the Main Spring Housing out with one that does not incorporate the ILS. Along with this transaction, I also have taken advantage of the Springfield “Gear Up and Go” promotion offer and received 2 Extra Magazines that are as good as the money spent (if you spend zero expect zero in return), a Ballistic Nylon Dual Pistol Range Bag, and Double Mag Pouch. 1911 EMP. I'm looking at a RUGER SR1911 LW CMD or Springfield LW Champion in 9mm. A little take-up and a crisp break with no over-travel. Even their 1911 series is much cheaper than other manufacturers. The pricing at FS is pretty close. A Hogue Wraparound Rubber Grip with Finger Grooves would cover this area and provides the shooting hand with a little more grip area to hold onto. I had one of my shooting buddies run the pistol for a few rounds to get his reaction. The beaver-tail grip safety is; however, not fitted quite well and does exhibits some side-to-side play, but I would rather have a loose fit than a too tight fit. The thumb safety is stiff when new. 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