Bought this on a Sunday and it was in my hands on Thursday morning, The gun was in perfect shape. My first transaction with Bud's was flawless
I am not a 1911 guru, but have owned my own vintage combat 1911 for 25 years, and have a deep personal affection for it. I only felt the need to buy a new one because I now carry a 5" 1911 and did not want to holster-wear my baby. I read as much as I could on basic 1911s and the Ruger kept coming up as solid, reliable and a good shooter. Then I saw Bud's (and others) had this gun on sale for bargain prices. I jumped in with both feet.
On Friday, my son and I went to the range to break it in. We shot 150 rds of federal aluminum 230 ball, 150 rds of Sig Sauer 230 ball, 100 rds of Winchester white box 230 jhp, 100 rds and 50 rds of Hornady xtp 185 jhp.
There was one FTF on mag 2, round 2. But further inspection revealed the round was actually out-of-spec, and should not be counted as a 'gun' failure (nevertheless, there it is). Other than that ... not a single hiccup. Nada. The XTP was fired dead last, when the gun was getting dirty. With the last mag, I was able to put all 7 rds in one ragged hole at 25 feet, I'd say a 1.5" group. For me, this is almost supernatural, I felt like the gun was doing it by itself. (The other ammo was maybe not so tight, but still groups were staying at a couple inches with an occasional flier, so (for me) good).
I have just purchased several boxes of XTP (pricey stuff) and several boxes of Golden Saber (not cheap, but my current favorite) to see if I was just learning the gun and getting better, and/or if this gun just loves Hornady XTP. Either way, I love this SR1911. If it shoots the XTP that well, that is what I will carry.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]