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    Worth the extra?

    I've been really wanting to get another 45 one of these days. The two I have been looking at are both Ruger. One being the SR9 11 and the other being the SR45

    I know I will like the 1911. What's not to like. I have had a few 1911s in the past and loved them all. But money is tight, which leads to me looking at the other gun, the SR45. I've never owned a plastic gun, or a striker fire pistol. Will it hold up to alot of shooting? I don't shoot as much as some but more then most (I'd say average 300 rounds a week, sometimes more) I like the way the gun handled, and feels, but I am worried about it not holding up. Does anyone have one, and what do you think of it? Should I just save up the extra 300 bucks and get a 1911?

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    First of all let me make this disclaimer I have absolutely no experience with Ruger semi-automatic handguns.
    But absolutely like their revolvers. (and carry one daily)
    And the Ruger company itself.
    So if you do have any problems because of quality control they will take care of you. All to often though we read and hear about people who think it's poor customer service not to turn around at every self made problem and give them a new gun. But Ruger has a fine reputation of meeting the customers expectations and even going above and beyond it.

    Now for my opinion on your question. (and remember opinions are like a-- holes we all have one and perhaps even know a few others )
    I get the impression with them that I do about about Smith & Wesson when it comes to that platform. Playing catch-up and just throwing things out in the market to see what sticks. And I personally have no attraction to them.

    I favor Beretta for my semi-automatics and if I felt more confident in my abilities I would own a Glock. (a little light on that trigger pull so close to the gonads)
    So there you have it, my 1 1/2 cents worth.

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    I hadn't even considered Beretta. I believe the only 45 they have on the market is the PS4 storm though, which I honesty don't like by the looks although have never handled one.

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    I'd go online and seek reviews on the STI Spartan.

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    That...is a dang fine looking pistol. I hadn't heard of it before.

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    Take a look at the Springfield Armory XD-45s there tough high cap and good shooters. AXD-45 Ser.g7.jpg.jpglso their prices are very good.

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    I grew up on a 1911. So unfortanaty, the XD was one of the guns I did not like at all out of the ones I have handled. The grip is too much like a Glock and I really don't Ike glocks.

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    I own/have owned a number of striker fired/plastic pistols, love 'em. Have a SR9c, great pistol. I would buy SR45, except I'm hope'n they will bring out a compact version.


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    I've never owned one. I can't even say I have even fired one. Actually I take that back. I had a Glock 26 for a short short short time. Hated it.

    I really like the way the Ruger handles, but when I have dry fired it, it doesn't have much of a positive click when the firing pin falls and I honestly worry about miss fires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sierra_Hunter View Post
    I grew up on a 1911. So unfortanaty, the XD was one of the guns I did not like at all out of the ones I have handled. The grip is too much like a Glock and I really don't Ike glocks.
    Guess we all know what you think now. I own a bunch of 1911s but if I really needed a handgun to defend my life,it would not be a 1911.

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    Why not get the 1911? But like RIFLESHOOTER4741 said, I'm grabbing a plastic gun to fight with.

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    Wouldn't you be afraid of it breaking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GCBHM View Post
    Why not get the 1911? But like RIFLESHOOTER4741 said, I'm grabbing a plastic gun to fight with.
    it's a proven fact that the non metal "there is no plastic" used in any handgun frame" are tougher and can take more abuse, meaning being dropped hit with hammers and still be able to shoot and have no signs of damage.
    Try this with your metal framed handguns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sierra_Hunter View Post
    Wouldn't you be afraid of it breaking?
    Not this one.

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    Ok. I might give the sr45 a try. I like the weight and the way it handles. I'm just clumsy, and am afraid of crashing my dirtbike with it on or dropping it, and any of the other things that may happen and breaking it

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    Tell us what you get? You may want to get a USP 45, good luck breaking that one on your dirtbike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RIFLESHOOTER4741 View Post
    it's a proven fact that the non metal "there is no plastic" used in any handgun frame" are tougher and can take more abuse, meaning being dropped hit with hammers and still be able to shoot and have no signs of damage.
    Try this with your metal framed handguns.
    I'm following ya, but I'd much rather have a metal framed handgun in my hands as opposed to a polymer framed hand gun if they were to suffer a catastrophic failure(i.e. Kaboom) wouldn't you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by denner View Post
    Tell us what you get? You may want to get a USP 45, good luck breaking that one on your dirtbike.
    Those are a bit out of my price range. If I'm gonna spend that much, I'm gonna go with the sig.

    The reason I was asking about the SR45 in they are fairly cheap, and even though I have not fired one, I have handled one at the gun store every single time I have gone since they came out and really like the way they feel. I had to sell my last 45 to move for work, and want to get another. The SR is attractive because of the price. If I spend over $600, I'm just gonna get the Ruger 1911 I know I will like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RIFLESHOOTER4741 View Post
    Guess we all know what you think now. I own a bunch of 1911s but if I really needed a handgun to defend my life,it would not be a 1911.
    If shot placement was critical, I would be very comfortable with a 1911.

    To defend your life , there are many scenarios to justify another gun other then a 1911 to defend with.

    It seems that many compare , or try to achieve a 1911 trigger on their handgun.

    I have awoken in the night and grabbed my 1911 as my primary, and shoved a Glock in my pocket for more firepower

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    I just found another 45 I like alot...a CZ 97B

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