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Hey all.
I was just looking around at some of the smaller sized 1911’s like the CCO, Officers, and the micro sized versions in 9mm when I came upon the SR1911 page on the RUGER site. They do make a few 1911’s that look good and would prolly make a great carry piece. I checked out the Officers sized models and saw the #6779 which is in 45acp. Nice looking pistol for sure. I don’t know how “new” it really is, but it does have a small NEW badge right beside the pic of it.

Anyway, the other 1911’s that RUGER is offering come in at about the $900 range, MSRP of course. this new officers model has an MSRP of $1900 !!

I wasn’t aware that RUGER made 1911’s that were priced at that level and had as much hand work as this one had to have to get at that price point.
Has anyone seen or handled this nice Officers model? Maybe someone owns it. If so, how about sharing your pistol with the rest of the class? We all never get tired of GUN PORN!!

I’d like to hear what you think of this particular Officers model.

thanks for your time and opinions. Have a safe weekend and upcoming week!!

larry
 

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If you want to pay that for an investment cast gun, go for it.
 

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I've handled some Ruger SR1911's, not that particular model. Nice enough guns. For $1900, my money would go towards an ECO and the remaining $750ish on ammo and a good holster.
 

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Pretty sure that's a misprint in the price. You ought to be able to find one for around $800.

I had an SR1911 9mm LW Officer, and had some barrel fit issues. Nothing major, but it didn't want to return fully to battery when it got a little dirty. Ruger replaced the barrel with one that fit much better and it ran like a top after that.

I sold it to a guy at my office who wanted it more than me and used that money towards a custom LW Officer. Now I have one that's set up exactly how I want it.

If you find one at a decent price (not $1k too high), buy it. If you have any issues (you probably won't), Ruger will fix em.

Or I'd trust a DW ECO out of the box.

Or call Jim Gritus or Marty Enloe and tell 'em you need an UncleCharlie Special.
 

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Model # 6779 is the one I believe you are referring to. MSRP $1,899

Seeing them new on Gunbroker for $1,375.


The writeup on Ruger's website states there are C&S parts, hand fitted slide/frame, stainless frame, checkered frontstrap.

I don't know, man........that's a lot of dinero.

If I was dead set on that sized pistol.....I'd be looking at the Dan Wesson ECO (aluminum frame, though).

The Colt Combat Elite Defender is the same sized, steel framed and has checkered front strap....not sure how the parts fitting stacks up against the Ruger you are interested in. Seeing that Colt CE for almost the same price as the Ruger on Gunbroker right now.

https://www.colt.com/api.php?action=specsheet&product_id=308607&title=Combat Elite Defender (45ACP)

I've not had so much luck with the "snubbie" 1911's.....granted I've never shelled $$ out for anything above the basic older Colt Defender. It's been a work in progress. Finicky eater with extractor needs.
 

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Ah, I see. It's a "Special edition". My bad.

I dunno, maybe it's worth it to someone who HAS to have a Ruger that's been well-fitted. It's probably pretty nice, and nicer than mine was.

But I'm not sure it's $1k nicer.

DW will do custom work, too, if you ask.
 

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Thanks all. I asked because I was curious if RUGER was making a move towards entering the semi-custom market. They aren’t exactly well known in the 1911 market where seeing a $1,900 model wouldn’t give one pause. Not saying that any of their stuff is not worth the price or they are inferior in any way. I’m sure they are perfectly fine 1911 pistols. That price just had me doing a double take when I saw it.
 

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If Ruger wants to compete with Dan Wesson and Les Baer, they're really going to need to show their work -- parts quality, build quality, etc.; the name alone won't do it among the 1911 informed (assuming that's their target buyer).

Lots of makers jump into the big (or at least bigger) leagues and assume a price-point that they haven't earned; they don't usually last there.
 

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Pretty sure the "standard" ruger officer is priced around $750, at least prior to pandemic pricing. I'd personally not pay a bunch more than that, however do think the standard officer would make a decent pistol. BTW, a used Colt OACP/ Compact can be had for not much, if any, more. Even tho a series80, I would (and have) gone with the Colt
 
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