Field Stripping and Lubricating the New Ruger SR1911


The Ruger SR1911 review cometh. The crew at the recent TTAG Get Together tested the handgun with a variety of ammo (one FTE). Before posting my take on Ruger’s first 1911, I want to get some private range time with the girl and take some gun porn pics for the fanboys. Given Foghorn’s analysis of our viewer stats, I better get this one in STAT. And, of course, get it right.


  1. avatar John Fritz says:

    At about 07:30 or so there are a few comments made about Glocks, 1911’s and safeties. A bit off topic but worth a read, check out the Trigger paragraph in this Glock/1911 comparison.

  2. avatar ZK says:

    Is this gun in MA? If so, any chance you can drive down the road to a smith like Greg Derr and see what he thinks about it? So far, it seems to me, Ruger has avoided sending one to someone I’d consider a 1911 “guru”, and I’d be really interested to see what a smith with experience and some calipers thinks.

    1. avatar Robert Farago says:

      Yes. You want to set it up? [email protected]

  3. avatar Sean says:

    I assume that you promptly removed the idiotic full length guide rod, and replaced it with the proper system.

    1. avatar THowell says:

      Based on everything that I have seen, it doesn’t have a full length guide rod. See this pic from Gunblast’s review:

      1. avatar Sean says:

        Then why did he need the bushing wrench?

        1. avatar CUJO THE DOG OF WAR says:

          Weak thumbs. You use magazine loading tools and ya see what happens…

  4. avatar Daniel Zimmerman says:

    Manual? Manual?! You don’t need no steenkin’ manual.

  5. avatar CUJO THE DOG OF WAR says:

    The problem field stripping it began when you used the bushing tool-the weapon lost all respect for you…

  6. avatar Ralph says:

    I’ve seen people have an easier time with a Rubik’s Cube.

    1. avatar CUJO THE DOG OF WAR says:


  7. avatar Texas Deputy says:

    45 years ago, if my DI had seen me field strip a 1911 like this, I would still be peeling potatoes today.

    This guy does not seem like an expert.

    1. avatar CUJO THE DOG OF WAR says:

      Sorry Robert, but I can strip and reassemble a 1911 blindfolded faster.

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