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  1. I don’t care how much goes to the NRA; I’ve got a 3-year-old, and I’m looking for a 10/22 on Black Friday. It just makes sense for me to get one whether or not the NRA gets a cut. The 10/22 is great little rifle for teaching kids to shoot. (Honestly, there’s a darn good chance I’ll pick up a second 10/22–and maybe a 22/45 or .22 revolver–before the deadline, just for myself. I’d love to have a 10/22 to keep “stock” for teaching the kids, and a second one to tinker with.)

  2. I did my part. I bought a Ruger (not a Rugger) SR9C about 6 months ago and I couldn’t be happier with it. I’ve never shot a pistol with a lighter recoil when compared to the caliber and compact size. My 11 y/o puts a 100 rounds through it every time we go to the range.

    I wanted a 10/22 a few months ago but found a Remington 597 on sale instead. Pretty happy with that rifle also.

  3. I bought my LC9 at the beginning of the campaign, but have been on 3 different waiting lists for an SR1911 since April.

    At a major police supply business, which is an authorized Ruger Law Enforcement distributor, the SR1911 has been on backorder since April, with NONE received. I am #8 on its waiting list.

    At my LGS I am #2 on the waiting list, also since April, but they have not received any.

    I did get an email from a Dallas based distributor that they did receive a “few”, but they were gone before I could get my LGS to fax an FFL to them.

    On the Ruger Forum (, in the SR1911 discussion area, there have been several participants who became frustrated with the wait, and bought something else.

    Several weeks ago Ruger announced that they had invested a significant sum in increasing SR1911 production (were producing 250 – 300 per week), and were currently training employees in the building of the SR1911. Ruger hoped that this increased production will help to reduce the backlog of orders for the SR1911, which have been estimated by a major distributor to be about 30,000 SR1911s.

    If Ruger does not increase production, it will take 2 years to fill the back orders. Demand for the SR1911 far exceeded Ruger’s production capacity.

    I looked at the other 1911 models currently available (I already have 2 military 1911s), especially the Remington and the S&W, but have my heart set on the Ruger. I also strongly considered the more expensive TALO modified SR1911, (300 were made), but they are just about gone.

  4. Got my son a single six. We’re going to complete a local handgun safety & qualification class together this winter. The class requires multiple range sessions and looks to be a great way to spend time together.

  5. I posted this video too, but I swear I didn’t get it from you.

    In a follow-up comment I had this to say, which seems to compliment what Ordine Nuovo said.

    “Greg, That’s nice that you’re so forgiving, but wasn’t it a terribly shabby and disloyal thing to do, supporting the AWB for the reasons you mentioned?

    And isn’t this donation bullshit the same thing?

    To me he sounds like a mercenary businessman with no scruples. “

  6. Well I’ve bought two this year so I think I’ve done my part. Of course, I have been looking pretty hard at a Mark III or 22/45…

  7. I bought an LC9 (recently named handgun of the year) and it started light-striking within 50 shots. Without a second strike capability, that took it out of the “good concealed carry gun” running for me. And, from what I saw on the Internet, I was certainly not alone—even the reviewer for Shooting Illustrated had the same problem but (being an NRA publication?), the reviewer didn’t lay the blame on the manufacturing process.

    I sent the gun back and it now seems fixed, but the original sound of nothing happening when the trigger was pulled still resonates in my ears. I only hope the rush to make & sell 1MM guns didn’t cause quality or product testing to take a back seat, because I’ve enjoyed Ruger handguns for a long time.

    To all the folks waiting for a Ruger 1911, you might instead investigate the SigSauer 1911s. In my experience, Uber-reliable tackdrivers.

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


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