Previous Post
Next Post

I don’t get Michael Bane. Why would he spend the first three minutes of his Down Range podcast ripping Dave Matthews a new asshole? Aside from the fact that Rainbow’s Cadillac’s a kick ass song, who cares about 50’s vs. later rock? Oh wait, Rainbow was a Bruce Hornsby tune. Point taken. But still, :46 minutes? (God forbid Michael should meet Nutnfancy.) Bane was one of the first gun writers to fire the new Ruger SR1911. After a marathon listening session, I can report that MB likes the way the pistol looks: “It’s a pretty gun.” It’s accurate: “Generally, with 1911s, the system is inherently accurate.” And there are no flaws worth mentioning: “There’s very little suckage in the new Ruger . . . It’s a good gun at an amazing price.” So now you know.

Previous Post
Next Post


  1. Off topic, and IMHO, if you download one Dave Matthews song you own the anthology. Just sayin’.

  2. A lot of 1911s gag on hollowpoints. Does this one? Tell us, oh TTAG, because we hardly trust anyone else to lay the truth on us.

  3. Don’t get me wrong, I really like Michael Bane. However, I do recall that Ruger is one of the main sponsors of his Wednesday night shows on the Outdoor Channel. Something to perhaps keep in mind.

  4. Ruger showed a lot of chutzpah with their marketing tag line for the Gunsite Scout Rifle:
    “The one rifle to have when you have only one.”

    As a newcomer to the 1911 game, they could have really pinned the chutzpah meter:
    “The Ruger SR1911: The 1911 for the next 100 years.” 😀

  5. Ruger 1911. Okay, another “me too” gun. Same old same old.

    Another case of a missed opportunity. C’mon, Ruger. It’s a hundred years down the line. You could have done some 21st Century upgrading. Gotten rid of the stupid barrel bushing, the swinging link, the recoil spring plug, the mating lugs on the barrel and slide and all the other superfluous stuff from the 19th Century design mind-set. At best, the 1911 is a pistol feels nice to hold and also looks nice in photographs on magazine covers. It could have been made into a more practical, better functioning modern era firearm if you had grown the balls to step up to the plate and done so. Instead of building a true “2011”, you just joined the cookie-cutter crowd and built an identical version of the same gun we’ve always had. A romantic anachronism.

    Can you tell? I’m not a big fan of all this 1911 worship.

    • Yes but—if you update a 1911 properly you end up with a Glock or similar. Something like, say, an SR9.

Comments are closed.