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Unboxing the Ruger SR1911

Barrel bushing wrench.


  1. avatar Foghorn says:

    I hear there are some cheap guns down there in Mexico…

    1. avatar NT_ says:

      Which are now, apparently, well-lit.

  2. avatar Chris Dumm says:

    1911s have about half an acre of flat, engravable metal on the sides of the slide. I’m relieved Ruger didn’t ruin it by laser-engraving their entire owner’s manual there.

    1. avatar Ryan Finn says:

      Amen to that. I hate when a gun has a damn billboard on each side of the slide.

      1. That made me think of those toy guns where “Bang” drops down from the barrel.

        I could see someone substituting “Bang” for an advertisement. Though if it subsidized my ammo costs I might look into it…

    2. avatar John Fritz says:

      Much like the good folks at Beretta USA did to my Italian Inox?

      I have a few guns that are dicked up from lawyer-directed engraving but that 92 has me the most pissed about it.

  3. avatar Brandon says:

    Thanks for the review of the box and instruction manual.

    1. avatar Robert Farago says:

      As Sam says, sarcasm is the tearing of the flesh. Ouch.

    2. avatar IndyEric says:


  4. avatar Gunnutmegger says:

    Whoa. No way! A bushing wrench?

    I thought there was no need for such a thing…

    1. avatar Patrick Carrube says:

      Well, there is no need for the “UpLula”, the little magazine-loader included with all XD/XDm’s, and similar contraptions – but they sell tons of them and give them away free with millions of pistols. Not needed, but some people use them…

      1. avatar me says:

        Yours didn’t, maybe. My XD45 came with magazines that were shaving sharp all the way around the top of the tube and a monstrous spring. It took several full load-unload cycles before I could get more than ten rounds out of a stated thirteen-round capacity without using the tool, and the mag springs are still stout enough to make #13 a challenge.

  5. avatar dave says:

    What is the huge green dot on the left side of the frame in front of the slide stop?

  6. avatar RecoveringAtheist says:

    The green dot I assume is an inspection “mark” that the factory uses. All of my various Rugers have had one, many w/ a red dot as well.

    1. avatar RalphRotten says: LC-9 had the green dot too…

      ..glad I didn’t get the red dot, tho…

  7. avatar rugeryawn says:

    3:52 of……yawn…stuff in the box? Come on, show the steel earlier in the film to make me want to stay for the end.

  8. avatar SR1911 Owner says:

    I bought one on Saturday and couldn’t be happier with it….except for the ambi safety that I’m going to have added. I’ve been looking for an ‘entry level’ 1911 for months, and i’m glad I waited. This is a great gun, and it’s 100% made in the USA. Win/win.

  9. avatar Andy says:

    Can’t wait for an all black version. I don’t like shiney guns.

  10. avatar Scott says:

    Where did you find one? They seem to be out of stock everywhere online. Thanks for the video.

  11. avatar Gary D says:

    Although I sincerely appreciate your time and effort, I think I’d rather try to untangle a spider web than sit through another video like this.

    There was virtually nothing in your video that I couldn’t have gleaned from Ruger’s website and/or countless blogs.

    If you decide to do something similar, maybe you could take a few minutes to think about what people may actually want to see/hear and ensure that your lighting/backdrop is suitable.

    Anyway…….thanks for trying.

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