Ruger SR1911 Review
Part 2 - What's In The Box
May 12, 2012

The Ruger SR1911 Pistol comes boxes as shown below.


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Ruger SR1911 Review

The end of the box has a sticker showing all the critical information needed from a selling/purchasing perspective and includes:

  • Model: 06700
  • Finish: Stainless
  • Serial Number: shown
  • Catalog No: SR1911
  • Caliber: .45 ACP
  • Various bar codes

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Ruger SR1911 Review

When you open the box, the contents look sort of like this.  I say "sort of" because the pistol was inside a plastic bag and since the gun store that does my transfers usually peaks into the box, I typically never know 100% how it comes from the factory.

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Ruger SR1911 Review

The photo below shows the contents of the box which are:

  • SR1911 Pistol
  • 7-Round Magazine
  • 8-Round Magazine
  • Soft Case
  • Takedown Wrench
  • Gun Lock
  • Instruction Manual
  • Fired Case
  • Owner Notification Card
  • Ruger Pamphlet

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Ruger SR1911 Review

The pistol comes with a fired cartridge case inside a small envelope.  For this pistol, the envelope twist rate (Turns) appears to be incorrectly marked as "1 in 10.00" when it is actually 1 in 16".

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Ruger SR1911 Review

These next four photos are provided to show some overall views of the pistol and help me to document the "as received" condition of the pistol.  After I looked it over closely, I believe the SR1911 Pistol came to me in perfect condition.  You can click on these photos, or any others in my reviews, and doing so will bring up a high resolution photo allowing you to see the finer details.

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Ruger SR1911 Review

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Ruger SR1911 Review


First Impressions

From the moment I took the Ruger SR1911 Pistol out of the box, my first impressions were very positive.  Everything seemed tight, trigger pull seemed good, the finish looked great, the Novak sights and skeletonized features are a big plus, and I love the feel you get from 1911 pistol.  Admittingly, I'm not a hard core 1911 expert, but in general it looks like Ruger did a nice job at producing a 1911 worthy of the 100 year anniversary and I bet it would make John Browning proud.

For more detailed photos and commentary, make sure you check out the other parts of this review and feel free to leave comments on my Reader's Comments page.  The following links are provided to help you see other parts of this review. 

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