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Ruger SR1911 No. 6700 45 ACP, $799 (Grade: A- 2011)

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The Low Glare finish was handsome and remarkably dirt resistant. Personal preferences may be the only points of contention. Fit and finish were outstanding.

Ruger SR1911 No. 6700 45 ACP, $799 (Grade: A- 2011)

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Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Span Single

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The SR1911 had the most heavily relieved trigger in our three-gun test. It was made from aluminum. The original trigger was steel, and itís shown here in the white, and is available from
Our Ruger SR1911 offered the most pronounced magazine release among our pistols (arrow). It was extended compared to the original button as shown on the Cylinder & Slide 100th Anniversary Edition (right). We felt the Ruger releaseís detent spring was unnecessarily heavy. Note the solid trigger and glassy blue finish on the 1911 retro pistol.
Rugerís supplied 8-round magazine appeared to seat slightly ajar. But it was buttressed to the front strap and remained tightly in place.

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