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Old September 7, 2013, 01:10 AM   #1
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Blued (Black) Ruger 1911

I apologize if this has been posted, I did not see it. Buds has listed a Blued (actually listed as Black DLC coated stainless) Ruger RSR1911. I do not see it listed on Ruger's website. It is listed as a Talo exclusive.

Anyway $1,024.00 (In Stock at time of posting)
Walnut engraved grips
Gold Navy Seal Foundation Logo
$100 donation to NSF for each one sold

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/p...+BLKWD+8RD+NSF

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Old September 7, 2013, 09:55 AM   #2
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It has much better eye appeal IMHO, than the white/silver stainless finish.


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Old September 7, 2013, 10:27 AM   #3
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It would be interesting to know the differences, other than finish, between the two Ruger 1911's. What factors increases the several hundred dollars cost between the two other than the hundred dollar donation to a charitable organization.

I also agree with my preference in blued/black finish with a 1911; although I do like stainless or nickel finish of some handguns other than the 1911.
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Old September 7, 2013, 11:54 AM   #4
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I don't understand why ruger doesn't include blued as a standard option. It just looks so much better.
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Old September 8, 2013, 08:29 AM   #5
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I don't understand why ruger doesn't include blued as a standard option. It just looks so much better.
Cost... is my understanding.
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Old September 8, 2013, 09:04 AM   #6
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Most of the time I prefer stainless due to the fact that I can restore the finish to 100% easily and for little to no money whether it be bead blasting, polishing, or brushing. On gun's with polymer or aluminum frames I will always go blued/black. Not only do I hate the look of two tone, but what is the point of restoring to slide to new condition only to have the frame still worn looking. I could always send the frame off for refinishing, but usually the cost is about half of what the gun was new. You could take that money, sell the gun, buy a brand new one, and still have money left over.
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Old September 8, 2013, 11:25 AM   #7
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Here's a little better pic, I think it's pretty sharp.






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Old September 8, 2013, 11:53 AM   #8
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Now, I see what helps mark up the price. The distributor is TALO, and it a limited edition. I assume TALO is also doing the customizing of the pistol.

I do like the finish and the beautiful unblemished slide without a billboard.

I do not care for the elongated beavertail, the skeletonized trigger/hammer or the Navy Seal Foundation emblem. Do not take my comment as a negative about the charitable foundation.

The grips are a seemingly nice touch, but I would want to hold the pistol prior to a final opinion on the grips. Although, grips are easy to change out it would probably not be done since this is more of a show pistol than a shooter.
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Old September 8, 2013, 01:21 PM   #9
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Blued (Black) Ruger 1911

Altamont sells lots of similar grips for a very reasonable price. I would assume that is who made those
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Old September 8, 2013, 01:51 PM   #10
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I assume TALO is also doing the customizing of the pistol.
TALO is just a distributor. They often have special edition runs from Ruger (and other manufacturers.) I have a TALO Ruger 60th Anniversary Mark III. Very slick-looking pistol. Basically a 5.5 bull-barreled Target model with wood grips and a gold anniversary logo.

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Old September 9, 2013, 08:43 AM   #11
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Re: Blued (Black) Ruger 1911

The gun is NOT blued. It is finished with Ion Bond and the slide only is polished. Seen one of these in person and was terribly disappointed. At the price listed at the shop ($1100) and only $100 going to SEAL Foundation, the gun is FAR from being a $1000-qualify gun. Fit was mediocre and trigger was poor. The gun looks much better in the photos than in person. No way I'd spend that kind of money on one. Much better choices at that price in my opinion.
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Old September 9, 2013, 07:56 PM   #12
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That looks excellent. I'd like to see one in person though especially after the Olympus review. It's hard to image Ruger would put out a tea-urd on a 500 gun run but stranger things have happened before.
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Old September 9, 2013, 09:38 PM   #13
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At the price listed at the shop ($1100) and only $100 going to SEAL Foundation, the gun is FAR from being a $1000-qualify gun
I haven't seen one of these in person, but tend to agree. In my opinion, you are much better off spending $1000 on a Colt and donating $100 to the SEAL Foundation.
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