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The MSRP on that pistol is $2499.00. Unless dealers sell it for substantially below that, it will likely struggle in the market. From the pictures, it appears this model uses the standard mim grip and thumb safeties, and the grip safety looks to have been dropped in. Though this model includes high grade trigger components, front strap checkering, and a mag well, I don’t understand how it retails for more than double a SR target model.

At $2500, one could easily buy a Les Bear or Dan Wesson and almost an Ed Brown.
 

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2500$ for a Ruger lmao. From the pic doesn’t look to be to impressive on the fitting end or attention to detail. 2500 puts you in Ed Brown territory and I’m sorry but Ruger can’t come close to Ed brown idc who’s name is on the slide.
 

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In addition to being overpriced for the features, I wonder how many people will be willing to spend that kind of money for the Ruger brand. Ruger is well known for its affordable firearms and is commonly referred to as a working man’s gun. $2000+ is a lot to pay for a pistol from a lower cost manufacture. Here is an analogy: Honda makes excellent cars but how many people would pay $60,000 for a super nice one?
 

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Here is an analogy: Honda makes excellent cars but how many people would pay $60,000 for a super nice one?
I agree that the price for the Ruger mentioned above is too high, but in response to your analogy... the Acura (Honda) NSX which is $60,000 X 2 plus some more for the 2018 model.
 

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I agree that the price for the Ruger mentioned above is too high, but in response to your analogy... the Acura (Honda) NSX which is $60,000 X 2 plus some more for the 2018 model.
Yes, but it is branded an Acura not a Honda. I am guessing that 1911 owners who spend more than $2000 on a pistol want it to be a higher-end brand. Nothing against Ruger, they make good guns, but they are a “lower status” manufacturer. When people spend thousands on a 1911, status usually matters.
 

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Yes, but is is branded an Acura not a Honda. I am guessing that 1911 owners who spend more than $2000 on a pistol want it to be a higher-end brand. Nothing against Ruger, they make good guns, but they are a “lower status” manufacturer. When people spend thousands on a 1911, status usually matters.
Agreed, but maybe Ruger doesn’t intend to sell many of these expensive 1911s, but instead is using them to nudge the brand a notch up the status ladder. That is my guess for what it’s worth.
 

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For me, it's hard enough to rationalize buying a 1911 with RUGER stamped on the slide without them pricing one in Ed Brown teŕritory. I'm gonna pass and I suspect so will more than a few others.
 

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Not my cup of tea either. If they're going to play in the semi custom/ custom 1911 price point market, I think they're going to have a tough time. There's many others to consider.
 

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I would not be interested for the reasons already stated by previous posters, plus, I'm not a fan of the polished stainless steel flats and black frame and controls as shown.
 

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I would not be interested for the reasons already stated by previous posters, plus, I'm not a fan of the polished stainless steel flats and black frame and controls as shown.
Same.

I fondled one on Saturday at the Ruger New Hampshire IDPA championship match. The Ruger rep told me the average shop price will be around $1,800. It felt and looked great. Trigger was decent - prob 4ish pounds.

My Dan Wesson PM9 cost me like $1300ish back in 2015, no way in hell I'd spend $500 more for a Ruger. Granted the PM9 doesn't come with a magwell but that is short money.

And does anyone know if this is a cast frame like the rest of their 1911's?? I don't know how they think they can justify that price with a cast frame. Hell even if it was forged, I still wouldn't pay $1,800.

If they don't drop the price, they're really going to struggle selling these.
 

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I think there are folks at Ruger who are very into the 1911 platform and for me that is a good thing. I am sort of amazed the variants which Ruger has come out with in recent years.

I am not going to run out and buy one but it is very interesting news.
 

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I am a Ruger fan but not a blind follower. That gun needs work even in the $1800 class. Some good work but that is offset by the standard production characteristics carried over to it. I wonder if these guns will have flats cut on the thumb safety and slide stop pins? I am still trying to wrap my head around that. I understand...fitting but really...
 

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Didn't know Doug Koenig left S&W for Ruger!

His "DK" Custom and Por Series Smiths are awesome!

People who buy Rugers will buy the DK Custom Ruger too! Otherwise Ruger's Marketing gurus wouldn't bring them to market. (Bottom line driven marketing planning!)
 

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I handled one of these at the local gun store today. The trigger was amazing and had to be in the 3 lb range; nicer than my Dan Wesson PM9. The frame and grip safety controls were typical Ruger though. The fit of those parts were what turned me off on a pistol stickered at $2400.
 

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That type of fitting on a $2400 pistol is an abomination! An abomination! LOL...I hope they get it right. How was the slide/frame and barrel fit on the handled specimens?
 
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