Just picked up one.
Comes with regular 3-dot sights (rear is height adjustable), two 17 round magazines. Mags are made in Italy and look like Mec-Gar with anti friction coating.
Pistol has a external safety (ambi) and magazine disconnect.
The loaded chamber indicator is on top of the slide and sticks up quite a bit with a round chambered.
None of this really bothers me and the mag disconnect is easy to remove if so desired.
Pistol has good accuracy and is easy to shoot well.
Grip is thinner than a lot of similar pistols.
Full take down requires punches/hammer so not as easy as some others.
Field strip does not require a trigger pull but you must push the ejector down to remove the slide, and either pull it up or insert a mag to raise the ejector back into operational position when reassembled.
Overall a decent pistol and after 600 rounds there has been no pistol related problems
This pistol is as accurate or a little more so than my Glock 48, which I like a lot and carry.
May put the Ruger SR9 into carry rotation.
I was really surprised about a week ago when I got the call. I thought they had sold out this years batch. But the lady told me that some people had changed their minds and they still have some.
I picked it up last Friday and took it to the range yesterday.
Its a 1942 Colt frame with an Ithaca slide. Finish is about 80% with some noticeable wear and scratches. The #1 is painted on the grips. However the bore is perfect. So while it has seen some serious use, its seems to have been well taken care of. While it is a mix master, I noticed that there are no arsenal rebuild marks on it. No, its not as pretty as some of the fresh arsenal rebuilds some folks got. But this gun has been there and done that for 77 years. Its got character.
It shoots just like an average military issue 1911. Nothing to brag about, but I was able to keep most of my shots in the black on a 12'X12" target. I attribute that to the small sights and a really heavy trigger. By my gauge the trigger is 8 lbs 12 oz. Which is perfectly normal for a G.I. issue pistol. I've got a set of new springs ordered. I may work on that trigger a little while I have it apart. Haven't really decided yet as I may leave it just like Uncle Sam issued it.
Yeah, I'm aware that some of you spoke poorly of the guns and the whole program. But I now own a piece of history. I like it!