Now if Ruger would just make a 1911! Not all the bells & whistles and odor-reducing proprietary goodies the various manufacturers throw on their versions of 1911's nowdays. Make the frames REALLY be "Mil-Spec, no changes to extractors and other "tiny parts" so they either need to be replaced with "only available from US" or hand fitted by a 'good gun-guy'. Not a new idea incorporated into the gun! Make it truly a "Mil-Spec" firearm; "not 'almost Mil-Spec' - FULLY Mil-Spec! Let the buyer customize the gun after it's bought - with just the "goodies' they really want on THEIR gun! Cater to the folks who buy based on brand loyalty - not a standard of quality that was abandoned five or more years ago by the "current major manufacturers"
I can see Rugers colorful ads now - Designed to simply 'catch the buyers eye'. Make it ridiculous sounding - most importantly "laughable" and buyers would flock to the doors when it was released!
---ANNOUNCING THE PENDING FALL 2010 RELEASE OF OUR NEW AND IMPROVED 1911 --- Our 1912." ---
*Habib Sewesalottastuff, a Textile Indusrtry Expert (Hello SigSauer!) calls our newest release, "The Standard by which a couple 1911's WILL BE judged".
*Hand made using the finest Sears Craftsman files, chisles, hammers. saws, grinders AND high-grade sandpaper available.
*Fully assembled in our OHSO 9001 approved factory, using only our high quality in-house spare parts.
*Guaranteed for a Lifetime of reliable shooting enjoyment!
* Will never rip, rattle, roar, run down or smell like rotten fish in the summer-time!
*Available in your choice of finishes - black on black; for the color blind - blue on blue.
*Smoothest trigger available; guaranteed not to cut your finger! Pull fully adjustable between 4 and 15 pounds.
*Barrel length between 4.775 and 5.075 inches; fully telescoping.
*Match grade barrel, hand fit to our semi-round elastic bushing and requiring no special tools for dis-assembly.
*Weight, as with all our fine weapons, simply - "heavy" ! We will never skimp on material like "the other guys".
*MSRP: $269.97 (Available exclusively at Wal-Mart, Big Lots and Dollar Stores).
THEN they would fool the world - build a REALLY top-quality firearm, nothing like their farce-ad described - but a REALLY GREAT GUN! Naturally, retaining Brownings' original design! Shock the world! No problems right out of the box! Release the finished product - fully tested! Don't promise customers a great gun and then use said customers as after-market problem solvers! Insist that Customer Service be more than two worlds stuck one behind the other. Include THREE QUALITY MAGS, capable of handling the ammo that 'gun magazine experts" claim their "test-version" ran flawlessly! Guarantee feeding of anything from rocks to FMJ to JHP that had been hit with a hammer ! They would own the line - and make stock holders rich in the process! Like "the old days"!
Oh Lord -------- I've committed the sin-of-sins ............ I tried to be humorous, but failed. My bad.
OOP! FORGOT TO SAY "MERRY CHRISTMAS" ETC ETC ETC............................................... .....