Except that Ruger seems to recall their pistol and then it works well. I might not be in a hurry to buy a first run on the Ruger 1911, I may get one eventually. After all, its a series 70 1911. They didn't have to do any design, just building. Even Taurus managed to build a 1911 without screwing it up too bad (except again for that whole quality control thing)...Except for the Ruger traditional revolvers, which are exceptional; the probability is that this is yet another flawed design. Almost all of their recent semi-autos have been recalled. I would not buy one no matter what anybody said about it. I love their revolvers, but that is where it stops. Dollar of dollar I buy somewhere else--no matter what the cost. And, I would not follow the herd to buy this one at all. Just my 2 cents.
The slide is milled, the frame is investment cast. Ruger's been using the investment casting process for many years and builds many component parts for other firearm manufacturers.Rugers are typically hammer forged then milled. I have no doubt they will build a quality 1911.