Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Ruger and the 1911

It would seem the rumors from earlier this year about a new 1911 offering from Ruger were true.  Ruger just announced that they will be producing a new 1911 pistol called the SR1911.

New Ruger SR1911 .45 ACP
The pistol will only be available in stainless steel initially and will have a MSRP of $799.  For that rather modest amount you'll get many of the features you would expect on a slightly more expensive 1911 offered by other companies.  Of course this is assuming the pistols don't sell for their MSRP and wind up selling for $700 or so, which they likely will after the market settles.

The new Ruger pistols sport a raised beaver tail grip safety, extended trigger, fixed Novak 3-dot sights, flared and lowered ejection port, commander style hammer and wood grips.  The pistol is only being offered in .45 ACP at this time.  The pistol doesn't appear to have front strap checkering which some folks may or may not appreciate.  It also sports a traditional internal extractor vs. the external design used by S&W and attempted then dropped by Kimber.

The design appears to be tastefully done and lacks controversial features such as front slide serrations and an ambi-safety lever.  I don't see any roll marks with lawyer speak or large loaded chamber indicators like on the new LC9.  It seems to be a nicely done 1911 that would meet the expectations of many 1911 aficionados.

1 comment:

  1. The lawyer speak is in front of the trigger guard on the bottom of the frame