FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

 
 
 

ESS Rollbar Tactical Sunglass - ESS Eyepro
The new ESS Rollbar Tactical interchangeable-lens sunglass has a broad wrap that...

Product News

Ruger Introduces 1911-Style Pistol

April 18, 2011  | 


Photo: Sturm, Ruger & Co.

Sturm, Ruger & Co. will unveil the Ruger SR1911 — the company's version of John Browning's most famous handgun design — at the NRA's Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, Pa., starting April 29.

The single-action, .45-auto Ruger SR1911 arrives with a stainless steel slide, barstock frame, 5-inch barrel and bushing. The slide features rear cocking serrations and a dovetailed three-dot sight system with a Novak rear sight and standard front sight. The introduction ties in with the centennial of the U.S. Army's adoption of the 1911 as its standard-issue service sidearm in 1911.

"We are very proud to offer a 1911 pistol, an icon of American gun design and manufacturing," says Michael Fifer, Ruger's CEO. "In this 100-anniversary year of the introduction of the Government Model 1911 it is only fitting that such a firearm be completely manufactured in America with all American-made components."

The Ruger SR1911 pistol features a titanium firing pin and heavy firing pin spring that negates the need for a firing pin block. The feature, according to Ruger, updates a safety feature from the original "Series 70" design without compromising trigger-pull weight. An extended thumb safety offers improved manipulation and an oversized beavertail grip safety provides positive function and reliability. A visual inspection port offers confirmation of a round in the chamber.

Positive extraction is facilitated by an improved internal extractor. The plunger tube for both the slide stop and thumb safety is integral to the frame and the swedged link pin is designed not to shoot loose. The SR1911 uses a skeletonized hammer and an aluminum, skeletonized trigger with an adjustable over-travel stop. The Ruger SR1911 features a standard recoil guide system and flat mainspring housing.

The Ruger SR1911 grips feature a Ruger logo in checkered hardwood panels. Each pistol is shipped with a 7-round and 8-round magazines (also stainless steel), a bushing wrench, and a soft case.

The SR1911 retails for $799. It measures 8.67 inches in total length and weighs 39 ounces. It's not approved for California or Massachusetts.

Tags: Ruger, 1911-Type Pistols, Backup Guns

Request more info about this product / service / company


Comments (25)

Displaying 1 - 25 of 25

freddy @ 4/18/2011 5:49 PM

too costly

randall mckinney @ 4/18/2011 7:14 PM

next gun

Jeremy @ 4/18/2011 8:36 PM

Hmmm... Remington R1 or SR1911...Or pay a little more and just get a Kimber...Or pay this month's mortgage... Hmmmmm....

JWilson @ 4/18/2011 10:04 PM

I wonder if it is more investment casted crap?

Patrick Baldwin @ 4/19/2011 8:31 AM

$800.00 for an all American 1911? From Ruger? What's not to love! I believe that the article stated that the frame was from barstock. Investment casting from Pine Tree Castings (Ruger's casting facility) are the equal of any other parts out there. They cast turbines for jet engines! Don't let other cheap castings sway you away from Ruger. They are quality parts!

Bill Lappin @ 4/19/2011 9:40 AM

Just a question. Do we know why this pistol is not approved for California? My Springfield was $1300.00. Everyone I know with Rugers is happy. This sounds like a good by. But......I live in Ca. WHY??????

Marty @ 4/19/2011 1:05 PM

Nice looking weapon! Too bad Ruger I can't get it here in California. It would probably cost Ruger an extra $50 per unit to get the California approval. I'll just have to get by with my Springfield Champion and XD.

Steve in LA @ 4/19/2011 2:18 PM

Patrick Baldwin and Bill Lappin,

To quote Bill Clinton, "I feel your pain." I also live in Commiefornia, and would like to buy the Ruger 1911. I am an avid collector of 1911’s, most of which I have shipped to my brother’s house in Arizona. Unfortunately, the politburo (California State Legislature) and the local Party Chairman (Jerry Brown) do not trust law abiding Californians, including cops, with firearms.

D. McNulty @ 4/20/2011 9:16 AM

I wonder why they don't already have the frame forward of the trigger guard rail cut for mounting a light? And why a 7 & 8 round mag? Why not make both of them 8 or maybe they give you an option?

E @ 4/20/2011 3:51 PM

The fools forgot the light rail....What else did they forget to follow through engineering on?...

D. McCroskey @ 4/24/2011 3:19 AM

No rail ? it is a 1911 commemorative to look as the original, there were no rails in 1911. seriously?????

doug @ 2/14/2012 1:52 PM

While I do agree California and massachussettes are way behind the times, it is not Rugers fault. I have owned rugers since I was old enough to buy my first gun. everyone I own is still in service most with thousands of rounds through them. never ever sent one back for any failure. for those who feel they need a light rail, use grenades- My whole career in law enforcement we never used weapon mounted lights or lazersw, if you feel you need one to be accurate then maybe you should carry grenades. This is the centenial addition of the 1911 and they were not designed by browning with that feature and in celebration of that Rugers 1911 likewise should not.

Stainless steel investmen @ 8/2/2012 12:07 AM


Investment Casting uses a mold that has been produced by surrounding an expendable

pattern with a refractory slurry that sets at room temperature.
The pattern (usually of wax or plastic) is then melted or burned out, leaving the mold

cavity.

Stainless Steel Casting Products | Investment casting,Precision ...
Investment casting manufacturer in china
Hot Reaso,stainless steel investment casting ns for You to Cook With
die casting manufacturer.investment casting manufacturer ...
Stainless steel investment casting manufacturers

for more details
please contact
http://www.tridentinvestmentcastings.com/

Stainless steel investmen @ 8/17/2012 3:40 AM



Investment Casting uses a mold that has been produced by surrounding an expendable pattern with a refractory slurry that sets at room temperature.

The pattern (usually of wax or plastic) is then melted or burned out, leaving the mold cavity.

Stainless Steel Casting Products | Investment casting,Precision ...

Investment casting manufacturer in china

Hot Reaso,stainless steel investment casting ns for You to Cook With

die casting manufacturer.investment casting manufacturer ...

Stainless steel investment casting manufacturers

for more details

please contact

http://www.tridentinvestmentcastings.com/

Stainless steel investmen @ 8/24/2012 5:21 AM

This is the most familiar company

Investment Casting uses a mold that has been produced by surrounding an expendable

pattern with a refractory slurry that sets at room temperature.
The pattern (usually of wax or plastic) is then melted or burned out, leaving the mold

cavity.

Related keywords:
Stainless Steel Casting Products | Investment casting,Precision ...
Investment casting manufacturer in china
Hot Reaso,stainless steel investment casting ns for You to Cook With
die casting manufacturer.investment casting manufacturer ...
Stainless steel investment casting manufacturers

for more details
please contact:http://www.tridentinvestmentcastings.com/

Stainless steel investmen @ 9/5/2012 4:58 AM

Stainless steel investment casting manufacturers

Hi,
I gone through your website about Stainless steel investment casting manufacturers
its really good.you want addition information about
Stainless steel investment casting manufacturers
visit our website: http://www.tridentinvestmentcastings.com/

Stainless steel investmen @ 9/7/2012 2:32 AM

Stainless steel investment casting manufacturers

Hi,
I gone through your website about Stainless steel investment casting manufacturers its really good.you want addition information about Stainless steel investment casting manufacturers
please visit this website: http://www.tridentinvestmentcastings.com/

Stainless steel investmen @ 9/12/2012 4:05 AM

Stainless steel investment casting manufacturers

Hi,
I gone through your website about Stainless steel investment casting manufacturers
its really good.you want additional information
about Stainless steel investment casting manufacturers
visit the website:http://www.tridentinvestmentcastings.com/

Stainless steel investmen @ 1/3/2013 3:14 AM

Stainless steel investment casting manufacturers
Hi,
I gone through your website about Stainless steel investment casting manufacturers its really good.if you want additional information about Stainless steel investment casting manufacturers
visit our website:http://www.tridentinvestmentcastings.com/aboutus.php

Stainless steel investmen @ 2/8/2013 11:53 PM

Stainless steel investment casting manufacturers are oftentimes termed as lost-wax castings in the industrial process. It is known as one of the oldest techniques for metal forming. Traditionally, the patterns for an investment cast were made possible by beeswaxes.

for more information
please visit:http://www.tridentinvestmentcastings.com/aboutus.php

Investment casting suppli @ 2/22/2013 2:25 AM

Hi,
I gone through your website about Investment casting suppliers its really wonderful.if you want additional information about Investment casting suppliers visit the website:http://www.tridentinvestmentcastings.com/

Investment casting suppli @ 3/12/2013 5:00 AM

Hi,
I gone through your website about Investment casting suppliers its really wonderful.if you want additional information about Investment casting suppliers visit the website:http://www.tridentinvestmentcastings.com/

Investment castings manuf @ 3/21/2013 4:01 AM

Hi,
I gone through your website about Investment castings manufacturers its really wonderful.if you want additional information about Investment castings manufacturers visit the website:http://www.tridentinvestmentcastings.com/

Mervyn Russell @ 4/2/2013 10:13 AM

I have always been a fan of the 1911 model by Browning. I carried one while serving in the Marines during the Vietnam war and it was a "war" not a conflict. I have ordered one of your SR1911 full size models. I'm so looking forward to getting it and shooting it for the first time and time again and again. If you can produce a million guns you will sell twice that many. I've been told by the dealer I ordered it through that it might take a year to get the pistol. So, crank up your machinery get ere done. We need more folks like you to help us fight the gun grabbers of this so called government we now have that is more concerned about taking away our rights to bear arms than they are about anything else. Our government is more concerned about trying to control the citizens of the United States of America than they are about stopping crime. In doing so they will only take away the rights of the law abiding citizens of the US, anything that they do will not take the guns out of the hands of the criminals.

pramod @ 1/7/2014 2:52 AM

i want a pistol in 1911 please reply

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Weapons, Body Armor Found at Seattle Home After Fatal Shooting
Seattle police said they found a stockpile of weapons and body armor in the home of a man...
Safariland Adds 7TS Holster Fits for Glock and SIG Sauer Firearms
Safariland announced today the expansion of the 7TS Holster Series with new fits for the...
Daily News: Police Need Military-Grade Gear
A New York Daily News article talks about the need for military-grade equipment for local...
Feds Want to Review Military Equipment for Police
Politicians in Washington want a review of the government's military surplus grants for...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine