We are hoping to get our hands on the new Ruger SR45 at SHOT Show this year. Dimensions are just slightly larger than the 9mm and .40S&W versions we’ve become accustomed to, with the exception of width, which is exactly the same. Capacity is 10+1, putting the SR45 on par with Smith & Wesson’s M&P 45. The new variant shares all the features of the previous SR series guns, including adjustable 3-dot sights, pre-set striker fired trigger system, giant loaded chamber indicator, and the controversial magazine disconnect which deactivates the trigger system once the magazine is removed. A 1911 style manual thumb safety and Picatinny accessory rail round out the features list.
Given the American shooters’ love for the .45acp cartridge, a version of the SR series pistol chambered for it seems like an obvious direction to go. Given the popularity of the Springfield XDS, M&P 45C and Glock 30/36 pistols also chambered for .45acp, can an SR-45c compact variant be far behind?