BREAKING: Adjust your Sights for the NEW Ruger SR1911 Target

SR1911 Target

Ruger announced an SR1911 Target today to round out their offerings of the popular 1911. It is not vastly different than other target 1911 models you may have seen before, but it does exude Ruger’s traditional curb appeal.

The slide and frame are CNC machined for tighter tolerances. The barrel and bushing are also fabricated from an individual piece of bar stock to improve accuracy and consistency. This is typical of many 1911 manufacturers currently to improve the overall quality of the product. The SR1911 Target is based off of the Series 70 design of the 1911, too.

SR1911 Target

Some standardized features that you would expect from any target 1911 that are also present are:

  • Replaceable Grip Panels
  • Ambidextrous, Extended Thumb Safety
  • Skeletonized Hammer & Skeletonized, Adjustable Trigger
  • Accepts most all Standard, After-Market 1911 Parts & Accessories
  • Bomar-Style Adjustable Rear Sight
  • Flat & Checkered Mainspring Housing

Many of these mentioned features people would think are very typical; which they are. When you tie them together into a single, stylish 1911 though, it can be pretty eye-catching. Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. expanded on their newest SR1911:

Ruger is proud to introduce a new Target Model of the popular SR1911. The full-sized, stainless steel Target Model features a Bomar-style, fully adjustable rear sight and an extended, ambidextrous manual safety. This new SR1911 in satin-finished stainless steel also features blackened controls with G-10 textured grips.

The current MSRP is set at $1,019 which sounds about right for the features given. A standard Springfield Armory Stainless Range Officer MSRP’s at $1,045 and a Kimber Stainless Target comes in at $980. The full specification sheet can be seen below.

SR1911 Target

Look for these to be hitting gun store shelves before SHOT Show. Ruger may have other cooler, or dare I say, TACTI-COOL models waiting to be unveiled at SHOT Show. Only time will tell…

The outdoors, fitness and anything related to firearms are my passions. I am a S&W Armorer, Glock Armorer, reloader and am coping with an addiction to classic S&W and Colt revolvers (by buying more revolvers). I’ve been a guest writer for Sierra Bullets and love long walks to the gun range.


  • nolan

    Well big whoop big Shootsy Whootsy.

  • Audie Bakerson

    Wow, a handgun out of date when World War 2 started!

    • Laserbait

      Heh, you should talk to the single action revolver guys.

      • AC97

        Are people who think that single action revolvers are a good carry option actually still a thing?

        I mean, double-action revolvers are one thing (and something that I believe is obsolete), but…

        • Nicks87

          Some of those cowboy action shooters would surprise you with their speed and accuracy.

          • AC97

            Still doesn’t make them a good option for self defense.

          • Anonymoose

            I’ve read articles by old farts who recommend a Ruger Blackhawk in .44Mag as the best carry and HD gun ever (with powderpuff handloads, of course).

          • AC97

            …I’ll stick to the semi-automatic pistols.

          • Laserbait

            Depends what you’re defending yourself against. I know many people in bear country that would laugh at someone carrying a G20. Just because you don’t think they’re a good option, doesn’t mean that they’re not. Sometimes they’re a great option.

        • JT303

          There is one time that I can think of when I’d take a single action revolver over almost anything else. If I was on a motorcycle, or (God forbid) a horse, and I needed to take a shot, I’d want a gun that wouldn’t double up on me and fire again without me meaning it.

    • Chilly Billy

      Smoke a lot of weed, huh?

      • Audie Bakerson

        Hi Power was around when WW2 started. Single Stack was outdated.

    • ozzallos .

      The Troll. He must be fed.

  • Sean

    Needs a fiber optic front sight

    • JSmath

      I have repeatedly heard professional shooters beg to differ.

      • Laserbait

        To each their own, not everyone’s eyes and brains are the same. Use whatever gets you the best groups.

      • Sean

        They have better eyes than me. And most people. Black on black sights are just a blur to me

  • Keiichi

    39 oz empty? So that’s, what three and a half pounds loaded? Yep, that’s why I’ll never own a full size 1911… I carry a Sig P938, so the battery of arms is fine, and I have nothing against the .45; but something that weighs that much should have a stock and a foregrip.

    I’ll stick with my G20… 44 oz with 16 rounds of 10mm is way more manageable and enjoyable to shoot, for me.

    • Frank Grimes


      39 ounces is 3.5 pounds.

      • Keiichi

        8 rounds of .45 plus mag is about 12 ounces, depending on the mag.
        39 oz + 12 oz = 51 oz / 16 = ~ 3.2 pounds.
        Add a decent holster, and you’re easily looking at three and a half pounds.

        • Laserbait

          I routinely carry a 4″ 44 Mag Super Redhawk. Not really a big deal to carry it, and it’s more bulky than a 1911.

          • DIR911911 .


          • Laserbait

            Yep. Sometimes IWB, othertimes OWB with a long untucked shirt.

    • Anonymoose

      It’s a target gun. It’s for taking to the range and shooting for groups. If you want a carry piece, get a Lightweight Commander or Champion.

    • BearSlayer338

      10mm more manageable? I don’t think so.
      Also that G20 may be higher capacity and lower weight but those big bore glocks are also much thicker than 10mm or .45 1911’s,a 1911 may weigh more but it also is easier to conceal due to how thin they are,but they also make light weight variants that weigh less than 30oz empty,Colt Defenders weigh 25oz’s.

      Carry what you want but I don’t base my carry guns around weight,because lighter guns are generally less fun to shoot,a carry gun needs to be fun or at least tolerable to shoot for extended periods,a carry gun should also be the gun you shoot the most because it is the most important gun you own.

    • Bill

      10mm isn’t really highly thought of as a target round. Shooting Bullseye-loaded match ammo out of a 39 oz gun makes it essentially recoilless.

      This isn’t supposed to be a carry gun, any more than a Gold Cup was.

  • MichaelINPA

    I wish they would make a tactical with night sights and a rail.

  • Jim_Macklin

    A well made standard NRA bullseye gun is always good. Sure a 17 ounce gun is easier to carry, but shooting targets is different from shooting people. We carry guns that we have, it might be an ultra light 38 Special or maybe even a 32. If you’re out fishing in Indiana, a SS 1911 45 has the advantage of “appearance” to deter the car or boat jacker. In Alaska, a 454 or a light 44 Mag is a better choice.
    Glad to see Ruger isn’t avoiding a market share.

  • Tony O

    Oh, look, ANOTHER Ruger 1911 that won’t sell… Give it up, Ruger!

    • Laserbait

      Heh, you couldn’t be more wrong. If they didn’t sell, Ruger would have dropped them pretty quick. Monitor the stock at Gallery of guns, all of the models sell pretty quickly. On the order of 5-10 a week.

    • Ebby123

      That’s profoundly ignorant.
      Ruger is selling the piss out of their 1911s, and their handguns in general. Just look it up.

    • Chilly Billy

      You must be smoking the same stuff as Audie Bakerson.

  • Christian Hedegaard-Schou

    They should make this in 9mm as well.

  • MrBrassporkchop

    FINALLY! Another 1911! I was getting worried one wasn’t going to be announced today.

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