The New Ruger SR1911 in 10mm

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Fans of the 10mm 1911 have a new gun to consider the next time they wander into a local gun shop: the Ruger SR1911.

With this pistol, Ruger selected a bushingless 5″ bull barrel with a full length guide rod. Both the frame and slide made of stainless steel and have a low glare stainless finish. The hammer and trigger are both skeletonized.

Ruger chose to equip the 10mm gun with a blacked out front sight and a fully adjustable, Bomar style rear sight. Most of the other SR1911 pistols use Novak three dot sights. The pistol has “rubberized” grip panels. While they may not be as pretty as rosewood or other stocks, they likely provide a better grip surface.

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Previously, the SR1911 has been offered in .45 ACP and 9mm. Both standard 5″ models and commander style 4.25″ models have been manufactured by Ruger. Excluding distributor exclusives and limited run guns, there are now a total of six SR1911 guns in the company catalog.

The suggested retail price on this gun is $1,019. This puts it at the same price as the company’s SR1911 Target gun in .45 ACP. It is cheaper than both the Colt Delta Elite ($1,099) and the Remington R1 Hunter ($1,310.) However, the Armscor Rock Ultra FS undercuts all of them with a MSRP of $745.



Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


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  • Haulin’ Oats

    The MSRP should have been $1911.45 or $10.10

    • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

      Id prefer $10.10

      • Ryfyle

        Does it come with M&M’s

    • borekfk

      $1010.10

    • Hoplopfheil

      $1019.11

  • Xavier C.

    Chambered in .45 their 1911’s barely worked. So the 10mm should just let people know they bought a gun sooner.

    • Jared Vynn

      Never heard of any issues with Ruger’s 1911s, quite the opposite actually.

    • valorius

      Most box stock 1911’s ‘barely work’ in my experience.

      • Klaus Von Schmitto

        Not my experience. At all. I have an even dozen.

        • Jared Vynn

          Only jams I have had were from bad magazines, but that is universal across all handgun designs that use magazines.

        • valorius

          Another term for “barely works” is “works.”

          box stock 1911s with 2 piece feed ramps tend to be tempermental to what ammo they feed, but they all work with FMJ and the old school Remington 185gr+P JHP that’s shaped to mimic the profile of a FMJ.

          • DrewN

            Right? Shocking that they would work almost flawlessly with the ammo they were designed to use. It’s like running a high compression 60’s motor on low octane unleaded. Will it “run” ?, Well, mostly. Run well? Run long? eh….

          • valorius

            As i said, they “work”, out of the box but only with a very small selection of ammo. Hence “barely” work. That being said 185gr Remington +P is highly effective ammunition- and cheap too.

      • jonp

        Not my experience. I’ve had everything from Colt’s to Kimbers to Rock Tac’s and Taurus. All ran pretty darn good or maybe I’m just lucky

        • valorius

          What is a synonym for ‘barely works’? 😉

          • jonp

            Lorcin? 😉

          • valorius

            lol

    • Chilly Billy

      You, sir, are terribly misinformed or trolling for negative responses. Which is it?

      • Xavier C.

        Not trolling, maybe they have since remedied their problems but a few years ago I would have them coming back into the shop for warranty repairs all the time. From sights drifting themselves right off the gun, to broken extractors, and even the odd cracked slide. When Ruger first started putting out their 1911’s they were less reliable than the Taurus ones.

  • neckbone

    Perfect gun for the NRA “carry guard” class that James Jarrett gives.

    • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

      You mean the one where you are taught to have your finger on the trigger during your draw?

  • Nandor

    I’m curious what recoil spring weight they went with. I recently picked up an STI Perfect 10 and at 18 pounds + the resistance of the hammer spring, it’s a real chore to chamber the first round.

  • Raptor Fred

    I would buy one, but my cousin Bobby Ray Bob Bob said the NRA is disallowing all members from owning 1911’s . And that you have to be in the Special Forces or Lapd to get a “Carry Card” for one.

    • El Duderino

      I bet he registers his guns with the IRS too.

  • Mechanically

    Between the SP in .327 Fed Mag, and this, Ruger is making an awfully good effort to keep some of my favorite niche calibers alive! What’s next?

    …Maybe an SR45gap?

    • Edeco

      Ew. No, 41 Mag GP100 🙂

      Seriousely I thought 45 GAP was kind of an OK idea on paper but that they should have tried to cover different ground, make it a 475 or a 44.

      • abecido

        Make mine 6″, blued, and half-lug.

        • Edeco

          Noted. I’d prefer 7.5″, no lug and stainless, but would probably settle for 5+”, any finish and barrel profile.

          • Jared Vynn

            6″+ barrel with full length “vented/skeletonized” lug with M-Lok slots on the bottom for me.

          • Edeco

            Oooh, techno-western. As a John Carpenter fan I like it!

      • guest

        If we’re fantasizing here, I’d like to see a Redhawk in .44 Mag with an unfluted cylinder and a 6″ heavy underlugged barrel, and the charge holes in the cylinder chamfered a tiny bit from the factory. Make mine in matte finished stainless, blacked out with Melonite. And factory Hogue stocks, I think.

    • Hoplopfheil

      Thank you​, no. Let’s let .45 GAP expire gracelessly.

      • El Duderino

        The .41AE of our time.

        Still waiting for my 1911 in a wildcat .50GI necked to .429. That would be a heckuva gun even as a 6+1.

        • Giolli Joker

          .440 Corbon Special 🙂

    • Paul Flannigan

      The new .44 special six-gun is calling my name already and now they come out with this gorgeous 10mm. Keep up the good work Ruger!

  • nova3930

    mmmmm 10mm mmmmmm

  • valorius

    Well it’s purdy, that’s for sure.

  • abecido

    If the internet reports that these work, this may be my next handgun.

  • Hoplopfheil

    *HEAVY BREATHING*

  • Gregory

    Too bad it’s a Ruger.

    • Green Hell

      Why? It’s curently the best civilian gun manufacturer in US, they are doing everything right and for affordable price.

      • CraxyD

        Back in my rent-a-cop days, had to go requal for my work permit. Just so happens the boss and his son were in the same class. They always looked down their noses at my P95 Ruger vs their more prestigious and expensive Glocks. I outshot both of them.

  • EzGoingKev

    No rail on it?

  • Antoua B

    ….and the round capacity is “whopping” 7 rounds +1.

  • Giolli Joker

    A less expensive alternative to the gorgeous Dan Wesson.