Ruger 10mm SR1911: Single Stack 10mm Auto Power

For the fans of 10mm, the choices of affordable handguns chambered in the hard-hitting cartridge is a bit on the slim side. In the episode of TFB TV, Patrick takes the Ruger SR1911 in 10mm out to the range and puts some rounds down range. The SR1911 has some solid features given the price point that the pistol is normally available at online retailers. If you are looking for a 10mm single stack handgun, this is one to consider.

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Patrick R

Patrick is a Senior Writer for The Firearm Blog and TFBTV Host. He likes guns and has liked shooting guns for as long as he can remember. You can follow Patrick on Instagram @tfbpatrick, Facebook, or contact him by email at

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Ive been eyeballing one of these pretty hard.

    • Kelly Jackson

      I’ve been looking at 1911 guns as well. It’s a classic design, but all my semi autos are 9mm and I really have no interest in .45.

      I’ve been looking at some of the 9mm variants, but for me it’s just a range, and maybe woods piece so a 10mm would be nice.

      • Mr._Exterminatus

        10mm is really fun to shoot with the good stuff, not cheap though. Before I traded my 10mm 1911 I carried it wth me in the woods almost every time I went out.

  • Mr. Katt

    Now to wait for the recall . . . a 10m/m slidegun – all the shoot-through capability of the .41 magnum without the gawdiness of a silk smooth double action and that beautiful S&W Blue on the M-57

    • DrewN

      But,but,but Hillary Hole! MIM! Anyway, I’m happy to snap up any of the New Classics no one else wants. Are they as nice as the old ones? Obviously not. Are they still pretty darn nice? If you like blue/walnut they are. Or don’t but them,but don’t cry when all you can buy is brushed stainless.

    • Bob

      my sentiments exactly. Pre 1981, Blue, Target sights, 8-3/8 barrel and the finish looks like “black chrome” Awesome.

      • ostiariusalpha

        I’m curious about the Pre-1981 bit. The 70’s were the Bangor Punta era for S&W, the darkest time in the company’s history till the boycott at the turn of the century. A quarter of the guns that were delivered to stores had to be rejected because they were non-functional right out of the box, and another quarter developed serious problems shortly after being sold. Time has had a winnowing effect, so it’s usually safe to buy guns from the 70’s today; but even on “good” guns from that time, you can see where Bangor Punta cut corners on the machining. When it comes to Smith & Wessons, pre-70’s and 80’s guns are much better in quality.

  • TechnoTriticale

    In the 21st century, the lack of an ambi safety is surprising (ideally parts for both, but the right grip needs a milled cut if that’s the lever retention on that side).

    Then we might inquire about a rail frame alternative, and a slide cut for optics (even if it ships with an iron there). Less sure about threaded barrel option for 10mm (which might make no sense as a subsonic).

    Perhaps Ruger wanted to keep it basic out the gate, and leave the rest for Distributor Exclusivesβ„’.☺

    • Kelly Jackson

      You might need to get a few more kills before you can unlock all that.

      99% of these 10mms are intended for the hunting market. And while I’d like to see an optic mount, you don’t need a threaded barrel for your missions to the 15 yard range.

  • Kurt Ingalls

    Look, guys, I’ll admit it…..I ‘aint man enough for a 10….just confessing here….. πŸ™‚

    • noob

      FBI load? it was the parent of the .40, when someone looked at the FBI load and said “that 10mm has way more case than we need”

      • Kurt Ingalls

        true, but damn!!!! If you know the “snappy” sharp feeling of a .40, and multiply it by 10, you have a “10”….its absolutely awesome…but to me almost like the Honda CBX, the greatest example of “more” isn’t better I know of…..LMAO…I’m a pussy!!!!!!….I get that!!!!! ROFLMAO πŸ™‚

        • Kurt Ingalls

          When I played with the glock 20, I figured that glock was mad at me….that f’ckin’ pistol hurt me…..LOL……I’ll take my sun dress wearin’ ass back to my 9………ROFLMAO… far as I’m concerned, the “10” is them kids up the street your Momma said don’t play with……LOL…as a man ELIMINATOR….none better…removes limbs from carbon based forms…..literally…….a .40 on steroids….. πŸ™‚

          • Mazryonh

            I thought that a 10mm Glock’s polymer frame was supposed to flex and absorb some of the recoil without just using sheer weight like all-steel 10mm guns.

            If you want to train yourself up for 10mm, try getting a pistol-caliber carbine in that caliber so as to acclimatize yourself to it first. Then start with less-powered loads in a handgun and work your way up to full-power loads. That should work with enough practice unless you have a medical issue with your hands or wrists or something like that.

          • Kurt Ingalls

            I get what your sayin’…..I’m just being a little facetious….I prefer the 9 and .45… wife hates my G17 Gen4 and loves the 1911…..she says the snappy nature of the Glock makes her uncomfortable but the 1911 is a slow roller and If I don’t watch her she’ll shoot up all my .45 range ammo…. πŸ™‚

          • Mazryonh

            Well, maybe she could try a double-stack M1911 in 10mm and see if she can handle it. Anyway, introducing new people to 10mm in PCCs is one way to get their attention without being distracted by the recoil. Then again, you can’t get something for nothing in firearm calibers anyway.

    • AD

      That’s fair. Have you tried it? I haven’t, so I don’t know if it’s something I could handle or not, but on paper I find it very interesting.

      • Kurt Ingalls

        …I’ve played with the Glock 20….LOL…it could be just me, but double taps were near impossible……its a beast!!!!!!!!! πŸ™‚ I love it, but … the real world, it makes a .45 look like a BB gun….LOL πŸ™‚

        • ozzallos .

          You realize there’s more case capacity in the .45acp than there is 10mm, right? Drop the bullet weight, feed it powder and get similar results. it’s not rocket surgery.

          • Kurt Ingalls

            true, but what about chamber pressure…….. πŸ™‚

          • Ryfyle

            They’re always looking for opportunities to save their Fuddy-Fies.

  • VeriAeq

    Never had a problem with my non ambi 1911 safety left handed, just sweep with the index finger and never have to adjust grip, same for the mag release. BTW that hotel lobby music is horrific, like Shawn of the dead horrific,,, IMO.

    • Dougscamo

      “And on the keyboard….James R. from New Orleans, Louisiana….”

  • Pete Sheppard

    How well will it do with hot handloads? After the early blazing hot Norma loads started breaking guns–early Delta Elites come to mind–and the FBI found it hard for smaller agents to control, the loads were dialed back, so that the 10mm has become a handloader’s caliber.
    Interestingly, I once read that the Ruger P90 was originally designed for 10mm, but was rechambered for .45 when 100mm interest stumbled.

    • DrewN

      I have one of those early Deltas (a Bren-10 as well). Neither liked the Normas, and the primers were ug-ly. You just weren’t going to get reliable .41 Mag power from those designs at the time.

    • noob

      “100m interest stumbled.”
      Now that is a real man’s man hand cannon.

      • Pete Sheppard

        HA! πŸ˜€ Correcting. πŸ˜‰

  • Bigbigpoopi

    That’d make a nice biker gun against cages.

  • Nero

    Glock 29 all over that Ruger.

    • Christian Hedegaard-Schou


      That comparison is like apples and hot dogs.

  • Sabrina Higgs

    Rock Island 10mm cheaper

    • ozzallos .

      It’s probably rude of me to point out that there’s a reason for that.

  • Giolli Joker

    What was the load used in the video?
    Patrick handles the recoil and muzzle flip well, but are we talking about “.40S&W Long” or full power Buffalo Bore style hot 10?

    • Kurt Ingalls

      Does it matter??!! Its like looking in the mirror at your left eye swolled shut, a broken nose, trying to convince someone that they should see what the other guy looks like……the “10 is a beast, at any level…. πŸ™‚

  • Cyborg Fred

    My buddy has one with a few changes and it’s Awesome. Been having some last round failure to feed problems tho.

  • Bill Phillips

    The Ruger SR 1911 10mm has no fire pin safety and if dropped could go bang. When are you doing the hammer test. Bloomberg giving Patrick live time membership.