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.
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.