NEW Freedom Piece: Ruger SR1911 Officer-Style .45 Auto

Adam Scepaniak
by Adam Scepaniak

Ruger has announced a new pistol into their fold and it is very fitting considering the timing. With only one more day to the celebration of our independence, Ruger has paid homage to John Moses Browning with another iteration of the iconic model 1911. Their newest offering is what they are calling an SR1911 Officer-Style. It does not receive the straight-up name of Officer because it features a 3.6″ barrel as opposed to the classic 3″ size.

The specification list for this pistol is substantial. While the pistol may have the smooth aesthetic lines similar to their other SR1911 models, this particular one boasts quite the laundry list of features. All of those elements can be read below:

  • CNC Machined Slide & Frame w/ Low-Glare Stainless Finish
  • 3.6” Bushing-Less Stainless Steel Bull Barrel w/ Full Length Guide Rod
  • Positive Barrel lock-up allows for Superior Accuracy Out-of-the-Box
  • Traditional Design w/ Replaceable Grip Panels & Checkered Backstrap
  • Lightweight, Aluminum, Skeletonized Trigger provides a Crisp, No Creep, Light Trigger Pull
  • Adjustable Over-Travel Stop  w/ a Quick, Positive Reset
  • Skeletonized Hammer & Titanium Firing Pin for faster Lock Time
  • Oversized Beavertail Grip Safety provides Positive Function & Reliability
  • Extended Thumb Safety & Slide Stop Lever for Improved, Positive Manipulation
  • Integral Plunger Tube for Slide Stop & Thumb Safety is not Staked & will never come loose
  • Oversized Ejection Port & Extended Magazine Release enhance Competition Performance
  • Visual Inspection Port allows for Visual Confirmation of a Loaded or Empty Chamber
  • Rounded Mainspring Housing for Comfortable Carry
  • Rear Slide Serrations for a Positive Grip
  • Drift Adjustable, Novak 3-Dot Sights
  • Accepts Standard, Aftermarket 1911 Parts & Accessories
  • Classic, Original 1911 Series 70 Design
  • Includes: Two 7+1 S/S Magazines
  • Overall Weight: 31 Ounces
  • Twist Rate: 1 in 16” Right-Hand

There is definitely a lot of engineering in the finer details of this firearm. If cold, hard statistics do not trip your trigger, Ruger provides a public statement for those who may be sitting on the fence as to whether they need another 1911 in their arsenal:

The new SR1911® Officer-Style pistol chambered in .45 Auto features a shorter, 3.6” barrel and shortened grip frame that makes for an ideal concealment pistol. Compared to the SR1911® Lightweight Officer-Style, the steel frame on this new model retains additional weight for better balance, lower recoil and greater durability.

The MSRP of the new SR1911 Officer-Style .45 Auto is $979. So when the question arises of: “Do I really need another firearm?” The obvious answer is… YES! We understand though that everyone has their own personal tastes or they might swing more towards polymer-frames pistols. So what do you guys and gals think about this one? Do you want to take it? Or leave it? Let us know in the comments below!

Adam Scepaniak
Adam Scepaniak

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