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It was in 1949 that Sturm, Ruger & Company, Incorporated, more commonly known as Ruger, was founded by William B. Ruger and Alexander McCormick Sturm. Since then, the Connecticut-based arms manufacturer has been recognized as a leader in centerfire and rimfire handguns and rifles and renowned for their reputation regarding both reliability and durability. It is that very same reputation that pushes the company to build upon their past successes like the P Series to produce new firearms that surpass the old in terms of both quality and performance, which is exactly how the SR Series came about. Without a doubt, the Ruger SR series – the Ruger SR1911 in particular – has surpassed its predecessors on all fronts.
During recent years, the market for high-quality pistols based on the original Colt 1911 platform seems to expand exponentially. As such, arms manufacturers are forced to respond by designing and producing new models that simultaneously stay true to the original while incorporating advances in modern manufacturing techniques and features that add to the platform's overall performance and value. Ruger is one such manufacturer, and they responded in kind with their new Ruger SR1911, an expensive alternative that brings just about anything a shooter wants to the table and more.
As noted, the Ruger SR1911 pairs the historic accuracy and reliability of the original Colt 1911 platform with advances in modern manufacturing techniques to provide for a pistol that is produced to exacting tolerances tailored for match-grade performance right out of the box. It features a five-inch, stainless steel barrel (1:16 inch twist) with an overall length of 8 1/2 inches. Moreover, the company's precision CNC-controlled machining process has turned out a beautiful slide and frame that are noted for their for their superior slide-to-frame fit and smooth slide travel. All moving components are constructed from stainless steel to protect them from rust and corrosion. The single-action trigger mechanism combines a lightweight, skeletonized trigger with an adjustable over-travel stop that results in a light, crisp trigger pull. And though the pistol weighs in at a respectable 39 ounces, it is easily handled by shooters of all sizes and skill levels. Other features include a beavertail grip safety with checkered backstrap alongside manual thumb safety, hardwood grips, adjustable Novak® sights and flared ejection port. As noted, the pistol is chambered for the .45 ACP cartridge and includes one seven-round magazine and one eight-round magazine.
The Ruger SR1911 is an excellent choice for:
- Concealed carry
- Target shooting
- Sport shooting
- Much more…