The Ruger SR1911 is a semi-automatic short recoil operated handgun, and is a typical 1911 design, currently only offered in 1 configuration and is 100% American Made.
The only configuration currently available is a 5" model (Government) in a bead blasted stainless finish, chambered in .45ACP. The model has been in production since its introduction on April 18th 2011.
The Ruger SR1911 is 8.67" long, 5.45" tall, 1.34" thick, and weighs 39 oz. The frame is cast while the slide, barrel, and barrel bushing are machined from barstock. The barrel and frame are ramped and polished for positive feeding with various bullet designs. The barrel has a notch cut as a loaded chamber indicator. The slide has rear cocking serrations but not on the front. The pistol uses the original GI style plug and short guide rod design.
Loaded chamber indicator cutout
The sights are Novak Low Mount 3-Dot fixed sights , with Colt standard dovetails, so other aftermarket sights can be installed. The Ruger SR1911 comes from the factory with checkered wood grips with the Ruger logo, but can be replaced with any full size 1911 grips.
Rear view showing slide fit
The Ruger SR1911 is a typical single action 1911, with a trigger pull weight of 4 lbs and 8 oz. It is serrated, skeletonized, and has an adjustable over travel stop.
Adjustable trigger overtravel stop
The Ruger SR1911 ships from the factory with one flush 7-round magazine and one 8-round magazine that protrudes slightly from the magwell with a bumper baseplate. The magazine well is slightly beveled to assist in magazine changes. The Ruger SR1911 accepts other single stack 1911 magazines. The magazine release is slightly extended for easier magazine releases.
Extended magazine release button
The manual thumb safety is not ambidextrous, and is only on the left side of the frame, although it is slightly larger than the mil-spec part for better leverage. The grip safety is a beavertail design that extends back over the web of the shooters hand and includes a speed bump on the bottom for more positive engagement.
The Ruger SR1911 does not have a firing pin safety, like those found on Series 80 Colts, but instead relies on a titanium firing pin and an increased strength firing pin spring to prevent accidental discharges in case the firearm is dropped.
The mainspring housing is a flat design with checkering, the frontstrap on the frame is smooth. The hammer is a serrated skeletonized commander ring style, with polished sides.
The was a limited production run by TALO that had a Black Cerakoted slide and black wood grips. Only 100 were made.
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