If you’re a fan concealable 1911s of all calibers, here’s some good news.
Ruger has added a new pistol to its lightweight series of 1911s, with the Ruger SR1911 Lightweight Commander-Style pistol chambered in 9mm Luger, and it’s made to be carried.
The pistol has a commander-length slide and an aluminum frame that weighs almost a half-pound less than the all-stainless steel commander-style configuration. It also has a shorter barrel than the commander-style .45 ACP model, which with the lightweight frame, make for good numbers for a carry gun.
From this story on Outdoor Wire: “The 9mm SR1911 is thin, small and light enough to be comfortably carried every day, yet still employs the outstanding ergonomics and shootability of the classic 1911. The effective 9mm Luger cartridge also provides higher magazine capacity and less recoil than the larger .45 Auto.”
And as far as 1911s go, the SR1911 is sporting all the features you’re looking for, such as a Ruger series 70-type lockwork, genuine Novak LoMount Carry three-dot sights, a lowered and flared ejection port, titanium firing pin, a precision machined barrel with matched bushing, an integral plunger tube, beaver-tail grip safety, extended magazine release, oversized thumb safety, skeletonized hammer and aluminum trigger, and improved cocking serrations on the slide.
And if you’re already a 1911 owner, the new Ruger will accept standard, aftermarket commander-sized parts and accessories. Because the whole gun is CNC machined, the result is a superior slide-to-frame fit and smooth slide travel, according to the company, without the pricetag of a custom pistol.
Weight: 29.3 ounces
Barrel Length: 4.25 inches
Twist: 1:10″ RH
Overall Width: 1.34 inches
Overall Length: 7.75 inches
Height: 5.45 inches
Capacity: 9+1 (ships with 2 mags)
Sights: Drift Adjustable Novak 3-Dot
Slide: Stainless Steel, low-glare finish
Grip Panels: black rubberized