For the past several years, Ruger's SR1911 pistol has offered fans of the 1911 an excellent option at an affordable price point. In fact, it's been so successful that, since its introduction back in 2011, Ruger has continued to expand on the line, including Commander and Lightweight Commander models.
Now, Ruger has announced that it's also bringing out a new Target Model of the SR1911. The new full size, stainless steel Ruger SR1911 Target Model is 100 percent American made and comes equipped with a host of great features.
The gun utilizes a Bomar style, fully adjustable rear sight as well as an extended, ambidextrous safety for comfortable use by both right- and left-handed shooters. Shooters also benefit from an oversized magazine release and a skeletonized hammer and skeletonized aluminum trigger for a smooth trigger press.
Like others in the line, the new SR1911 Target Model features Ruger's same great series 70 slide, which incorporates a lowered and flared ejection port for easier ejection, a titanium firing pin and a precision barrel and bushing machined from the same piece of bar stock. The pistol wears a low-glare satin stainless finish paired nicely with blackened controls and a set of deluxe checkered G10 grips.
The SR1911 Target Model is equipped with a 5-inch stainless steel barrel with a 1:16-inch twist rate. Overall weight on the gun is listed at 39 ounces with an empty magazine. Some other features include a beavertail grip safety and an integral plunger tube.
The new SR1911 Target Model ships with one eight-round and one seven-round stainless steel magazine, a bushing wrench and a cable locking device. Its MSRP is currently listed at $1,019.
For more information, check out the specifications below, or visit the Ruger website.
Ruger SR1911 Target
Type: Semi-auto, single action
Caliber: .45 ACP
Barrel: 5-in., stainless steel
Overall Length: 8.67 in.
Width: 1.34 in.
Height: 5.45 in.
Weight: 39 oz. (with empty magazine)
Frame: Low-glare stainless steel
Slide: Low-glare stainless steel
Grips: Deluxe checkered G10
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I am wondering if this accepts the standard 1911 Colt style magazines or are the magazines specific to the gun? Since I have a significant number of 1911 magazines, that would be my condition on purchasing this new gun. Otherwise, I like it.