It is in this same vein that Ruger has announced the addition of the SR1911 Lightweight Commander in 9mm to its lineup of 1911-style pistols.
Similar to the .45 ACP SR1911 Lightweight Commander already in Ruger's SR1911 line, the 9mm version features a commander-length slide and an aluminum frame. These changes reduce the overall weight to almost a half-pound less than the all-stainless steel Commander-Style configuration.
Unlike the previous SR1911 Lightweight Commander, the new 9mm model sports a slightly different look — black rubberized grip panels and a gray anodized frame — as well as a higher capacity of 9+1 given the smaller cartridge. And, as anyone who's shot a 9mm 1911-style pistol can attest, there will be noticeably less recoil than with a standard 1911 chambered in .45 ACP.
The new SR1911 Lightweight Commander in 9mm is CNC-machined in the U.S. and comes with Ruger's classic series 70-type lockwork. It currently has a MSRP of $979 and ships with two nine-round magazines, a bushing wrench and a cable locking device. Specifications for the new 9mm Lightweight Commander can be found below.
Barrel length: 4.25 inches, 1:10 RH twist
Overall length: 7.75 inches
Weight: 29.3 ounces (empty)
Height: 5.45 inches
Width: 1.34 inches
Sights: Novak LoMount three-dot
Action: Semi-automatic, Single-Action
Frame: Gray Anodized Aluminum
Slide: Low-Glare Stainless
Capacity: 9 + 1
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