Posted August 23, 2017 9:15 am by Comments

By Kristin Alberts

With a healthy family of 45 Auto 1911 pistols in their portfolio, Ruger is showing off a sleek young’un to the group with a lightweight Commander-framed 9mm SR1911.  Is the new pistol a target shooter, a competition gun, or built for concealed carry? finds out.
Ruger SR1911 Lightweight Commander 9mm
Like other semi-automatic pistols in Ruger’s SR1911 lineup, the 9mm version is a true 1911 frame, just offered in a smaller chambering.  Built as the lighter weight Commander-style frame, the SR1911 9mm weighs in at 29.3 ounces.  With a stainless steel slide, gray anodized aluminum frame and black rubberized grip panels, the pistol is sleek in its appearance and of quality materials for rugged use.
The SR1911 comes packed in Ruger’s white box with 2 mags and a bushing wrench. (Photo: Kristin Alberts)
The 4.25-inch barrel wears a 1:10 inch RH twist and is topped with Novak LoMount Carry drift-adjustable three-dot white sights. A skeletonized aluminum trigger with an adjustable over-travel stop and positive reset is classy and clean. In a more custom-shop move, Ruger produces both the stainless barrel and bushing from the same bar stock, on the same machine, in an effort to offer maximum quality and accuracy.
The Novak Lo-Mount Carry


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