Ruger Introduces SR1911 Lightweight Commander Style Pistol

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) is excited to introduce the Ruger® SR1911® Lightweight Commander-Style pistol; an aluminum frame version of the popular SR1911 Commander-Style pistol. This new model features a black anodized aluminum frame with a satin stainless finish on the slide, resulting in an attractive two-tone appearance in a gun that weighs 7oz. less than the all stainless steel version. It comes factory equipped with an integrated, polished titanium feed ramp and features thin, hardwood grip panels for concealed carry, as well as front strap serrations for improved grip.

Ruger engineers took a hard look at how they could utilize new materials to improve the performance of the aluminum-framed 1911. Most aluminum frame pistols tend to show excessive wear on the feed ramp, particularly when shooting modern hollow-point ammunition. This can result in unreliable feeding and may be expensive to correct. The new SR1911 Lightweight Commander-Style pistol comes factory equipped with an integrated polished titanium feed ramp for a lifetime of reliable performance.

Since entering the 1911 market in 2011, Ruger has quickly become known for producing some of the best quality 1911's available today. These American-made, CNC machined, series-70 design 1911's come standard with many features typically found only in custom manufactured pistols. All SR1911's feature Novak LoMount Carry 3-dot sights, a lowered and flared ejection port, and a titanium firing pin. In addition, each Ruger SR1911 features a precision barrel and bushing which are machined to match from the same piece of bar stock. The frames have an integral plunger tube, beaver-tail grip safety, oversized magazine release, extended thumb safety and a skeletonized hammer and trigger for fast, accurate shooting. All of this, without the price tag of a custom gun.

With the addition of this aluminum frame, commander-style model to the SR1911 line, customers now have a lightweight carry option with the rugged reliability of a Ruger. The SR1911 Lightweight Commander-Style pistol features a 4.25" barrel and weighs 29.3 oz. with an empty magazine. It ships with two 7-round magazines, a bushing wrench, cable locking device, and a soft case.

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