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Posted: 1/8/2015 8:10:19 AM EST
The aluminum-framed Commander has always been one of my favorite 1911 variants and I'm glad to see Ruger adding one to the mix. Also very pleased that they continue to stay with the traditional Commander pattern and not the 4" coned barrel.

http://ruger.com/products/sr1911/specSheets/6711.html

Note the spec sheet lists a titanium feed ramp insert.
Link Posted: 1/8/2015 9:01:01 AM EST
If anyone wants to be the first kid on the block, etc...

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=462322404
Link Posted: 1/8/2015 9:18:23 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/8/2015 9:18:47 AM EST by 1ipschoser]
Very nice. I'm glad to see Ruger added a feed ramp insert. The only thing it needs is a rail.
Link Posted: 1/8/2015 10:22:58 AM EST
Now all it needs is the Officer's Model frame height.
Link Posted: 1/8/2015 10:34:53 AM EST
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Originally Posted By RedFalconBill:
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I'd assume a CCO and an Officer's Model are both in the works.

No inside info on either project but it would make sense that Ruger's looking at those as future products. It might also be nice to see something like a 10mm, 9mm or 38 Super version(s) at some point.
Link Posted: 1/8/2015 10:38:02 AM EST
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Originally Posted By RedFalconBill:
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Yep. They're half way there.
Link Posted: 1/8/2015 11:49:20 AM EST
I'm going to buy the first one I see.
Link Posted: 1/8/2015 12:02:52 PM EST
I've had several full size 5", a Colt Lightweight Commander and a Lightweight Officers. Only have the full size 5" currently so, I'll be looking at one when I get home. To me the LWT CDR offers the weight and size balance that meets my needs.


CD
Link Posted: 1/8/2015 12:03:51 PM EST
hmmm, wonder why no bob tail.
Link Posted: 1/8/2015 1:22:08 PM EST
Been looking at the SS Commanders,but would really like a lightweight better for carry.
Link Posted: 1/8/2015 1:24:55 PM EST
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Originally Posted By bigthicket:
Been looking at the SS Commanders,but would really like a lightweight better for carry.
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Yep. My SR1911CMD is a nice gun but it really doesn't do anything, carry-wise, that my SR1911 won't do already.
Link Posted: 1/8/2015 1:34:20 PM EST


Link Posted: 1/8/2015 1:57:38 PM EST
"No ambi safety, no buy"

Lefty
Link Posted: 1/8/2015 2:01:14 PM EST
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Originally Posted By tetoncounty:
"No ambi safety, no buy"

Lefty
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That's easy enough to fix, no?

http://www.brownells.com/search/index.htm?k=ambidextrous+safety&avs%7CMake_3=1911

http://www.brownells.com/search/index.htm?k=grips+cut+for+safety&avs%7CMake_3=1911
Link Posted: 1/8/2015 3:39:36 PM EST
Ruger is kind of the new Kimber in 1911's except with a better warranty and more affordable.
Link Posted: 1/9/2015 3:38:22 AM EST
I like it. Any specs on MIM content, etc?
Link Posted: 1/9/2015 5:25:23 AM EST
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Originally Posted By army_eod:
I like it. Any specs on MIM content, etc?
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I think they're running the same MIM parts as most. Hammers, grip safeties, disconnector and sear sets, etc.

I was fortunate enough to have a tour of the factory in AZ a couple years ago and saw the SR-1911's being made. The frames are fully machined from a casting while the slide, barrel and bushing are machined from barstock. The parts stay as sets as much as possible to keep fit as good as can be without having to rely on hand fitting or additional work. The rest of the stuff like springs, etc are sourced from industry suppliers who provide parts to many companies making 1911's.

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Link Posted: 1/9/2015 9:14:49 AM EST
Hmmm, I see myself aquiring one of these in the near future.
Link Posted: 1/9/2015 10:09:17 AM EST
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Originally Posted By MaxCast:
hmmm, wonder why no bob tail.
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it would be really nice bobbed.
Link Posted: 1/9/2015 10:21:06 AM EST
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Originally Posted By wiseanhyzer:

it would be really nice bobbed.
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Originally Posted By wiseanhyzer:
Originally Posted By MaxCast:
hmmm, wonder why no bob tail.

it would be really nice bobbed.


I'm actually glad they're not offering this as a bob tail from the factory since it wouldn't appeal to everyone. And there's no way to un-bob a frame as opposed to having one bobbed.

But who knows? If the Ruger guns continue to be a popular seller for the company I expect we'll eventually see a wide selection of factory variants.
Link Posted: 1/9/2015 11:11:07 AM EST
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Originally Posted By MaxCast:
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Probably because they are ugly, and unnecessary.
Link Posted: 1/10/2015 10:56:28 AM EST
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Originally Posted By 1ipschoser:
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They finally make a light, concealable 1911, and you want to hang shit on it.
Link Posted: 1/10/2015 11:02:26 AM EST
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Originally Posted By wiseanhyzer:

it would be really nice bobbed.
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Originally Posted By MaxCast:
hmmm, wonder why no bob tail.

it would be really nice bobbed.


I much prefer the Round Butt,like Harrison does ,to the Bob Tail.
And for sure no rail on my carry pistols.
Link Posted: 1/10/2015 2:23:36 PM EST
That looks nice.

They should do 9mm in that gun.

A buddy has a Ruger 1911 and he's a gun guy, and he says he likes it a LOT.
Link Posted: 1/10/2015 5:02:13 PM EST
I was at my local shop today and asked if this was available. Quick check on the computer and $700 out the door. It will be here later next week.
Link Posted: 1/10/2015 5:03:43 PM EST
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Originally Posted By k9shag:
I was at my local shop today and asked if this was available. Quick check on the computer and $700 out the door. It will be here later next week.
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Nice!

Pics and range report, please.
Link Posted: 1/10/2015 5:16:49 PM EST
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Originally Posted By tetoncounty:
"No ambi safety, no buy"

Lefty
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Brother as a fellow lefty and 1911 enthusiast, I must tell you that the next step is learning to fit your own. It's actually one of the easier tasks to learn to do correctly when it comes to 1911 smithing. Pain in the ass to have to pay someone every time I buy something in an old fashioned 1911 flavor, and the only good gunsmith around here is backlogged for years...
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 2:28:51 PM EST
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Originally Posted By DaddGoneMadd:



They finally make a light, concealable 1911, and you want to hang shit on it.
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Originally Posted By DaddGoneMadd:
Originally Posted By 1ipschoser:
Very nice. I'm glad to see Ruger added a feed ramp insert. The only thing it needs is a rail.



They finally make a light, concealable 1911, and you want to hang shit on it.



Yeah, because options are bad.
Link Posted: 1/12/2015 12:23:20 AM EST
This is pretty sweet. I don't even want to carry it, I just think it would be a cool range gun.
Link Posted: 1/12/2015 6:11:22 PM EST
Looks like a Kimber.

Needs a checkered front strap.
Link Posted: 1/12/2015 8:29:33 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Nadster:
Looks like a Kimber.

Needs a checkered front strap.
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The front strap is serrated.
Link Posted: 1/12/2015 10:21:50 PM EST
Offer this thing in CCO configuration and I'll get one so fast you'll need a high speed camera to see it. As it is, the full-size grip is a bit of a bummer.
Link Posted: 1/13/2015 11:59:55 AM EST
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The front strap is serrated.
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Originally Posted By Melvin_Johnson:
Originally Posted By Nadster:
Looks like a Kimber.

Needs a checkered front strap.


The front strap is serrated.


Not sufficient IMHO
Link Posted: 1/13/2015 12:15:51 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Nadster:


Not sufficient IMHO
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Originally Posted By Nadster:
Originally Posted By Melvin_Johnson:
Originally Posted By Nadster:
Looks like a Kimber.

Needs a checkered front strap.


The front strap is serrated.


Not sufficient IMHO


I would prefer to have checkering too but I don't expect to see it on a $699 pistol. Unless they do that unsightly checkering like Taurus does on their 1911's.
Link Posted: 1/13/2015 1:21:04 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Melvin_Johnson:


I would prefer to have checkering too but I don't expect to see it on a $699 pistol. Unless they do that unsightly checkering like Taurus does on their 1911's.
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Originally Posted By Melvin_Johnson:
Originally Posted By Nadster:
Originally Posted By Melvin_Johnson:
Originally Posted By Nadster:
Looks like a Kimber.

Needs a checkered front strap.


The front strap is serrated.


Not sufficient IMHO


I would prefer to have checkering too but I don't expect to see it on a $699 pistol. Unless they do that unsightly checkering like Taurus does on their 1911's.

They could have. Sigs are only a bit more retail and all have fsc. I was expecting it on the talo version but no go.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 7:27:28 PM EST
Retired Border Patrol Agent Ed Head discussing the new Ruger:

http://www.downrange.tv/blog/a-look-at-the-new-ruger-sr1911-lightweight-commander/33127/
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:57:20 PM EST
Nice looking gun, I ordered one a few days ago.
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