By Bob Walsh
The Gun of the Week this time around is the Ruger SR1911 Officer’s-Style pistol.
Yes, Ruger has decided to dive into a rather crowded pool with their rendition of the Officer’s Model pistol, in both 9mm and .45 ACP.
Like most of the pistols of this type it features a bull barrel, fitted to the slide without a bushing. The barrel is 3.6 inches long. Assuming I am reading this right the 9mm version has an aluminum alloy frame while the .45 acp version has a stainless steel frame, making it almost 4 ounces heavier than its 9mm brother. Both variations use a full-length recoil spring guide and a dual captive recoil spring assembly.
This pistol has Novak low profile sights, the rear being drift adjustable. The pistols have a flat mainspring housing and a beaver-tail grip safety. The thumb safety and the slide release are slightly extended and are blued along with the grip safety. The slide is dull finished stainless steel.
The pistol is 7.25 inches long, 5 inches high and 1.34 inches wide. The MSRP is $979. I would be tempted to look at one of these if they were available in the People’s Republic of California, which they are not.