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Ruger Announces New SR1911 Officer Pistol in .45 Auto

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Ruger has once again sent out a press release to us at in order to let us and our readers know about a new firearm they have announced for their store. Let's take a look.


As you have seen from the photo above, Ruger's new pistol is in their “Officer Style” 1911 handgun line. It's more specific name is the Ruger SR1911 6762. It's chambered in .45 auto, holding 7 rounds in the magazine with one in the chamber. This makes the 6762 the only “Officer Style” .45 auto 1911 currently available from Ruger.

Ruger has stated in their press release the following about their new handgun.

The new SR1911 Officer-Style pistol chambered in .45 Auto features a shorter, 3.60″ barrel and shortened grip frame that makes for an ideal concealment pistol. Compared to the SR1911 Lightweight Officer-Style, the steel frame on this new model retains additional weight for better balance, lower recoil and greater durability.

Additional information and features that Ruger has advertised about this new handgun are also included in the press release we received. They include the following.

  • Precision CNC-controlled machining process results in a superior slide-to-frame fit and smooth slide travel.
  • The bushing-less stainless steel bull barrel provides additional weight at the muzzle for improved recoil control, aided by a full-length guide rod.
  • Positive barrel lock-up allows for superior accuracy out of the box.
  • Traditional design with replaceable grip panels and checkered backstrap.
  • Lightweight, aluminum, skeletonized trigger features an adjustable over-travel stop and provides a very crisp, no creep, light trigger pull with a quick, positive reset.
  • Skeletonized hammer and titanium firing pin for faster lock time.
  • Oversized beavertail grip safety provides positive function and reliability.
  • Extended thumb safety and slide stop lever for improved, positive manipulation.
  • Integral plunger tube for slide stop and thumb safety is not staked and will never come loose.
  • Oversized ejection port and extended magazine release enhance competition performance.
  • Visual inspection port allows for visual confirmation of a loaded or empty chamber.
  • Features a rounded mainspring housing for comfortable carry and rear slide serrations for a positive grip.
  • Accepts standard, aftermarket 1911 parts, and accessories.
  • Classic, original 1911 Series 70 design.
  • Also includes: Two stainless steel magazines

Now, I'm sure you're all asking yourself the all-important question, “How much does it cost?” Well, since the item is already up on Ruger's site, we know that this pistol has an MSRP of $979. So, what we want to know now is this: Are 1911s outdated or are they still practical for concealed carry? There seems to be a lot of debate on this as of late in many gun groups on social media, let us know what you think in the comments below.

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3 Responses to Ruger Announces New SR1911 Officer Pistol in .45 Auto

  1. frankjbonazza3 July 4, 2018 at 10:08 am #

    This looks like a really nice compact 1911. I would love to see it in person, and also see it in action for myself. I personally think the 1911 is still a great concealed carry gun. I personally alternate between my Kimber Ultra CDP, and my Shield 9. It all depends upon my mood and or clothing for that day which I have on my hip. I have never had a hiccup with my Kimber, and for a 3” barrel it is an extremely accurate little 1911. I regularly shoot at an outdoor range at 25 yards and it’s quite impressive. At the end of the day, it really just comes down to what you are comfortable carrying on you, and you shoot well with.

  2. defenze31 July 7, 2018 at 11:53 pm #

    Just looked at the specs for this good looking pistol. It is a compact and may even be considered by many as a sub compact with it’s 3.60″ barrel and overall length of 7.25 inches. But what caught my eye was the 31oz weight line. I’m assuming that’s empty. So if you put eight 45.ACP rounds in that bad boy, I’m guessing upwards of around 35 maybe 39oz’s of heavy duty steel to carry around all day. That’s a huffin lot of weight to carry on your body, so I hope you have a comfortable holster to house it in. Other wise I would not consider this a obvious choice for EDC. If you like 1911’s this does look like a nice pistol. Being made by Ruger you have to guess it’s top notch in it’s materials and craftsmanship. I’m just not sure based on just the specs that you would want it as EDC. IMHO.

  3. Miamimarine0302 August 21, 2018 at 7:15 pm #

    A great looking 1911 Officer.
    Particularly appealing is that it’s all steel (slide and frame) and it sports a 3.6″ barrel (not the usual 3″ tube that Sig and S&W use in their sub-compact models.
    I will buy this pistol; eminently concealable in south Florida summer heat.

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