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