By Request: New Ruger SR1911 Commander

As requested by you guys last night, here are some pictures of the new SR1911 from Ruger. Its smaller, but otherwise exactly the same.


  1. avatar uhoh says:

    Does this model include a siren and flashing light as a part of the loaded chamber indicator?

  2. avatar William says:

    I DEFINITELY am showing that some love.

  3. avatar AlphaGeek says:

    The gun looks really nice. Hopefully we’ll see some reviews hitting the wire soon.

    The watch band looks painfully tight. And I don’t see any Picatinny rails on it.

    1. avatar jwm says:

      I thought we were referring to those as “wanker rails” now. Did I get the wrong memo?

      1. avatar AlphaGeek says:

        I refuse to let some hack calling himself Diabetic Ginsmith define the terms of the debate!

        Besides, “wanker rails” on a wristwatch just sounds dirty…

  4. avatar John Fritz says:

    One of my favorite guns I ever owned (stolen) was a Para Ordnance all-stainless Commander 1911. Superb balance, performance and appearance.

    This Ruger just went on my “To Be Purchased” list.

  5. avatar Michael B. says:

    I bet a Ruger CCO would sell like hotcakes.

  6. avatar Sheep says:

    I wish it was bobtailed. Why can’t we have a sub $1000 bobtailed 1911?

  7. avatar Shane says:

    I’ve been thinking about getting into 1911’s, this might give me a jumping off point.

  8. avatar Sean says:

    Why are they introducing new 1911 models when they are years behind on their regular full-sized model orders?

  9. avatar Jon says:

    I own the full size version and absolutely LOVE it!!!

  10. avatar Ron Mexico says:

    Thanks for the pics

  11. avatar William says:

    “As requested by you guys last night, here are some pictures of the new SR1911 from Ruger. Its smaller, but otherwise exactly the same.”

    Please excuse, but SMALLER THAN WHAT? ITSELF?

    1. avatar Bowshot says:

      Ruger SR1911 Commander is the smaller brother to the Ruger SR1911. Google would tell you this in like.. 5 seconds.

  12. avatar Bob Grueber says:

    Just purchased a Ruger SR1911 Commander today. Yes, it is from a local gun shop, and it is as advertised. This is a true 1911 Commander with barrel bushing and all one would expect in a true 1911 package. Comparing this to the true Colt Commanders is easy as I have several of the Colts. This is as well made as the Colt from the physical inspection of the pistol. Firing it will be the true test, but right now the sub-zero wind chill makes that a little tough. No whinners now about this pistol being vapor ware.

  13. avatar Randy says:

    Waiting for mine to arrive at my LGS. I have had the SR1911 for 6 months and it is a fantastic shooter. Looking forward to putting this one on the range as well.

  14. avatar Douglas M W says:

    I just Purchased mine yesterday, so I haven’t fired it yet ,The Fit and Finish are great.I can’t wait for a day at the Range.

  15. avatar Greg B. says:

    Got my new Commander in February and have put about 500 rounds (4 different brands of ammo) through it. I have the full size SR1911 and love it (still do) but the CMDR is in a class by itself. Flawless right out of the box, great fit an finish and it feels awesome in the hand. Easy to shoot, and amazingly accurate. What a great piece!

  16. avatar ercillor says:

    I have a full size SR1911 that I bought for home defense. It’s a beautiful thing which I keep next to my bed. Seems to me that — given the current methodology of digitally controlled robotic machining — there’s little reason why ANY two guns of the same design and materials shouldn’t be just as good as one another. That leaves only one difference and that difference falls under the heading of ‘romance.’

  17. avatar Jerry Crosley says:

    Over the past two years, for reasons I’d rather not discuss, I’ve purchased and sold two SR1911 governments and two SR1911 Commanders. All four were outstanding pistols in every respect, and performed as well or better than my very expensive Sig 1911. Well, yesterday I sold the Sig and bought a NIB Commander LW, and although I will miss my Sig (C3) I am really pleased with the new Ruger. After detail stripping it last night and treating it with Militech, the action is so slick that its every bit as smooth as the Sig was. So why did I go back to the Ruger and sell my Sig? The Ruger is a full grip where the C3 was an Officer’s frame. I just got tired of the hand bite from the butt of the C3, so I went back to a pistol I knew I could trust to perform like a champ, every time. I’m not planning on going anywhere else, 1911-wise, in the foreseeable future.

  18. avatar DrewR55 says:

    The weight and balance of this pistol is excellent and I enjoy shooting it but at nearly 35 ounces it is still a pretty hefty firearm. I know there are folks who carry 1911s and find them to be comfortable but I’ve tried and after awhile it just gets to be too heavy

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