Ruger Open New Custom Shop With SR1911 Pistol and 10/22 Rifle Models
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Ruger is getting into the custom shop business with two new products. The first is a Doug Koenig-designed SR1911 Competition pistol:

This SR1911 leaves nothing to chance, featuring the precision-machined Koenig Shooting Sports low-mass hammer and competition sear. When combined with the custom flat-faced trigger shoe, precision-machined disconnector and hand-tuned sear spring, you can expect a match-grade, crisp and clean break with every trigger pull. The hand-fitted slide and frame provide a remarkably tight, yet smooth, action. The competition barrel features a polished feed ramp, fitted barrel lug, target crown and unique 1:16″ slow twist to increase accuracy with lighter weight match bullets.

The Custom Shop SR1911 sports a black nitrided stainless steel frame trimmed with a 25 lines-per-inch checkered front strap and matching checkered mainspring housing. The addition of Hogue® G10 Piranha grip panels provides for a superior grip, while the trigger guard is undercut and blended for a comfortable high hold designed to reduce muzzle flip. The stainless steel slide has an anti-glare, black nitrided top with precision-ground slide serrations, revealing an attractive, two-tone finish.

Ruger Open New Custom Shop With SR1911 Pistol and 10/22 Rifle Models

Ruger Open New Custom Shop With SR1911 Pistol and 10/22 Rifle Models

Item number two is a 10/22 Competition rifle:

The 10/22 Competition Rifle features a hard-coat anodized, CNC-machined, heat treated and stress relieved 6061-T6511 aluminum receiver with an integral, optics-ready, 30 MOA picatinny rail. The custom receiver is paired with a 4140, heat treated and nitrided, match CNC-machined bolt to create a tight-fitting, smooth action that will enable the highest level of performance. The receiver incorporates a second bedding lug, ensuring it is securely bedded to the stock. This rifle also features an exclusive second barrel locator to provide a free-floating barrel for superior accuracy. The receiver incorporates a rear cleaning port, providing access to the barrel from the rear of the receiver for ease of cleaning.

The 16-1/8″ bull barrel is fluted to reduce weight and dissipate heat and also is threaded with a 1/2″-28 pattern to accommodate the included muzzle brake or other barrel accessories. The barrel also features a proprietary, enhanced semi-auto chamber which has proven to increase accuracy and precision while not compromising reliable feeding and extraction.

Ruger Open New Custom Shop With SR1911 Pistol and 10/22 Rifle Models

Here’s Ruger’s press release:

Ruger Proudly Introduces the Ruger Custom Shop

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) is excited to announce the Ruger® Custom Shop, which represents the culmination of almost 70 years of innovation, quality and experience gained manufacturing rugged, reliable firearms.

While Ruger products have long been recognized for their quality and innovative features, these latest offerings embody the pinnacle of style, performance and design. Custom Shop products offer a level of refinement and attention to detail that could only be expected from an industry leader like Ruger. Whether you are an advanced shooter or hunter demanding the most from your shooting experience or an avid collector looking for that next special piece, the Ruger Custom Shop is sure to have something of interest.

“Our customers have been craving high-end performance variations of our popular models for a long time,” said Chris Killoy, Ruger President and CEO. “We are thrilled to respond to the call and bring the Ruger Custom Shop to fruition. We are confident that these new products represent the very best in craftsmanship and performance.”

Custom Shop products have been designed by Ruger’s expert team of engineers with input from professionals in the field: competitive shooters, renowned hunters and award-winning writers. This new line of firearms represents the finest example of quality and innovation in Ruger products built to the highest of standards. The Custom Shop will feature exclusive collectible, competition, hunting and personal defense firearms for the most discriminating of shooters.

For more information on the Ruger Custom Shop, visit

About Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. As a full-line manufacturer of American-made firearms, Ruger offers consumers over 400 variations of more than 30 product lines. For more than 60 years, Ruger has been a model of corporate and community responsibility. Our motto, “Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens®,” echoes the importance of these principles as we work hard to deliver quality and innovative firearms.

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  1. “The 16-1/8″ bull barrel is fluted to reduce weight and dissipate heat and also is threaded with a 1/2″-28 pattern to accommodate the included muzzle brake or other barrel accessories.” – You mean like a suppressor? Who the hell needs a brake on a .22? Thought it was too quiet?

      • You boys are obviously not competitive shooters. The brake is essential even on a .22 when the timer’s ticking and follow up shots are measured in milliseconds and accuracy.

        But I get it. Your buddies at the mall are probably thinking the same thing.

  2. I dunno these custom gun deals are nice guns. But. In the real world is this 1911 worth $1600 more than the stock gun At $800??
    A really nice Wesson or Kimber even a Springfield can be had for the increase alone……….

    • Out of the three I’d only trust the Springfield to work. Kimbers and DWs are pretty though.
      Pretty don’t win fights.
      Ruger 1911s are no slouches for the price point.

  3. I’m more than kinda digging that 1911…
    May have to indulge myself.

    Wait. Just looked at the pic again. Nope. Nope. Nope.
    I don’t want Doug’s name on my gat.
    Screw that. I shot against that guy in competition. No way.

    And since I’ve already got a Volquartzen 10-22, I can skip the rifle.

    • If Ruger can’t remove his name and put your name on the slide instead, then they’re not a custom shop. I’d still go with a Dan Wesson at that price range

  4. Ruger got a custom shop cool.

  5. If your shooting Metal Madness, you need to stick with the S&W 15/22 version. Less weight right out of the box. Few modifications will drop the weight to 3 pounds. Someone mentioned the timer, yes Metal Madness is a timed event and you need light weight and fast movement for this sport. Check out the website. Coming to a range near you soon.

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