Ruger introduced the SR1911 by first working with experts, both in house and out. The result was, according to Sheriff Jim Wilson, "an accurate, reliable pistol that has everything a person needs and nothing that he doesn’t need." He said the all-American-made SR1911 was a solid value at $799 and, more importantly, a classy 1911 that is good to go right out of the box.
Two years later, Ruger came out with the Commander version of the pistol and Sheriff Jim was one of the first to put his hands on it at the 2013 SHOT Show. Once again, he sang its praises as a great choice for personal defense. American Rifleman editors thought so too, so much so that it became a "Rifleman Review" on a recent episode of American Rifleman TV. You can watch that segment here.
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