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Ruger SR1911CMD No. 6702 45 ACP, $829 (Grade: B)

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The new Ruger Commander-size pistol is an exciting addition to the 1911 tribe. Reliable and accurate enough for personal defense or IDPA, the pistol is well made and sure to appeal to Ruger fans and 1911 fans. However, the pistol was the loosest tested, the least accurate, and had a faulty magazine.

Ruger SR1911CMD No. 6702 45 ACP, $829 (Grade: B)

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The Ruger is a Series 70 Commander-type handgun with a 4.25-inch barrel and a standard barrel bushing. Function was 100% once a balky magazine was isolated.
The Ruger is reliable, accurate enough and has sufficient features to make it superior to GI guns and many other Commander pistols.
With the Ruger Commander pistol locked open, it is obvious there is no full-length guide rod. Some prefer this system.
The Ruger’s grips received high marks all the way around. We did get some twisting in the hand, however. The beavertail grip safety — with memory grooves rather than a memory bump — gets high marks for comfort and function.
This rater is easily our finest shot. While he prefers the SIG, he found the Ruger serviceable.

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