Ruger introduces stainless 10mm Auto SR1911 (VIDEO)

Ruger has introduced and is now shipping a 10mm Auto 1911 (Photo: Ruger)

Ruger has introduced and is now shipping a 10mm Auto 1911. (Photo: Ruger)

Pitched at hog hunters and fans of the “centimeter,” Ruger announced this week it is expanding its 1911 line to include a 10mm Auto offering.

The SR1911 variant is a full-size, stainless steel 70 Series handgun that uses the same Bomar-style adjustable sights as on its Target model. In a departure from your standard GI-style 1911, Ruger is using a black nitride-coated bushingless bull barrel for the 10mm coupled with a full-length steel guide rod — both firsts for the company.

Other features include a skeletonized hammer and trigger, flat mainspring housing, extended mag release and oversized thumb safety. Black rubber grips and a low-glare finish on the stainless frame and slide are well-suited for both hunters in challenging terrain and action shooters looking to get up and on target as fast as possible.

With an overall length of 8.67 inches, the big 10mm tips the scales at just over 40 ounces unloaded.

The guns ship with a pair of 8-round mags.

MSRP is $1,019.

Sure, it looks nice, but how does it shoot? Check out the below review from Jeff Quinn, who has probably wrapped his hands around more 1911s than most.

Greedy for more footage? American Rifleman’s Mark Keefe gives his take on the 10mm Ruger below, which he describes as a “lovely gun.”