Ruger has introduced a new 10mm pistol, a new target revolver, and a new stainless-finish rifle.
The SR1911 in 10mm Auto will likely make hog hunters and aficionados of major power-factor cartridges happy. This full-size, stainless-steel SR1911 10mm Auto features the same Bomar-style adjustable sights as the SR1911 Target model. It also has a tight-fitting, bushingless bull barrel, a first for Ruger. The ramped barrel is black-nitride coated to reduce the wear associated with hard-hitting 10mm Auto ammunition. Another first for Ruger, this model also utilizes a full-length steel guide rod for the recoil spring. The SR1911 in 10mm Auto has rubberized grip panels for extra control and comfort. Ruger’s American-made, CNC-machined SR1911 comes with upgraded features like Ruger’s classic Series 70 design, a lowered and flared ejection port, titanium firing pin, and a precision-machined bull barrel. The 10mm SR1911 features an integral plunger tube, beavertail grip safety, extended magazine release, oversize thumb safety, skeletonized hammer, and skeletonized aluminum trigger. The new Ruger SR1911 in 10mm Auto features a 5-inch barrel and weighs 40.4 ounces with an empty magazine. It ships with two 8-round magazines and a cable lock.
The company’s new Ruger SP101 Match Champion is a five-round revolver designed with the competitor in mind. Chambered in 357 Magnum but capable of firing 38 Special, the Match Champion has a full-lug, 4.2-inch barrel with an 11-degree target crown for competition accuracy, a chamfered cylinder, and custom Altamont hardwood grips with stippled and checkered sides. The Ruger SP101 Match Champion has a number of other interesting features for the competitive shooter, including polished springs and a polished hammer strut, combined with trigger and hammer shims for a target-quality trigger pull. The adjustable rear sight combines with a fiber-optic front sight to create a sight picture for both plates and targets, and the polished trigger guard allows for smooth shooting on long strings.
There’s also a new long-gun entry from Ruger, the American Rimfire Stainless. The stainless-steel configuration of this popular rifle comes in three chamberings: 22 LR, 22 WMR, and 17 HMR. These new Ruger American Rimfire models feature a 416 stainless-steel barrel, bolt, and receiver. Hand-buffed, the satin finish is highlighted by the contrasting black thread protector, bolt release, stock, and one-piece Picatinny scope base. The 18-inch cold hammer-forged barrel free-floats in the lightweight synthetic stock and is finished with a 1⁄2-28 threaded muzzle. The Ruger American Rimfire rifle also features the integral bedding system, Ruger Marksman Adjustable trigger and rotary magazines. The modular stock system helps to adjust the rifle fit to the shooter by allowing for different comb heights and lengths of pull. These new models ship with a high comb, standard length-of-pull module installed.
Kahr Introduces Two New “S” Series 9mm Models
Kahr Arms’s first two pistols in the new “S” Series are 9mm pistols, the S9093 and the ST9093. The new “S” Series features a redesigned magazine base and grip, a limited lifetime warranty, and ships with two magazines. The S9093 model features a 3.6-inch barrel with conventional rifling, an overall length of 5.9 inches, and a height of 4.5 inches. This pistol is similar to the CW9093, but this new “S” Series model has the added features of white 3-dot sights, front serrations on the slide, an accessory rail, and an ID tag on the grip. Capacity is 7+1 and the pistol is shipped with two 7-round mags. MSRP is $477. Also new in the “S” Series is the ST9093. This pistol features a 4-inch barrel, has an overall length of 6.5 inches, and a height of 5.08 inches. Like the S9093, it too has white 3-dot sights, front serrations on the slide, an accessory rail, and an ID tag on the grip. Capacity is 8+1, and the pistol is shipped with two 8-round magazines. MSRP is $456. Both pistols operate with a trigger cocking DAO, “Safe-Cam” Action, lock breech with “Browning-type” recoil lug and a passive striker block with no magazine disconnect. The frames are black polymer with matte-stainless steel slides.
Springfield Armory Announces Free-Float Saint
Springfield Armory is now offering a Saint 5.56mm AR-style rifle with a free-float handguard. The patent-pending free-float handguard system accepts almost unlimited M-Lok customization. It has a pinned low-profile gas block that improves upon set-screw blocks. The elevation-adjustable flip-up front sight and dual-aperture flip-up rear sight can be folded down or utilized to co-witness with optics. An nickel-boron-coated single-stage GI trigger is said to deliver a grit-free break.
Smith & Wesson SD9 and SD40 Pistols Available in New Finishes
Smith & Wesson Corp. has expanded its line of Self Defense pistols to include Flat Dark Earth (FDE) and Gray frame finishes. Both the Flat Dark Earth and Gray frame finish SD Series pistols feature a stainless steel slide and barrel with a durable Armornite finish, providing increased corrosion resistance.
The SD9 pistol is available with a 16+1 round capacity, while the SD40 pistol is standard with a 14+1 magazine capacity. Equipped with a 4-inch barrel and an overall length of 7.2 inches, both models are well suited for personal protection or home defense.