American Rifleman - December 2013 - 105

We didn't invent concealment, we just perfected it!
continued from p. 103

like the all-steel gun better when actually
shooting. It is within Ruger's manufacturing capability to produce a lightweight
model, but I have no knowledge of
whether or not the firm will do this.
Ruger's CMD measures 7.79" by 5.45"
by 1.34". It weighs 36 ozs. The pistol is
made of Ruger's stainless steel and is
finished in a dull silver color that seems
very businesslike. Interestingly, Ruger
chose to finish some parts of the pistol
in a dull black. They are the mainspring
housing, grip safety, safety lock, slide
lock, magazine catch and the pins that
position critical action parts. The silverto-black contrast is attractive. I also
note that the thumb safety is extended
slightly and the beavertail grip safety
has been slimmed down. One of my pet
peeves is a slide lock with a squared
front edge, because such corners tend
to eat holsters alive. This one has been
evenly beveled. There are a couple of
attractive features on the CMD, and the
first to mention is the stocks. They are
made of a wood laminate checkered in
the so-called "double-diamond" pattern.
They're topped off with embedded Ruger
medallions-nice touch. Further, Ruger
used its licensed version of the Novak
sight system with three-dot sights.
At the range, I found the CMD to be
an easy shooting M1911, even when fired
with several kinds of +P ammunition. I
used a variety of different loads left over
from earlier range sessions for informal
shooting, before getting into the standard
American Rifleman protocol. One thing
is certain; the CMD digested everything
I used in it without a bobble or misfire.
Where accuracy is concerned, the gun
performed as tabulated on p. 59. While not
as accurate as other models, the pistol is
entirely adequate for defensive shooting. All things considered, Ruger's new
SR1911CMD shows great promise as a
serious defensive handgun.
-WILEY CLAPP
A steel frame adds weight to the
CMD, but that extra heft is useful
when shooting some .45 ACP loads.

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