this is only the latest in a series of e-mails from RugerAs you know, the Ruger product launch for the SR1911 pistol will take place on MONDAY, APRIL 18th at 2:00 PM EST. You are required to keep all information regarding the new pistol quiet until after the official launch has taken place. We wanted you to have the official press release and new images of the firearm since the grip has changed from black rubber to hardwood. We hope you will use this information to help us spread the word about this exciting new firearm on Monday!
In early December last year I was one of a group of writers invited to Gunsite for a Ruger new product introduction. In order to attend I had to sign a non-disclosure agreement that obligated myself, the company and all employees to not disclose whatever it was we'd learn that week.
The first night at dinner the main topic of conversation was Ruger's new 1911. The only people not talking about it were the Ruger folks.
Sure enough next morning in the Gunsite classroom every seat had a box that contained--- wonder of wonders--- a SR1911. We got a nice presentation about the gun and then went to the range and shot them... a lot.
The introduction was planned for the Shot Show so I did a re-write of my 1911 anniversary story that was scheduled to appear in early March. The timing was perfect.
Than a couple of weeks before the show came word from Ruger that the introduction was going to be delayed for unspecified reasons and we were "embargoed" from talking about it. The only salvation was that the magazine just had to switch back to my original copy.
But by then there was a picture floating about several forums and I got lots of questions I couldn't answer. So anyhow Ruger now has a 1911. I am now going to wait until I have a production gun in my hands for any review but the gun I shot in Arizona was just fine.
The interesting thing is that the stuff that did get out almost surely had to come from inside since the photo was not like the guns we had.