Last year Ruger stepped into the 1911 market with the introduction of their SR1911. This is series 70 pistol is currently offered in stainless steel with a 5″ barrel and Novak LoMount Carry sights. I’ve seen a few of them in some of the local shops and they do not stick around for long. Ruger says they have increased production so they should be a little easier to get a hold of them real soon.
Ruger’s attention grabber this year is the SR22 which is going to give the popular Walther P22 a run for it’s money. The SR22 has comfortable ruberized grips, a picatinny rail, front & rear slide serrations, ambidextrous magazine release and safety/decocking lever. What it doesn’t have is a threaded barrel. Prices seem to be around the $320-$350 range.