Couple new releases from Ruger and S&W

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  1. BaggerRyder

    BaggerRyder
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    Ruger finally released an SR1911 9mm and S&W released a .45 Shield.
    Been waiting for Ruger to release an SR1911 in 9mm but wanted a full size. They released a lightweight commander. Guess I will either have to wait another year for the full size or stick with the plan of buying a Springfield 1911 in 9mm.
    Not sure I care about the Shield that much but that's a great pistol to have an option in that caliber.
    Who's going to run out and get one of either?
     
  2. 2ndtimer

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    1. Kind of puzzling to me. Doesn't the 9mm operate at 50% higher pressure than the .45 ACP? Wouldn't a steel frame make for a more durable 9mm pistol? That would seem more Ruger like, in my opinion. I suppose the lighter weight aluminum frame would make for more comfortable carry, but can it really compete with the plastic "wonder 9's"?
     
  3. Sgt Nambu

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    I.....dunno', an aluminum wonder nine might just row my boat! I could go for, a couple ounces heavier vs the strength of aluminum, trade off!:D
     
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  4. Pops1911

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    Don't know if I would want a Shield in .45 and I love my .45acp rounds. 9mm is good to go in the Shield.
     
  5. No_Regerts

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    Sig and Beretta have been using aluminum frames for 9mm and 45 for years. Not to mention 40 S&W and 357 SIG which are loaded to even higher pressures.
     
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  6. Lance Jacobs

    Lance Jacobs
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    Now girls can carry a 45 too!!

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    Here are some announcements about it:

    Smith & Wesson Announces M&P45 Shield Pistol (https://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2016/5/20/smith-wesson-announces-mp45-shield-pistol/)

    New from Smith & Wesson: M&P45 Shield - The Truth About Guns (http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2016/05/daniel-zimmerman/new-smith-wesson-mp45-shield/)
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    And a video from Smith & Wesson all about the new 45 Shield for girls:

     

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