Summary: The description, specs, pricing, photos and user ratings for the Ruger American Pistol.
The Ruger American Pistol is a semiauto handgun built on a glass-filled nylon frame with a stainless steel slide, and chambered in 9mm or .45 ACP. Other features include:
- A modular, wraparound, textured and checkered, interchangeable grip system for small, medium and large hand sizes;
- an accessory rail;
- Novak LoMount Carry three-dot sights dovetailed into the slide;
- an ambidextrous slide stop;
- an ambidextrous magazine release;
- an internal, automatic sear-block safety;
- a trigger safety;
- a black nitride finish on the slide; and
- two nickel-teflon plated steel magazines.
Ruger offers this pistol with either no manual thumb safety, or with an ambidextrous thumb safety.
You can take-down this pistol without pulling the trigger. A hard plastic case comes with the gun.
Also, Ruger says:
- The trigger features a short takeup with a positive reset;
- the barrel cam, low-mass slide, low center of gravity and low bore axis reduce recoil; and
- it’s tested the American Pistol for sustained +P ammo use.
More reading: An independent writer at The Truth About Guns has written up his early impressions of the American Pistol.
|9mm||17+1, 10+1||4.2″||7.5″||5.6″||1.4″ (frame)||30 oz.|
|.45 ACP||17+1, 10+1||4.5″||8″||5.7″||1.4″ (frame)||31.5 oz.|
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