The pistols have a 3.75in barrel, a 7.25in overall length and a weight of 28.6 oz. The interchangeable grip modules change grip circumference and trigger reach and change out via a single cam screw. Also, the Ruger American Pistol has an ambidextrous slide stop, which is another great feature. This year Ruger released a new dual-caliber model chambered to fire .45 Colt and .45 ACP. I have both the .45 and 9mm, guess what i prefer to shoot and carry every day! Ruger have again expanded their popular Ruger American line of pistols with the .45 ACP Ruger American Compact now available with an attractive gray Cerakote finish on both the grip frame and the slide. I couldn’t repeat the little groups with any consistency, but it does show the pistol has more accuracy potential than I could get out of it from the bench—freely admitting I’m not a good pistol bench shooter. As a result, they launched their new line of Ruger American Pistols, which is chambered in a 9-millimeter Luger. We shoot the Ruger American 45 ACP. Held one, felt alright. My oldest daughter fell in love with it and had to have one of her own, though she hasn’t bought a new gun in at least eight years. Ruger has a distinct style, but they’ve completely revamped their pistol aesthetic with this one. Ruger American Review. Born and raised in Missouri, Mark now lives in Murray with his wife and two sons. In my circles, I know people that were interested in the gun simply because of its name, even guys that were not previously known to be Ruger fans. During my testing, aside from the issues with the Fiocchi hollowpoints, there were no malfunctions either from the bench or practical shooting. Unlike similar designs, the cut in the barrel hood—the “inspection port,” as Ruger calls it—is big enough to see whether there’s a round in the chamber in all but low-light conditions. You guessed it, the .45, the weight of 14 rounds of 230gr hollow points in a full size service pistol never has slowed me down. Not abrading it, but I began to feel it bruising the base knuckle about halfway through shooting nearly 100 rounds from the bench. It’s not designed for hunting, target shooting or outdoor carry (even though it could be used in those capacities). SIG Academy's Hana Bilodeau joins Rich and Jim to discuss the essential skills all handgunners should master. If this sounds like a dig, it’s really not. This internal chassis of the gun is the serialized part. The Ruger American Pistol is an absolute beauty with a lot to offer. The ambi-safety is a good one. Generally speaking, Ruger w… Though some time back, we reviewed the Ruger American Compact 9mm pistol, today we are looking at the American Compact.45 ACP. #thankyouRandy. However, the add-ons and extras are nowhere to be found. While it’s not super-positive, it’s easy to move into the Fire and Safe positions. They cover a lot of real estate and offer a good purchase, which is important on a gun with strong recoil springs; you need a good grip to cycle the slide. Rupp wished the magazine release was bigger. SEE RUGER AMERICAN COMPACT PISTOLS 8605: this is Pro model is a 9mm, 17-round capacity handgun with a 4-inch barrel; no manual safety 8607: also 9mm, this carries 10 rounds and has a 4-inch barrel, but it doesn’t have a manual safety 8608: this 17-round 9mm does include a … This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets. The magazines of the Ruger American Pistol might be their most underrated feature. The Ruger is a striker-fired pistol with a 5.5 pound trigger. It’s easy to form a comfortable grip thanks to the trigger guard that is undercut above the front strap. A few months ago I was overcome with two distinct itches.One was to buy a new gun and the other was to CoinStar the change in my change jar, which was beginning to weigh more than my children.In the end, the Ruger American won by virtue of its price. When it comes to the grip, we must say that the grip frame of this pistol is ergonomically shaped to fit almost every hand size. A very soft shooting pistol, with good accuracy! Sights are authentic Novak Lo- Mount three-dot. A large takedown lever is located on the left side. In this article, we’re going to talk about a pistol that Sturm, Ruger & Co. produced in order to meet, if not exceed, the military’s requirements. However, once the replacement frames appear, switching to a different size and configuration will be easy and affordable. Withdraw the captured recoil spring/guide rod assembly and remove the barrel. Here we’ll focus on the 9mm model. Ruger says the gun’s barrel cam extends the recoil duration, spreading out the force to reduce felt recoil. In addition to that, this pistol comes at a very affordable price of $500 to $600, depending on the store. In addition to that, another feature worth mentioning is a patent-pending barrel cam, which has a purpose of reducing felt recoil. Yes, depending on how I was shooting, the gun did shift a bit, but it wasn’t bad. I will say that I shot the American .45 alongside a compact semiauto 9mm and thought the .45 was equal to that particular 9mm in terms of controllability. |   Then pull down on the module to remove it. I wish it was larger because in shoot/move drills I also incorporated reloads and found myself fumbling to hit and depress the button fully. Time flies. Certainly, some of this would be alleviated with dry-fire and live-fire reloading practice, but I think the pistol would be improved with a bigger button. Then, remove the barrel and the guide rod from the slide, and the pistol is all set for cleaning. Plus, it’s not black. First and foremost, the Ruger American Pistol is a chassis pistol, just like the SIG 320 and the SIG 250. Best Starter Kit for Concealed Carry: S&W M&P 9 SHIELD $429 Sportsman's Warehouse Saw a few shaky reviews on the SR, may have been early production. This handgun lives up to what Ruger wanted to build: a solid, dependable, easy-racking carry/home defense pistol at a better-than-reasonable price. Every American Pistol ships with two nickel-Teflon® plated steel magazines which are extremely reliable and durable. But, still, there are no such frames on the market currently. (Handguns Magazine photo). They are well known for quite a few different weapons, but their most popular is probably the 10/22.They produce quite a few different firearms, and their quality is well respected. Randy Brown (Randy’s Hunting Center in Bad Axe, MI) saw the need and approached Ruger to make a version of the .450BM in the American bolt-gun line. Ruger American Within the budget bolt action rifle category, the Ruger American is one of the newer designs, near the top price-range in this category, but it also comes with the most features. When you open the box, you’ll see a yellow plastic block has been placed in the large module, and you should keep the block inserted into whichever module is not in use so it doesn’t get damaged. It’s my impression the American .45 is biased towards shooting the heavier bullet weights and the hotter defensive loads – it shoots these flawlessly – but I’ve experienced a couple of issues with light bullets that generate a very small recoil impulse. Once we have finished positioning the lever, it will remain fixed in the frame. I bring this up to point out that limp-wristing any semiauto—especially a new gun with strong springs—can cause problems, so before you go blaming gun or ammo for any problems you might experience, make sure you’re locked in. The front strap doesn’t have finger grooves. Everyone expected Ruger to come up with a slightly modified SR and call it a new model. It’s heavy, but it’s fairly consistent, and an overtravel stop is molded into the trigger guard. The Novak rugged LoMount sights are no-snag, and the rear features a generous notch. Small, compact semi-auto pistols are popular with concealed-carry firearm buyers, and these two models – the KelTec PF9 9mm and the Ruger LCP II .22LR – are no exceptions. In short, they’re terminating — at least for now — their relationship with the National Rifle Association.. We have high hopes that the NRA will come out of all this strong, lean, and more effective; however, we’ve come to the tough decision that we … And, not only did this gun meet these expectations, but it exceeded them with over 25,000 rounds. The Ruger American Pistol is, in fact, a full-size striker-fired handgun. (Handguns Magazine photo). I’m a sling-shotter when it comes to getting the gun back into battery on a slide-lock reload, but I did work with the slide-lock lever and found it functions well as a slide release, too. They’re steel and no-snag, and both front and rear are set into dovetails. Korth's new NXR .44 Magnum is the crème de la crème of revolvers, and it fetches a high price.... Small, compact semi-auto pistols are popular with concealed-carry firearm buyers, and these... Walther's Q4 Steel Frame is a carry-friendly version of its popular Q5 Match SF. When it comes to field-stripping, this gun is quite easy to disassemble, as it requires no tooling and there’s no need to even pull the trigger in order to take it down. In Depth Review Of The Ruger American Pistol The Ruger American Pistol is a polymer-framed semi-automatic pistol available in 9mm and.45 ACP. The front of the glass-filled nylon frame sports a three-slot Picatinny rail for attaching lights and lasers. But deep down in my heart of hearts, if you air-dropped me into a defensive situation where I had to halt an attack quickly with a pistol, I’d still pick the .45. As for the Ruger fans, they are a brand loyal bunch on par with those that will only buy one brand of American car – ever. Bottom line is that the Ruger American Pistol is a gun we can easily define as a very well thought out and decently executed. Remove the slide. The short version is that the American 45 is every bit as good as the 9mm pistol, as easy to shoot as the 9mm pistol, and with this one sample, slightly more accurate than the 9mm pistol, grouping my favorite handloads into just slightly over one inch, handheld and rested at twenty-five yards. Surprisingly, that’s not what happened at all. In a market filled with numerous semi-automatic guns, this one is a gun we would definitely recommend buying. And for you lefties, you’ll appreciate the fact that the right-side lever is the same size as the left-side one, so it’s truly ambidextrous. They’re not particularly aggressive. The gun ships with three (yes!) It has a magazine capacity of 17+1 and has a Browning system lock-breech action. These are black, as are the controls, and add a nice contrast to the gray frame and slide. Several years ago, the research and development team at Sturm, Ruger & Co. set out to produce the companys next generation of striker-fired polymer-frame pistols. To paint a clear picture on the key features of this pistol, here’s how we rated this gun after having it tested out: Finally, one more benefit that comes with this pistol is the fact that all its components are 100% American. I shot the Ruger American .450BM in both the 16-inch standard and 22-inch Go Wild Camo version. I segued into drills right after that, so I continued to notice it. Instead, we must lock the slide, transfer it into the open position and remove the magazine. Now that the American line has its first compact model, does it not seem logical that a 45 ACP version is on the horizon too? It’s not the most aggressive design in the world. Ruger American Models (Full List) Now we’ll talk about each model of Ruger American. And it has an automatic sear block, too. In addition to that, the trigger comes with a safety, just like numerous other striker-fired pistols. And why not? (Handguns Magazine photo). They’re an American company, and they are headquartered in Connecticut. The American doesn’t require you to pull the trigger in order to fieldstrip the gun. Ruger says the only lubrication necessary is a drop of oil or a smidgen of grease on the slide cuts, the top of the inside of the slide and around barrel hole in the slide. It requires a medium take-up and reset. The American weighs a full six ounces more than my Smith, but I didn’t mind the weight—although at no point did I carry the gun for an entire day. The new Cerakote Gray finish on the American Compact looks great while still maintaining the pistol’s all-business appearance and providing top-notch corrosion resistance. For a relatively small gun with a .45’s recoil, muzzle flip wasn’t bad. Therefore, what their development did was do a thorough research and figure out how to make a semi-automatic pistol and launc… To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine. I had exactly enough money to pay the $375 price tag with what was in the coin jar.One could say that this story makes Ruger’s entire sales pitch … .45acp, because shooting twice is just silly. However, I think Tarr is right that more grippiness would be appreciated by most shooters. Nevertheless, it seems that the aftermarket might start working on this before Ruger does. I carried the American Compact in a Fobus medium inside-the-waistband holster. Ruger’s American gun has been on the market for quite a while now. Therefore, instead of having the shock and the brunt of the recoil drive into the hand used for shooting, we now have a reduced amount of felt recoil. The handgun is the first compact of that caliber in the line — the rest are duty sized — and it has some features certain to appeal to the concealed carry crowd. Instead, it has a straight profile, along with with a dense diamond-patterned texturing. I’m not mechanically inclined at all, so I’ll take the company at its word. This gun had seen action last year on the set of “Handguns & Defensive Weapons,” and one of our cast members had a couple of malfunctions early on during filming. ©2021 Outdoor Sportsman Group. The Compact 9mm was a winner in my book. I can’t say I’m a fan of the magazine release. (Handguns Magazine photo). Based on ATF statistics, they are America’s largest firearm manufacturer. They had a goal of producing a new generation of striker-fired pistols with a polymer frame. The American was intended as a duty gun from the get-go, a category missing from the company’s lineup at the time. The American Compact comes with three Teflon/nickel-coated stainless-steel magazines and two extra finger-hook extensions. The Ruger American Compact Cerakote Gray in .45 is a solid all-around gun with plenty of punch. As far as the frame goes, the texture of the polymer frame is neither too aggressive nor too soft. But this isn’t a foreign company making pistols in America, or an American company importing pistols–this is an American Pistol–a point Ruge… The frontstrap stippling/checkering is made up of vertical rows of small diamonds on either side of two rows of what could best be described as tiny up/down arrows. There is no need to pull the trigger during the disassembly. There are no serrations on the front. The grip modules have diamond-shaped projections at the back but are essentially smooth on the sides. This new offering comes with or without a manual safety. Recognizing that the new platform would be launched into a market replete with semi-automatics competing in the same size and caliber categories, it carefully considered how to meet the needs of its customers while standing out from the c… It’s my impression the American .45 is biased towards shooting the heavier bullet weights and the hotter defensive loads – it shoots these flawlessly – but I’ve experienced a couple of issues with light bullets that generate a very small recoil impulse. I don’t find this a big hindrance, although some die-hard press-checkers may disagree. But once she bore down on the gun she had no other issues. Like many of you, I own a number of semiautos that aren’t 1911s, and nearly every one of them is black on black. The American features a robust chassis with no-nonsense rails on which the stainless steel slide rides. While the American shot the Fiocchi jacketed hollowpoint well in terms of accuracy, it didn’t want to feed them consistently, with rounds frequently hanging up on the feed ramp. Additionally, this pistol allows the use of a somewhat lighter slide, which is another great benefit. It’s got a fairly long quarter-inch take-up and then a bit of a spongy pull. At the moment, there are still no replacement frames on the market. The American’s beavertail did beat up my thumb a little. The medium grip module comes installed; the other size is large. Trigger reach difference between the two is about a quarter-inch. They are effective for personal protection but only if you put in the time to practice. Ruger’s instructions caution not to overtighten the screw during installation. Notes: Accuracy results are the averages of four five-shot groups at 25 yards from an MTM Case-Gard pistol rest. Oh, and the manual also says to be sure to clean out underneath the beefy external extractor claw. This latest version of the Redhawk features an all stainless steel construction with a satin finish. When it comes to the magazines, they are made of steel, with a polymer base and a Teflon coating. The American Compact ships with a medium and a large module—only the 9mm Americans include a small module—and the medium comes installed on the gun. They’re really easy to pick up, and the generous notch on the rear sight leaves plenty of room on either side of the front blade, which I like for defensive-type shooting. The same thing applies to the barrels, caliber conversion kits and similar. We must note that the takedown lever will rotate fully into place, provided we’ve previously removed the magazine. The Gray Ruger American Compact Pistol in .45 ACP has a $579 MSRP and ships with three nickel-Teflon plated steel magazines as well as medium and large grip modules. The gun is close to eight inches long overall, and weight is 29 ounces. I think Ruger has done a great job of jamming in a lot of high-end features at a low-ish cost, without making any deal-breaking compromises. The American Pistol doesn’t look like Ruger’s other polymer framed pistols. This is great news for left-handed shooters and other manufacturers should follow in their steps. Nothing wrong with that, but it gets boring. All models do come with the trigger safety. Practice the X Drill to Reinforce Pistol Skills: Here's How, Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 Subcompact Pistol Review, Compact Carry Pistols Are Effective With Practice, 6 Best Compact High-Capacity 9mm Handguns, Touch of Gray: Ruger American Compact in .45 ACP Review, relatively compact gun that’s easy to shoot. Might explain the mysterious hole in the SR9C line, (SR45c). As we have mentioned earlier, field stripping the Ruger American Pistol, in order to clean and maintain it, is pretty simple and straightforward. Afterward, it’s important that we inspect the chamber to see whether there is any remaining ammunition inside the pistol or not. It’s hard to believe the Ruger American is five years old, and you can be forgiven if you’ve kinda forgotten about this model as Ruger and other companies have been concentrating on smaller and smaller, lighter and lighter guns designed primarily for concealed carry. I ran several Failure to Stop drills (two shots to the body, one to the head on a USPSA target), and the Ruger acquitted itself very well, in part because of the sights. Initially, it was intended the gun was to take part in the military’s Modular Handgun System trials, which SIG eventually won with its P320/M17, but in the end Ruger decided not to pursue it. If Ruger had brought this excellent pistol earlier, it would have been a very serious contestant for a police duty gun. The point is that this gun has a serious potential to deliver on all these extras. Ruger hit it out of the ballpark. On The Range With Ruger's Ruger American Pistol in.45 ACP - The Truth About Guns On The Range With Ruger’s Ruger American Pistol in.45 ACP I’m bullish on the Ruger American Pistol and I think it’s going to earn a good reputation amongst shooters, which is why I went ahead and purchased one in 9mm to review. Ben Franklin once said, "Democracy is two wolves and a … Unlike some competing designs, the gun is not truly modular—as in you won’t be changing the entire grip/frame on the American. It draws nicely and comes on target quickly from concealment. It’s a full-size sidearm appropriate for duty or open carry. That’s it, and Ruger doesn’t want you messing with any of the other internals—even though it does provide an exploded view of the pistol’s parts, including the fire-control insert. In just 10 months, the three men and their design teams took the Ruger American Rifle from concept to production. The next thing to do, while holding the slide, is to release the slide stop and ease the slide assembly forward and off of the frame. Ruger has been around for over six decades. I get it. Now that we know how this Ruger weapon emerged into the market, let’s see what are its benefits and shortcomings. Like the P85, the P89 used the same large and durable parts, with the same heavy investment in cast technology to keep costs down. Overall, the Ruger American Pistol is a high-quality pistol, available at a very good price. Smith & Wesson M&P Shield vs Springfield XD-S. Glock 19 vs Glock 26 – Which Should You Choose. The gun is also available in a Pro version without the thumb safety. The defensive handgun market is ripe with affordable, accurate and dependable choices, but... Kel-Tec's P-32 in .32 auto is a small gun capable of handling big jobs. The P89 was a relatively large and bulky pistol just like its predecessor, not to mention a fairly thick one. In fact, the team consulted law enforcement trainers in order to learn what they were searching for in a reliable duty sidearm. However, the Ruger American Pistol is a true surprise and brings a lot to the table. The gun shot decent from the bench, as you can see in the accompanying accuracy chart. We sincerely hope that this new design stays in the company’s lineup for a long time. One of the magazines has a finger-hook base; the other two bases are flat. In fact, it was a lot less than I expected during movement drills, where you don’t have as much control because your feet aren’t planted and your body isn’t nearly the stable platform it is when firing from a static, square-to-the-target position. Velocities are averages of 15 shots recorded 10 feet from the muzzle with a Pro Chrono chronograph. And we can do that by rotating the lever from the 3 o’clock position to the 6 o’clock position. We definitely expect to see some eye-rolling when it comes to the arrival of another striker-fired, polymer-framed gun in an over-saturated market. However, the pistol ships with interchangeable grip modules to change the girth of the grip as well as the reach to the trigger. I don’t have big hands, and I didn’t need the finger hook to get all my fingers on the grip, but for some people, the finger-hook bases will be the way to go. Serial Number Lookup; Instruction Manuals; Mark IV ™ Product Safety Warning and Recall Notice - June 2017; Ruger American ® Pistol Safety Bulletin - October 2018 The manual notes that this insert is black-nitrided, and several other parts are nickel/Teflon coated, so they don’t need to be serviced or lubricated. Sturm, Ruger & Co. has produced some of the most popular firearms of the past century, and you can’t even claim to be a “gun g… Mossberg dives into the CCW market with the MC1sc 9mm pistol (#89001), their first... Pinfires and some other handguns come in small sizes, typically measuring about an inch in... Give a Gift   The American features both ambidextrous slide-lock levers and magazine releases and, in the case of my sample, ambidextrous thumb safeties. If you press the trigger as you would in a defensive or training drill situation—as opposed to some writer dude sitting at his desk and slowly milking it—you’re not going to find it lacking at all. The Ruger of yesterday is dead. The 9 is easier to shoot, holds more rounds, and today’s ammunition makes it as effective as a handgun can be at stopping a threat. It comes with numerous features we really like and has not so many drawbacks. Ruger recently announced the release of the American Pistol Compact chambered in.45 APC. As we have mentioned earlier, the chassis of the gun is serialized, which means that there will be replacement frames in the future. By reversing these steps, the reassembly of the pistol will be just as easy. The Ruger American Pistol is the manufacturer’s new made-in-America, striker fired pistol. R… Aesthetically, it’s similar to the SR9 that precedes it, though the design is different enough to have few, if any, interchangeable parts. When he reviewed the original American in Handguns, writer James Tarr took the gun to task a little bit for the lack of aggressiveness in the grip. This pistol has the same size footprint as my Smith & Wesson M&P Compact 9mm, and while neither is a micro/subcompact, they conceal easily enough. To make it even more user-friendly, Ruger added a few ambidextrous features, including a magazine release. But the effort did produce the duty pistol Ruger was lacking. Slide serrations are on the rear only, but they’re well designed. Additionally, the sides of the grip are very smooth and have diamonds that are widely spaced along the curved backstrap. Simply ensure the pistol is unloaded, lock back the slide and swing the takedown lever until it clicks into the full six o’clock position. But just as a low price tag doesn’t necessarily mean a loss in quality, a fast design-to-production track doesn’t translate to a poor product. Some brands have an iconic look. The trigger on this gun breaks even at 5.5lbs. OP, I’ve tried out the Ruger American in .45 ACP and IMHO it’s a good shooting gun, the one I tried had a trigger that I wasn’t in love with but I’m told that it smooths out a bit with use. They had a goal of producing a new generation of striker-fired pistols with a polymer frame.Essentially, they had a big task on their hands. Even when firing with just my offhand, I found I could engage and disengage the safety with my left thumb, which is less coordinated and weaker than my firing-hand thumb. Other than this finish, the design remains the same. The development team came up with a new design instead of relying on their SR-9 platform. I recently saw the American in an ad, local shop, $430, thinking that's a great price, and size about where I'd like, seems a bit bigger than a G19, smaller than a 1911? Therefore, what their development did was do thorough research and figure out how to make a semi-automatic pistol and launch it into a market filled with semi-automatics, while making it stand out from the crowd. Here I might’ve benefited from a small backstrap, but as noted the American .45s don’t come with that size. It only took around three shots to get them dialed in. The American Compact is available with or without a thumb safety; all controls are ambidextrous. In addition to the integrated trigger safety, the American also has an automatic sear block safety but, thankfully, no magazine disconnect. The Kodiak is a long slide 1911-style semi-auto complete with 6-inch bull barrels and chambered in 10mm. 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