Ruger American Pistol

The Ruger American Pistol is a polymer-framed, semi-automatic pistol introduced by Ruger in December 2015.[3] The pistol uses a pre-tensioned striker firing system, and is chambered in 9mm Luger and .45 ACP.[3] The pistol uses a Browning-type locked-breech short recoil action, with a barrel cam system that is designed to reduce felt recoil.[4] The serialized part of the pistol is a steel chassis, which is fit to a glass-filled nylon frame. The frame incorporates a Picatinny rail for mounting accessories.[5]

Ruger American Pistol
TypeSemi-automatic pistol
Place of originUnited States
Production history
ManufacturerSturm, Ruger & Co.
Unit cost$579 (MSRP)[1][2]
VariantsCompact and Full size pro model and External Thumb safety version.
ActionShort recoil
Rate of firesemi-automatic
Feed system17-round or 10-round magazines (9mm)
10-round magazine (.45 ACP)

In September 2016, Ruger announced compact versions of the pistol, again chambered in 9mm Luger and .45 ACP.[6][1]


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