ruger american pistol
The Ruger American Pistol is a polymer-framed, semi-automatic pistol introduced by Ruger in December 2015.3 Also, the pistol uses a pre-tensioned striker firing system, and is chambered in 9mm Luger and .45 ACP.3 However, the pistol uses a Browning-type locked-breech short recoil action, with a barrel cam system that is designed to reduce felt recoil.4 Moreover, the serialized part of the pistol is a steel chassis, which is fit to a glass-filled nylon frame. Furthermore, the frame incorporates a Picatinny rail for mounting accessories.5
However, in September 2016, Ruger announced compact versions of the pistol, again chambered in 9mm Luger and .45 ACP.61
In March 2020, Ruger introduced the American Pistol Competition, chambered in 9mm, and the American Pistol Compact with gray Cerakote finish, chambered in .45 ACP.
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When designing the American® Semi-Auto Pistol, Ruger® engineers focused on producing a firearm that would meet or exceed the. Also, the result is a semi-automatic pistol that preforms flawlessly in the most extreme conditions; and is comfortable and highly controllable to shoot with great accuracy. However, the Ruger American is a striker-fired, polymer-frame pistol, utilizing the Browning-type locked-breech action with a unique barrel cam modification that reduces recoil by spreading the recoil impulse out over time, resulting in reduced muzzle flip. Also, the reduced recoil with the pistol’s low center of gravity and low bore axis work in unison to enhance control during rapid fire. Also, a short trigger take up with an excellent reset aids in obtaining top accuracy. However, the ergonomic frame features a CNC machined stainless steel chassis, which the steel slide travels on.
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- Highly controllable and accurate
- Recoil-reducing barrel cam minimizes barrel flip
- Low center of gravity and bore axis
- Trigger safety lever
- Interchangeable grip modules
- Novak LoMount Carry sights
- Integral Picatinny rail
- Ambidextrous control
- Double-stack magazines
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