Ruger American Pistol

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Ruger American Pistol
Ruger American 9mm.jpg
Type Semi-automatic pistol
Place of origin United States
Production history
Manufacturer Sturm, Ruger & Co.
Unit cost $579 (MSRP)[1][2]
Produced 2015–present
Variants Compact and Full size pro model and External Thumb safety version.
Action Short recoil
Rate of fire semi-automatic
Feed system 17-round or 10-round magazines (9mm)
10-round magazine (.45 ACP)

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]

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