This Ruger American Pistol Compact is chambered in 9mm Luger and is configured with a manual safety. Originally introduced in December 2015, the feature-rich Ruger American Pistol was designed with the latest U.S. Military standards in mind and was tested in the harshest environments to ensure the rugged reliability consumers have come to expect from Ruger.
With a 3.55" barrel, overall dimensions of 6.65" long, 4.48" high and a weight of 28.75 ounces with an empty magazine, the Ruger American Pistol Compact model shares all of the features and rugged reliability of the duty-size gun in a smaller, lighter, more concealable package. It ships in a hard case with small, medium and large replaceable grip modules and two nickel-Teflon® plated steel magazines (one 17-round extended magazine and one 12-round compact magazine).
The American-made Ruger American Pistol is built on a rigid, one-piece, precision-machined, black nitrided, stainless steel chassis with integral frame rails and fire control housing. Additional features include genuine Novak® LoMount Carry three-dot sights, a stainless steel slide with non-reflective, black nitride finish, a one-piece, high-performance, glass-filled nylon grip frame and a mil-standard 1913 accessory rail.
This was my first online purchase, and it went off without a hitch. They had the information for my local FFL on their website so I just called them and they said send it on over! SOSS shipped quick enough, but definitely has the best price. I saved $200 buying it here instead of any gun shop in my area. The gun itself is excellent. 500 rounds and not a single malfunction. That's with steel case, aluminum case, brass case and brass jacket, and hollow points. I've fed this thing the crappiest ammo I can find and it keeps going bang. It is pretty heavy but a very nice Alien Gear holster and I can carry it all day. If you are trying to decide whether to buy this gun or not, buy it and you won't be disappointed. If you are trying to decide this gun or another gun, can't really help you there. There are so many excellent firearms out on the market!
I love this pistol. So far, I've only fired 200 rounds but it ate everything I threw at it - Remington, Blazer, and Perfecta. It is very accurate and surprisingly soft shooting for a smallish 9mm. It's also built like a tank and very easy to break down for cleaning. I plan on firing 200 more rounds through it and a couple mags of SD ammo then it will probably go to the top of my carry rotation. SOS was awesome also - great price and reasonably fast shipping.