When it comes to a self-defense pistol, size matters. Compact pistols are easier to conceal and generally lighter. Some are willing to trust their lives to smaller caliber and others believe in bigger calibers to put a threat down. Ruger has answered the call with the introduction of the Ruger American Compact in .45 ACP. Here is the full release from Ruger.
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is proud to introduce a .45 Auto Ruger American Pistol Compact with an ambidextrous manual safety. Introduced in a duty size in 2015, the feature-rich and moderately priced Ruger American Pistol is proving to be one of the best duty pistols on the market today. Designed with the latest U.S. Military standards in mind, the gun endured testing in the harshest environmental conditions to prove its rugged reliability.
Ruger polled law enforcement and military trainers throughout the country to select the form, function and features of this firearm. The resultant pistol combines a recoil-reducing barrel cam (which better spreads recoil over time) with a low-mass slide, low center of gravity and a low-bore axis to provide better balance, less felt recoil and less muzzle flip than comparable pistols.
The Ruger American Pistol also features a pre-tensioned striker system, which allows for a short take-up trigger with positive reset, and a modular wrap-around grip system that adjusts palm swell and trigger reach to fit a wide range of hand sizes.
This compact model with ambidextrous manual safety, chambered in .45 Auto, is 7.25″ long and 4.65″ high with a 3.75″ barrel and weighs in at 29 ounces with an empty magazine. It ships with medium and large replaceable grip modules and two nickel-Teflon plated steel magazines (one 10-round extended magazine and one 7-round compact magazine). The Ruger American Pistol Compact shares all of the features and rugged reliability of the duty size gun in a smaller, lighter, more concealable package.
Every Ruger American Pistol is built in the USA 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.