ruger american pistol compact 45 auto
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The Ruger American Pistol has proven popular ever since it was introduced back in 2015, with several new versions of it coming out ever since. It’s time to add one more variant to the list, as the company just announced that the compact model in .45 Auto is now available with an ambidextrous manual safety.

This new model is 7.25 inches long and 4.65 inches high with a 3.75-inch barrel. It weighs in at 29 ounces with an empty magazine. It also ships with medium and large replaceable grip modules, as well as two nickel-Teflon plated steel magazines (one 10-round extended mag and one 7-round compact mag).

Every Ruger American Pistol is built on a rigid, one-piece, black nitrided, stainless steel chassis with integral frame rails and fire control housing. Additional features include Novak LoMount Carry three-dot sights, a stainless steel slide with a non-reflective, black nitride finish, a one-piece, glass-filled nylon grip frame and a mil-standard 1913 accessory rail.

Essentially, the compact version of the Ruger American Pistol shares all the same features of the duty-size gun in a smaller, more concealable package. The suggested retail price on this gun is $579.

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