BREAKING: Ruger To Release New Polymer-Framed Striker-Fired "Ruger American" Pistol In 9mm and .45 ACP

Nathaniel F
by Nathaniel F

Sturm, Ruger & Co. appears to be set to release a brand new handgun for SHOT Show 2016. An FFL on Facebook apparently received the new gun ahead of Ruger’s announcement, most likely scheduled for the NSSF Shot Show. The Gun Show Podcast blogged the photos through the site:

The new pistol is reported to have a 17+1 shot capacity in 9mm, and a 10+1 shot capacity in .45 ACP. It features interchangeable combined backstrap/sidestrap units. We’ll release more information via this post as it becomes available.

EDIT: The Gun Collective posted better photos of the new pistol:

Thanks to Ryan for the tip. Thanks to Scott and Martin, as well, for blogging about it!

Nathaniel F
Nathaniel F

Nathaniel is a history enthusiast and firearms hobbyist whose primary interest lies in military small arms technological developments beginning with the smokeless powder era. He can be reached via email at

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