Ruger have announced the introduction of a 9x19mm competition pistol to their popular Ruger American line. The new pro model has a 5in competition barrel with 6 grooves and a 1:16″ slow twist for enhanced accuracy with lighter-weight match bullets. With a lengthened slide and longer sight radius, the new competition pistol has fully adjustable rear target sights and a fiber optic front sight for rapid target acquisition.
The Ruger American Competition’s stainless steel slide is ported to reduce weight and coated with a durable black nitride finish. The pistol’s slide is also drilled and tapped for mounting red dot optics from a host of manufacturers. The pistol’s grip has a new, aggressive competition texturing that enhances control of the pistol.
The pistols are performance tested for sustained +P ammunition use, have a pre-tensioned striker system that features a powerful striker spring for positive ignition without a heavier trigger pull and a barrel cam which distributes recoil forces over a longer period of time to reduce felt recoil.
The Ruger American Competition has a rigid, one-piece, precision-machined, black nitride, stainless steel chassis with integral frame rails and fire control housing. It, of course, also has ambidextrous controls and a forward Picatinny rail. The new competition pistol has an overall length of 8.3in and a weight of just over 34oz.
Specs for the new Ruger American Competition
Slide Material: Stainless Steel
Barrel Length: 5″
Grip Frame: One-Piece, HighPerformance, Glass-filled Nylon
Grips: Ergonomic Wrap Around Grip Module
Safety Option: Pro Model
Slide Finish: Black Nitride
Slide Width: 1.05″
Sights: Fiber Optic Front, Adjustable Target Rear
Weight: 34.1 oz.
Overall Length: 8.31″
Twist: 1:16″ RH
Available in CA: No
Available in MA: No
The new Ruger American Competition has an MSRP of $579.00, check out Ruger’s website for more information.