NEW: Ruger American Competition Pistol

    Ruger American Competition (Ruger)

    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.

    Ruger American Competition – left (Ruger)

    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.

    Ruger American Competition – right (Ruger)

    Specs for the new Ruger American Competition

    Capacity: 17+1
    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
    Size: Competition
    Slide Finish: Black Nitride
    Slide Width: 1.05″
    Sights: Fiber Optic Front, Adjustable Target Rear
    Weight: 34.1 oz.
    Overall Length: 8.31″
    Height: 5.60″
    Grooves 6
    Twist: 1:16″ RH
    Available in CA: No
    Available in MA: No
    UPC 7-36676-08672-6

    Ruger American Competition (Ruger)

    Ruger American Competition (Ruger)

    The new Ruger American Competition has an MSRP of $579.00, check out Ruger’s website for more information.

    Matthew Moss

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    Matt is a British historian specialising in small arms development and military history. He has written several books and for a variety of publications in both the US and UK. He also runs Historical Firearms, a blog that explores the history, development and use of firearms. Matt is also co-founder of The Armourer’s Bench, a video series on historically significant small arms.

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