Ruger have again expanded their popular Ruger American line of pistols with the .45 ACP Ruger American Compact now available with an attractive gray Cerakote finish on both the grip frame and the slide. This new offering comes with or without a manual safety.
The pistols have a 3.75in barrel, a 7.25in overall length and a weight of 28.6 oz. The Ruger American Compact in gray has a 1.05in wide slide and a height of 4.65in. The pistols also ship with three 7 round nickel-Teflon plated steel magazines and a set of medium and large grip modules.
Specs for the new Ruger American Compact in Gray:
Slide Material: Stainless Steel
Barrel Length: 3.75″
Grip Frame: Gray Cerakote® One Piece, High Performance, Glass-filled Nylon
Grips: Ergonomic Wrap Around Grip Module
Safety Option: Pro Model
Slide Finish: Gray Cerakote®
Slide Width: 1.05″
Sights: Novak® LoMount & 3-Dot
Weight: 28.6 oz.
Overall Length: 7.25″
Twist: 1:16″ RH
Available in CA: No
Available in MA: No
UPC: 7-36676-08649-8 (no safety) 7-36676-08650-4 (with manual safety)
Ruger American Compact in Gray – with Manual Safety
Like the full-size Ruger American pistols, the new compact in gray is also available with an ambidextrous manual safety. Check out some photos of the compact with safety below, this model is slightly heavier at 29 oz.
The new Ruger American Compact in Gray has an MSRP of $579.00, check out Ruger’s website for more information. Are you in the market for a .45ACP concealed carry pistol that isn’t basic black, if so what do you make of Ruger’s new offering? Let us know in the comments.
Matthew Moss – Assistant Editor.
Matt is a British historian specialising in small arms development and military history. He has written for a variety of publications in both the US and UK he also runs www.historicalfirearms.info, a blog that explores the history, development and use of firearms. Matt is also co-founder of www.armourersbench.com, a new video series on historically significant small arms.
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