Shoot the Ruger American at range today.
They had a demo where you can shoot it 5 times for free. Ruger provided them the gun for free to do this.
Compared to other striker fired guns.
Stankard factory sights are decent.
Trigger is good.
Gun is light, doesn't soak up recoil as well as say a gen4 glock.
All controls are ambi.
I'd say it's about as good as a Glock or Smith and Wesson m&p, just with some trade offs. The trigger was better and with a tiny better recoil spring it might be even better. Oh, retail on it was like $480.
Thought you should know.
>I don't like this gun because I think these sights suck because you can't rack it on your pants after you condition 3 carry
Confirmed for fucking idiot, stopped watching there.
Think I'll go with the Mike Fifer on this one, nobody should know better than him what it's about.
the gunstore that I work at has one, and I shot it about two weeks ago.
trigger reset is
G A R B A G E
but otherwise the pistol is fine. compare it to the M&P, a "glock beater" that comes to the party a few hours late with slightly different beer and another gimmick, but if you've already been at the Glock / M&P party you've already drunk more than your fill.
Well, 5 shots, I didn't really get a feel for the reset, should have. The trigger was lighter and with a cleaner break than other striker fired guns I've shot.
That video is hilarious, don't think the guy has ever shot a gun before in his life.
that's about $40 off MSRP... that's some shitty gunstore you got there.
For example, the ruger SR9 has an MSRP of 569, the american has an MSRP of 579.
my delivered price for the SR9 is about $330, I make plenty of money selling them for about $440 NIB. presuming ruger goes with their 579 msrp, this gunstore makes like 50% on their firearms or close to it
Have you actually handled it? I picked one up and didn't notice the square beavertail he was complaining about. He was just trying to turn his opinion on the ergos into an objective assessment.
>He was just trying to turn his opinion on the ergos into an objective assessment.
All three people that shot it had the same issue, that's pretty telling. Also, did you even shoot it?
No, but I don't like MAC so if I have a chance to shit on him I'm taking it. Maybe the squared beavertail is more noticeable when firing, but I couldn't notice it all when handling it and I was looking for it.
I thought shot it.
>What I liked:
The trigger pull was great. The factory sights were easy to see with lots of air around the front post, as compared to Glock. The ambidextrous controls were easy to reach and out of the way both. I thought the grip was comfortable as heck.
>What I didn't like:
What I didn't like about it was that it had a noticeably light slide that made the 9mm feel more like .40. Not that it was a big deal but a couple of extra ounces would have made it a little nicer shooting. Ruger says this was design choice to keep the weight low for carrying around all day. They think they're recoil reducing cam thing is magic, it isn't but I can totally understand their argument especially for a military contract where weight sometimes is a factor, like for someone who is parachuting and has a weight limit or a soldier that is going to rely on their main weapon while just having to lug the sidearm around all day.
>I picked one up and didn't notice the square beavertail he was complaining abou
Didn't notice it either, MAC was clearly coming up with bullshit just like you said. They probably got blowjobs from the Glock reps the night before.
>Be at LGS, nice place.
>Most employees are bro-tier
>Rent Ruger American
>Decide to only do 50rds because rental
>Get to lane, load up, rack glorious Ruger
>not fully into battery
>click. Jamed up good. Malfunction clearing actions fail.
>Decide to get RO, lest I be accused of fucking their gun up.
>RO knows I shoot often, no worries.
>fucking moartars pistol to clear.
>jams many more times.
It ended up being an ammo issue. Different brand worked great. Still wasn't impressed with it overall and I tend to be a bit of a Ruger fanboy. 6/10, might shoot again. Definitely won't buy.
Blazer 9mm, 115gr if I recall, it was range ammo on the cheaper side. Never had any issue plinking with the cheap stuff out of a Ruger. It appeared to be clipping a sliver off the casing upon chambering, catching the round in the chamber and guming up the works.
This was the stuff. Never had any issues with this ammo out of my SR9
I hope you didn't buy it to feed a Ruger American /k/omrade.
I haven't either. I was very surprised. It may have been a production issue with that lot. They put the rest of the box asside to check out.
I will add multiple employees there had tried the pistol with a wide range of ammo without issue. I just seem to have been unlucky.
So why did Ruger create this monstrosity when they already have the SR series? Why a new design that's possibly worse than the one they already have? Anyone here thats fired both that can say which is the better of the 2 ruger pistola designs? Cause I was interested in the 9E before, and still am more interested in it over the Murican.
I've fired the Ruger American, but own both the SR9 and SR9c.
Not to blog, but I vastly prefer the SR series. The American is just too light IMO.
The bro who mentioned it feeling like shooting a .40 wasn't far off.
I've got a 9E and SR9C, haven't had a chance to try the American yet. I definitely like the wider slide serrations on the 9E than the SR series, also lack of loaded chamber indicator is nice but not a deal breaker. The safety has a good stiffness to it, so it isn't too easy to accidentally engage. They do have nice triggers and just feel good to shoot. They're excellent for the price. I would suggest getting a mag loader because their magazines are quite stiff.
Got the 9mm version.
Things i liked:
>texturing in the front of grip is aggressive
>interchangeable grips are simple to change
>feels(to me) more comfortable to grip than a ppq and vp9(i prefer less texture on sides and more on front and rear)
>mag release buttons instead of lever
>came with 2 17rnd mags compared to 15 for ppq and vp9
>got it for $440 at a gunshow
At the range it shot fine. Shot exactly 400rnds and no trouble with any of the ammo(brass or steel), we shot white box, rem +p+, tula, blazer, and laxammo reloads. The recoil is a bit snappy, but less so than shooting a sig 226. The trigger makes up for the recoil. I would rate it as closest to feeling like shooting a 1911 trigger with a slightly longer pull. I didnt notice the reset being an issue. but imo thats more of a training issue.
Overall 10/10 TO ME
will this be my carry gun? Probably not since i carry a xds 45, but its light and compact enough that it wouldn't bother me in a iwb holster, although i would prefer to carry this in some sort of shoulder rig
For your reference, Glock has a shitty trigger, kimber has a shitty trigger, the original LEM trigger from hk was a shitty trigger, the first generation of Steyr pistols had a shitty trigger. The sig p250 was a shitty trigger.
Compared to the above, the pull of the Ruger American is better. The pull does not include the reset.
Guns with good triggers include the s&w revolvers the newer style of hk LEM trigger, the sig p226 and for striker fired guns the newer Steyr pistols.
Hopefully that helps you.
Just get it anon, its cheap as fuck
FYI i have small hands that only 1911s feel comfortable in, and the small grips on this were perfect. I held the 45acp version, and it was slightly wider than the 9mm. I probably would have got the 45 if it came with a small grip(only med and large included). Reason is because the 45 was almost exactly the same weight as the 9mm
Read the thread.
Watched Ruger's own video:
So Ruger is making the claim that they've used a special "recoil reducing cam" and have a lighter slide that is easier to carry.
>Gun is light, doesn't soak up recoil as well as say a gen4 glock.
>The American is just too light IMO.
>The recoil is a bit snappy,
The people in the thread who have shot it all say it seems like the slide is light or the recoil is snappy, I believe they are describing the same thing.
Glock lists 2 weights for their guns, a loaded and unloaded weight. Ruger lists one and does not specify. Either way the Ruger either weighs the same or more than the Glock, it's not lighter yet does not handle recoil as well.
It also does not yet have any of the aftermarket support.
I've shot both the Ruger American and the Glock and prefer the feel of shooting the Glock hands down.
So from the thread, Ruger:
>trigger pull feels good
>trigger reset sucks
>recoil management sucks
>cheaper than a Glock.
The gun does seem to live up to Rugers reputation for being tough though and runs better dirty than an HK:
I posted that because I owned am ultra carry 2 and the single action break was harder than other 1911s I've owned by a good bit. This does not help accuracy and frankly the uptake and reset weren't any better either.