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Old March 18th, 2020, 02:07 PM   #1
 
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New model American. I'm very interested. Any info?
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Old March 18th, 2020, 02:18 PM   #2
 
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No info but it looks nice.
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The stippled grip and back strap look cool. I hope Ruger will sell the grip frame separately. I'd like to put one on my gun.

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It's on Ruger's website: https://ruger.com/products/rugerAmer...eets/8672.html

I'm glad to see they've finally updated the American pistol. I was beginning to think it was going to be phased out from the lineup as its been five years and Ruger's not given it any real attention. I like this. They listened to the customer and fixed a few things from the original I felt could makes it an even better pistol, like putting more aggressive texturing on the grip, and adding front end serrations. Seems priced right too. Only thing is I wish they had redesign the trigger. Factory trigger on the American isn't bad but it's not that great either. A competition pistol needs a great trigger.
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Ruger needs to pick a horse and ride it. Either fully develop the American line, or fully develop the Security series.

The actual answer is scrap both of them and bring back the SR9 v2.0.
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I'm glad to see they've finally updated the American pistol. I was beginning to think it was going to be phased out from the lineup as its been five years and Ruger's not given it any real attention.
Same here. I'm really stoked to see something new in the RAP lineup.
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One huge feature is it's factory drilled and tapped for direct mounting of several common red dot sights like the Vortex Venom/Viper, Burris FF3, and similar.

I expect adapter plates will be available for other common ones like the Trijicon RMR/ SRO, Leupold DPP, etc.. Very wise move by Ruger.

I'm not a fan of the 1:16 twist but I suppose if you stay with 125 gr and lighter bullets it works ok.

It's MSRP is well below those of the Glock G34 MOS and S&W M&P9 2.0 CORE so it should sell very well if it lives up to its specifications.

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It looks a lot like a Canik TP9 SFX.
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Ruger needs to pick a horse and ride it. Either fully develop the American line, or fully develop the Security series.

The actual answer is scrap both of them and bring back the SR9 v2.0.
There is no reason Ruger can't develop both the American and Security line of pistols at two different price points and degree of refinement.

S&W has been quite successful with this approach supporting both the M&P line and the SD line with the SD being the lower price point models.

As to SR v2.0, what are you proposing they do?
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There is no reason Ruger can't develop both the American and Security line of pistols at two different price points and degree of refinement.

S&W has been quite successful with this approach supporting both the M&P line and the SD line with the SD being the lower price point models.

As to SR v2.0, what are you proposing they do?
Yeah, but The American has had a lukewarm existence at best so far. The Security 9 is filling the budget hole the SR9 did before they stopped and honestly with a lesser weapon. I honestly believed Ruger was gonna homer with the American, and was saddened to see it flop.

As far as my proposal. It mirrors what was said in the video I posted in the other SR9 thread. And since Ruger already dabbled with Glock interchangeability. I'd slot the pistol for Glock sized sights to give customers a wider selection of aftermarket offerings. That has always been a knock against Ruger pistols. No aftermarket support for anything bigger than .22lr.
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New video from TheFirearmGuy. No shooting yet, but at least you get to see it in hand.


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