Ruger American pistol

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  1. jluck

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    They seem 150 overpriced compared to the other "American" concepts, IMO.
     
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    I don't know. MSRP is usually a lot higher than end price which should put it right in the range of the pistols it will compete against.
     
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  4. Roger65

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    It looks a lot like a German pistol. A Walther or HK.
     
  5. Roger65

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    I wonder.....could this be a version of Ruger's bid for the government modular pistol?
     
  6. slimer13

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    The trigger stop is kind of hokey.
     
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    Is there any gun that Jeff Quinn (Gun Blast) doesn't think is the bestest ever!
     
  8. Kruejl

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    I've noticed that as well. He never has a bad thing to say about any gun he shoots.
     
  9. slimer13

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    A free gun is a good gun?
     
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    Supposedly, Jeff Quinn will not release a review if he doesn't like the firearm, so one could extrapolate from that statement, that any firearm he doesn't review is bad and should be avoided.
     
  11. albin25

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    He seems to review guns the way I review pizza....
    ...all pizza is good, some pizza is better than others, a few are amazing!
    (works for beer too!)
     
  12. Certaindeaf

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    I was wondering same too. Also offered in .45.. which the military was mouthing they wanted.. but we all know they won't go back to the .45.
     
  13. Boats

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    It sure beats all of the internets eggspurts poor mouthing a gun they haven't even held, let alone shot.
     
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    After watching MAC's preview of it, I think I'm going to pass.

     
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    Yeah, not what I was hoping for.
     
  16. Certaindeaf

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    Don't do click bait. Did it break or something?
     
  17. mkwerx

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    It didn't break - but the design of the beavertail on this gun appears to suck more than a Dyson Sphere. They had 5 shooters try it and all 5 found the tang to be uncomfortable to shoot - the rear of the gun is very squared off and the edges dig into the base thumb knuckle while shooting. One fellow actually had an indentation left by the gun on his knuckle from a short string of fire.

    Also - the gun weighs more unloaded than a loaded Glock. 31 ounces for a polymer gun is pretty ludicrous. It actually has a stated empty weight less than my all metal CZ P-01 - the P-01 has an empty weight of 28 ounces.

    Overall - this gun does nothing better than existing guns, including guns that sell for $100+ less, and has enough drawbacks to make it unattractive. Really sad, because Ruger has been upping their game of late and generally makes a rugged, workhorse of a gun that almost anyone can use. I have no doubt that the American pistol will be reliable and take lots of abuse should one be inclined to abuse it, but it doesn't look like a winner in the ergonomics standpoint.
     
  18. Velzey

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    Dealer cost is under the well under the $400 mark...
    Pretty soon you will see them for sale right around $400

    Its a Ruger "Made in America"...People are going to eat that up!
    I think its a great step for Ruger. I got to handle one the other day, have not shot it yet. But the feel was decent. Internal parts are ohhh so very similar to allot of what on the market today.

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=534995917
     
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    Thanks.
    I saw that it was 31 ounces which surprised me.. it being a poly gun. An all steel Browning Hi-Power weighs 32.
    Kinda makes me think they're gunning for military adoption with it being so beefy/"heavy".
     

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