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Ruger American Pistol 9mm Luger with Manual Safety

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Product Description

What's in the Box

  • Ruger American Pistol
  • (2) Magazines
  • Small Medium & Large Grip Modules
  • Hard Plastic Case
  • Allen Tool
  • Cable Lock
  • Owner’s Manual

Designed with the latest U.S. Military standards in mind, the Ruger American Pistol with Manual Safety is built to perform in the harshest conditions. A true American innovation, this pistol was developed through a rigorous “Voice of the Customer” process – where numerous law enforcement and military trainers, firearms experts, distributors and retailers provided input, feedback and testing in the determination of the form, function and features of this firearm. The resultant new pistol is a revolutionary platform for Ruger, one that utilizes the combination of a recoil-reducing barrel cam (which is designed to better spread recoil energy over time) with a low mass slide, low center of gravity and a low bore axis to provide an unparalleled shooting experience.

Firearm Features

  • Trigger features a short takeup with positive reset.
  • Recoil-reducing barrel cam, low-mass slide, low center of gravity and low bore axis.
  • Performance tested for sustained +P ammunition use.
  • Genuine Novak® LoMount Carry three-dot sights.
  • Modular wrap-around grip system for adjusting palm swell and trigger reach.
  • Safe, easy takedown with no tools or trigger pull required.
  • Ambidextrous slide stop and magazine release allow actuation with either hand.
  • Safety features include internal, automatic sear block system, ambidextrous manual safety, integrated trigger safety and no trigger pull required for takedown.
  • Also includes - Two nickel-Teflon® plated steel magazines; small, medium and large grip modules.
  • Pre-tensioned striker system features a powerful striker spring for positive ignition without a heavier trigger pull.
  • Non-slip surfaces including functional slide serrations and purpose-oriented grip frame texturing for enhanced control.
  • MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rail acts as a mounting point for a wide variety of standard lights, lasers and infra-red illuminators.
  • Visual inspection port allows for visual confirmation of a loaded or empty chamber.

Firearm Specifications

  • Model Number: 8608
  • Caliber: 9mm Luger
  • Capacity: 17+1
  • Slide Material: Stainless Steel
  • Barrel Length: 4.20"
  • Grip Frame: One-Piece High-Performance Glass-Filled Nylon
  • Grips: Ergonomic Wrap-Around Grip Module
  • Safety Option: Manual Safety
  • Size: Duty
  • Slide Finish: Black Nitride
  • Slide Width: 1.05"
  • Sights: Novak® LoMount Carry 3-Dot
  • Weight: 30.5 oz.
  • Overall Length: 7.50"
  • Height: 5.60"
  • Grooves: 6
  • Twist: 1:10" RH
  • CA Approved: No
  • MA Approved & Certified: No

Customer Comments & Questions

Customer Reviews

(5 out of 5) Superior in every way
by from New York, NY on

Have fired every combination of rounds through this gun. Expensive to cheap mixed in each mag, no FTF, no FTE, no glitches at all. I also own the compact version, same thing. Feels good, good weight, solid, dependable every time.T

(4 out of 5) Ruger American 9mm recoil
by from Chicago, -- on

Pros- This pistol has low recoil, and is very accurate. Cons- You have to grip the pistol so that you don’t drop the mag accidentally by pushing the releases.

(5 out of 5) Ruger American Pistol
by from Mount Vernon, MO on

It is a wonderful gun! I highly recommend anyone getting one.

(1 out of 5) Hi
by from Miami, FL on

I bought Ruger 3 months ago and since the first day I am having problems with the extraction. It is not possible to use all kinds of bullets, it is unfortunate since the weapon has a good design and I loved it when I saw it. However, I do not recommend it since I am not sure with it.

(5 out of 5) Ruger American Pistol
by from Hanna, UT on

Love this pistol! Awesome firearm! Thank you Mr. Ruger!

(5 out of 5) Very Nice Pistol - Definitely would recommend.
by from Millington, MI on

Sportsman's Outdoor Superstore had the lowest price around for this pistol.  This is a very nice firearm. Not overly heavy. Very nice trigger action. Very manageable recoil. The changeable grips allow you to find the best fit. The small worked best for me and I don't consider myself to have small hands. Will likely change the sights out to something brighter at some point. Only two very minor issues. The magazine does slightly wobble and slap the mag well. I noticed it while I was walking while it was on my hip. Otherwise I never notice it. The other is that the slide release catches on the left side only. I am a lefty so I want to use the ambi slide release and use my left thumb on the right side of the pistol. The problem is there is too much flex while using the right side slide release to carry over all the way to the left side to release the slide reliably. I am hoping as the spring breaks in that the forward force on the slide release when engaged will lighten just enough so it will work properly. If you are a righty and use your right thumb on the left side this will not be an issue for you.