Ruger’s dropped the veil on their new not-so-secret-any-more duty-size gun, the Ruger American. First a dealer leaked pics of the new gun. Now, when you go to Ruger.com, you get a dramatic video intro-ing the new, fully ambidextrous challenger to the likes of the M&P, GLOCKs, the XD, etc. Surprising no one at all, the first calibers available are 9mm and .45 ACP. The pistol MSRP’s at $579. If history is any indicator, expect a street price somewhere between $475 and $525. [Specs after the jump] Clearly, Ruger’s playing . . .
the “made in America” card. Given GLOCK’s Austrian roots, SIG’s German beginnings, FN’s Belgian history, Springfield’s Croation connection and Smith & Wesson’s Massachusetts base, Ruger obviously considers made-in-Prescott-AZ a unique selling point. Oh wait . . .