Ruger is on a roll these days, releasing a new generation of rifles and handguns to meet the demanding demands of modern gun owners. A few years ago Ruger started their roll-out with the American Rifle, a great entry-level hunting gun. Then they moved to the Precision Rifle, this year’s TTAG Reader’s Choice award for Best Rifle of 2015. Now it looks like they’re expanding into the handgun market with a new set of striker fired guns . . .
The pictures were posted by a gun store. They were not accompanied by any announcement from Ruger – indicating that this may have been an unintended leak ahead of their SHOT Show 2016 release. Pricing is rumored to be around $575 which would put these striker fired double stack 9mm (and 45ACP) handguns in direct competition with the GLOCK 19, S&W M&P and the Springfield xD. Model numbers are rumored to be as follows:
- RUG 8615 (UPC 736676086153)
- RUG 8607 (UPC 736676086078)
- RUG 8605 (UPC 736676086054)
I’m betting Ruger will accelerate their official announcement timeline a bit in response to the leak, issuing the press release sooner rather than later. Stay tuned.