Ruger American Pistol Compact in .45 Auto Now with Manual Safety

Ruger American Pistol Compact .45 Auto with Manual Safety
Ruger American Pistol Compact .45 Auto with Manual Safety
Ruger Firearms
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.

USA – -( Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is proud to introduce a .45 Auto Ruger American Pistol Compact with an ambidextrous manual safety.

Introduced in a duty size in 2015, the feature-rich and moderately priced Ruger American Pistol is proving to be one of the best duty pistols on the market today.

Designed with the latest U.S. Military standards in mind, the gun endured testing in the harshest environmental conditions to prove its rugged reliability.

Ruger American Pistol Compact .45 Auto with Manual Safety

Ruger American Pistol Compact .45 Auto with Manual Safety Right Side View
Ruger American Pistol Compact .45 Auto with Manual Safety Right Side View

Ruger polled law enforcement and military trainers throughout the country to select the form, function and features of this firearm. The resultant pistol combines a recoil-reducing barrel cam (which better spreads recoil over time) with a low-mass slide, low center of gravity and a low-bore axis to provide better balance, less felt recoil and less muzzle flip than comparable pistols.

The Ruger American Pistol also features a pre-tensioned striker system, which allows for a short takeup trigger with positive reset, and a modular wrap-around grip system that adjusts palm swell and trigger reach to fit a wide range of hand sizes.

Ruger American Pistol Manual Safety
Ruger American Pistol Manual Safety

This compact model with ambidextrous manual safety, chambered in .45 Auto, is 7.25″ long and 4.65″ high with a 3.75″ barrel and weighs in at 29 ounces with an empty magazine. It ships with medium and large replaceable grip modules and two nickel-Teflon® plated steel magazines (one 10-round extended magazine and one 7-round compact magazine). The Ruger American Pistol Compact shares all of the features and rugged reliability of the duty size gun in a smaller, lighter, more concealable package.

Every Ruger American Pistol is built in the USA on a rigid, one-piece, precision-machined, black nitrided, stainless steel chassis with integral frame rails and fire control housing. Additional features include genuine Novak® LoMount Carry three-dot sights, a stainless steel slide with non-reflective, black nitride finish, a one-piece, high-performance, glass-filled nylon grip frame and a mil-standard 1913 accessory rail.

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For more information on the Ruger American Pistol or to learn more about the extensive line of award-winning Ruger® firearms, visit or A full line of duty and concealment holsters, replacement sights and rail-mount accessories for the Ruger American Pistol are available through or your local independent retailer of Ruger firearms.

  • 11 thoughts on “Ruger American Pistol Compact in .45 Auto Now with Manual Safety

      1. C.K.,

        Care to elaborate?

        Ruger has made this pistol more safe for a wider audience of customers by adding the manual safety. That is a positive, and very constructive marketing move, and from my point of view being a long-time 1911 shooter, and now a CZ 85 B owner and shooter, a super positive move that makes me add this to my ‘want to get’ list.

        1. AAARRRRGGGGHHH!!!! Safety with ANY firearm resides BETWEEN THE EARS OF THE USER, not with any ‘safety’ device!

          1. Almost certainly my young Paduwan……… if you believe hard enough, long enough, and with the deepest of convictions, you can will yourself a top of the line custom-made Glock, or Bill Wilson special, or perhaps even a CQB SMG which shoots 10 different calibers just by changing thoughts!

            Euphemisms are marvelous: right up to the moment that you’re 20 yards away from a pissed-off grizzly who sees you as a snack!

            Or of course, in the vein of what this sidearm is designed to be used for, facing a tweaked out Thug with a double stack Beretta in a Burger King, who wants to kill everyone in sight because he’s upset, and needs a lot of money to get more Crank!

            I like sidearms that go Boom when I want them to go Boom, not when inadvertent circumstances can cause an ‘accidental didcharge’.

            And unless you’re only the second person history besides my Lord Jesus Christ to be perfect, accidents happen!

            So I’ll take the external safety thank you, if you don’t like it, don’t get one!

            1. Hate to burst your bubble, but my ‘euphemism’ is taught by the NRA in their firearm safety classes. Also, NEGLIGENCE happens, not ‘accidents’. How old are you; twelve?

            2. So you must be one hundred percent perfect, and never make mistakes!

              Glock style pistols can be inadvertently fired during falls, if ANYTHING the right size can POST the trigger!

              Like I said, I like the extra safety feature, and like I said as well, if you don’t like it don’t buy one!

              I owned a Glock and never felt comfortable with it! I had carried revolvers or 1911’s all my life, and so the Glock was a Brave New World, that I wanted to investigate.

              It shot nice, was uglier than sin, but quite frankly I never got to like it.

              I’m quite happy with my cz85b. Whenever I can afford it, I’ll take a look at Ruger’s offering in this compact format, just in case the CZ Rami 2075 is unavailable, or too pricey!

              Being quite human, I make mistakes, so I’d like to have tools available to help me minimize the possibility of mistakes happening!

              Lastly, the NRA might be your demigod at whose altar you worship, but it is most certainly not mine!

              Throughout the last five decades, the NRA has betrayed gun owners time and time again, especially those gun owners who practice open carry!

            3. James, James, James! You have no business being around firearms whatsoever! It appears your age and IQ are both twelve.

        2. No, they really haven’t.

          The 1911 and CZ-75/85 have manual safeties because they are designed to be carried with a cocked hammer and the trigger in single-action mode. The trigger on a striker-fired pistol is very different in both weight and length of travel, and a manual safety is not required to safely carry the pistol in a ready condition.

          There’s certainly no harm in offering it as an option, but any real gains in safety are negligible at best.

          1. Yes, both 1911 and CZ series which we both cited, they are designed to be carried ‘cocked and locked’, condition one.

            This is the standard way that I have always carried my 1911’s.

      1. Yeah, but I’d kind of like to shoot them both to see how felt recoil is, which means where those little holes on the target are for each weapon!

        I shoot a cz85b, and the slide and Barrel designs are wonderful for reducing muzzle rise! The more accurate you are, the quicker you can defeat the assailant!

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