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    Ruger American Pistol

    Ruger introduced this pistol with some fanfare, but it seems to have fallen completely off the radar since then. With the G19X, P320 and others taking most of the spotlight, is this gun making very much money for Ruger?

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    As I understand it was initially designed to be an entry in the MHS competition, but Ruger never actually entered the competition, instead they entered the civilian market with it.

    I've held them, but never shot one. It doesn't seem like a bad little pistol, but it didn't give me the buy me now vibe.

    I think that it will sell best to either Ruger fans, or to first time buyers. One of the reasons I wouldn't buy one is because of my investment in holsters, etc. for the G17/19/22 and the M&P 2.0's. Didn't seem to make much sense to jump on another striker-fired pistol in my eyes.

    First time buyers don't have that dilemma. I see them running about $150.00 to $200.00 below MSRP, don't know how Ruger is actually pricing them to dealers/distributors. If the LGS can make better bucks they will push them to first time buyers.
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    It’s definitely a first time buyer type gun, like most of Ruger’s centerfire semi auto lineup.

    Good value, generally reliable (and backed by a good warranty), not a huge aftermarket but good for people who will buy, shoot a box of ammo, then keep it in a sock drawer for the next 1-50 years.
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    With what's going on at Ruger right now, many aren't buying.

    They're definitely priced for the entry level buyer.

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    What's up with Ruger?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slater View Post
    What's up with Ruger?
    No one bats 1,000, and the service pistol category is one they have always struggled in sales-wise. The P89 was ungainly but strong, the P95DC was much smoother but late to the game.

    They make their money elsewhere, though I would still love to see a svelte 20ga O/U from them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drifting Fate View Post
    No one bats 1,000, and the service pistol category is one they have always struggled in sales-wise. The P89 was ungainly but strong, the P95DC was much smoother but late to the game.

    They make their money elsewhere, though I would still love to see a svelte 20ga O/U from them.
    The P-85's were excellent pistols for their time EXCEPT - decocker and sights. Why no one, or Ruger for that matter, ever made hi-vis sights and a more user friendly decock/safety levers for them I'll never know. You c o u l d n o t break one. Totally dependable pistols.

    My wife still has her P-85 (first duty auto) and enjoys shooting it.

    Ruger stuff is sturdy.
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    The American didn’t do much for me that the SR series already did, plus I think there ugly.

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    Looks like the RAP has some issues:

    https://www.ruger.com/dataProcess/APRetrofit/?r=banner

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