Ruger® Announces Striker-Fired 9mm Pistol with Special Features
October 18, 2007
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) is proud to announce the Ruger SR9™ pistol, the first striker-fired pistol from Ruger, and number one in a new line of high-performance pistols to meet the demands of today's firearm owner.
"The Ruger SR9 pistol delivers legendary Ruger reliability with a 17 + 1 capacity 9mm pistol in a comfortable-to-shoot package," said Sturm, Ruger President, Stephen L. Sanetti. "The SR9 has a short reach from the backstrap to the trigger, slim grip and a narrow slide, creating a comfort level that will challenge any standard-sized, striker-fired pistol available today."
The structurally rigid, recoil-reducing glass-filled nylon frame features a unique reversible backstrap that allows owners to quickly customize the size and feel of the grip, without having to carry separate inserts or use special tools. The SR9 will appeal to both left and right-handed shooters as it features an ambidextrous manual safety and magazine latch. The glass-filled nylon frame and stainless steel slide combine to create a low maintenance handgun that resists finish-punishing elements.
"We started with a blank sheet of paper," said Robert Stutler, Ruger Vice President of Prescott Operations. "This is not a copy of any existing Ruger pistol, although we did want it to have the new Ruger look, similar to the current P345 pistol. We have achieved our objectives in terms of capacity, size and features."
A slim, ergonomic grip features a 17-degree grip angle and three 22 lpi checkered panels that provide a sure grip without being abrasive. The rear sight, part of the low profile, high-visibility, three-dot sight system, is click adjustable for elevation. Both front and rear sights are drift adjustable for windage to put shooters on target with any choice of ammunition.
"This is a pistol that points well and comes back on target quickly," said Chris Killoy, Sturm, Ruger Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "Even though it is a full size pistol with 17 + 1 capacity, its slim profile and interchangeable backstrap will allow users with all hand sizes to shoot with control and confidence."
The Picatinny rail accepts firearm-mounted lights for target identification in all light conditions, and lasers to provide users with modern sighting options.
The first striker-fired pistol from Ruger is loaded with modern safety features like a 1911-style ambidextrous manual safety, internal trigger bar interlock and striker blocker, trigger safety, magazine disconnect, plus a visual and tactile loaded chamber indicator.
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Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation's leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. The only full-line manufacturer of American-made firearms, Ruger offers consumers over 400 variations of more than 30 product lines. For more than 60 years, Ruger has been a model of corporate and community responsibility. Our motto, "Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens," echoes the importance of these principles as we work hard to deliver quality and innovative firearms.
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