Meet the New $579 Optics-Ready Ruger American Pistol Competition
By Chris Eger
From a ported slide that is ready for direct-mounting most common reflex optics to a slow barrel twist rate, the new Ruger American Pistol Competition is feature-rich. (All Photos: Ruger)
Ruger recently announced an expansion to their American Pistol series geared to competition shooters, providing an optics-ready gun for under $600.
The 9mm Ruger American Pistol Competition features a 5-inch, stainless steel, competition barrel with a 1-in-16 twist for enhanced accuracy with lighter weight match bullets. The lengthened slide is ported and has forward cocking serrations but the big draw is the fact that it is drilled and tapped under a cover plate to allow direct mounting of a range of red dot reflex optics including Vortex, Burris, Sightmark, Docter, MeoRed, and MRDS using #6-48 mounting screws.
For those who want to stick to irons, the pistol ships standard with a fully adjustable target rear sight paired with a fiber optic front sight.
The Ruger American Pistol Competition has non-slip surfaces to include front and rear slide serrations and an aggressive, competition-textured frame and grip modules.
“Whether you shoot at a local club or at the national level, the Ruger American Pistol is built to compete and win in the Production class,” said Ruger Team