Ruger recently announced its newest pistol, the Ruger-57. The Ruger-57 chambers the high-performance, low-recoiling 5.7x28mm. In this new platform, the pistol holds 20+1 rounds of 5.7, delivering plenty of firepower.
Ruger-57 in 5.7x28mm
The new pistol boasts impressive ergonomics, according to Ruger. The slender steel magazine inserts into a well surrounded by a glass-filled nylon frame. The frame also features an optimized texture, making for a natural, ergonomic grip. Despite the longer cartridges, the trigger reach measure similar to many 9mm pistols. A 1911-style, ambidextrous manual safety, robust slide release and reversible magazine latch highlight the controls.
The flat-shooting 5.7x28mm cartridge delivers impressive ballistic performance. The light weight projectiles and loadings produce significantly less felt recoil than most 9mm loads. Thus, the 5.7 enables faster sight reacquisition.
Windage and elevation adjustable sights feature a serrated rear and fiber-optic front. A Picatinny-style rail enables the addition of accessories. Meanwhile, the Ruger Secure Action fire control provides a short, crisp trigger pull. The slide comes drilled and tapped for optics mounting as well.
“The Ruger-57 is destined to become one of America’s favorite handguns,” said Ruger President and CEO Chris Killoy. “This pistol is soft shooting, accurate, powerful and just plain fun to shoot.”
The alloy steel slide feature enhanced front and rear cocking serrations. The steel barrel features a black nitride treatment for wear resistance. Finally, the fire control housing is precision CNC-machined from anodized aluminum.
The Ruger-57 weighs 24.5 ounces overall and measures 8.65 inches long. It ships in a lockable hard case, also including two, 20-round steel magazines. For even more information, visit ruger.com. Also, for those interested, as of March 2021, Ruger unveiled the Max-9 pistol — be sure to check it out.
- Caliber: 5.7x28mm
- Overall Capacity: 20+1
- Grip Frame: High-Performance, Glass-Filled Nylon
- Barrel Length: 4.94 inches
- Overall Length: 8.65 inches
- Barrel Material: Ally Steel
- Barrel Finish: Black Nitride
- Front Sight: Fiber Optic
- Rear Sight: Adjustable
- Slide Material: Alloy Steel
- Slide Finish: Black Oxide
- Overall Weight: 24.5 ounces
- Grooves: 8
- Twist: 1:9″ RH
- MSRP: $799