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Introducing the Cutting-Edge Ruger-57 Pistol
December 31, 2019
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is thrilled to introduce a cutting-edge new platform - the Ruger-57™ pistol. The Ruger-57 is a full-featured handgun wrapped around a standard capacity, 20-round steel magazine, chambered in the high performance and low-recoiling 5.7x28mm caliber.

The most touted feature of this new pistol is its impressive ergonomics. The slender steel magazine is surrounded by a glass-filled nylon frame featuring an optimized texture, making for a natural and ergonomic grip. Despite the longer cartridges, the trigger reach is no longer than many common 9mm Luger handguns. All of the controls are easily accessible, like the 1911-style ambidextrous manual safety, robust slide release and the reversible magazine latch.

The flat-shooting 5.7x28mm cartridge is recognized for its superior ballistic performance. The lighter weight projectiles have significantly less felt recoil than 9mm Luger, allowing quicker sight reacquisition.

Rounding out the package is a windage and elevation adjustable, serrated rear sight and rapid acquisition fiber optic front sight for fast, accurate shooting; Picatinny-style accessory rail; and Secure Action™ fire control which combines Ruger's reliable and proven internal hammer with a short, crisp trigger pull and a positive reset. To top it off, the slide is drilled and tapped for easy mounting of optics with a separately available optic adapter plate, available at ShopRuger.com.

"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 through-hardened, billet steel slide with lightening cuts features enhanced front and rear cocking serrations. The steel barrel features a black nitride treatment for wear resistance, and the fire control housing is precision CNC-machined from anodized aluminum. The pistol is 8.65" long and weighs 24.5 ounces. It ships in a lockable hard case and includes two, 20-round steel magazines (10-round, state-compliant model also available).

For more information on the Ruger-57 or to learn more about the extensive line of award-winning Ruger firearms, visit Ruger.com or Facebook.com/Ruger. To find accessories for the Ruger-57 and other Ruger firearms, visit ShopRuger.com or your local independent retailer of Ruger firearms.

MODEL NUMBER: 16401
CALIBER: 5.7X28MM
Capacity20+1
Grip FrameHigh-Performance, Glass-Filled Nylon
Barrel Length4.94"
Overall Length8.65"
Barrel MaterialAlloy Steel
Barrel FinishBlack Nitride
Front SightFiber Optic
Rear SightAdjustable
Slide MaterialAlloy Steel
Slide FinishBlack Oxide
Weight24.5 oz.
Slide Width1.20"
Height5.60"
Grooves8
Twist1:9" RH
Available in CANo
Available in MANo
Suggested Retail$799.00
Impressive ergonomics include an easy trigger reach, 1911-style ambidextrous manual safety, robust slide release and reversible magazine release latch.
Through hardened, billet steel slide with lightening cuts is drilled and tapped for easy mounting of optics with separately available optic adapter plate, available at ShopRuger.com.
Windage and elevation adjustable, serrated rear sight and rapid acquisition fiber optic front sight for fast, accurate shooting.
The alloy steel barrel features a black nitride treatment for wear resistance.
Steel magazine provides double stack capacity without unnecessary bulk.
Textured, ergonomic frame provides a secure and comfortable grip.
The Secure Action™ fire control combines Ruger's reliable and proven internal hammer with a short, crisp trigger pull and a positive reset.
Safe, easy takedown with no tools or trigger pull required.
Inspection port allows for visual confirmation of a loaded or empty chamber.
Picatinny-style accessory rail for easy mounting of lights and lasers.
Magazine drops free on release for convenient reloading.
Also includes: two steel magazines.
 

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There is a good thread over at The Pistol Forums on this. Ruger sent him one to test.
 
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Thanks for the link Vandal. I disagree with some of the comments made about its sales potential though. At half of the MSRP of the FN I believe that this will be a good seller. And I'm happy to see that it will be red dot compatible right away.

It's too bad it won't use the same magazines as the FN. That would have brought Ruger even more sales.
 

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Manual safety and safe-action trigger. Belt and suspenders.
This isn't the first time Ruger has done that. The Security-9 and American Pistol both have versions that use a thumb safety in addition to the trigger safety.
 

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I am kind of confused by this caliber. There are some calibers that if you are gun fan, you probably want/need to own: .45, 9mm, .22, .357 Mag. Then there are those calibers that are a bit of an outlier....380, .44 Special....

Just not sure I understand the problem the 5.7 is trying to solve. Most of us would not use it for bullseye, SD, or any sort of competition.

From a ballistics stand point, it’s basically a .22 Mag but in centerfire.

Where I think this may have a fit is with women as a carry option where a 9m is too snappy. But there are too many good or even great .380 options available, and practically a handful of 5.7 guns. Furthermore, the grips on the 5.7 does not lend itself to shooters with small hands.

Prediction.....I think this cartridge will fade. I suspect in two years you will find these Rugers for $300 because they are not selling, at least after the initial wave of people that feel the need.

I am not saying that I think the 5.7 is a horrible idea, I just don’t know what the problem is this platform is trying to solve.
 

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I am kind of confused by this caliber. There are some calibers that if you are gun fan, you probably want/need to own: .45, 9mm, .22, .357 Mag. Then there are those calibers that are a bit of an outlier....380, .44 Special....

Just not sure I understand the problem the 5.7 is trying to solve. Most of us would not use it for bullseye, SD, or any sort of competition.

From a ballistics stand point, it’s basically a .22 Mag but in centerfire.

Where I think this may have a fit is with women as a carry option where a 9m is too snappy. But there are too many good or even great .380 options available, and practically a handful of 5.7 guns. Furthermore, the grips on the 5.7 does not lend itself to shooters with small hands.

Prediction.....I think this cartridge will fade. I suspect in two years you will find these Rugers for $300 because they are not selling, at least after the initial wave of people that feel the need.

I am not saying that I think the 5.7 is a horrible idea, I just don’t know what the problem is this platform is trying to solve.
The 5.7x28 is quite a bit hotter than the .22 Magnum.

If the trigger and accuracy are there, it will be a fun rodent getter and long range plinker.
 

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I am kind of confused by this caliber. There are some calibers that if you are gun fan, you probably want/need to own: .45, 9mm, .22, .357 Mag. Then there are those calibers that are a bit of an outlier....380, .44 Special....

Just not sure I understand the problem the 5.7 is trying to solve. Most of us would not use it for bullseye, SD, or any sort of competition.

From a ballistics stand point, it’s basically a .22 Mag but in centerfire.

Where I think this may have a fit is with women as a carry option where a 9m is too snappy. But there are too many good or even great .380 options available, and practically a handful of 5.7 guns. Furthermore, the grips on the 5.7 does not lend itself to shooters with small hands.

Prediction.....I think this cartridge will fade. I suspect in two years you will find these Rugers for $300 because they are not selling, at least after the initial wave of people that feel the need.

I am not saying that I think the 5.7 is a horrible idea, I just don’t know what the problem is this platform is trying to solve.
I have a FN Five Seven MKII. It was proposed to be a bridge between 9x19 and 5.56x45, ballistically, and logistically. I liked the idea that it was a manageable cartridge and ammo is not only easy to carry a ton of, but the fact there’s actually plenty of variety in this cartridge if you’re eager to look for and pay for it.

After owning it a few years, I do appreciate the potential the cartridge has, especially when load developing this cartridge (VERY TEDIOUS and DELICATE). Very zippy even after 25 yds, and manageable to shoot. I leave it with my mom before I head off to work every night. The muzzle flash is entertaining.

This is one of those cartridges that yaw violently in tissue like 5.45x39. Pokes small holes front and back, cavitates everything internally. Therre aren’t many documented incidents with regards to how damaging the round is, but I’ll use a “bad example” — the Fort Hood shooter caused a ton of havoc using SS197, and that’s a varmint 40gr V-Max. SS197 is known to be very inconsistent with POA/POI but when it hit it still did plenty of damage on people, even those wearing soft armor, which this round was originally designed to defeat using SS190 and SS192. Velocity is the claim to fame with this round.

I wouldn’t underestimate this cartridge. It’s very misunderstood and not as popular since it can be a task to find this ammo locally, much less a platform that can shoot it. It’s nice there are more platforms slowly entering the game using this cartridge.
 

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I own a FN Five Seven as well. I welcome Ruger getting on board and offering a 5.7x28mm handgun at a much more reasonable price point. The FN Five Seven is stupid expensive for what it is.



The 5.7x28mm is not for every one but with the right loading can be very effective in certain applications. It is a lot of fun at the range and on occasion, in the cooler months, I have CC'd my Five Seven. I am a big believer in variety and I enjoy shooting a lot of different firearms, and I needed a handgun to go along with my PS 90

 

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I'm excited about this pistol! I also have the FN Five Seven and am wanting to get the new CMMG Banshee MK57. I too am hopeful that all these new offerings will bring the cartridge prices down and more variety. It's a fun little round that after all the research I've done, appears to be a very viable defensive round.
 

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Just not sure I understand the problem the 5.7 is trying to solve. Most of us would not use it for bullseye, SD, or any sort of competition.
It was designed to be used full auto in a PDW. I'd like to get this new Ruger just as a range toy but I have meet people that carried their FN for SD.
 
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