Ruger Introduces SR9c Compact Pistol, Two New 327 Fed. Revolvers
SOUTHPORT, Conn. For 2010, Sturm, Ruger will roll out the SR9c compact pistol and two more revolvers chambered for the .327 Federal Magnum round.
The first extension of the SR9 striker-fired pistol family, the SR9c compact pistol weighs in at 24 oz. and features an overall length of 6.875, a height of 5.00, and the same 1.27 grip width as the full-sized SR9.
Said Mike Fifer, Ruger's president & CEO, Incorporating the best features the full-sized SR9 has to offer, the SR9c gives Ruger a strong entry into the compact 9mm field. It feels great in your hand and its a lot of fun to shoot.
The Ruger New Model Blackhawk and the Ruger GP100 revolvers now shoot the .327 Federal Magnum cartridge. The .327 Federal Magnum offers near-.357 Magnum performance with less recoil, pushing a 100-grain American Eagle load at 1,655 fps.
We worked with Federal Premium Ammunition to introduce the first .327 Federal Magnum cartridge in our mid-sized SP101 revolver, and were excited to expand this well-received round into our full-sized New Model Blackhawk and GP100 product lines, said Vice President of Sales and Marketing Chris Killoy.
Fifer said the SR9c comes with two magazines that provide options in both capacity and grip size. The standard magazine holds 10 rounds and features a flat bottom butt plate; a finger grip extension floor plate is also included. The second magazine features a grip adapter and holds 17 rounds. The 3.50 barreled pistol features an integral accessory rail that accommodates most lights and lasers.
Other features include an adjustable, high-visibility 3-Dot sight system, new serrations on the front portion of the slide, and either a brushed stainless or blackened finish. State compliant variations are available where necessary and ship with two 10-round magazines.
Of the new revolvers, Killoy said the guns' cylinder capacities have been increased, with the New Model Blackhawk holding eight rounds and the GP100 holding seven.
Elsewhere, the New Model Blackhawk in .327 Federal Magnum has a 5-1/2 barrel and overall length of 11.38. It weighs 48 oz., holds eight rounds, and features a fully adjustable rear sight and a stainless steel finish.
The new GP100 in .327 Federal Magnum features a 4.20 stainless steel barrel and an overall length of 9.50. It weighs 40 oz., holds seven rounds, and includes a fully adjustable rear sight.