Gun Report

Ruger American Pro Duty 8605 9mm Luger

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The American is quite capable and ran well with good accuracy. The grip inserts gave us a bit of trouble initially. Sights were excellent and the recoil mild.

Ruger American Pro Duty 8605 9mm Luger

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Concealed Carry
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Grip Material
Trigger Span Single

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The front strap has a small diamond-pattern texture. Note how the magazine floorplate runs seamlessly into the front strap, forming a slight lip.
The Ruger sports genuine Novak sights, which were excellent and low profile.
Note the trigger stop behind the trigger, which could clog with debris and potentially not allow the trigger full motion. Not a deal breaker. Note the magazine release is triangular and a bit small, in our opinion.

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