Ruger-57 Pistol 5.7x28mm – First Look

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. has introduced the Ruger-57 pistol, 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 Ruger’s Secure Action fire control which features a short, crisp trigger pull with positive reset. To top it off, the slide is drilled and tapped for easy mounting of optics with separately available optic adapter plate, available at ShopRuger.com.

Ruger-57

“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 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). 


Ruger-57 Specs

  • Caliber: 5.7X28mm
  • Capacity: 20+1
  • Grip Frame: High-Performance, Glass-Filled Nylon
  • Barrel Length: 4.94"
  • Overall Length: 8.65"
  • Barrel Material: Alloy Steel
  • Barrel Finish: Black Nitride
  • Front Sight: Fiber Optic
  • Rear Sight: Adjustable
  • Slide Material: Alloy Steel
  • Slide Finish: Black Oxide
  • Weight: 24.5 oz.
  • Slide Width: 1.20"
  • Height: 5.60"
  • Grooves: 8
  • Twist: 1:9" RH
  • Available in CA: No
  • Available in MA: No
  • Suggested Retail: $799.00

For more information, visit ruger.com.

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