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Ruger Introduces 5.7 Pistol

During NASGW I heard a rumor that Ruger had developed a new pistol to shoot the FN 5.7 x 28mm cartridge developed for NATO’s Personal Defense Weapon program. The Ruger-57 is now available and holds 20+1 rounds in steel magazines, like the FN Five-seveN, but there are also 10 round magazines available for those in states with magazine capacity limits. The 4.94″ alloy steel barrel features a black nitride treatment for wear resistance and the the slide is drilled and tapped for easy mounting of optics with separately available optic adapter plate. The pistol also incorporates a Picatinny rail.


6 Responses to “Ruger Introduces 5.7 Pistol”

  1. Gerard says:

    I want one. I’ll figure out what I need it for later. Hats off to Ruger to making an ergonomic pistol in 5.7 thats priced like a normal plastic pistol. Im going to make a prediction…this pistol will be a hit and demand for 5.7 ammo will motivate other manufacturers to start making it and lower the price

    • PBreezy says:

      I am hoping and predicting the same. I have had an FN for many years and even carried it on duty for a while. It has amazing capacity and is fun to shoot but FN dropped the ball with the ammo. Hopefully ruger will change that. Great job Ruger!!

    • David Dameron says:

      You may get your wish. Speer Gold Dot 5.7 just announced.

  2. reverend del says:

    It definitely needs a threaded barrel though. I don’t know why they wouldn’t respond to market demands for threaded barrel small calibers. Every gunshop in my town has a plethora of UNthreaded .22’s, with the replacement being the threaded models.

    • Patrick says:

      In the the reports, saw it was noted that a factory threaded barrel with be available from the ruger website on product launch, but I also hope this can kickstart interest in the 5.7 and I would be interested to see a 10/22 style rifle adapted to fire the 5.7 and use these mags. That seems like an excellent little rifle!

  3. Raul says:

    Man, what Patrick says. How great would a 10/22 type rifle in this caliber be! With Ruger’s weight, maybe this caliber will finally get its due. Such a great round.