Ruger broke their mold with the Ruger American Pistol. So, naturally fans were begging for a compact model. In fall of 2016, we got the Ruger Ruger’s American Pistol 9mm Compact (RAPC-9mm).
Small, Compared to Other “Compacts”
The RAPC is an ideal firearm for concealed carry purposes. It is 4.48” tall, 1.4” wide (if it has a manual safety, the Pro Model does not, and is 1.1” wide), and 6.65” long.
The included 17 round magazine extender will provide extra rounds and includes a sleeve adapter, so it looks flush on the magazine well and provides extra support beneath the grip.
The RAPC has nice ergonomics. The grip stippling on the front and back and the rounded corners are very nice.
It is very easy for someone with smaller hands to reach all of the controls. Certain models of the RAPC have an ambidextrous manual safety. There is also an ambidextrous slide stop and magazine release button.
The trigger is not like most striker-fire compacts. The trigger on the RAPC only requires 5.4 lbs of pressure to activate, and has a very quick, audible reset.
The extended grip provided by both; the twelve round and seventeen round magazines, ensures there is no finger dangling off the bottom.
The slide is surprisingly easy to rack. The hardly felt recoil and muzzle rise were very manageable due to the weight of the RAPC, which is 29 ounces.
The Ruger American Pistol 9mm Compact is a striker-fired, double stacked compact pistol- ideal for your concealed carry needs.
Looks great, feels greater, and shoots with the best.
Capacity: 12+1 and 17+1
Weight: 29 oz
Barrel Length: 3.55”