Ruger-57: Another 5.7x28mm Option
The Ruger-57 5.7x28mm has a small and dedicated following, but a lot of people are missing out on the advantages of this cool and surprisingly effective little handgun round for various reasons. The introduction of the excellent Ruger-57 might help you decide that now is the time to take the plunge!
The Ruger-57 is a 1911-sized, 5.7x28mm, self-defense-capable pistol built on an ergonomic high-performance glass-filled nylon grip frame with molded-in texturing. Its grip is smaller than that of the FN Five-seveN, making it more user-friendly for those with smaller hands. The smaller grip was accomplished by using all-steel construction for the 20-round magazines rather than bulkier polymer.
The 57 uses Ruger’s Secure Action internal hammer operating mechanism. Shooting safety is ensured by not only the automatic trigger lever safety but also the addition of ambidextrous extended 1911-style manual safety levers. One can carry the Ruger-57 safely without the manual safety engaged if so desired or add an extra layer of security by engaging it. Issue one solved!
Ruger-57 Specifications and Features
Weight: 24.5 ounces
Barrel Length: 4.94 inches
Overall Length: 8.65 inches
Overall Height: 5.65 inches
Barrel Material/Finish: Alloy steel/black nitride
Frame: Glass-filled nylon with molded-in Picatinny-style rail
Slide Material/Finish/Features: Alloy steel/black oxide/front and rear cocking serrations
Magazine Release: Reversible
Sights: Fiber-optic front/Plain black, fully adjustable rear
Magazine Capacity: 20-round standard/10-round state-compliant/two magazines included