The Ruger-57 is 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
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 accessory optic adapter plate.
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).