Ruger American .45 – Take 2

Ruger American .45 – Take 2


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  1. Alton Murphy on December 9, 2021 at 7:01 pm

    Can you make a take 2 on the infamous Glock 33?

  2. Richard Davis on December 9, 2021 at 7:01 pm

    Damnnnnnnnnnn niceeeeeeeeeee 👍👍

  3. Scott Harper on December 9, 2021 at 7:03 pm

    Thank you for your sensible explanation of the SLIDE RELEASE. So sick of these tactards saying it’s only a damn stop. If it wasn’t meant to release the slide it would never release the slide 🙄

  4. Will Held on December 9, 2021 at 7:03 pm

    Just some about slinging 230 grains of lead. I am a big 45acp fan and have been for years.

  5. Mark Matteucci on December 9, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    I just got my first .45, a 1st gen 4.5 inch M&P and omg I have become obsessed with all of your Slug Fest videos and really any video you’ve done on .45’s, it’s such a great caliber and now my wish list of guns has completely changed to all double stack .45’s, thanks for all the videos man keep em comin

  6. Leo Guy on December 9, 2021 at 7:05 pm

    If the manufacture calls it a slide stop, it’s a slide stop! Want a pistol who calls theirs a slide release? Buy a Heckler & Koch.

  7. Mark L on December 9, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    If the reset wasn’t as long I would love it.

  8. Bigg Dogg on December 9, 2021 at 7:08 pm

    Joker is huge!

  9. Wtxohn Thao on December 9, 2021 at 7:08 pm

    Would wearing gloves help with the slide hitting the thumb knuckle or top of hand by the slide?

  10. Tom Christian on December 9, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    I love mine

  11. af22raptor23503 on December 9, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    I saw your first Video and I picked one up when CDNN had them for 299 back this past Oct 2018 and your video assisted me with the decision of getting one. I have been a Ruger pistol fan for a long time all the way back to the Ruger P90 back in 1992. I figured that my Sig 1911s and P220 45acp needed a new friend. I added the TruGlo FTX Night SIghts and let me tell you the Factory Novak Front Sights was a Bear to take off! The FTX is an Awesome addition as well as the Talon Grip with was one of the first things that I added. I have been looking for a Kydex that will allow me to carry it with one the Olight PL-2 Valkyrie that I added.
    I would like to increase the Recoil Spring Weight by 10 to 15 percent will reduce felt recoil.

  12. Joe Huntsmen on December 9, 2021 at 7:13 pm

    I got the compact version in grey just waiting for the call this go pick it up

  13. Joseph Gunnar on December 9, 2021 at 7:14 pm

    That center shot couldn’t have been anymore center if you’d used a hole punch man. Nice shooting and a very nice gun, made in America!

  14. Greg O'Neill on December 9, 2021 at 7:15 pm

    Talon Grip on mine and the Galloway striker guide, this pistol is a favorite of mine. No problem with knuckle for me. I use the lrg, grip panel.

  15. 67kjek on December 9, 2021 at 7:15 pm

    Ive had mine for quite a while great gun and i love the Talon Grip on mine as well

  16. nschevy520 on December 9, 2021 at 7:15 pm

    Nice bulls eye

  17. Robert Horn on December 9, 2021 at 7:18 pm

    Not the first of your reviews that I’ve watched. And each one offers good practical information on the firearms. Straight and to the point and kept simple. Learned a lot about the gun in 15 minutes, can’t beat that.

  18. Travelingman 45 on December 9, 2021 at 7:18 pm

    I had the compact so I’m going to say when things are made smaller the different dimensions sometimes things don’t go right. I had recoil guide failure. Failure to feed and eject with high grade ammo. I sold it in disgust.
    But I’m a Ruger guy. I may try the full size version this time.

  19. DENNIS MCCRARY on December 9, 2021 at 7:19 pm

    The .45 compact grey version is a better deal, it comes with three seven round magazines.

  20. Vagabond on December 9, 2021 at 7:19 pm

    Liked the video because your an awesome content creator, but that gun is trash .

  21. gonad ballcrusher on December 9, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    I like the looks of these. If they made this in 10mm I would buy it today.

  22. Herman 66MI on December 9, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    Be interested if you can review the “New” Ruger American Compact 45ACP in cerokote Gray. Until then, your review of the HK45 convinced me to Fall/Winter carry the HK45ACP

  23. Mr. T on December 9, 2021 at 7:24 pm

    I wish the Army would have seriously considered this gun, but politics dictate that only European gun companies get US military contracts.

  24. Even the jungle wanted him dead on December 9, 2021 at 7:27 pm

    You’re boring and there’s no greater sin than that.

  25. Donald Kjenstad on December 9, 2021 at 7:29 pm

    Are you still getting paid by Talon Grips …

  26. Franklin Orlando on December 9, 2021 at 7:29 pm

    Looking for a holster for a Ruger American (left handed) .45 that can support olight PL-2. Got any ideas?

  27. Muddybagclean on December 9, 2021 at 7:30 pm

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  28. dave gass on December 9, 2021 at 7:34 pm

    Such an underrated pistol . I love this gun .

  29. Daren Fitzpatrick on December 9, 2021 at 7:36 pm

    Thanks for the review. Just picked one of these up. Can’t wait to get it to the range.

  30. BeardedRancher on December 9, 2021 at 7:38 pm

    They’re so ugly. But I bet they’re excellent

  31. Jim Quinlan on December 9, 2021 at 7:39 pm


  32. Richard Oliver on December 9, 2021 at 7:41 pm

    hello Justin Opinion…. Does the sweet sound of hitting the steel target makeup for the sore thumb nuckle?? You are tearing up that orange circle target. What size is that target?

  33. Prince Aratak on December 9, 2021 at 7:44 pm

    Have one on layaway. Can’t wait to get it.

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  35. Nicodemus the Midnight Disciple on December 9, 2021 at 7:48 pm

    This gun is my EDC. Can’t believe I can conceal this without discernable printing. Big hands, and the large palm swell makes those the perfect choice!

  36. Davi 85 on December 9, 2021 at 7:48 pm

    I was never a big fan of the Ruger American but not for any lack of quality, I just wouldn’t replace my Ruger SR40C, love that gun, ergonomics are great and it’s a reliable shooter, it’s hard to explain the feel but just racking the slide on it reminds me more of an all steel gun compared to other even more expensive polymer framed pistols I own or have handled, there’s no play in the slide and just feels so solidly built, they’re well made and anyone who owns a Ruger knows what I mean, when I hear people say Ruger’s are built like tanks I think it’s for some of the reasons I noticed as well and it just runs smooth so all in all Ruger makes a quality firearm.

  37. James Branham on December 9, 2021 at 7:48 pm

    How would you rate this compared to Smith and wesson m&p 45.. thanks

  38. Z H on December 9, 2021 at 7:49 pm

    Consider this is a sub $400 pistol new. You get what you pay for with Ruger. Love my vintage Ruger One and my Blackhawk revolver but would never consider their modern pistols.

  39. darknature79 on December 9, 2021 at 7:49 pm

    I put the Galloway precision smooth it kit in my compact 9 and it’s a dream to shoot and I love it.
    Did 100rds after I installed it and it ran flawless.

  40. feldwebel5 on December 9, 2021 at 7:50 pm

    Most modern pistol manuals refer to the slide stop…as a slide stop. They are not designed to be used as a slide release. Hence the reason people have problems using it as a release. Manuals do not state to use the slide stop as a release when loading, but to pull back on the slide to release it when loading. I always teach students to pull back on the slide from the slide locked position to charge the pistol. This utilizes the full compression of the recoil spring (especially on compact and subcompact pistols) to load the round from the magazine. It also teaches them one way to charge the pistol and how to operate the slide to clear feeding malfunctions.

  41. Kip Johnston on December 9, 2021 at 7:50 pm

    Small grip doesn’t bet up the knock

  42. appalachian knight on December 9, 2021 at 7:52 pm

    PLEASE tell me how the hell a "trigger" is ambidextrous?

  43. Ruby Doobie on December 9, 2021 at 7:52 pm

    We can’t ignore the peeny at 2:58

  44. Richard Oliver on December 9, 2021 at 7:52 pm

    It wasn’t so much about the ammo finding the target as much as it is about how well how you handle the gun. You do an excellent job in transforming a gun into a WEAPON.

  45. Ink and Ammo on December 9, 2021 at 7:54 pm

    Nice groups thats hard to do at 11 yards 👏👏

  46. Greg O'Neill on December 9, 2021 at 7:58 pm

    I have used mine, .45 in IDPA competition with great results.

  47. Prince Aratak on December 9, 2021 at 7:58 pm

    I love mine, especially because I am a lefty

  48. Kyle Zibell on December 9, 2021 at 7:59 pm

    I’ve been shooting mine for a long time and would choose this over a glock just for the price and what they give you! If glock put out a gun at this price point then it would fall apart!

  49. Stacy Williams on December 9, 2021 at 7:59 pm

    Good Job. Thanks for the Information

  50. Subwoofer on December 9, 2021 at 7:59 pm

    I like my Ruger American, but you are right; it has some quirks. My peeve is the slide release sometimes doesn’t catch when the magazine is empty, or when inserting a mag it will forward itself. They could have also put in a beaver tail or just have shortened the back in way more.

    At the time of typing this, it’s been 4yrs since this pistol emerged. I really hope Ruger plans on releasing an improved version like Glock or how S&W did with their M&P. Also they should do a tungsten infused polymer to the frame to give it durable weight balance will using a standard steel frame you find in most semi autos.

    The American has a lot of potential to become a favored firearm if Ruger just tweaked some things.