Ruger American Pistol vs Sr9 Review and Comparision

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Nowadays, the demand of using the high-quality gun increases rapidly, the kind of users and the utilizing purposes are more and more various. Therefore, to sever the human’s needs, the manufacturers are trying to carry out the innovation to provide thousands of best products. However, because of this variety, the customers always get many troubles when choosing their suitable products.

In this article, I directly focus on two types of pistols that are the greatest and highest quality products on the market today. I believe that comparing Ruger American pistol vs. sr9 is the way I use to give you full of information of them the most clearly. In general, you can see them similar, but in fact, there are the considerable different points between them.

First of all, I am going to do the overall review about each model so that you can figure out the main features. Don’t stop reading to get the useful knowledge!

1. Ruger American pistol

The Ruger American Pistols are the polymer-framed, semi-automatic pistols and available in 9mm and 45 ACP.  It has the trigger featuring a short take up along with positive reset and the high capacity about 17 + 1. You can use P ammunition for this model, and it also has the modular wrap around grip of the system for controlling palm swell and trigger.


You will be surprised with the ambidextrous slide stop and magazine release that allow actuation with either hand. Especially, the safety function includes the internal, automatic sear block system and ambidextrous manual safety, integrated trigger as well without the trigger pull for the takedown.

Both of them have the steel magazine for durability and fully small, medium and huge grip modules. Moreover, I was designed with non-slip surfaces which have functional slide serrations and enhanced adjusting with the purpose-oriented grip frame texturing. It owns the MIL-STD-1913 that Picatinny rail works as a linked point for a series of standard lights, infra-red illuminators and light as well.

2. Ruger sr9 pistol

We can say that sr9 is a new design platform for Ruger pistol, it created the strong wave in the personal defense and law enforcement market. It absolutely provides full of features that users expect from the current state of art polymer DAO  duty pistol designs but extra the plenty of unique Ruger ideas.

This model is the full-size striker fired 9mm plus to an activated cocking mechanism slide and the integral trigger safety. It is one of the most good looking pistols with the glass filled polymer frame and the stainless steel slide. You can easy to use and adjust the white three dot sights and the variety of safety features such as large flip uploaded chamber indicator, the magazine disconnect safety, and the striker indicator.

SR 9

It was found that be easy to keep on the target and put 17 shots in a four-inch area and firing offhand at 15 yards as quickly as when you pull the trigger. Besides, it also has the compact size and the affordable price so you should consider it carefully.

Comparing Ruger American pistol vs Sr9

In general, two of them are quite similar, but there are a lot of differences that you need to know. Let take a look1


Price usually decides if you buy it or not. In this case, the sr9 is lower than American a little bit just about ten dollars. Thus, you can see the cost does not matter.


The slide of American Ruger is a black nitrate while the sr9 has a bit the silver stainless steel. Besides, the width of the slide is a little bit wider with the American and the length approximately the same and the grip a bit wider with the American as well. So that you can feel that the American is the thick nice sturdy feeling gun. The back strap on the sr9, this is reversible, so you will have a little bit play with your hand size while this one of American comes with three bonds wells that you can fit your hand size much more.


The American loaded with 17 rds is 38 ozs while the sr9 loaded with 17 rds is 33.25 ozs, so the American is heavier (about 30 ounces) than sr9 (26 ounces)


With the American, we have a 17 round mag 9mm and 9sr has 17 around mag too and both of them look similar. However, they are not interchangeable. In addition, the ambidextrous mag release or they are not the same positions, and the slide release does not appear on the sr9.

Stippling on the grip

The stippling on the grip is not bad texturing and definitely more aggressive on the American than the sr9.


That is the big different, on the sr9, we have the thumb safety and loaded chamber indicator and magazine disconnect. However, all of it has been eliminated with the American. The trigger of sr9 is more identical than American, so some people really love experiencing this trigger.

The rear

It easy to see that the front and rear are adjustable with both but the site on the sr9 smaller than American. A lot of people said that they love the bigger on American because it is easier to acquire the target.



The American comes with the 1913 rail versus while the sr9 has the accessory rail.

Notice:  if you don’t mind about the size and weight, the American might be good for you because it is very sturdy and has some very cool features and it offers more options of the trigger than sr9. However, the sr9 is more compact, and its quality and durability always make you satisfied; especially, the magazine disconnect is the significant innovation on the sr9 that you can not mention. And if you are women I strongly recommend the sr9 for you.


To sum up, before you make your decision, you have to compare them with the other product to recognize your needs and which one will be more suitable for you. I hope that after reading my page, you can make your choice easily and correctly between Ruger American Pistol vs Sr9.




About the author

Christopher Wade

Christopher Wade

Christopher Wade is a true outdoorsman. After spending most of his career as a firearms expert and instructor in Nebraska, he retreated to the great outdoors to enjoy retirement.

Christopher’s expertise in handling firearms and hunting gear are what propelled him to create the Shooting Mystery blog. He hopes for all readers to gain useful and practical knowledge for enjoying their time outdoors.