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Ruger American Compact 9MM Black 3.55-inch 17rd with safety

Ruger American Compact 9MM Black 3.55-inch 17rd with safety

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Ruger American Pistol Model 08639, 9mm Luger - Centerfire Pistol. Ambidextrous, takes P ammo, 3 dot sights, Picatinny rail and manual safety.

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Ambidextrous manual safety
Kevin F on Apr 10, 2019
Ambidextrous manual safety
Kevin F on Apr 10, 2019
Does this pistol have an indicator for a chambered round like the SR9C?
Russell on May 2, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No but there is a small opening near the rear of the ejection port cover that you can see the back end of the brass if a round is chambered.
4.8 / 5.0
16 Reviews
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1 Star
Hits where I point!
This pistol handles all Ammo very well. Aim small miss small. Easy Operations, slide, cleaning, and firing. I would recommend this pistol for small, medium, and large handed folks. I have not had any issues. Great carry gun.
May 3, 2019
1 year ago
Ruger American Compact 3.55 9mm
The American Ruger Compact 9mm feels good in my hand. Standard grip that is on the gun is perfect for me. I did try the other grips, but does give me that comfortable feel sort-to -speak.
A bit heavy, but shoots straight. I really like this gun and would recommend it. I am very happy with this purchase
November 1, 2018
11 months ago
I love this pistol for home defense, but...
I bought this because of the Ruger brand and the way it fit my hand. It shoots nice and has been reliable as far as FTE and FTF, but the slide isn't locking back after a mag is emptied now. I probably have a couple hundred rounds through it, and need to send it in now. I only give it a 4 star because I know Ruger will take care of it. Only other thing I'm not crazy about is the magazines fit kind of sloppy in the gun.
August 22, 2018
over 2 years ago
Great gun, great price.
After doing a lot of research, I settled on this for a carry pistol. I already owned a Glock 19 that I could use, but this Ruger has a slightly shorter grip when loaded with the 12-round mag, so it’s easier for me to conceal than the Glock. Also, my backwards State my ban “high capacity” mags soon, so I can use Ruger’s 10-rounders for this model if that happens. The nickel Teflon mags release like $h!t through a goose, making speed reloads a breeze. This gun shoots well, fits my hand well, is solidly built and easy to take down and clean. Being a fairly recent release to the industry, accessories for carrying are a little tough to find, but they’ll become more readily available as time goes on. Overall, I’m really happy with it.
August 11, 2018
1 year ago
Ruger American compact
Great pistol. can"t go wrong for the price. Love it.
August 7, 2018
1 year ago
Great gun would buy another ruger again from grab a gun lowest price I could find
July 28, 2018
1 year ago
Just what I wanted.
This may be the perfect pistol for me. Individual preference is a major factor in hand guns but this one is for me. I'm a lefty so the ambidextrous safety, slide stop, and mag release is great. The sights are better than the ones on my SR9. Its a heavy gun but I think that helps with the recoil. Simple design and seems indestructible. Great ergonomics, it fits my hand perfectly. I have about 1000 rounds through it and no trouble at all with 2 different brands of ammo. FMJ and JHP If you like a heavy, reliable gun I highly recommend this one. And its made in the U.S.A.
July 25, 2018
1 year ago
Love it
This is my 1st gun purchase and I'm loving the American Compact. Easy to shoot, hold, and load and I'm learning a lot with it. I recommend not using steel bullets because it will jam. But I switched to brass and haven't had a problem since.
July 24, 2018
1 year ago
Nice balanced handgun
I shoot weekly at an indoor range and use this weapon for target practice often. In my box was two ten round mags and a seventeen round mag. Also has a speed loader, a couple of extra grips along with the safety lock and instructions. I really like the feel of this weapon, and the balance with a full mag is perfect. I like safety on a handgun and this one is in the right place when it is in you hand. Easy to flip to the ready when needed. Highly recommended. Buy it know.
July 19, 2018
over 2 years ago
Great Ruger
Very solid well built gun. As others have stated it is a little heavy but this makes it easier to shoot, very accurate. 200 rds with no problem. Glad I got this gun.
March 23, 2018


  • FAMILY:American Pistol Series
  •  MODEL:American Compact Pistol
  •  TYPE:Semi-Auto Pistol
  •  ACTION:Semi-Auto
  •  FINISH:Black Nitride
  •  WEIGHT:28.7 oz. 
  •  CAPACITY:17 1
  •  # OF MAGS:2
  •  MAGAZINE DESC:One 17 rd. and One 12 rd.
  •  BARREL:3.55"
  •  RATE-OF-TWIST:1-in-10"
  •  SIGHTS:Novak LoMount Carry 3-Dot
  •  SAFETY:Manual Safety
Additional Information

Additional Information

Manufacturer Ruger
Condition New in Box
Action Type No
Caliber 9mm
UPC 736676086399
Model American Compact Pistol
Type No
Manufacturer Part Number 8639
Accessories No
Barrel Length 3.55
Finish Per Color Black
Capacity 17
Firing Casing No
Frame Per Material No
Hand No
Sights No