Ruger 57

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The all new Ruger-57 is just plain cool. Brought to you by the company that revolutionized the innovation of rugged, reliable firearms that the average American can afford, the Ruger-57 is our most cutting-edge platform yet. Chambered in the high performance and low-recoiling 5.7x28mm caliber, this ergonomic, smooth shooting and accurate pistol is as full-featured as they come. Impressive ergonomics include an easy trigger reach, 1911-style ambidextrous manual safety, robust slide release and reversible magazine release latch. Through hardened, billet steel slide with lightening cuts is drilled and tapped for easy mounting of optics with separately available optic adapter plate. Windage and elevation adjustable, serrated rear sight and rapid acquisition fiber optic front sight for fast, accurate shooting. The alloy steel barrel features a black nitride treatment for wear resistance. Steel magazine provides double stack capacity without unnecessary bulk. Textured, ergonomic frame provides a secure and comfortable grip. The Secure Action fire control combines Ruger's reliable and proven internal hammer with a short, crisp trigger pull and a positive reset. Safe, easy takedown with no tools or trigger pull required. Inspection port allows for visual confirmation of a loaded or empty chamber. Picatinny-style accessory rail for easy mounting of lights and lasers. Magazine drops free on release for convenient reloading. Also includes: two steel magazines. Model: 16401 Action: Single Action Hammer-Fired Capacity: 20+1 Grip Frame: High-Performance Glass-Filled Nylon Barrel Length: 4.94 Overall Length: 8.65 Barrel Material: Alloy Steel Barrel Finish: Black Nitride Slide Material: Alloy Steel Slide Finish: Black Oxide Twist Rate: 1:9 RH Weight: 24.5 oz Sights: Fiber Optic Front, Adjustable Rear

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Double Action


Black Polymer



Barrel Length



24.6. oz

Ruger 57 Features

The Ruger 57 is a polymer-framed semi-automatic pistol that operates on a unique short-recoil action; as there is no locking mechanism in the action, the barrel and slide will move backwards together for a fraction of an inch until the bullet has left the barrel.  After that, the slide will continue to move back to complete its cycle.  This pistol includes a trigger that has a single-action pull, a near-5 inch barrel topped with target style sights, and an accessory rail on the front of the frame for mounting a light.

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Ruger 57 Capacity

The Ruger 57, as its name implies, is chambered in 5.7x28mm and feeds from a double-stack, double-feed magazine with a standard capacity of 20 rounds.  If you live in a state with capacity restrictions, fear not because 10 round magazines are available.  

Ruger 57 Ergonomics

The 5.7 cartridge is physically longer than most other pistol calibers with an overall length that is only surpassed by a few of the Magnum cartridges.  Because of this, the grip of the Ruger 57 is very long from front to back, but the width is thinner than most pistols at less than 1.2 inches.  The height of the grip allows users to have a full grip of the gun even with gloves on, and if you’re left handed, fear not because the controls are ambidextrous and the magazine release can easily be switched between the left and right sides.

Ruger 57 Fit & Finish

The Ruger 57 needs to remain oiled.  If you’re going to carry this pistol, it would be smart to wipe down the outside of the slide every day as standard humidity can cause the slide to rust pretty easily.  This is only for the black-slide models, though.  The stainless steel or colored models are much more resistant to environmental damage due to their coatings.

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Ruger 57 Concealability

Measuring 8.65 inches long and 5.6 inches tall, the Ruger 57 is not a gun that you can realistically conceal.  Even an oversized T-shirt wouldn’t do a good job of hiding this.  The best way to carry this pistol would be in an open-carry setup as the target sights would easily dig into your side and the grip texturing could rub you raw if it were to be concealed.

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How much is a Ruger 57 worth?

In 2024 a new or used Ruger 57 value varies depending on supply and demand. In the last 12 months there is great demand for a Ruger 57 and most handguns. The Price for a Ruger 57 has increased in cost by $0.00 in 2024 compared to 2023.

Estimated New and Used Values for a Ruger 57 Values are based on a basic model with no options or colors.

Condition Trade-In Private Party Dealer
New In box $395.08 $516.65 $607.82
Excellent $364.69 $486.26 $547.04
Very Good $334.30 $486.26 $547.04
Good $303.91 $455.87 $516.65
Fair $212.74 $395.08 $486.26
Poor $151.96 $303.91 N/A

Gun Value Conditions explained:

New in box - 100% condition in unopened box. Excellent - 95%+ condition with or without box.

Very Good - 90% - 95% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Good - 80-90% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Fair - 30% - 80% condition, parts, and finish may or may not be original. Must function properly and shoot.

Poor - under 30% condition. Firearm has severe wear and tear, does not function, or is damaged.

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