Hot Selling Handgun: Ruger-57

This 5.7x28mm pistol has a 20-round magazine and its low recoil and flat shooting make it a blast at the range.

The Ruger-57 pistol chambered in 5.7x28mm.
The Ruger-57 pistol chambered in 5.7x28mm.David Maccar

The Ruger-57, introduced just before SHOT Show 2020, is only the second pistol to be chambered for the FN 5.7x28mm cartridge. It features a 20-round flush magazine and a glass-filled nylon frame that boasts an optimized texture, making for a natural and ergonomic grip.

Despite the long 5.7 cartridges, the trigger reach is no longer than that found on many common 9mm handguns. Controls include an ambidextrous manual thumb safety, a robust slide release, and a reversible magazine release.

The Ruger-57 uses 20-round flush-fit magazines and has a cut out on the top of the slide to lighten the weight of the reciprocating mass.David Maccar

The slide is hardened billet steel with lightening cuts and enhanced front and rear cocking serrations. The rear sight is adjustable for windage and elevation, and the slide is optics-ready. SRP: $799. (

This content originally appeared in the June, 2020 issue of SHOT Business magazine.