The American Series, Ruger’s flagship service pistol line, has been around for a while now. The series is duty-capable and available in both 9mm and .45 ACP calibers. There are three pistol types in the series: Duty, Compact and Competition. The Duty and Competition full-sized 9mm versions have 17+1-round magazine capacities, while the Duty .45 ACP version has a 10+1 capacity. The Compact 9mm has a 12+1-round capacity. And the Compact .45 has a 7+1 capacity. Both the 9mm and .45 variants can accept the full-sized Ruger American Hi-Capacity magazines.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.usconcealedcarry.com/blog/ruger-american-45-compact-pistol/