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About the Ruger P97 Pistol
Built around a single-stack polymer P-series frame, the Ruger® P97 is a double-action/single-action (DA/SA) semi-automatic pistol, chambered in the hard-hitting .45 ACP centerfire cartridge. The P97 served as the go-to sidearm for law enforcement agencies and civilian shooters throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s thanks to its large grip, streamlined profile, and standard three-dot sighting system. Further, the P97 featured a manual safety and a built-in ambidextrous de-cocker for safe carry with a round in the chamber, promising speedy deployment and safe carry in virtually any environment.

Though the P97 is now discontinued, it remains a favorite among collectors, target shooters, and budget-minded personal defense shooters alike.

What Does “SA/DA” Mean and Why Does It Matter?
“SA/DA” is the industry-standard abbreviation for single-action/double-action.

Single-action/Double-action pistols allow shooters to fire the pistol by either pulling the hammer back with their thumb or racking the slide before pulling the trigger (single-action), or by simply pulling the trigger and forcing the hammer to pull itself back prior to striking the firing pin (double-action).

In simple terms, Single-action means pulling the trigger does one action: releasing the hammer on the firing pin; and the double-action system does two actions pulls the hammer back andreleases the hammer on the firing pin. The single-action stage requires the hammer to be cocked (manually or mechanically) before firing, and offers a light, crisp pull, ensuring accurate shot placement and improved handling. A double-action pull, on the other hand, is much heavier and requires an intentional pull. With single-action/double-action pistols, the first trigger pull will be a double-action pull and much heavier. As the slide travels rearward, it will automatically cock the hammer, allowing you to fire with a light and crisp single-action pull with every shot thereafter, making the single-action/double-action system one of the most reliable and safest hammer-fired pistol designs in the world.

Why choose the Ruger P97?

Though the P97 has been discontinued and out of production for more than 20 years, it remains highly popular among collectors for its exceptional accuracy and consistent service in tactical and self defense applications.

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