It seems that every gun magazine that's out these days has the new Ruger American on the cover or an article covering one. Moslty in 9mm...as I've not seen or read one for the .45 yet. The NINE specimen that I handled locally last month had a nice trigger. Not SIG striker-fired nice, but better than my old Glocks and my Springers. At elast that's what it seemd like to me. Reportedly low recoil and good accuracy. I'm waiting for the MOD 2 Five inch TACTICAL model to come out in FDE... so the Ruger American might be fun to play around with before the TAC comes out. I do know that the American looks kinda odd, but their 9mm fit me quite well. at 30 some ounces, I'd not be carrying it, but I don't my MOD 2 Service Model, either. Nor would I carry the 5 inch Tactical. Range or Home Defense would be the modes for the American. Go Boston,,Go American League!!