External hammer for single or double-action use. Monolithic frame is made from aerospace-grade, 7000 series aluminum. Patented Ruger friction reducing cam is a next generation design in fire control systems that results in a smooth non-stacking trigger pull. Patent-pending polymer fire control housing holds all the fire control components in their proper dimensional relationships, reduces weight significantly and helps reduce recoil. High-strength stainless steel cylinder is extensively fluted (reducing weight). Hogue Tamer Monogrip reduces perceived recoil. Grip peg allows for a variety of grip styles to be installed. Includes soft case.