My understanding is that the Ruger 57 is an almost direct clone of the FN internals, if that's the case it would eliminate it from my list of "Best new guns". I'd have to put the Smith & Wesson M&P 9EZ Shield at the top of my list - someone finally producing a sub-compact 9mm that can be manipulated by ladies and older shooters with weak or arthritic hands, etc. deserves kudos.
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