Ruger auctions rare KP90 pistol to support youth shooting

Ruger KP90

The Ruger KP90 package up for auction. (Photo: GunBroker)

In support of the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation, Sturm, Ruger & Company on Thursday put up for auction a rare and collectible Ruger KP90 pistol straight from the company’s Connecticut factory’s collection.

Ruger produced KP90 pistols from 1992 to 2004, according to the listing. Besides the initial test firing at the factory in 1995, the particular model up for auction has never been used.

This .45 ACP pistol features a stainless manual safety, an oversized trigger guard, full-time ambidextrous magazine latch, and high-visibility white-dot inserts on both the front sight and the windage-adjustable, rear sight.

The handgun was constructed from hard-coated A356T6 aircraft quality aluminum alloy, 400-series stainless steel, Terhune Anticorro stainless steel, and 6123 Xenoy resin grip panels.

The KP90 pistol will be shipped in its gray plastic pistol case along with a seven-shot magazine, magazine loader, and an original instruction manual. The pistol also comes with a 1995 Ruger Firearms Catalog and a certificate of authenticity.

The initial listing was $200, but the prices has been driven up to $700. The auction is listed on and all proceeds go to the Scholastic Action Shooting Program. The auction ends Jan. 17.

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