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  1. Ruger's new Match Champion GP100 for 2014

    For generations Ruger\'s lines of double-action six shooters, from the Security Six and Service Six to the Redhawk and GP100, have been some of the best bargains in the wheelgun market. Well it seems that Sturm, Ruger has decided to keep giving the public what they want and now has an upgraded version of the GP100 built just for tournament shooters and handgun hunters in mind: The Match Champion. Design of the gun Ruger has been making modern wheelguns since 1971, which means they have...
  2. Mini14 GB: The LE Ruger Rifle

    In a world in which over two million of Ruger's handy .223 caliber rifle has been made since 1973, there were bound to be dozens of variants and subvariants. Sure you know about the Ranch rifle, the full-auto AC556, and the Mini-30, but what about the GB? What makes the GB so special? Well, we'll cover that... Ruger's attempt at government sales Styled after an amalgam of pre-1968 US combat rifles including the M1 Garand, M1 Carbine and M14 rifle, the Mini-14 had features drawn from almost...
  3. Ruger Adds an Exposed Hammer to its LCR

    If you liked the look and feel of Rugers LCR snubby revolver, but just couldn't get over having the bobbed hammer, then my friends, you are now in luck. The newest addition to the line, the LCRx, now has an exposed hammer. Click-click The standard LCR In 2009, Ruger tried to supplement its revolver line with the Light Compact Revolver (LCR). This 13.5-ounce 6.5-inch long snubby was one of the most advanced of its kind, featuring a fine blend of polymer, steel and aircraft grade aluminum to...
  4. The Ruger Blackhawk in .30 Carbine

    A product of 1960s experimentation, the carbine caliber Ruger Blackhawk is almost unknown in the gun world. This does not mean, however, that is unloved. On the contrary, these hard-hitting long barreled wheelguns are a very interesting niche carved out for them. The Blackhawk story In the 1950s, the most popular television shows were almost all based in the Old West. Sure, they were mostly fictional accounts of an age that was romanticized, but a hit nonetheless. Little boys ran around...
  5. Is the 10/22 the Perfect Aftermath Gun?

    In the realm of being prepared, there is that boogeyman on the horizon that is known as the 'TEOTWAWKI' situation. This is one of those things where Mad Max movies, zombie films, and sci-fi books all leave fiction behind and come into sharp reality. Although we haven't gotten any memos of an upcoming event, we want to know what you think of the good old 10/22 as the perfect gun for when the dust settles. What are you talking about? So even if you have never been a fan of those Armageddon,...
  6. The Ruger Charger 22 Pistol

    You know those times when you are out plinking or small game hunting and you find yourself wanting a more accurate little 22handgun than what you have. If only they made a pistol version of the 10/22 rifle then the whole world would be different right. Well, about that... The SBR problem In 2007, Ruger came out with a legal short-barreled rifle that anyone could own without a tax stamp. They took their tried and true 10/22 rifle design, and then produced it in a pistol-only receiver...
  7. Ruger LCR Not Pretty But Pretty Effective

    Ever since the Colt Detective Special came on the scene nearly a hundred years ago, the snub-nosed revolver has been a staple of the gun world. Well, Ruger came up with their own take on this in polymer. Why the allure of the snub (The original snubby) In 1927, Colt Firearms of Connecticut coughed up a shortened version of their Police Positive revolver. Their new gun was the first short-barreled revolvers produced with a modern swing-out cylinder. When we say \'short-barreled\', we mean...
  8. The Red Label Is Back

    Designed by Bill Ruger and company in the 1970s to compete with foreign shotguns, the Ruger Red Label has long been a staple of American made scatterguns. Now, after a two-year hiatus, it has returned with some improvements including a better price. The old Red Label When Browning introduced their Superposed shotgun in 1928, the American public started to fall in love with the concept of a well-made, good shooting, and utterly reliable stacked barrel shotgun. Unlike side-by-side double...
  9. The Forgotten Ruger MP9 Room Broom

    Sure, Ruger has built plenty of pistols, rifles and shotguns, but did you know they also made a handy little submachine gun for a while? It is true. The guns name was the MP9, and its inventor may surprise you. Why make one of these? In the 1980s, Ruger was very keen to attract law enforcement and military sales. It was always rumored that Bill Ruger himself thought that the Mini-14 should have been chosen to be the US Army\'s standard rifle after Vietnam. The P85 series pistols came...
  10. Ruger Sales Up 45 Percent

    The largest publicly traded gun maker in the US announced this week that their sales for the last quarter have, amazingly, jumped by over 45%. They attributed this to the fact that nearly a third of their sales came from new models such as the American series rifle and SR45/LC380 pistols. The company released the following in a press release: "Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) announced today that for the third quarter of 2013 the Company reported net sales of $170.9 million and...
  11. New Ruger American Rifle Now in Rimfire

    Ruger a couple years ago introduced their American rifle series of composite stocked hunting rifles to offer an affordable alternative to their M77 series bolt-action guns. Well it seems that they have now upped the ante and brought out a version of this very gun out in both .22LR and Magnum. The basic concept This gun seems to be a dead center line between the rimfire versions of the M77, which are accurate tack drivers that are also at home when hunting for small game, and the...
  12. The New Ruger SR762 308 Battlerifle

    The folks at Sturm, Ruger have added yet a new completely new firearm to their rapidly expanding catalog. This one is a piston-driven, short-barreled modern sporting rifle. Chambered in 7.62x51mm NATO, it\'s a heavy hitter. In their press release, Ruger calls the SR762 \"...an ideal rifle for those who appreciate the familiar and ergonomic AR-style platform. The .308 Win./7.62 NATO cartridge is perfect for hunting medium and most large-sized game and enhances the capability of the AR-style...
  13. The Next 10 22 Design Chosen

    Last month, we covered Ruger's 50th Anniversary Design contest in which the company invited any 10/22 owner to submit their own personal 'built' of Bill Ruger's rimfire burp gun. The submissions were pretty interesting and we have the rundown. The top ten Looking at the designs voted as being in the top ten from more than 2000 entries, several common themes came up. At least three of the designs incorporated two-piece take downs to make the gun capable of storage in small backpacks. Others...
  14. Saddam Hussein and his 40K Ruger

    Recently the former president of Iraqi's personal Model 77 International came up for auction. Its story is rather interesting. The Gun Back in 1988, Strum Ruger Model 77RSI, serial number 77022927 was born. It was a beautiful deep-blued bolt-action rifle in .243 Winchester caliber. The RSI series, introduced in the 80s and discontinued in 1993 was the so-called "International Rifle." This is because it had a carbine-length 18-inch barrel set into a full-length Mannlicher-style walnut...
  15. Ruger Wants You to Pick the Next 10 22

    The good folks over at Sturm, Ruger are combing the earth looking for the newest version of the famous 10/22 rifle. Moreover, your input is needed. The Contest (The 10/22 comes pretty vanilla from Ruger, but many users spend hundreds to convert them into something more custom) You have to admit, that the 10/22 is one of the most customizable rifles ever made. Millions of these guns have come off the lines in the past half century and the aftermarket industry that has resulted from their...
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