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  • Ruger First Quarter Report Shows Steady Gains

    On May 5th, 2014, Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. announced net sales of $169.9 million for the first quarter of 2014. The reporting also shows fully diluted earnings of $1.22 per share. These announcements display steady growth from the same quarter in 2013 that showed net sales of $155.9 million and fully diluted earnings of $1.20 per share. The company's Board of Directors also announced a 49c per share dividend for shareholders of record as of May 16th 2014, payable on May 30th, 2014. The...
  • The classic Ruger Model 44 Carbine: A 10/22 times two!

    Now out of production for going on thirty years, the Model 44 carbine, named easily enough because of its chambering in the beastly .44-magnum caliber, was a vintage rifle from another time that we wish Ruger would revisit. (Photo by AR15.com) Background In 1964, Bill Ruger came out with his instant classic 10/22 rifle. Now in its 50th year of solid and continuous production, that innovative .22LR rimfire carbine actually was a rehash of a gun that had come out three years before, the...
  • Going International: Ruger's ode to Mannlicher

    Since 1966 Strum, Ruger has made a number of their rifle designs with a full-length stock that harkened back to the days of Imperial Germany and Austria. These guns, the International series, have an interesting back-story and provide collectors with a good shooting rifle that also attracts immediate attention. Where did the design come from? In 1889, Paul Mauser was revamping his Model 71/84 bolt-action rifle, in an attempt to gain some more overseas contracts. One of his guns, a short...
  • ATI Gun Stocks Ruger 10/22 AR-22 Stock System Giveaway!

    Our sponsors over at ATI Gunstocks have donated one of their new 10/22 AR-22 Stock systems to be given away here on RugerTalk and it\'s time to enter now! For complete rules of entry and to get entered please follow this link. [URL]https://www.rugertalk.com/forum/f49/ati-gun-stocks-ruger-10-22-ar-22-stock-system-giveaway-2598/[/URL] Good luck!
  • GP 100 Standard In .357

    Ruger is known for making quality revolvers, and the GP100 series is no different. This form of revolver evolved from the Security Six, a weapon that was developed in 1972, and was marketed toward civilian self-defense, police and military personnel. This is another good piece to have if you\'re looking for a good self-defense weapon. There is a lot of talk about the new Match Champion, but let\'s delve into the standard model. Outside Specs It comes with the standard Hogue Monogrip, with...
  1. Ruger Adds Ranch Rifles to American Line

    Some might say you can never have too many rifles, and they are probably right, especially if those rifles are manufactured under the Ruger umbrella. When it comes to adding rifles to your collection that will not let you down, there are two young guns on the block that you just might want to check out. These new additions are known as the Ruger American Ranch Rifles and there are two from which you may choose depending on your shooting preference and the dominant side of your body. The...
  2. Ruger Introduces Extended Magazines for LCP LC9

    Do you love your LCP or LC9 but wish they had a larger magazine capacity? Up until this month, the only choice you had to fix this was in aftermarket products. Well Ruger listened and they just announced that changes are on the way. Current aftermarket offerings Ever since the Ruger introduced the .380-Auto caliber LCP in 2008, independent gun accessory makers have been on a quest to improve it. While the 6-shot standard factory mags were reliable and worked just fine, people wanted more....
  3. Will the Ruger Mini-14 Survive the Ban

    Bill Ruger's innovative Mini-14 rifle has long been a staple product of the Ruger firearms line. With more than a million rifles produced since the gun was introduced in 1973, it is popular with generation after generation of shooter. However, even with this being said many Mini owners fear that the rifle may be subject to ban and increased regulation. The legacy of the Mini-14 and its kin Designed in the late 1960s when most of the male population of the United States had pulled time in...
  4. Ruger New Bearcat Shopkeeper

    Ruger has long had a popular product in their Bearcat single action revolver. At the 2013 Shotshow they unveiled their latest version of it, the Shopkeeper. The new little birdshead model is unique and has lots of panache right out of the box. The Bearcat Legacy In 1958, Ruger began construction of their Bearcat revolver and it proved a fast favorite with hikers, campers, and plinkers. Chambered for 22 rimfire (LR, Long, and Short/CB), this single action revolver was lightweight at just...
  5. The Super Rare 10 17

    The Ruger 10/22 is one of the most popular and widely available rifles ever made. Over four million of these handy little guns have come off Ruger's lines since 1964. It's so well known in fact that it's on the banner of our website. With that being said, some of the subvariants of this go-cart are super rare and this rarity leads to an interest in these guns all out of proportion. There may be no better case of this than the 10/22 rifle chambered for the zippy .17 HMR round, the 10/17. The...
  6. The Ruger Redhawk 480 Is Back

    In the latest installment in "everything old is new again," Ruger has announced that 2013 will see a return of the Redhawk and Super Redhawk chambering in .480 Ruger. What is .480 and why do you care? Keep reading. The History of the .480 Ruger Back in 1988, hand loader John Linebaugh took the .45-70 Government rifle bullet case, cut it down to 1.5 inches, and loaded with .475-inch-diameter bullets weighing from 320-440 grains. Intended for hunting big game or as a backup weapon while in...
  7. The Ruger Take Down

    The Ruger 10/22 is one of the most popular rimfire rifles in the world. About the only extra you could ask for is that it can break down into a smaller package for carrying by backpackers etc. Well, wait, that exists already-- the 10/22 Takedown. Why a Takedown rifle The 22LR is a proven round for taking small game, target practice, and even (when using ammunition such as the CCI Velociraptor) capable of limited self-defense. The rifles are small that use the round, but are still carbine...
  8. Ruger Releases a 45ACP SR Model

    Back in 2007, Sturm, Ruger released its SR9 pistol, a double-action only polymer framed 9mm that picked up where the P85/95 series left off. A few years after that, they brought out the SR40, which is the same design yet in 40S&W. Finally, after a six year wait, Ruger has listened to the shooting public and brought out the gun in John Browning's beautiful 45ACP chambering. The SR45 Design When the SR9 came out, it was set to do what Ruger P85/89/95 has never really pulled off-- being a...
  9. The Orange Canadian Survival Rifle

    Our neighbor to the north, Canada, is the second largest country on earth. Much of that land is above the Arctic Circle, putting it high on the list of harsh environments. The thing is, accidents still happen up there and when they do, someone has to go in and bring them out. For that, Ruger made a special rifle. Canadian Military Search and Rescue With some of most rugged and most downright deadly terrain in the world (ever heard of the Yukon?), the Canadian military has a special unit of...
  10. Who Were Sturm and Ruger

    The company known today as Sturm, Ruger was founded in 1949 by the unlikely pair of Bill Ruger and Alex Sturm. Today the company is publicly traded and is one of the largest firearms makers in the world with more than $140 million in annual sales and over 1100 employees. Which may lead you to wonder, just who were these two founders, and what does the Ruger logo have to do with them? This 1950 photo shows a 34-year old Bill Ruger, left, and a bearded Alex Sturm on the right. The two were the...
  11. The Ruger Mini 14 in Military Use

    In the late 1960s when L. James Sullivan and William B. Ruger were kicking around a scaled down version of the M14 rifle, they did not originally think of it as a military gun. This 'Mini-14' used a similar action and operating techniques as the old M1 Garand, but fired the more subtle .223 Remington round in a detachable magazine. This helped make the gun a commercial success in 1973 when it was introduced, as legions of former citizen soldiers were familiar with the design. Thinking that...
  12. Ruger Stock Up 1200 Percent Since 2009

    From looking at the stock prices over the past five years, you would think that Strum, Ruger was a maker of revolutionary computer software, super smart phones that can run thousands of apps at the same time, or a solar powered car that holds a charge for more than five minutes. Nevertheless, they don't-- they make some of the bestselling firearms in modern history. Company snapshot in 2009 In January 2009, Ruger (NYSE symbol RGR) had a stock price that was hovering about $5 per common...
  13. New Steel Ruger AR Mags

    When Ruger bounced onto the market with their SR-556 rifle, the guns shipped at first with polymer magazines. Now the company has stepped up to the plate and is offering Ruger-branded metal body mags for these popular rifles. The old mags Ruger has long sold a 30-round polymer magazine, (Magpul's PMAG) shipped in Ruger packaging as item number # 90402. Other than the red packaging, there was not a lot different on these mags than you would get direct from a Magpul dealer. While efficient...
  14. The Ruger Blackhawk Sixty Years of Single Action Popularity

    Ruger started as a company that marketed 22LR semi auto pistols, but they rapidly moved forward into other designs. In the 1950s, the most popular show on the new-fangled invention known as the television was the Western. Ruger took that in stride and came out with the answer. Named the Blackhawk, it was what the people wanted and is still going strong six decades later. Why the Blackhawk Flipping the two or three stations on your black and white television in the mid-1950s, you came...
  15. MagGuts 7 Round LCP Mag Kits

    The Ruger LCP is one of the best and most popular .380 pocket guns on today's market. However, its six round flush-fit OE magazine for some is just a tad too small. Steve Corso and the gang over at MagGuts have a solution to squeeze one extra round into the LCP, and we gave it a shot. The Problem While many shooters (this one intended) rely on the cute no-nonsense 'Elsie Pea' to provide a backup while on duty and a compact CCW piece when off work, the gun is restricted to a half dozen...
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