Skip to comments.Ruger is on a Roll- Company Produces One Millionth Firearm of 2012
Posted on 08/20/2012 3:13:10 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. (NYSE-RGR) is on pace to beat its own record of 1,114,700 firearms produced in one year, set in 2011. On August 15, 2012 Ruger produced its one millionth firearm of the year, a Ruger® SR1911 pistol which will be hand-engraved by Baron Technology, Inc. and auctioned off to support the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action.
Last year, Ruger became the first commercial firearms company to produce one million firearms in one year, and we were incredibly excited and proud to reach that milestone, said Ruger President and CEO Mike Fifer. It took us nearly all of 2011 to build one million firearms, but in 2012 we accomplished it on August 15th.
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Long live the 2A!
You know in your heart Obama, Axlegrease, and company had huge investments in gun company stocks (laundered via the Chicago mob).
Ruger has always made high quality guns at reasonable prices.
I think Bill Ruger’s Son heads the company now tho I could be wrong. Anyway I have noticed the company has gotten better about offering high capacity mags to regular guys.
I have also noted Colt seems to have gotten more friendly to everyday guys lately.
I carry my LCP everywhere - cycles well, lightweight, low profile and dependable. And AMERICAN MADE!
Apparently, old Bill Ruger himself was the reason why Ruger did not product anything much above 10 rounds for mags, especially on the Mini 14s. After he passed away, new management supposedly changed gears and now 30 round mags are available for Minis, but you better make sure they are Ruger brand. A lot of after market brands apparently don’t work well in Ruger firearms except Ruger brand themselves. I purchased a n0n_Ruger 30 round mag as a gift once to a relative who once owned a P85 9mm pistol. It was epic fail even though it was supposedly made for it.
My SR 22P that I just bought, fell out of my boat!
Same lake where I lost my 345 and security six.
Anyone want to buy some ammo? I heard the price is going up.
There is one brand of after market mags which are always excellent. That is Mec-Gar. There are probably others but that company makes spare and extra capacity mags for all my guns so I haven’t tried any others.
I tried some cheap USA mags many years ago and they were awful. Maybe they have improved, I hope so.
Customer service is good too.
Sent in an SR9C for FTF problems. Had it back in a couple weeks with new slide assembly, same barrel (No problem there) and all the internals in the frame replaced.
Basically a brand new gun for the cost of shipping
Ruger’s customer service has always been good.
Maybe 15 years ago, I got an old Mark I, bull barrel .22 pistol in a trade. It was in really rough shape with rust all over it.
My local dealer sent it to Ruger along with $25. It came back looking like new with a new box and instruction sheet. There was one area which was pitted so bad that they had to remove enough metal that one could tell but other than that I couldn’t tell it from a new one.
All for $25.
Wish I still had my scoped Redhawk 44 Mag, but I traded it for a steel guitar!
Like their 22 autos, revolvers and rifles. Was never too hot on the centerfire autos, as I didn’t like the way they felt in the hand and while firing.
It changed with the SR9C. Sweet gun. Carry it on duty in plainclothes and off duty when the full size Glock or 1911 are just too big.
Yeah, I know, they’re never too big, but sometimes something a little lighter is a good change.
Ruger would be producing 10 million a year if it weren't for Bill Ruger.
Good for you. I’d like to pick up a 45 next year. I’m not sure if it will be a Colt or a Ruger. I’m open to opinions...
i like my p345 a lot, haven’t fired my sp101 32 mag yet, i know i’ll like it also...
Check the 1911 Forum on Glock Talk
They have good things to say about the Ruger
Another good choice with a nice price point is the STI Spartan. Some Phillipine parts, but final assembly fit and finish is in Georgetown TX
And there was once a wall in Berlin too....guess what? That’s history.
Thank you for the suggestion and the mention of another weapon to look at.
A friend has a Sig 1911 and it’s really nice.
Thank you Vinnie. I appreciate the mention.
Ruger is a great company... I also have an old winchester (when they were made in New Haven). Is Marlin still made in North Haven?
All of my aftermarket mags are Mec-Gar.
Never had a failure with one yet.
The Ruger you showed is magazine fed. I do not believe any Ruger firearms currently use "clips".
I did my small part & bought a Blackhawk SS 357. If I miss, I can always use it as a club!
I carry mine everywhere too. It’s especially great for summer carry. Even in short pants and a tee-shirt it conceals easily. It was a great purchase.
i like semi’s also but with a revolver there’s no uncertainty...
What a coincidence. My Ruger Super Blackhawk .44 mag also fell out of my boat, glurp! Anyone need a holster?
Bless Ruger! I plan to purchase a SP101, a SR22 and 2 LCP’s soon. A Vaquero .45 stainless is in my future as well.
Picked up a 10/22 takedown this past weekend. Breaks into 2 but feels as solid as a single piece rifle when together. Beautifully designed.
Rugged, dependable, well-designed and well-made firearms at affordable prices.
Everyone knows this, and so the company thrives.
There’s a lesson in there somewhere for other American manufacturing companies.
For a few bucks more, consider a Caspian frame and slide with Ed Brown innards; mainspring housing, grip safety, trigger, and grips to fit you hand; sights for the intended purpose; and electroless nickel, industrial hard chrome, Black Ice or similar finish. Have your 'smith use the MacFarland slide fit procedure if you want good reliability with better than average accuracy.
Yea, a custom costs more up front, but when you start modifying a gun the dollars really flow.
Ruger has always made reasonable quality guns at usually reasonable prices.
Thank you for the correction. I agree with you.
Over the years I have thought of magazines as being clips, but you are right.
I have a Ruger pistol that had a (very minor) safety recall.
The deal was that if I would pay the shipping to Ruger, they would pay the return shipping, plus add a new magazine.
Without any prompting on my part, Ruger paid the shipping (not cheap for UPS air freight) both ways.
It might have cost them a little, but they have a lifetime customer.
(Coincidentally, they did anyway.)
I got three - ruger LCR was the last one :o)
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Thanks for the list, Joe. Not always around with so much going on (this is another election year) but appreciate the articles you flag. Btw, nice flag ;^)
Thanks for the link......took mine out the other day and it shot beautifully. Don’t think I need that fix.......at least I hope not.
Dying is the best thing Bill Ruger ever did for his company.
Funny, Front Sight sent email after email, and called saying that Ruger could not make enough pistols to allow them to fulfill their numbers owed to customers, but they took our money anyway. Waiting 9 months now. Guess Ruger was able to produce the guns, just need to have Front Sight deliver them.
I agree that well designed and manufactured revolvers are inherently more reliable shot for shot, but revolvers do fail. I have experienced a damaged forcing cone and a broken ejector rod in duty range qualification/practice. Both malfunctions disabled the respective revolvers 100%.
Although I have experienced malfunctions with auto-loading pistols, I have never experienced a 100% disabling malfunction in duty range qualification/practice.
BTW, I have always carried S&W or Ruger as duty sidearms.
I have owned a couple Ruger Security-Six revolvers and a P-95 pistol. All were solid, reliable sidearms. I never felt bad when strapping a Ruger on my hip.