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Ruger is on a Roll- Company Produces One Millionth Firearm of 2012
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ruger-roll-210500858.html ^

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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KEYWORDS: banglist; jobs; manufacturing; record; ruger; sales; sourcetitlenoturl
I am responsible for 4 of those Rugers this year.

Long live the 2A!

1 posted on 08/20/2012 3:13:16 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

You know in your heart Obama, Axlegrease, and company had huge investments in gun company stocks (laundered via the Chicago mob).


2 posted on 08/20/2012 3:17:06 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Red in Blue PA

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.


3 posted on 08/20/2012 3:18:10 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Red in Blue PA

I carry my LCP everywhere - cycles well, lightweight, low profile and dependable. And AMERICAN MADE!


4 posted on 08/20/2012 3:19:08 PM PDT by jagusafr
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To: Red in Blue PA
 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...




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5 posted on 08/20/2012 3:21:04 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Nope 2012)
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To: yarddog

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.


6 posted on 08/20/2012 3:26:41 PM PDT by MachIV
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To: Red in Blue PA

My SR 22P that I just bought, fell out of my boat!

Same lake where I lost my 345 and security six.

Damn lake.

Anyone want to buy some ammo? I heard the price is going up.


7 posted on 08/20/2012 3:30:59 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: MachIV

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.


8 posted on 08/20/2012 3:31:12 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: yarddog

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


9 posted on 08/20/2012 3:33:32 PM PDT by 5Madman2 (There is no such thing as an experienced suicide bomber)
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To: 5Madman2

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.


10 posted on 08/20/2012 3:39:29 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: hadaclueonce

Wish I still had my scoped Redhawk 44 Mag, but I traded it for a steel guitar!


11 posted on 08/20/2012 3:42:58 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: yarddog

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.


12 posted on 08/20/2012 3:48:55 PM PDT by 5Madman2 (There is no such thing as an experienced suicide bomber)
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To: Red in Blue PA
one millionth firearm of the year

Ruger would be producing 10 million a year if it weren't for Bill Ruger.

13 posted on 08/20/2012 3:49:31 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (I'll take over the Mormon over the Moron any day!)
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To: DoughtyOne

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...


14 posted on 08/20/2012 3:51:05 PM PDT by ronnied (target shooters don't raise toilet seats...)
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To: DoughtyOne

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


15 posted on 08/20/2012 3:55:29 PM PDT by 5Madman2 (There is no such thing as an experienced suicide bomber)
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To: DCBryan1

And there was once a wall in Berlin too....guess what? That’s history.


16 posted on 08/20/2012 4:03:37 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: ronnied
Well, they look nice.  Knowing Rugers are good weapons, that's an additional plus.

I'm more of a clip man myself.


sp101 & p345

















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17 posted on 08/20/2012 4:05:30 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Americans want what Americans always wanted: Better lives for families; little government authority.)
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To: 5Madman2

Thank you for the suggestion and the mention of another weapon to look at.


18 posted on 08/20/2012 4:12:42 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Americans want what Americans always wanted: Better lives for families; little government authority.)
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To: DoughtyOne

A friend has a Sig 1911 and it’s really nice.


19 posted on 08/20/2012 4:22:43 PM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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To: Vinnie

Thank you Vinnie. I appreciate the mention.


20 posted on 08/20/2012 4:25:08 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Americans want what Americans always wanted: Better lives for families; little government authority.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

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?


21 posted on 08/20/2012 4:30:18 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Yes, Obama, I had help with my business. MY CUSTOMERS!)
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To: yarddog

All of my aftermarket mags are Mec-Gar.

Never had a failure with one yet.


22 posted on 08/20/2012 4:32:30 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: DoughtyOne
I'm more of a clip man myself.

The Ruger you showed is magazine fed. I do not believe any Ruger firearms currently use "clips".

23 posted on 08/20/2012 4:33:21 PM PDT by nonsporting
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To: Red in Blue PA

I did my small part & bought a Blackhawk SS 357. If I miss, I can always use it as a club!


24 posted on 08/20/2012 4:37:20 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (Liberalism: "Ex faslo quodlibet" - from falseness, anything follows)
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To: jagusafr

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.


25 posted on 08/20/2012 4:46:37 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: DoughtyOne

i like semi’s also but with a revolver there’s no uncertainty...


26 posted on 08/20/2012 4:49:16 PM PDT by ronnied (target shooters don't raise toilet seats...)
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To: hadaclueonce

What a coincidence. My Ruger Super Blackhawk .44 mag also fell out of my boat, glurp! Anyone need a holster?


27 posted on 08/20/2012 5:02:33 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Candor7

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.

Love ‘em.


28 posted on 08/20/2012 5:36:00 PM PDT by ProfoundBabe ("Every real thought on every real subject knocks the wind out of somebody or other." - OW Holmes)
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To: ProfoundBabe

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.


29 posted on 08/20/2012 5:51:22 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

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.


30 posted on 08/20/2012 6:19:34 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: ronnied
If it's off-the-shelf, you owe it to yourself to look at Kimber and Springfield too. The Brazilian offerings seem to have significant features for the price but there have been some comments about heat treatment. Can't say as I have no access to proper equipment to test them.

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.

31 posted on 08/20/2012 6:26:37 PM PDT by kitchen (Over gunned is better than the alternative.)
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To: yarddog
"... Ruger has always made high quality guns at reasonable prices."

Ruger has always made reasonable quality guns at usually reasonable prices.

32 posted on 08/20/2012 6:33:25 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Semper Fi)
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To: nonsporting

Thank you for the correction. I agree with you.

Over the years I have thought of magazines as being clips, but you are right.


33 posted on 08/20/2012 7:18:43 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Americans want what Americans always wanted: Better lives for families; little government authority.)
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To: ronnied
I think that's a reasoned thought. I just don't want to get into a situation and have to mess with tricky reloading. I purchased three clips magazines when I purchased my weapon.
34 posted on 08/20/2012 7:43:24 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Americans want what Americans always wanted: Better lives for families; little government authority.)
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To: yarddog
Ruger’s customer service has always been good.

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.)

.

35 posted on 08/20/2012 8:21:21 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I got three - ruger LCR was the last one :o)


36 posted on 08/20/2012 8:45:54 PM PDT by ezoeni
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To: Red in Blue PA
Ruger has experienced some alignment issues on some of their early TD models. It seems to be a QC issue in the rush to get to market. Its more of an annoyance than a safety issue but is easily correctable with no need to send the rifle back to Ruger. If you don't have this problem then no worry but if you do here is the fix, Pretty simple.
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=571152
RUGER 10/22 Takedown Alignment Issue FIX.
37 posted on 08/21/2012 1:31:16 AM PDT by Polynikes (Hakkaa Palle)
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39 posted on 08/21/2012 5:39:08 PM PDT by budwiesest (It's that girl from Alaska, again.)
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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.


40 posted on 08/21/2012 5:51:35 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Dying is the best thing Bill Ruger ever did for his company.


41 posted on 08/21/2012 6:06:09 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: nonsporting

LOL!!


42 posted on 08/21/2012 6:14:39 PM PDT by Osage Orange ("Were we directed from Washington when to sow, and when to reap, we should soon want bread.")
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To: jagusafr

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.


43 posted on 08/21/2012 10:03:13 PM PDT by Angry Mad Scientist
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To: ronnied
i like semi’s also but with a revolver there’s no uncertainty...

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.

44 posted on 08/27/2012 4:31:40 AM PDT by Ghengis
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To: Red in Blue PA

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.


45 posted on 08/27/2012 4:36:25 AM PDT by Ghengis
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