The New Ruger AR-15

  Sturm, Ruger & Co. announced a new direct impingement AR-15 called the AR-556. The rifle is a traditional MSR with a few very nice features like a milled A2 front sight post with a built-in QD attachment point. The street price will be less than $700 on these rifles. Click here to get all […]

The Gun Digest Book of Ruger Revolvers

ruger book

I’ve just pre-ordered a new history book for my gun bookshelf:  The Gun Digest Book of Ruger Revolvers. I saw a press release on this book earlier in the week, and just took a look at it on Amazon.  Amazon has a great feature that allows you to review parts of the book prior to […]

New Ruger Guns for 2014

Ruger American All Weather

Ruger announced a number of new gun models including a new DA/SA version of the LCR called the LCRx.  One deviation from prior Ruger product announcements is that some of the guns are not ready to ship immediately.  In the past, when Ruger announced a new firearm, the gun was already in production.  Some of […]

Brand New Ruger SR-762 Rifle

Ruger SR-762

Two short months before the annual SHOT Show, Ruger announced the release of the new SR-762 rifle.  Maintaining the overall look and feel of the AR platform, the new Ruger SR-762 rifle is chambered in 7.62×51 (aka .308 Win) and uses a piston system similar to the company’s original SR-556 rifle.  The rifle appears to […]

Ruger American Rimfire Rifle

Ruger American Rimfire Rifle

The brand new Ruger American Rimfire rifle is set to set the industry on fire after it was unveiled Thursday.  The new bolt action gun is set up with a range of new features that are likely to excite a wide range of shooters. The new rifles will come in standard and compact styles and […]

Info on Ruger’s New Plant and New Guns

Ruger Plant Expansion

Ruger’s CEO, Michael Fifer, gave additional details today about the company’s pending purchase of a third manufacturing plant, and perhaps provided some insight into what new guns will be made there. The comments were made by Fifer during Ruger’s Q2 2013 earnings conference call. The Mayodan facility is “ideally suited for what we want to […]

Ruger Posts 79% Earnings Increase

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Sturm, Ruger & Company announced net sales of nearly $180 million for the quarter ending June 30, which represents an earnings increase of 79% compared to the same quarter in 2012.  The company reported fully diluted earnings of $1.63/share compared to 91¢/share for the same quarter last year. From January 1 – June 29, 2013, […]

Ruger Opening Third Plant in NC

new Ruger plant in NC

Ruger announced they will be opening their third manufacturing plant in North Carolina.  There has been a great deal of speculation since Ruger president and CEO Michael O. Fifer announced a search was underway at the April 30 shareholder meeting. The new facility will eventually employ about 500-700 people and will produce about ten new […]

Ruger to Open Third Plant – Expansion for New Guns

Ruger Plant Expansion

Ruger is expanding. Sturm, Ruger & Co is in the process of opening a third production plant to expand manufacturing capacity, and company president and CEO Michael O. Fifer wants to do it quickly. “We’re running out of space,” said Fifer in the company’s annual shareholder meeting on April 30. According to Fifer, Ruger will […]

Ruger Photos from 2013 SHOT Show

Ruger 1911 SHOT Show

As sometimes happens when relying too heavily on digital technology, I managed to lose some of my photos from the Ruger booth at the 2013 SHOT Show.  While very disappointing, I did manage to save a few photos of the new SR45 and 1911 pistols they announced right before the show. So, enjoy these few […]

Ruger SR-556VT Rifle

Ruger SR-556VT review

Another of Ruger’s new product announcements for 2013 is the new SR-556VT rifle.  A variant of the company’s piston-driven AR platofrm, the SR-556VT appears to be set for long range accuracy shooting with a fixed stock and 20″ barrel.  As you might guess, the VT stands for “Varmint Target.” Since this model is designed for […]

New Ruger Guide Gun

Ruger Guide Gun

Mere days ahead of the 2013 SHOT Show, we get out first glimpse at the Ruger Guide Gun.  The new series of rifles are rugged, compact rifles weighing between 8 to 8.12 pounds. The guns are chambered in serious calibers:  .30-06, .300 Win Mag, .338 Win Mag, .375 Ruger, .300 RCM and .338 RCM.  When […]

Ruger LCR-22MAG

Ruger LCR-22MAG

Another of Ruger’s new guns for 2013 is the LCR now chambered in .22 WMR.  The .22 WMR, aka 22 Magnum, is a higher velocity rimfire than the .22 LR that the LCR has been chambered for in the past. The new Ruger LCR-22MAG is a compact revolver that uses the same polymer-aluminum hybrid frame […]