Category:Sturm, Ruger & Company firearms
This category has the following 3 subcategories, out of 3 total.
This category has the following 3 subcategories, out of 3 total.
1. Sturm, Ruger & Co. – Sturm, Ruger & Co. Inc. is an American, Southport, Connecticut–based firearm manufacturing company, better known by the shortened name Ruger. The company was founded in 1949 by Alexander McCormick Sturm and William B, Ruger and has been publicly traded since 1969. Ruger produces bolt-action, semi-automatic, and single-shot rifles, shotguns, semi-automatic pistols, Sturm, Ruger & Company was founded by William B. Ruger and Alexander McCormick Sturm in 1949 in a small rented shop in Southport. Ruger is a dominant manufacturer in the.22 LR rimfire rifle market in the U. S. due primarily to the sales of its Ruger 10/22 semiautomatic rifle, the 10/22 is very popular due to being relatively inexpensive and of good quality. As a result, a wealth of after-market accessories and parts were available for it. The availability and variety of after-market parts makes it possible to build a 10/22 using only these parts, Ruger similarly dominates the.22 rimfire semi-automatic pistol market with the Ruger MK II and Ruger MK III, descendants of the Ruger Standard pistol. Like the 10/22, the MkII is supported with a variety of after-market accessories. The 22/45 is similar to the Ruger Standard family of pistols but features a different grip angle, Ruger Casting has plants in Newport, New Hampshire and Prescott, Arizona, making ferrous, ductile iron and commercial titanium castings. Ruger Golf makes steel and titanium castings for golf clubs made by a number of different brands, Sturm, Ruger stock has been publicly traded since 1969, and became a New York Stock Exchange company in 1990. After Alex Sturm’s death in 1951, William B, Ruger continued to direct the company until his death in 2002. From 1949 through 2004, Ruger manufactured over 20 million firearms, and currently offers models for hunting, target shooting, self-defense, collecting, and law enforcement. Sturm, Ruger & Co. is headquartered in Southport, Connecticut, and maintains manufacturing facilities in Newport, New Hampshire, Prescott, Arizona, and Mayodan, North Carolina. Rugers subsidiaries are Ruger Precision Metals LLC in Earth City, Missouri, Pine Tree Castings in Newport, New Hampshire, and Ruger Sportswear & Accessories in Mayodan, North Carolina. Of the total 2,288 makers of civilian firearms operating in the United States from 1986–2010, Ruger was ranked the number one U. S. firearms manufacturer from 2008–2011. In 2011, Ruger manufactured 1,114,687 firearms, as their promotion, the company has set a new goal of 2 million firearms produced per year. From 2009 to 2012, Ruger was the top-seller of handguns, list of modern armament manufacturers TALO Distributors Wilson, R. L. Ruger & His Guns, A History of the Man, the Company and Their Firearms. Sturm, Ruger & Co official site Ruger Official History
2. Ruger Gold Label – The Ruger Gold Label is a double-barreled shotgun that was made by Sturm, Ruger & Company, Incorporated, at their manufacturing facility in Newport, New Hampshire. It was designed to be similar to traditional English shotguns used for bird hunting. The Gold Label has a steel receiver and blued barrels. The stock and fore-end are made of AAA-grade American walnut, at 6½ pounds, the Gold Label is relatively lightweight for a double barreled shotgun. Equipped with a trigger, a barrel selector mechanism is used to choose whether the left or right barrel fires first. The second shot can be fired if the first shot was a misfire. The barrel selector is combined with the safety and is located at the top rear of the receiver. Opening the action automatically engages the safety mechanism, only produced in 12 gauge, the chambers are three inches in length, to accommodate either 2¾ inch or 3 inch shells. The Gold Label uses screw-in choke tubes that are steel shot compatible, there are two models of Gold Label. One has an American style pistol grip stock, the other has an English style straight grip stock. Both models have a splinter style fore-end, the Gold Label was produced from 2004 to 2006 and has not been produced since. While the shotgun was still pictured in Rugers 2008 Catalog, it was listed as current production sold out, according to most reports, the Gold Label will not be produced again due to its high cost of manufacturing. In 2002, the Gold Label was named Shotgun of the Year by Shooting Industry News, in 2005, it won the Golden Bullseye Shotgun of the Year award from American Rifleman, a magazine published by the National Rifle Association. Ruger Gold Label official website Ruger Gold Label Instruction Manual
3. Ruger Hawkeye – The Ruger Hawkeye was a single-shot pistol chambered for the.256 Winchester Magnum cartridge, produced by Sturm, Ruger in the 1960s. The pistol was not a success, and was discontinued after a short run
4. Ruger MP9 – The Ruger MP9 is a 9×19mm submachine gun/machine pistol introduced by Sturm, Ruger & Co. in 1995. The MP9 was designed by Uziel Gal, the designer of the Uzi. In the late 1980s Uzial Gal, designer of the Uzi, during this time, American gun manufacturer Sturm, Ruger & Co. bought the rights to the Uzi. New materials such as Zytel polymer were used in the design to bring the Uzi up to modern standards, the MP9 entered Rugers catalogs in 1995. However, despite having been recognized as the improved Uzi by its creator, the failure of the MP9 has meant that Ruger has yet to have re-entered the submachine gun market since the MP9 left production in 1996, focusing instead on its renowned line of pistols and revolvers. The MP9 had been intended to be sold to police and military forces across the United States, as such the MP9 was a short lived and very rare modern firearm, while the older Uzi lived on under production across the globe. The MP9 was designed by Uziel Gal as an attempt to improve upon the original Uzi, as such the basic design elements, such as the blowback operating action remained virtually the same, bar some minor improvements to make the design more efficient. Like the original Uzi, the MP9 was designed around simplicity, other changes that Ruger and Uziel Gal made to his original design included a change of materials used. The development of strong polymers through the years after the Second World War provoked the designers to change the used in the design. Therefore, the receiver and pistol grip of the MP9 are manufactured from Zytel. The butt-stock is also made from a polymer, connected to the frame via a nylon hinge, the MP9 was fitted with a three-position switch, designed to incorporated the safety and fire selector. Safety was a key feature on the MP9 as Rugers reputation for producing safe firearms, the cocking handle was mounted on top of the new stainless steel receiver. BXP BSM/9 M1 MPA submachine gun Patria submachine gun Modern Firearms - Ruger MP9 SMG Janes Guide Entry patent
5. Ruger Red Label – The Ruger Red Label is an over and under shotgun that was built by Sturm, Ruger & Co. It came about when William B, Ruger wanted to introduce an American made over and under shotgun to the US shooting public. The Red Label was introduced in 1977 in 20 Gauge with a 26 barrel, in 1979, Ruger began to offer the Red Label in 12 Gauge and eventually a scaled-down version in 28 Gauge. The design was born of William B, rugers desire to produce a quality US made over and under shotgun. In order to achieve this and put quality on par with European hand-made shotguns, the Red Label has a stainless steel receiver and two hammer forged barrels. The shooter can determine which barrel to fire by means of a selector mounted on the tang, the front sight is typically a brass bead. Most Red Labels are tapped to accept choke tubes for various purposes, the butt stock and forend are oil-finished American walnut with checkering on the grip and forend. The Red Label is primarily used as a shotgun for waterfowling, upland game hunting as well as in skeet. Critics of the Red Label mostly complain about the weight of the shotgun or the fitting of the metal to wood