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  • Sturm Ruger shares rise after results top Wall Street estimates (shares up almost 7%)

    02/25/2016 8:05:37 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 21 replies
    Sturm Ruger & Co. RGR, +6.87% shares rose in the extended session Wednesday after the gun maker topped Wall Street estimates for the quarter. Sturm Ruger shares advanced 5.9% to $68 after hours. The company reported fourth-quarter earnings of 88 cents a share on revenue of $152.4 million. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had forecast earnings of 75 cents a share on revenue of $137.1 million.
  • Ruger Selling “State Compliant” Rifles

    10/19/2015 9:47:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies ^ | 10/19/2015 | Richard Johnson
    Ruger announced the company is now selling “state compliant” versions of the AR-556 rifle. The new guns will lack some of the basic features of a common AR-15 rifle. Among the changes to this gun are: reduced capacity magazine (10-rounds) fixed length of pull stock (it retains an M-4 style look) non-threaded barrel
  • The plinker went to war: The IDF's Ruger 10/22 (Palestinian Terrorist Plinker)

    10/19/2015 9:38:32 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 57 replies ^ | September 27, 2015 | Christopher Eger
    Ever since their beginnings in 1948, the Israeli Defense Force has had to think outside the box to come up with weapon's systems, therefore it shouldn't surprise you that for the past 20 years the Israelis have used a (much-modified) 10/22 for use in both special operations and in security operations. (A gently modded 10/22 with IDF forces in 2000) The background Going back to 1987, the IDF purchased a quantity of Ruger 10/22s for use by security forces in the Palestinian Intifada, a violent uprising in the West Bank and Gaza Strip that led to a number of deaths...
  • Ruger enters ammo business with ‘revolutionary’ technology

    10/16/2015 9:04:34 AM PDT · by Rodamala · 74 replies
    New Hampshire Business Review ^ | October 15, 2015 | Bob Sanders
    Georgia-based PolyCase to manufacture handgun, pistol bullets Sturm, Ruger & Co. is getting into the ammunition business for the first time, partnering with a Georgia company to produce what it calls a “revolutionary bullet” that “changes everything you know about ammo.” Ruger, which is headquartered in Connecticut but has a major facility in Newport, will be putting its brand on bullets produced by Savannah-based PolyCase Ammunition LLC for a .45-caliber handgun and .38-caliber pistol. PolyCase has a pending patent on its process, which injects a dense polymer copper matrix into a mold. The resulting bullet in the PolyCase Ruger ARX...
  • The New Ruger SR-556 Takedown

    07/08/2015 2:30:00 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 13 replies
    My first look at this rifle came a couple of years ago while we were filming segments for the Ruger Inside & Out television show at Gunsite. Shown to me with warnings of great secrecy, the switch-barrel version of Ruger’s SR-556 was said to have been in development for several years as the engineers and production folks at Ruger worked out the kinks in producing a gas piston, removable barrel rifle. The rifle I was shown then had two barrels, one in 5.56 and the other in .300 Blackout and we had a bit of fun shooting the .300 barrel...
  • Ruger Posts $14.8 Million Loss for 4th Quarter

    03/10/2015 8:29:54 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 20 replies
    Valley News ^ | 03/08/2015 | John Lippman
    Gun maker Sturm, Ruger & Co. posted an unusual loss during the fourth quarter, dragged down by a $41 million charge related to the termination and settlement of the company’s defined benefit pension plan that Ruger had flagged earlier would depress its bottom line. At the same time, Ruger said gun sales were again lower in the fourth quarter than prior year levels, reflecting an industry-wide slowdown following exceptionally robust sales throughout 2012 and 2013. Firearm sales, particularly of handguns, have slowed nationally after President Obama was unable to push through new gun-control legislation. But now, after cutting production levels...
  • VANITY: Best Cylinder 0.22 LR Handgun?

    02/18/2015 5:35:41 AM PST · by Cletus.D.Yokel · 96 replies
    My Inbred Brain ^ | 18FEB2015 | VANITY of Cletus
    Looking for input on a good 22LR handgun, preferably a revolver [so as I don't have to hunt down brass for the local constabulary, post use]. I'd also ask y'all for any "barrel length / configuration" you think might support my home-defense needs. Disclosure: I'm in TX.
  • Sturm, Ruger Misses Targets by a Mile, RGR Stock Remains a Sell

    10/30/2014 9:00:01 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 93 replies
    InvestorPlace ^ | 10/30/2014 | Dan Burrows
    Sturm, Ruger & Company (RGR) stock tumbled after the gunmaker’s quarterly earnings missed analysts’ target by a laughably wide margin, proving definitively that the gun-sales boom driven by fears of the Obama administration is at an end. As great a run as RGR stock had during the Obama presidency — and especially after the shooting in Newtown — it’s over. There’s nothing left to do but sell RGR stock and book profits. . . . . Heck, RGR stock is up nearly 600% since Obama took the oath of office, and that’s after a nasty selloff in 2014. Before the...
  • GLOCK 42 vs The World [video only]

    02/24/2014 8:43:52 AM PST · by servo1969 · 39 replies ^ | 2-23-2014 | Iraqveteran8888
    Even if you are not shopping for a Glock 42, this is still an excellent comparison of many single stack pistols on the market. There are almost an overwhelming number of options for a .380 or 9mm concealed carry weapon. Hopefully this video helped you glean some information.
  • Considering a New Rifle: Mini14 or SR556? (VANITY)

    02/21/2014 1:18:26 PM PST · by Chuckster · 69 replies
    Vanity | 2-21-2013 | chuckster
    Seeking advice from experienced shooters. I am considering a New Rifle. I am in Alaska and the gun will spend a lot of time on a boat. I want something compact, light and semi-auto. I am trying to decide between an AR pattern or a Garand style action. I would prefer a .308 but the wife will likely be using it as much or more than me and her vote is for the Mini14. I think that is too light a caliber, and .223/5.56 ammo is hard to come by locally. Any way, the Mini14 is half the price of...
  • Stock chart for Smith & Wesson Holding Corp and Sturm, Ruger for the last 5 years.

    02/17/2014 3:56:31 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 45 replies
    Ruger is in the orange.
  • Tyranny Through Regulation

    01/25/2014 3:55:55 PM PST · by rightwingerpatriot · 6 replies ^ | January 25, 2014 | RightWingPatriot
    The progressive liberal has shown through their actions and ideology that they seek above all else, control. The very thought of individual enterprise or liberty is anathema to them as it goes against their desire for an all-powerful state to which all citizens owe their allegiance and blind faith. Of course, they'll be the ones ruling as they obviously know what is best for us common peasants. How can we expected to make decisions on our own without their benevolent guidance and wisdom? The left has many weapons in their arsenal against freedom, and one of the most potent is...
  • Gun flight: Smith & Wesson, Ruger quit California over stamping requirement

    01/24/2014 5:24:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 24, 2014 | Perry Chiaramonte
    A new gun law proponents say helps law enforcement has driven Smith & Wesson and Sturm Ruger out of California, and affirmed the suspicions of firearms rights advocates that the measure is really about making handguns obsolete. The two companies have announced they will stop selling their wares in the nation’s most populous state rather than try to comply with a law that requires some handguns to have technology that imprints a tiny stamp on the bullet so it can be traced back to the gun. The companies, and many gun enthusiasts, say so-called “microstamping” technology is unworkable in its...
  • The CA microstamping law is having its intended effect

    01/22/2014 12:42:53 AM PST · by Redcloak · 19 replies
    Tony Canales reported from the SHOT show last week that Ruger will be allowing its handguns to fall off of the California "not unsafe" firearms roster. Now we learn that Ruger isn't alone. Smith & Wesson will be allowing its M&P handguns to fall off of the roster as well.
  • Should You Load Five, Or Should You Load Six? (Single Action Basics) [video only]

    12/18/2013 6:54:28 PM PST · by servo1969 · 41 replies ^ | 9-18-2013 | Hickok45
    "The questions as to why we load five rounds in a six-chambered revolver never dies. I attempt to give some graphic insight into why we do this. The S&W Top-Break replica is from Taylor's & Company, made by Uberti."
  • Ruger LCRx

    12/18/2013 5:05:02 PM PST · by servo1969 · 45 replies ^ | 12-18-2013 | Caleb
    Ruger Expands the Popular Line of Lightweight Compact Revolvers with the Addition of the LCRx Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) announces the introduction of the LCRx™, the newest variation of the revolutionary Lightweight Compact Revolver (LCR®). Chambered in .38 Special +P, the LCRx™ features an external hammer that allows it to be fired in single-action mode. “Since its introduction in 2009, the LCR® has become extremely popular with conceal carry customers seeking the simplicity of a revolver,” said Chris Killoy, Ruger Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Customers have been asking for a traditional double-action version of the...
  • Video of Ruger SP101, Separate Ejector Rod

    12/08/2013 5:22:33 PM PST · by marktwain · 88 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 December, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    This video from INTOWEAPONS was interesting to me because it showed the person firing using a separate ejector rod to eject the empties.  You have to be looking for it to catch it, right at about 1:56 to 2:08 in the video, at the bottom of the screen.   When you hear cases being ejected at other points of the video, it is clear from the cadence that the separate ejector rod is being used there as well.  Most people do not use a separate ejector rod unless there is good reason to do so, primarily that the revolver's intrinsic...
  • Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. Reports Third Quarter Fully Diluted Earnings of $1.44 Per Share

    11/05/2013 2:12:50 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 20 replies
    Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) announced today that for the third quarter of 2013 the Company reported net sales of $170.9 million and fully diluted earnings of $1.44 per share, compared with net sales of $118.2 million and fully diluted earnings of 88˘ per share in the third quarter of 2012. For the nine months ended September 28, 2013, net sales were $506.4 million and fully diluted earnings were $4.25 per share. For the corresponding period in 2012, net sales were $350.1 million and fully diluted earnings were $2.58 per share. The Company also announced today that its Board...
  • Appleseed! - Vote for Ruger to create an Appleseed LTR 10/22!

    10/28/2013 5:53:05 AM PDT · by Cheeks · 21 replies
    Special Announcement! In honor of the 50th anniversary of the 10/22 next year, Ruger is holding a design contest to pick a new 10/22 model. Appleseeder mac66 was of the opinion that the best 10/22 they could make would be a factory made Appleseed LTR. He entered the concept LTR Ruger 10-22 - and it was accepted as one of the ten finalists to be voted on by you, the public. We need this rifle to be put into production by Ruger! Therefore, we need you to go to Ruger's website, and vote for it - vote for the design...
  • Ruger SR-762 Autoloading Rifle Debute (Piston-driven AR platform for 7.62NATO/.308 Win)

    10/18/2013 8:15:51 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 100 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 10/17/2013
    Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is pleased to announce the new Ruger SR-762, bringing the .308 Win./7.62 NATO cartridge to the popular SR-556 family of rifles. The SR-762 offers the downrange authority of the .308 cartridge in a two-stage, piston-driven rifle that runs cooler and cleaner than traditional gas-driven AR-style rifles. The SR-762 is an ideal rifle for those who appreciate the familiar and ergonomic AR-style platform. The .308 Win./7.62 NATO cartridge is perfect for hunting medium and most large-sized game and enhances the capability of the AR-style platform in defensive or tactical roles. The SR-762 retains the...
  • Sturm Ruger to open new gun factory in NC town

    08/13/2013 11:53:02 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 15 replies
    Yahoo! FinanceSearch FinanceSearch Webima_postaaMail16HOMEINVESTINGNEWSPERSONAL FINANCEMY PORTFOLIOSEXCLUSIVESCNBCMARKETSINVESTING IDEASSPECIAL EDITIONSCOMPANY FINANCESRSS FEEDSVIDEOPHOTOS & INTERACTIVESSearch for share prices Tue, Aug 13, 2013, 2:52pm EDT - US Markets close in 1 hr and 8 mins   STOCK WATCH Apple Pops After Icahn Tweets He's Taken 'Large Position' Sturm Ruger to open new gun factory in NC town Citing soaring demand, gun manufacturer Sturm Ruger to open new factory in North Carolina town By Emery p. Dalesio, AP Business Writer | Associated Press – 2 minutes 26 seconds agoEmailRecommendTweetPrint RELATED QUOTES SymbolPriceChangeRGR55.60-0.75UFI23.67+0.01RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Sturm, Ruger & Co. said Tuesday that it aims to keep up with demand for its guns...
  • Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Fully Diluted Earnings of $1.63 Per Share

    07/31/2013 2:11:02 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 18 replies
    Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) announced today that for the second quarter of 2013 the Company reported net sales of $179.5 million and fully diluted earnings of $1.63 per share, compared with net sales of $119.6 million and fully diluted earnings of 91˘ per share in the second quarter of 2012. For the six months ended June 29, 2013, net sales were $335.4 million and fully diluted earnings were $2.83 per share. For the corresponding period in 2012, net sales were $231.9 million and fully diluted earnings were $1.71 per share. The Company also announced today that its Board...
  • Stock market declares ‘game over’ on gun control

    09/18/2013 11:43:31 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 26 replies ^ | 9/18/13 | Brett Arends
    Big time. Totally. Game over. Look no further than the reaction on Wall Street this week to the latest gun rampage, at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. Once upon a time, news of a killing spree would have sent the stocks of major gun manufacturers into a tailspin, as investors fretted that an outraged public would at last demand new gun-control laws. As recently as last December, in the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Connecticut, shares in gun makers Sturm, Ruger & Co. and Smith & Wesson Holding Co. both crashed. But this week?...
  • Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. Reports Temporary Disruption at Prescott, Arizona Facility

    07/26/2013 4:38:25 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 16 replies
    HomeMailNewsSportsFinanceWeatherGamesGroupsAnswersFlickrMore Yahoo! Finance Search FinanceSearch Webima_postaaMail22HOMEINVESTINGNEWSPERSONAL FINANCEMY PORTFOLIOSEXCLUSIVESCNBCMARKETSINVESTING IDEASSPECIAL EDITIONSCOMPANY FINANCESRSS FEEDSVIDEOPHOTOS & INTERACTIVESSearch for share prices Fri, Jul 26, 2013, 7:37pm EDT - US Markets are closed   Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. Reports Temporary Disruption at Prescott, Arizona Facility Press Release: Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. – 2 hours 30 minutes agoEmailPrint RELATED CONTENT RELATED QUOTES SymbolPriceChangeRGR49.33-0.11SOUTHPORT, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) announced today that during a severe thunderstorm on July 25, 2013, heavy precipitation caused a portion of the roof to collapse at its Prescott, Arizona manufacturing facility. No one was injured. The Company is in the process of undertaking...
  • Ruger expanding with new location in North Carolina (VIDEO)

    07/09/2013 7:27:45 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 8 replies
    Guns.Com ^ | July 9, 2013 | Max Slowik
    Ruger announced today that it plans to open its third manufacturing plant in Mayodan, North Carolina. This will be the Company’s first major expansion in over 25 years and it is expected to be finalized in August. Ruger is one of the country’s largest gun manufacturers and they plan on getting quite a bit larger. The company is officially announcing their intentions to add a sizable new plant in North Carolina. According to a press release, Ruger is likely to publicize more details about the expansion next month when they have all their contractual loose ends tied up. Ruger will...
  • Weaponized America: Sturm, Ruger Backlog Doubles; Gun Production, Shipments Surge

    04/30/2013 7:22:17 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 70 replies
    ZERO HEDGE ^ | April 29, 2013 | TYLER DURDEN
    Whether it is due to the recent governmental attempt to enforce assorted gun controlling measures in the aftermath of the Newtown, CT shooting, or, merely driven by the same catalyst that saw a surge in gun sales four years ago, namely the presidential election, one thing is certain: America is weaponizing itself at an unheard of pace, with both Sturm, Ruger shipments and units produced surpassing 500,000 each in one quarter for the first time in history.
  • Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. Reports First Quarter Fully Diluted Earnings of $1.20 Per Share

    04/29/2013 2:47:32 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 22 replies
    Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) announced today that for the first quarter of 2013 the Company reported net sales of $155.9 million and fully diluted earnings of $1.20 per share, compared with net sales of $112.3 million and fully diluted earnings of 79˘ per share in the first quarter of 2012. The Company also announced today that its Board of Directors declared a dividend of 49˘ per share for the first quarter, for shareholders of record as of May 10, 2013, payable on May 24, 2013. This dividend varies every quarter because the Company pays a percent of earnings...
  • Gun Vanity: Ruger SR1911, before leaving Connecticut

    04/04/2013 11:21:42 AM PDT · by DTogo · 98 replies
    Vanity ^ | April 4th, 2013 | DTogo
    Looking at the Ruger SR1911 - while it's (still) legal here in CT.Would also welcome knowledgable/experienced FReeper input on relocation options for those able to leave Connecticut. Preferably somewhere warmer, but not sweltering, family/tax/gun friendly, with some elbow room to enjoy life. Overseas is not off the table.
  • So, Colt, Mossberg, Marlin, and Ruger, are you going to stay in Connecticut? (Vanity)

    04/02/2013 7:23:55 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 35 replies
    4-2-2013 | Vanity
    Connecticut pols strike deal to expand assault-weapons ban, restrict high-capacity magazines"Connecticut lawmakers announced a deal Monday which would include a ban on new high-capacity ammunition magazines like the ones used in the massacre that left 20 children and six educators dead. The proposal includes new registration requirements for existing magazines that carry 10 or more bullets. The package also creates what lawmakers said is the nation's first statewide dangerous weapon offender registry, creates a new "ammunition eligibility certificate," imposes immediate universal background checks for all firearms sales, and extends the state's assault weapons ban to 100 new types of firearms...
  • .22 LR Handgun for Self Defense? CCI Stinger Ammo Test (From a Ruger SR22)(Video)

    03/27/2013 6:19:46 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 50 replies ^ | Mar 26, 2013 | tnoutdoors9
    Test of the CCI Stinger, 32 gr copper-plated hollowpoint, from the Ruger SR22 handgun. The SR22 has a 3.5" barrel. Will the short barrel affect performance of what is typically known as a varmint load for rifles? There is also a "bonus" about halfway through the test. BTW, this ammo was purchased during the "shortage" of early 2013, from the Nashville Armory. First "Stingers" I had seen in several months. VERY IMPORTANT INFO REGARDING AMMO TESTS ON THIS CHANNEL: Please understand that these techniques are merely representations to indicate possible ballistics; they are not intended to replicate real-world street results....
  • Ruger Sales and Stocks Soaring

    03/01/2013 9:57:18 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 17 replies
    Guns. com ^ | Mar 1, 2013 | Max Slowik
    Ruger’s been selling a lot of guns. All gun manufacturers are doing well right now, but there’s doing well and selling like Ruger. In the last three months of 2012 their stocks went up a dollar per share, and that’s the tip of the iceberg for moving guns compared to today. With legislators pushing for gun control Americans are doing what they do best: spending money. And they’re buying guns, naturally, stocking up on anything and everything. It’s not just so-called “assault weapons,” it’s everything. If you’ve tried to find ammo in common calibers in the past couple of months,...
  • Gun maker CEO: 'We're selling everything we make' (not raising prices)

    02/28/2013 3:09:32 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 25 replies
    Prices have surged as retailers cash in on the trend. But Ruger (RGR), which sells to wholesalers, does not have plans to hike prices, according to Fifer. "Perhaps we have left some money on the table by not taking advantage of the demand," he said. Gun buyers have "long memories" and those retailers who are "gouging" consumers will ultimately pay the price, he said. Ruger will not be able to replenish its inventories until demand slows down, said Fifer. "We're basically selling everything we make," he said. The explosion in gun buying could continue as first-time gun buyers who are...
  • Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. Reports 2012 Fully Diluted Earnings of $3.60 Per Share

    02/27/2013 2:57:00 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 16 replies
    Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR), announced today that for 2012, the Company reported net sales of $491.8 million and fully diluted earnings of $3.60 per share, compared with net sales of $328.8 million and fully diluted earnings of $2.09 per share in 2011. For the fourth quarter of 2012, net sales were $141.8 million and fully diluted earnings were $1.00 per share. For the corresponding period in 2011, net sales were $93.2 million and fully diluted earnings were 54˘ per share. The Company also announced today that its Board of Directors declared a dividend of 40.4˘ per share for...
  • If you only own 1 gun, own this 1 (Ruger 10/22)

    01/23/2013 11:08:08 AM PST · by Perseverando · 105 replies
    WND ^ | January 22, 2013 | Creek Stewart
    Exclusive: Creek Stewart makes case for flexible, functional firearm Gun ownership is a hot topic right now. There is no doubt our constitutional right to bear arms is under assault. Legal gun owners are being singled out, scrutinized and publicly black-listed. The imminent threat of more gun bans and restrictions has prompted many law-abiding citizens to evaluate their arsenals. The newly proposed “ban bills” have compelled many to stock up on certain guns, accessories and calibers of ammunition. Though certainly not intentional, this is the first thing Obama has done in five years to stimulate our economy. The line to...
  • Take Action Now (Ruger Firearms)

    01/14/2013 5:14:22 PM PST · by 2111USMC · 34 replies
    Ruger Website ^ | Ruger Firearms
    <p>At Ruger, our motto is "Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens." It is not just a slogan; it is genuine recognition that millions of law-abiding citizens use our firearms safely and responsibly every day. We are mechanics, doctors, teachers, police officers, firemen, nurses, factory workers, and every other occupation you can name. We are a vast and too-often silent majority ... and our rights are under attack. Make your voice heard too!</p>

    01/14/2009 7:58:14 AM PST · by P8riot · 97 replies · 8,362+ views ^ | 1/14/2009 | DRTV
    SOUTHPORT, CONNECTICUT, January 15, 2009 - Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is pleased to announce the new Ruger Lightweight Compact Revolver (LCR), an evolution in revolver design. The 13.5 ounce, small frame, 5-shot LCR has three main components: a polymer fire control housing, an aircraft quality aluminum monolithic frame, and an extensively fluted stainless steel cylinder. The Ruger LCR represents one of the most significant new revolver designs in over a century, with three patent applications pending. The LCR’s lightweight, chemical-resistant polymer fire control housing contains the entire fire control mechanism. Because the fire control components are located...
  • Ruger LCR .38

    05/21/2011 3:03:54 PM PDT · by Qwackertoo · 56 replies
    Anyone have experience with the Ruger .38 LCR? I'm tempted to buy one to replace my Ruger .380 LCP and give that to my husband. I've decided after owning it a little over a year that I prefer a revolver over the pistol. Any reviews or comments on this choice vs. a S&W? Thanks!
  • U.S. HOT STOCKS: HCA, Sturm Ruger, Morgan Stanley, James River -1-

    11/07/2012 9:20:55 AM PST · by aimhigh · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/07/2012 | Wall Street Journal
    Hospital stocks surged Wednesday and big health insurers slumped . . Gun stocks surged after President Obama's re-election
  • Ruger Blows Away Expectations: Gun Sales Surge Ahead of Presidential Election

    11/01/2012 4:23:26 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies
    SHTF PLan ^ | 11-1-2012 | Mac Slavo
    Ruger Blows Away Expectations: Gun Sales Surge Ahead of Presidential Election Mac SlavoNovember 1st, 2012 You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass. Attributed to Isoroku YamamotoFleet Admiral of the Imperial Japanese Navy Amid abysmal earnings reports from some of the world’s top companies in recent weeks, Americans may be spending less on things like consumer electronics and dining out, but one trend remains seemingly unstoppable. We’ve got an insatiable demand for weaponry, with more guns being purchased last year in America than there are active duty military members in the...
  • Chart Of The Day: Sturm, Ruger's Revenues

    10/31/2012 6:25:59 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 8 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10-31-12 | Tyler Durden
    Some highlights: •EPS 88c vs 80.3c expectations •Sales $118.15mm vs $112mm expectations •Net Income $17.35mm vs $15.35mm expectations
  • New limited-edition Ruger 22/45 Blacklite Talo exclusive

    09/21/2012 6:02:09 PM PDT · by marktwain · 57 replies ^ | 21 September, 2012 | Max Slowik
    Ruger and Talo have partnered to produce a variant of the 22/45 Lite. Called the Blacklite, this limited-edition dealer-exclusive run of just 3,000 22/45s takes the Lite and upgrades it with a new finish and checkered laminate grips. Talo released a sneak peek of the gun on their Facebook page. The Blacklite's finish is, naturally, black. The standard Ruger 22/45 has a gold-anodized finish that makes it stand out—and was simultaneously praised for doing something different and criticized for doing something ugly. Many people enjoyed it for what it is, an extremely lightweight all-purpose .22 plinker based on a...
  • Ruger is on a Roll- Company Produces One Millionth Firearm of 2012

    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...
  • Smith & Wesson Stock Up 17%, Sturm Ruger Up 8% - Coincidence?

    06/29/2012 7:29:06 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 18 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | June 29, 2012 | Vanity
    Thank you Barry Obama - America's all time best gun salesman!
  • Hard Times Rifles.

    06/11/2012 8:27:39 AM PDT · by Lowell1775 · 49 replies
    Open Source Survival site ^ | June 10, 2012 | Brother Rat
    Well the Big Brown Truck of happiness, dropped off the scope and rings I ordered a while ago. This is what I settled on for the Hard times rifle in the optics department, based on the following Philosophy of the Modern Longhunter and anticipated uses/needs. Function and Feature priority A manual action rifle, capable of engaging small game up to White Tailed Deer sized medium game at 25-500 yards. Magazine or stripper clip fed Mid range optic capable Back up Iron sights standard An easily procurable caliber with lots of reload data Under 8lb with optic and magazine Low recoil...
  • A run on Guns is making investors happy

    04/04/2012 9:53:26 AM PDT · by Grampa Dave · 9 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | 28 March 2012 | Michael J. Ray
    That being said, every once in awhile I stumble onto certain investment opportunities that fall outside these two realms. Recently it has become apparent that one such opportunity is in full swing, and that is in the world of firearms manufacturing. We are not talking about the military industries, but more the firearms made for the general public. Like them or hate them, one cannot argue that an investment in guns and the companies that manufacture them are making investors very happy. To validate the claim, consider the following two companies and their current stock prices.
  • New From Ruger: 10/22 Takedown Version

    03/28/2012 6:52:14 PM PDT · by marktwain · 44 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 28 March, 2012 | Dan Zimmerman
    If Ruger’s not careful, they’re gonna sell a lot of guns. They’ve just announced a new twist on one of the most popular guns evere made, the 10/22 .22LR rifle. They’re now offering the gun in a stainless and synthetic takedown configuration their marketing mavens are calling the Ruger 10/22 Takedown. Go figure. Specs at the link. Press release after the jump. Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is proud to introduce the Ruger 10/22 Takedown™. Readily separated into two subassemblies, the Ruger 10/22 Takedown offers a convenient transport and storage option for the popular Ruger® 10/22®. As reliable...
  • Fourth Largest Gun Maker In US Is Out Of Guns

    03/24/2012 7:05:54 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 29 replies · 3+ views
    Zero Hedge ^ | March 23, 2012 | Tyler Durden
    In a somewhat sad and shocking slap of reality to the face of our 'recovery' and 'freedom-based-debt-holdings', today's press-release-of-the-day (since we still haven't heard from BATS) goes to Sturm, Ruger (the 4th largest gun-maker in the US) who after receiving orders for over one million units in Q1 has temporarily suspended the acceptance of new orders. Forget PCLN, CRM, NFLX, here's where the real action is! RGR is up a whopping 571% from Nov 07 while the S&P 500 is down 3%... Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. Reports Strong First Quarter BookingsMarch 21, 2012 Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE:...
  • Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. Reports Strong First Quarter Bookings (Suspending new orders!)

    Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR), announced today that for the first quarter 2012, the Company has received orders for more than one million units. Therefore, the Company has temporarily suspended the acceptance of new orders. Chief Executive Officer Michael O. Fifer made the following comments: •The Company’s Retailer Programs that were offered from January 1, 2012 through February 29, 2012 were very successful and generated significant orders from retailers to independent wholesale distributors for Ruger firearms. •Year-to-date, the independent wholesale distributors placed orders with the Company for more than one million Ruger firearms. •Despite the Company’s continuing successful efforts...
  • Gun Vanity: In the market for a .308 (Ruger American Rifle?)

    02/22/2012 6:49:19 PM PST · by DTogo · 77 replies · 1+ views
    Ruger ^ | Feb 22, 2012 | DTogo
    In the market for a quality yet reasonably priced rifle to scope and use for target and hunting (mostly white tail) beyond 100m: considering the new Ruger American Rifle in .308. Yes, the ballistic performance is less than a .30-06, it's not a Springfield M1A or a Gunsite Scout, but .308 ammo is cheaper and compatible with other hardware in the event of an "in-the-field" switch.FReeper input welcome!
  • It's Official - The Ruger LCR-22 Is Released

    12/18/2011 6:54:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 59 replies · 1+ views
    onlygunsandmoney ^ | 16 December, 2011 | John Richardson
    Ruger just posted this on their website which makes the LCR-22 official: Ruger Introduces the LCR in .22 LR December 16, 2011 Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is proud to announce the new Ruger® LCR-22, an eight-shot revolver that offers all the features of the award-winning LCR®, chambered in the popular and economical .22 Long Rifle cartridge. "The LCR has proven its worth since its introduction in 2009, and has become an extremely popular compact revolver for concealed carry," said Chris Killoy, Ruger Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "Our customers asked for a rimfire LCR for low...