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Chart Of The Day: Sturm, Ruger's Revenues

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This chart showing Sturm, Ruger's quarterly revenues needs no comment.


Perhaps 'Sandy' or the elections will drive a renewed interest in being 'locked-and-loaded' as looting continues?

Some highlights:

  • EPS 88c vs 80.3c expectations
  • Sales $118.15mm vs $112mm expectations
  • Net Income $17.35mm vs $15.35mm expectations

and if the surge in revenues wasn't enough - here is the ever-increasing rate of production (in units) - the world is indeed a more dangerous 'armed' place...


There has evidently been no change in the trend of demand for weaponry (as we noted with Smith & Wesson's recent update)


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Wed, 10/31/2012 - 18:52 | 2935930 thatthingcanfly
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You didn't shoot that.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 18:55 | 2935939 knukles
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What looting?

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 18:58 | 2935944 cossack55
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See "Central Bank". Will explain all your looting questions.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 19:02 | 2935950 SHEEPFUKKER

Looks like Apple's earnings graph.  iPads and guns. God bless America!! lol

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 19:46 | 2936045 fonestar
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Mini-14 bitchez!!

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 20:03 | 2936083 Manthong
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It’s how informed Americans vote with their pocketbooks.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 20:14 | 2936111 fonzannoon
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For whatever it's worth here is your Long Island update. No power anywhere in sight today. Lots of national guard rolling through but it feels more like that movie "outbreak" than anything helpful. The few gas stations are jammed and the restaurants are packed and running low on food. It's fuckin freezing tonight and it is scary to see the pitch black neighborhoods knowing that all the houses are full. Like I said last night I have refuge at a friends house who has power. The difference between the "have's" and the "have not's" it amazing at this point. Finally my neighbors are interested in forming some kind of vanguard.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 20:35 | 2936184 Enslavethechild...
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Our founding fathers did not rid themselves of the leach vampire redcoats by holding hands, singing  and chanting with candles and incense.

They shot the motherfuckers dead.

Get it?

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 20:37 | 2936188 fonzannoon
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i don't see any bankers wandering around with chardonnay. if i do i have a few mossbergs laying around.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 22:19 | 2936485 CompassionateFascist
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Nov. 6th is a critical day in American History: it's National Buy-a-Gun Day. Every gun bought is a vote against Obamany-Robama.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 20:39 | 2936194 centerline
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Hurricane Charley transformed my area overnight from modern to some sort of logging camp.  Was really amazing to experience.  Scary but uplifting.  We found out pretty quick that we mostly had good neighbors (the bums stood out).

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 20:42 | 2936209 The Gooch
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My cousin's neighbor (on L.I.) had a boat crash through the front of their house. Ron Jeremy's boat.

True story. There were no scenes being filmed on it at the time.

Uncle and Aunt's home (that he built many years ago) and everything they worked for on Staten Island is gone. 

As long as the juice is flowing to the bots, wine-cellars and sushi delivery services in Manhattan...








Wed, 10/31/2012 - 20:46 | 2936220 El Oregonian
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My family just blazed through about 220 rounds of ammo through our mini-14's, Ruger 45's, SW 38's, and 3-9MM Glocks this past weekend. My two girls are dead-eyes and dangerous (their husband's know better than to piss them off). Our two sons are even better at handling weapons.

Now, Momma... she can "Annie Oakley" with the best of them...

No Worries here...

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 23:30 | 2936628 aerojet
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No worries right up until someone is shooting back at you, that is. 

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 09:18 | 2937228 JimBowie1958
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No worries right up until someone is shooting back at you, that is.

That is one of the lamest cliche responses to gun preparation ever puked from someones pie-hole.


But would anyone rather be facing fire for the first time knowing how to shoot well and acurately or being untrained and unpracticed?

Shit on a shingle, stop repeating the gun-grabber talking points and think for your own godamned self sometime, will ya?

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 09:21 | 2937239 jonan
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i'm pretty sure most people would shit their pants, myself included; although, at least i'd be able to shoot back. How about yourself?

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 10:19 | 2937381 JimBowie1958
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That is simply not true.

Most people wont shoot till they have to, but when they have to they will because they have an overwhelming instinct to live.

Exempting most libtards, of course, who have a death-wish. I bid them God's Speed.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 20:53 | 2936241 El Oregonian
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My family just blazed through about 220 rounds of ammo through our mini-14's, Ruger 45's, SW 38's, and 3-9MM Glocks this past weekend. My two girls are dead-eyes and dangerous (their husband's know better than to piss them off). Our two sons are even better at handling weapons.

Now, Momma... she can "Annie Oakley" with the best of them...

No Worries here...


Huh... That was before everything was lost... Last night... in a boating accident...

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 20:53 | 2936244 CPL
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The massive amounts of it happening in the North East of the US.  All over other countries newspapers right now.  Twitter being used to organise a swarm, etc, etc..


16000 news articles and climbing in the past 24 hours.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 21:00 | 2936269 The Shootist
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Looting, for rls? I thought that only happened in the Big Easy (pickens that is) -Not Bloomberg's Big Apple.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 21:01 | 2936270 fonzannoon
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I am in the middle of the shit. I can tell you that it is happening but it is not that bad. The problem is it will be easily another week of this. It is going to get worse.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 23:06 | 2936589 tsx500
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I heard Obama has requested all available local paralegals to the coastal NJ areas, to tend to the wounded

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 21:01 | 2936271 max2205
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Peak bullets

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 21:07 | 2936287 GeezerGeek
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I wonder how many Liberals will come to their senses when stuff starts to affect them personally. Hat tip, retrospectively, to Phil Ochs.

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 07:33 | 2936972 j0nx
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This is, unfortunately for the rest of us, the only way that liberals can learn; to experience their own failed policies first hand and in living color.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 18:53 | 2935931 LasVegasDave
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sold all my guns on craigslist and lost all my gold in a boating accident

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 18:56 | 2935941 boom goes the d...
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you too? I also forgot to report it.  I better get on that soon.


Wed, 10/31/2012 - 18:56 | 2935942 cossack55
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Curious. I sold all my gold on Craigslist and lost all my guns in a boating accident. Hmmm.....

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 20:43 | 2936210 hawk nation
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My kids used my gold and silver as common currency at the ice cream shop all summer without me knowing and my soon to be ex wife ied my guns for protection and ruined them

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 20:51 | 2936237 Long-John-Silver
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You can't sell "guns" on craigslist. It will refuse the post. Everyone calls them "bang" or "bangs" now.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 20:54 | 2936246 CPL
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Wed, 10/31/2012 - 19:02 | 2935943 Wakanda
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Armed (scared, hungry and fleeced) sheep?  Any guesses where this is going?

The Second American Revolution, unfolding now in a gerrymandered voting district near you.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 18:59 | 2935945 Hedgetard55
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Moolies are looting NYC and bragging about it on Twitter. Good luck New York.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 19:13 | 2935977 nmewn
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Bloombergs got the cops looking for contraband Big Gulps and little sugar & salt long as they stick to flat screens, liquor and under ten ounce cokes they'll be OK.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 20:54 | 2936248 disabledvet
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"hey, those aren't people dressed as zombies. those really ARE zombies!"

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 19:17 | 2935982 scatterbrains
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shhh!  can we get through the election first ?


Wed, 10/31/2012 - 19:01 | 2935949 The Shootist
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Mmmh, Ruger revolvers. GP100, Bitchez!

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 19:11 | 2935972 Urban Redneck
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I have a house that's literally littered with them, works out to about 1 per room... something about being able to pick a gun and know it's loaded and will work properly the first time & every time, regardless of how long it has been sitting there idle...(can't say that for a spring loaded magazine)

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 19:17 | 2935984 The Shootist
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You didn't earn those! you need to spread the wealth around, send one of them up to me!  ;)

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 19:25 | 2935999 Urban Redneck
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I did earn them, since I did the gunsmithing myself on all but two of them (Williams fiber optics & Caspian spring sets- since the Ruger factory trigger action SUCKS compared to an old S&W or Colt).I'll swap for a handshake on PM's to a VA resident, but I'm not giving them up or trading for fiat EVER-

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 19:30 | 2936008 The Shootist
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Nice, I like the Wolff Spring mods. Not ready to take apart their uniframe revolvers yet...

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 19:40 | 2936023 Urban Redneck
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I started out with Caspian so I stuck with them to cut down on spare part inventory.  I use Wolff on my 1911s, and their variety/value packs come in extemely handy since no one (that I am aware of) has come up a magic/universal spring set for the 1911.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 20:45 | 2936216 Overfed
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Before the canoeing accident, I had a S&W Mod. 10 from the 50s and a Colt Agent from the 60s. Beautifully finished and triggers as smooth as wet ice right from the factory. Great guns.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 19:45 | 2936042 cbxer55
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I have spring loaded magazines that are 30 years old. Kept fully loaded all the time. Never had one fail me in all these years. Not one!

You can keep your wheel guns. I'll take my 1911's anyday over wheel guns.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 20:01 | 2936081 nmewn
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Not arguing the stopping power of the .45 semi. But not everyone in the home is strong enough to rack the slide without cocking it first or (heaven forbid) clear a jam.

Double action wheel guns as a primary are ideal to that issue...just point & shoot...and no safety's.

I've got a.45 and nines but there could be a babysitter at the house or the kids home from school before parents get home or visitors while you're away (family) etc.

Revolvers are simple, primary and effective home defense IMHO.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 20:15 | 2936113 BrerRabbit
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Yes, the original Point and Click interface.

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Wed, 10/31/2012 - 20:21 | 2936138 JohnG
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Right with you on that.  My wife uses a .38 revolver, and knows not to shoot unless the bad guy is very close.  She's not been trained or through that kind of situation (thank <insert diety>), but it's much better for her to just plain hide while I get them.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 21:07 | 2936289 nmewn
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My wife has a snub .38 as well. I used to reload quite a bit and the first one off center is "special", it'll move (or parts of it) through just about anything ;-)

The other four are Hydra Shok 110gr.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 21:35 | 2936371 JohnG
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I'm always careful about ammo.  Even if it's a rightous kill with no criminal charges, there's always the risk of a civil suit.  Bad guy gets hit will a "hot" load, and you might lose.

I stick with standard LEO loads, and here that is Federal Classic hollow points.

Don't wan't to shoot in a home invasion scenario with some of the newer +P+ loads, very real possibility of grief.

Be safe.



Wed, 10/31/2012 - 22:16 | 2936473 mjcOH1
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"I'm always careful about ammo.  Even if it's a rightous kill with no criminal charges, there's always the risk of a civil suit.  Bad guy gets hit will a "hot" load, and you might lose."


Better judged by 12 than carried by 6.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 22:48 | 2936548 JohnG
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Agreed.  The JHP's WILL produce the intended effect however.

Still rather have her hide under a pile of coats that have to shoot.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 23:32 | 2936631 aerojet
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Do you have anything to back that up?  It seems to be an Internet myth, quite frankly. 

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 23:50 | 2936670 JohnG
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Myth or not, the "victim's" surivors can always sue you.  Some smart lawyer packs a jury with sympathizers, makes a decent case that you were just "looking to kill someone" and brings in expert witnesses you might be fucked with a large issue.

Even settling could be expensive, or impossible.

Remember, there's the criminal statutes, and the UCC codes. 

Better to be safe that sorry, and I'll try to find you some case law on that, at least in my state.

Well...two minutes of internet myth bring me to wrongful death suits.  Pay attention to "intent to harm" issues.


Thu, 11/01/2012 - 07:51 | 2937013 j0nx
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The first thing they teach you in conceal carry classes is not to use special loads in home defense for the exact reason John states. Use the same loads that LEOs use to protect your home and any state with questionable righteous home shooting laws will not have a case against you. Federal hollow points are all I use in my home defense pistols for this reason. In court the prosecutors know that if they ask you why you used a lethal hollow point round then you will just say I just used the same rounds that police do so why do they use them then. You also don't want rounds penetrating too far into walls if you live in attached housing and these rounds are perfect for making sure they don't go through into your neighbor's home while still dropping anything they come into contact with in your home.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 21:33 | 2936368 Tijuana Donkey Show
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I prefer the 870 interface, and I can cycle if something misfires. Load with bird shot for home defense, and don't worry about sliiding through the walls..

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 20:00 | 2936071 RobD
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Spring fatigue is caused by actually using them. It is the compression/decompression cycle that wares them out so keep them loaded or unloaded with no worries. It is the magazine that has had 100s of rounds cycled through it that could cause you problems.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 20:00 | 2936076 JohnG
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"can't say that for a spring loaded magazine"

Yes you can.  The springs take wear only upon compression and decompression.  This is no excuse for maintaining the mags, but they will work fine even after sitting for extended periods.

And I agree, I don't feel safe unless I can have a weapon in my hand in under 5 seconds.


Wed, 10/31/2012 - 20:34 | 2936181 Urban Redneck
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In addition to spring wear (since I don't go replacing springs long before they wear out, or putting a firearm in a quick access box before the springs have been broken in), there is also the issue of lubrication/friction of moving parts.  FTF/FTE isn't an issue in revolvers, whereas it is an issue with semi-automatics (sometimes even in a high quality gun that is properly maintained).

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 21:42 | 2936395 JohnG
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We all have our own choices to make.  My main consideration is ammunition capacity.  I loves me some high count magazines. 

For me, even with a speed loader, I feel that 6 may not be enough for multiple intruders.

I do own revolvers, and love them all.  It's just a choice I make for myself.  I feel that possibly in the dark, with possible multuple targets, I need the higher capacity.

No argument that there's anything "wrong" with a revolver.  It's just a choice and preference.


Wed, 10/31/2012 - 21:50 | 2936411 Citxmech
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NYC reload solves that problem.  If 11 rounds of .357 can't get me to my 870 or M-14SA I had bigger problems than a Glock was going to solve.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 21:56 | 2936421 Urban Redneck
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Cars/Trucks/Guns... many different acceptable ways (and a few that will work in jam) to get the same job done.  Six rounds could be problem, but in my case one only has to get to next room's revolver (or the nearest ar15/870).  My main concern is actually for the multitude of family members running around the house, particularly the post-geezer-dinosaur-squad  the late-90's is a bit old to be clearing a jamb in a running gunfight, especially if one is using a cane with the other hand...

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 22:58 | 2936572 JohnG
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Exactly.  Protect others.

But, I'll tell you that my 91 year old Dad can take me off my feet with his cane.  No shit he's still that agile.  I won't go full on with him, but he can do some damage very quickly.  Sneaky old bastard.

Kept him alive in the last big war.


Wed, 10/31/2012 - 20:15 | 2936115 unrulian
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good one cowboy...i have a SIG 226 loaded for six years with a german spring....roulette?

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 20:57 | 2936255 Urban Redneck
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I bought a 228 in 91? after initially cleaning and lubricating it, I kept it loaded and put about 1000 rounds in it over the next five years (without  cleaning again) before it started regularly jamming.  Over the following five year period I probably put another 10,000 rounds through it.  I still have both the original factory magazines with the original springs (and a dozen spare SIG magazines) but I no longer have the four or five non-factory magazines that I acquired in the interim.  I think the more appropriate question is if your life or family's life depended on it, and given the choice of my SIG or one of my Rugers, which would you pick up? 

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 08:07 | 2937042 j0nx
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I have put thousands upon thousands of rounds through my Glock 19 and have had about 2 or 3 FTEs in that time and it still shoots as good as day one with the same mags. I trust it implicitly with my life. It is the single greatest handgun ever produced imo.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 20:45 | 2936215 The Gooch
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wheels are good but those Austrians make damn good springs.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 19:03 | 2935952 Yellowhoard
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Ruger is going to be a terrific short after Romney wins on Tuesday.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 19:07 | 2935961 kito
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right, because romney is such a 2nd amendment fan........its not like he banned assault weapons in massachusetts or anything...............

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 19:20 | 2935991 nmewn
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Everyones eyeballin him on that fo sho. But it takes a perfect storm busting the "öther branches". I don't see that happening. Looks like O'Barry will be a one termer and the House stays as is...maybe even a surprise or two in the Senate.

Besides, DC vs Heller changed the dynamic.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 22:29 | 2936504 CompassionateFascist
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Now that Roberts belongs to Soros, it can be reversed in a moment. And, by the way, the real gaurantee of our Gun Rights isn't these lawyer games. It's the willingness to use the guns when the gubmint attempts confiscation.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 23:13 | 2936601 JohnG
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I read an article that addresses this:

I don't agree with it of course...I live in sort of the back woods on a large property and while certianly they can roll a tank to the door, I can make it very difficult for them with little effort.

And no I'm not just talking "big" as it were, I talking "I have to keep kids out of here before they get killed by the dogs."

It is thought provoking though.  If this was done on a large scale in urban areas..I foresee disaster.


Afterthought:  I don't watch TV or even listen to the radio that much (usually working) but my wife tells me that NATO has been alerted for the possibility of rioting after the elections no matter who "wins."  The probably heard this on NPR, not sure but that's what she listens to much of the time.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 20:16 | 2936122 fonzannoon
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Hey where you been dude? How you doing?

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 21:06 | 2936284 Dr. Engali
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Well it's good to see that kito is alive. Have you seen RSloane post?

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 21:08 | 2936296 Dr. Engali
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He was a gun grabber before he wasn't...then he was again because it was a bipartisan agreement then he wasn't because he was trying to win the do they keep the shit straight in their head?

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 21:17 | 2936323 The Gooch
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He doesn't. Skynet uses him as a surrogate TOTUS.

He may be the one! The only!

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 19:04 | 2935953 Crimedog
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Sales are definitely through the roof the past 4 years, and the stock has gone on quite a run since 2008.  But it has now become completely schizophrenic at these levels and fairly hard to guage.  It has these run-ups into earnings, and then once it smashes earnings, it sells off.  I'm thinking that everyone knows that first chart is not sustainable and at some point the sales numbers will fall back to normal, with or without Obama.  Really, how many guns does one need to buy every year?  These aren't iThingamajigs.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 21:29 | 2936355 a growing concern
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Wrong.  The correct number of guns is defined by the following equation:


Correct Number Of Guns = N + 1 

where N is the number of guns you currently own.


Hope that helps.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 21:35 | 2936372 Tijuana Donkey Show
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Extra credit for that comment with the Archer icon. RAMPAGE!!!

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 19:05 | 2935955 diesheepledie
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Never been a Ruger fan. Sold my Super Redhawk, uncomfortable, poor finish, and not well balanced. And my experience with the 10/22s they were jamomatics. I hear decent things about their piston driven AR-15, but won't take the chance with so many better options out there.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 20:14 | 2936086 JohnG
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Nothing wrong with either direct impingment or piston driven AR's.  The thing is maintenance of the upper reciever.  Anyone can assemble a lower in a few hours.  Maintaining an upper rewuires the skill the disassemble, clean and reassemble properly.  Better left to a gunsmith unless one is VERY experienced.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 20:17 | 2936125 Neoisolationist
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I'm very satisfied with my Ruger SR-556. Put eotech red dot and magnifier on it. Only criticism is I want to change the trigger. the trigger action is heavy. I want to replace it with a 4 pound trigger. Pull feels like it's more than double that. rifle is front heavy, but I've put 1000 rounds through it thus far, and no jamming whatsoever. Piston dialed back to one and it's all good.

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 08:10 | 2937049 j0nx
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Geissele trigger FTW. I love mine.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 20:19 | 2936130 unrulian
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agreed...their red label shotguns are like awkward crow bars

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 20:48 | 2936231 Overfed
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Hmm...never had anything great luck with 10/22s.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 21:19 | 2936329 Fred Hayek
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Bring enough gun!
M1A .308

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 22:35 | 2936519 CompassionateFascist
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Don't forget to add a sniperscope. An M1A w/o a scope is orange sherbert w/o vanilla ice cream. Whole point of the M1A is to be lethal well beyond the killing range of an AR.

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 08:14 | 2937061 j0nx
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Not too many options out there for scopes for M1As due to the eye relief needed. A few scout scopes maybe but that's about it.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 19:06 | 2935957 NotApplicable
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What about ammo sales?

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 19:07 | 2935962 mendolover
Wed, 10/31/2012 - 19:09 | 2935967 zorba THE GREEK
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Love S&W revolvers, especially 4 and 6 inch barrels. No misfires or jams.


Wed, 10/31/2012 - 20:30 | 2936168 BeerBrewer09
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SP101 with Hornady JHPs

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 21:45 | 2936399 Citxmech
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My recessed 4" M-28 Highway Patrolman is my go to SHTF handgun.  Smooooooth like butter.  Nothing like vintage wheelguns.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 19:10 | 2935970 Frank N. Beans
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Ruger, S&W, you would not have done so well without the Gobermint's help. 

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 19:13 | 2935976 Offthebeach
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The Free Shit Army ( FSA ) is EBT'n frozen pizza, new IPone 5's, the Fed Reserve fed financial pigs are buying Ferrari's for their kids, and the muppets are buying guns.

We've had two major inter American wars in the country. I don't believe Washington is reformable. Reform is just a sales pitch. Boob bait. Been there, done that. Reagan, Bush. Mitt is a energy sink for Tea Party.

People know. That's why the guns, and why the Fed Beast is increasing the internal security forces. It focus group knows too.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 19:19 | 2935990 The Shootist
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I agree, lets just get it over with already. General Ron Paul, your troops are ready.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 19:15 | 2935979 papaswamp
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Nice modification for the new take down 10/22. Just for zombies of course.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 19:19 | 2935988 Tango in the Blight
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I rather have a Luger than a Ruger.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 20:36 | 2936187 Jam Akin
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A hungry Cougar beats 'em both...

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 19:22 | 2935997 Northeaster
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Cerberus Capital Management is happy, not only can they arm their own merc group (Dyncorp), but it's even profitable!

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 19:29 | 2936006 The Shootist
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Yeah, but they've destroyed Remington, Marlin, and several other brands.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 19:33 | 2936012 nmewn
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George Soros, again.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 20:12 | 2936106 JohnG
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And Bushmaster.  Yet Weatherby only signed a 5 year behold:

Some of the best I've seen.

Now Mossberg has a new very well regarded AR as well, but I haven't held one yet.  I will soon.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 20:00 | 2936077 loveyajimbo
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Ruger is low on the totem pole, IMO... their SP101 is nice, the rest... Not.  I much prefer Colt and S&W 1911's, Glocks for poly hi-cap, Kahr for concealment, and all steel Sigs.  Aim well when/if the riots occur after Osambo goes down.  Remember, Obama in Kenyan means "STAND DOWN"

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 20:21 | 2936132 Dr. Engali
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I have a Ruger .270 M77 Hawkey. It's one of my favorite guns to shoot.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 20:46 | 2936218 Arrowhead
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Love the M77s here too, Doc. They have been banged around in truck and tractor for 25 years and never fail.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 20:49 | 2936234 Dr. Engali
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Wed, 10/31/2012 - 21:06 | 2936288 The Shootist
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Good Ol' Mauser claw feed extractors I hear.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 20:09 | 2936095 luckylogger
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Ruger guns are very well built and relatively low priced for the quality. They are cheap enough that you can use them as a tool and not freak out when you ding them up. But they are tough enough to stand up for it year after year in any weather. They do not go off on accident like Remington's do and they are more accurate than Remingtons for the same or less cost. I have four and the newest is 10 years old and is beat to a pulp but will group at <1" on a hundred yards.

Their pistols are well made also.

Good company with a reasonably good product for a reasonable cost............... why would it not be a good buy?>

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 21:39 | 2936387 Citxmech
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For bolt guns I'm liking Savage these days.  More accurate out of the box, fairly priced, and well made.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 21:48 | 2936406 Uncle Remus
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I hear ya. Heavy barrel .308.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 20:16 | 2936120 DavosSherman
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Where's the clay pegeon sales chart?  I mean, they won't be shooting at 30,000 drones.  Right?

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 20:22 | 2936140 unrulian
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Sporting clays one a and potentially helpful

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 20:24 | 2936149 snblitz
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Ruger Mini-14 with muzzle brake.  People look at the half inch hole in the end of the barrel and go "whoa..."

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 20:28 | 2936153 booboo
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If old man Ruger were alive he would no doubt be in bed with Obama. He was an anti gun gun maker and really did not like the proles owning guns that could keep up with the Jack Boots fire power when mowing down the family pets. I need to edit this, he would like the upcoming Romney plan too, it will be swallowed by the Republicans because he is "one of our guys"

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 20:26 | 2936155 The big unzip
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Tomorrow in Oklahoma we start open carry law (old west style)  gunz for everyone !!

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 22:02 | 2936435 Uncle Remus
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Actually, only if your licensed. It is not open carry like AZ. Did you happen to notice the increase in the number of "No Guns" stickers in businesses in advance of the new law? Hopefully some will fade away as people understand what the law is and the assholes have had their "I got me a gun" moment.

For me, the more important change in the law is change in priority in notifying a LEO you have a CCL. To me, this change allows for a greater level of comfort when one might want to engage a police officer in a non-official manner (at the donut shop for example) without the pressing immediacy of disclosure.


Wed, 10/31/2012 - 23:24 | 2936611 JohnG
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So now OK isn't a "must inform" state?  Didn't read that much about it.....

They would know anyway on a simple traffic stop.  But informing them in a diner?  Seems a bit contrived unless it is a confrontation of some sort, like a traffic stop.

Laws vary, so many state to state, changing constantly.  It seems purposeful.  Keep them confused and you can get them on "something..."

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 08:06 | 2937040 Uncle Remus
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We must inform, but it literally doesn't have to be the first thing out of your mouth. The old law implied just that and there are more thana few "literal" people serving as LEOs in the world.

My donut hut example may not have been the best example, but I think you get the idea. Casual interaction in an unofficial capacity with a uniformed LEO may be a one-sided perspecrtive.

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 00:39 | 2936742 semperfi
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Welcome to the club OK!  In the Tombstone state (AZ) we can carry concealed now without a permit - or open - or both.  Any motherfucker shooting up a movie theater in AZ won't get too far.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 20:29 | 2936162 realtick
Wed, 10/31/2012 - 20:33 | 2936178 hawk nation
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If obammy gets re-elected the day after the election will be the largest gun and ammo sales in the history of the united states of obammy

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 20:42 | 2936207 Gringo Viejo
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Enjoyed reading comments about various preferences. In the end though, as long as it makes a hole, I don't think it's going to matter much. Stay Golden.....................

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 20:46 | 2936219 jomama
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you guys gonna shoot a hole in that cloud of radiation coming for you when it's complete societal breakdown and no one is around to maintain the 440+ nuclear reactors around the world?

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 22:22 | 2936489 mjcOH1
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They're to shoot the looters at the bunker door.   The looters soak up the radiation.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 20:47 | 2936224 NoDebt
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My brother gave me his old Ruger P90 (45 cal, singe row) back in the mid 90s.  Learned how to shoot with it (Weaver originally and recently Isocelese).  I love that old thing.  Couple thousand rounds through it probably and never one  jam the whole time I've owned it.  Got a few others stashed here and there from 22 varmint rifles to an old sawed off double barrel.  I just like the 45 the most.

My next gun without a doubt will be a carbine with a holographic sight.  My brother picked one up at a gun show a few months ago.  Cheap to buy, uses cheap pistol ammo and plenty accurate out to distances I'm capable of shooting accurately.  I forget who makes it but it's like a $300 gun (plus a $250 sight on top of it!).  He got the 45 cal version (which are tough to find- most are 9mm).  Absolutely badass little gun.  I knew I wanted one the minute I laid eyes on his.

Speaking of gun shows- people don't buy boxes of ammo there any more.  They buy PALLETS of ammo at a shot.  You should have seen the loads they were practially forklifting into the backs of their trucks in the parking lot.  Nobody talking to the "vintage gun" guys.  Only the guys with the serious assault artillery get real traffic through their booths.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 20:48 | 2936227 Chippewa Partners
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Am prepared with Beretta's, wish we had more Kimbers...........



Wed, 10/31/2012 - 21:32 | 2936364 azblackbird
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Kimbers are what you show to your friends... Glocks are what you show to your enemies.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 22:43 | 2936539 CompassionateFascist
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Agreed. Have Glock23 (.40)...fits my hand like they made it for me personally.

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 00:30 | 2936725 semperfi
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I don't have a Glock, I have 2 - one for each hand - 21's gen 4.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 20:48 | 2936228 sadpanda
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I own 3 rugers. I fucking hate the magizine disconnect on the newer models. May have to hit up gunbroker for an older mark 2 .22 pistol. I do have to give them credit for how well they take .22 lr bulk ammo. As far as centerfire goes; well I'd go with a lot of other choices. Spend the extra 100 or 200 dollars for glock, springfield etc. I'm not into wheel guns so can't speak to that.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 21:03 | 2936277 howenlink
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Sturm surge.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 21:06 | 2936285 El
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the world is indeed a more dangerous 'armed' place...


the world is indeed a more safer place...


There, I fixed that for you. I'm happy to have contributed to Ruger's bottom line. Their 10/22 takedown model is sweet. :)

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 21:20 | 2936335 ozzz169
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When the shit hits the fan have gold, and when the shit really hits the fan, trade all your gold for a good gun and lots of ammo...

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 21:23 | 2936343 The Gooch
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My friend had one of these (personal fave) until Sandy came and washed it away...

RGR Gunsite Scout. 

Reach out and touch somebody.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 22:46 | 2936543 demsco
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I own the Gunsite, lovely weapon, but magazines are expensive. I put a Zeiss scope on it and the thing shoots like a dream. The action isn't as smooth as I hoped, but man, if you find one get one.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 21:36 | 2936370 Dr. Engali
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Prior to the Colorado shooting the local theaters didn't have any signs up about being a no weapon zone (we are a very gun friendly state you can pretty much carry anywhere). Now they have them plastered every where...... Idiots just don't get it........ Screw them I still carry anyway.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 21:49 | 2936408 Overfed
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I hear that. If only the Dark Knight shooter would have seen the "No Weapons Allowed" sign, tragedy could have been averted. Luckily, I live a slightly more sensible place, which is surprising considering how liberal/progressive (regressive) everyone is on nearly every other subject.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 22:35 | 2936522 Oldwood
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If you want something special check out . Brandon Strayer makes some beautiful 1911 guns. Everything made from billet on cnc and custom to order. made to last forever.

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 22:43 | 2936540 demsco
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Umm, it is the SR series boosting sales. Ruger started making a really nice AR type rifle along with decent new hand guns and a few new rifles like the Scout rifle, its nice, very nice. Of course they also make the best 22 rifle ever built the 10/22. There is also Obama who wants to ban guns too, but, IMHO, it is the new lines driving sales. To all those who don't like guns, don't buy one it is really that simple since you have a greater chance of being struck by lightening than being a victim of gun violence. Just saying don't be a Tilson who hates guns and puts out false facts about them and refuses to correct his error when pointed out to him.

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 00:22 | 2936712 jumbo maverick
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My wife is a member of a stock club, I keep telling her to cash out but that's another story, so several months ago I told her that she outta propose to the club to buy Ruger stock.
At the time it was going up and look at it now. So she suggested the club buy it but the other ladies in the club had reservations-well I mean Ruger makes guns and all. So they passed.
Opportunity lost.

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 00:50 | 2936760 SgtSchultz
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Picking up a Austrian made Steyr M9-A1.  They are worth a look compared to Glocks.


Thu, 11/01/2012 - 05:27 | 2936886 lolmao500
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Both are gun grabbers so yeah.

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 07:17 | 2936944 egoist
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They have [also] come out with a lot of excellent product during that same time interval. Their SR1911 is a work of art & tech.

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 07:26 | 2936957 j0nx
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People are buying guns because they see the disconnect in American society with the FSA section 8 types getting all uppity. They also see the government getting out of control and fascist. They see the multi-culturalism spreading like a cancer in their cities and towns wrecking any semblance of cultural cohesion and cooperation in crises. THIS is why people are buying guns. Anyone that tells you differently is a fucking liar.

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 08:28 | 2937079 toomanyfakecons...
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It's like rush hour at my local shooting range almost every day of the week. I just picked up two pre-1970 .44 Carbines and a pre-1978 Mini-14.


"More guns, less crime." -John Lott

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 02:31 | 2940214 dadoody
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The only Ruger gun I have is a 6-inch barrel stainless steel GP100 .357 magnum revolver. 

The thing is a heavy chunk of a gun, but very accurate and solid. My only complaints are with the trigger and the big "READ YOUR MANUAL" warning engraved into the barrel. Slightly takes away from the aesthetics. It wouldn't be the 1st gun I'd reach for in an emergency, I'd go for the Mossberg first, the Kimber 2nd, and the Glock 3rd.


But if society fell apart, and I had to have just 1 survival hand gun for all occasions, it would be the 1st thing I'd reach for. If I needed just 1 survival longarm, I would stick with my Russian SKS. For whatever reason, some of my cheapest guns are also the most reliable. 

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