Fourth Largest Gun Maker In US Is Out Of Guns

Tyler Durden's picture

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 Bookings

March 21, 2012

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 to increase production rates, the incoming order rate exceeds our capacity to rapidly fulfill these orders. Consequently, the Company has temporarily suspended the acceptance of new orders.


The Company expects to resume the normal acceptance of orders by the end of May 2012.

The Company will announce its results and file its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the first quarter of 2012 on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, after the close of the stock market.

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Frankie Carbone's picture

JW. Dem's some fine rounds and I personally have at least one box (more like at least 6-10 LOL) of each in my stash. 

Do yourself a favor though. Try those Buffalo Bores. It's nice ammo. Coupla friends at my gun club turned me on to them. When I told my instructor about them, he popped the mag on his 40 xD and showed me a handful of them in his piece. 

Best customer service I have ever experienced, bar none. 

www.midwayusa.com

economics9698's picture

That's a good price.  I will try anything.  I use Federal and PCM mostly.  Remington for the shot gun.  Winchester.  Name brand.  I will give the Buffalo’s a try.

I totally agree that with a 380 or any cc you need to have top of the line ammo.  One jam and you are dead.  I am not so concerned that one shot takes someone down.  I was trained to double tap.

Frankie Carbone's picture

Tis true. I'd rather shoot a perp in the eyeball with a 22 short than try to beat him unconscious with a jammed 45.  Try that Midway site. True story. Last year I bought a new chrony from them (125 bucks) and well, forgot about it. It was standard shipping so I figured I'd see it in 5-7 business days. 

Four days later I get a letter of apology from Midway along with a $35 product voucher. 

They *ghast!*, erred in their shipping dept and shipped it out 24 hours later than expected. THAT is why they sent me the money and the apology. The chrony still arrived within the expected timeframe. 

Had a problem with UPS. Complained to Midway. THEY called UPS and made them call me, and then Midway sent me a voucher for $25. I donated that to their NRA fund. 

I have 100-200 orders with them in my history. Those are the only two hiccups I ever experienced, and look at how they handled them. 

Frankie Carbone's picture

@econ. Did you read that company review of their ammo? That shit is funny. Truth is, THEY ARE ALL like that.  

JW n FL's picture

Frankie Carbone

JW. Dem's some fine rounds and I personally have at least one box (more like at least 6-10 LOL) of each in my stash.

Do yourself a favor though. Try those Buffalo Bores. It's nice ammo. Coupla friends at my gun club turned me on to them. When I told my instructor about them, he popped the mag on his 40 xD and showed me a handful of them in his piece.

Best customer service I have ever experienced, bar none.

www.midwayusa.com

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fW5oJ99WANk

Buffalo Bore is a Fav of people who own 10mm that dont have the time to hand load.

http://www.youtube.com/user/Gunblastdotcom <--- watching this guy is like talking to your favorite neighbor out on the farm! or maybe even  like an Uncle.. depending on where you come from..

But to the point.. he LOVES Buffalo Bore and uses the ammo in almost everything he shots..

the +P in .380 is not something I had seen before.. but its there.. 1025 fps out of a 2.75 inch barrel is respectable.. DAMN! RESPECTABLE!!

and considering that Buffalo Bore is using Barnes Bullets.. what you are really getting is a custom hand load from a manufacturer..

 

as far as midway goes.. Love them. never an issue.. ever.. of any kind.. and if I did have and issue I am sure they would be all over it..

the only downside to midway is if you are on their emailing list.. which you can opt out of easily enough.. but some of the deals you DO NOT! want to miss. now that everyone is buying guns the deals are going to be harder to come by.

Good Luck and God Bless You and Yours!

g speed's picture

I found some Dupont powder laying around and loaded some 44 spl 200 gr j.h.p. with 16grs of IMR 4227 and WLP -- wakes up my hammerless 4in  -shoots like a 44mag-- very nice for close work--   This is an old style +P --don't try this at home kids-- the CUP gets a little high --i stop adding grs when the primers start to push out but then my hammerless is in top condition.

youngman's picture

www.ammoman.com

The price listed includes shipping....good stuff...changes all the time...they have high quality...and also plinking ammo....

Element's picture

Be of good cheer;

demand = green shoots

duo's picture

would you go with the 100 gr or 90 gr?  I have an LCP also

ElvisDog's picture

It's all about the FPS, baby......

Sudden Debt's picture

Sounds cool :)

I even tried to buy a gun on the web in pieces, a barrel here, a trigger here... None of them got shipped. You can't even buy a pin.

Dre4dwolf's picture

you can always buy a lathe and a press ;) and start manufacturing them, guns don't have that many moving parts.... really its quite simple.

peekcrackers's picture

lead & iron the other white meat

smiler03's picture

Sudden Debt...

You have totally lost credibility with me. Your boss takes a $120m bonus. You buy gold & silver every month.. blah blah blah...

You live in Belgium, adjacent to the NL and D and F. You can't even find a "pin"? ..

Take a fucking break from your multimillionaires coffee room and step into reality.

Shenanigans.

Papasmurf's picture

That's no gonna have any recoil...

 

ffart's picture

I'm holding out for 3D printing technology to get better, so I can just download a PDF of one of these and send it to my automated machine shop ==> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ft2j6J4NcY

Reptil's picture

small size crossbow. perfectly legal.

or join a shooting club. keep the gun(s) in their lockers, otherwise the Rijkswacht will have to regular checks on you.

I don't really think they're that concerned with it though. A cheap hunter shotgun with sawn off barrel is quite effective at short range.

I live in the middle of a city so no firearms for me.

My brain is supposed to be my defence.

(not in that way LOL ;-)

Xibalba's picture

They make nice toys.  Toys that save your life when threatended by an unarmed Hoodie walking home from the grocer.  

CompassionateFascist's picture

Or - provided you're locally networked - when the DHS/ATF comes calling. Tragic about the Hoodie, incidentally. Had the racial terms been reversed, we'd have heard - as usual - not a peep from the Jewish MSM. Cf.: Knoxville Horror.

Svener's picture

We have a recent glut of right wing fruit cakes. Mostly white middle age men screaming the world is ending. So instead of taking the little blue pill they mistake that guns will solve the problem. They no longer own the world and that is a horrible reality to come to grips with on top of the usual middle age problems.

arby63's picture

I would shove that little blue pill so far up your ass you would wish you had a Sturm Ruger.

AldousHuxley's picture

 

white folks.....

 

Feminism:

White suburbian women: give us equal opportunity to work just like men and not sit at home.

Black ghetto women: I've been working all my life, I wish I could be a stay at home mother and take care of my children

 

Doomism:

White suburbian men: world is ending, buy guns, gold, and canned food

Black ghetto men: I want to get away from the street hell full of gangs with guns, gold rims, eating nothing but canned food into a nice white suburb.

 

 

Raymond Reason's picture

Americanism:

American coins clever universal truism.

The rest of the world doesn't get it. 

CompassionateFascist's picture

Black ghettoes are Hell...because Blacks live there. Proof: as soon as they relocate to a White Suburb, White Suburb deteriorates into Black Ghetto. Cf.: Detroit. Same reason Mexico is such a pesthole: Mexicans. Or Wall St.: Jew (and other) banksters. Just think of it as human bio-diversity. We all should celebrate diversity.

GeezerGeek's picture

It's easy to make nonsensical comments when one has a completely empty mind. Zimmerman, the shooter, is not a white middle age man, as you seem to imply. He is in his late 20s and is Hispanic. Or so I read. Crawl back under your rock.

smiler03's picture

Junk before reading.

He's probably white, over 16, killed before and shoots you before you even know he is there.

Ever consider that?

Of course not. You're on hopium!

AldousHuxley's picture

most people who killed a human being before have deep regrets because they come to understand that it was pawn killing another pawn

 

 

socalat_Kruger&#039;s's picture

over here even police don't carry guns. u can get a hunting rifle with the right background check but nothing else. a murder makes the front page. i'm pretty cool with that, take ur 2nd ammendment freedom and shove it. it wont protect you from the state tyranny anyway.

sun tzu's picture

all those police in norway without guns and 90 people massacred. take your police state and shove it up your ass

sun tzu's picture

You're wrong on all counts lib moron twat. Look up his picture and you will see he's hispanic. Dark hair, skin and eyes. 

DosZap's picture

sun tzu

You're wrong on all counts lib moron twat. Look up his picture and you will see he's hispanic. Dark hair, skin and eyes

Yes he is hispanic, and has family members that are Black.

Sound like a racist?,only the two there know what went down.

sun tzu's picture

there is also one witness, which is why he wasn't arrested. they saw the innocent angel pummeling zimmerman on the ground

Don Diego's picture

exactly, Zimmerman is a dago despite his german name

sun tzu's picture

dago is italian. zimmerman is latino you moron. try the looking up the facts instead of the repeating the lamestream media idiocy. take a look at his picture and come back and tell us that he's white

10mm's picture

Im half Italian half Indian,Im from the Woppa aho Tribe.

Ima anal sphincter's picture

Actually guns WILL solve the problem.

Try as they may.......guns will never be outlawed in this country. Maybe those wimp states in the northeast and la-la-land will have them banned, but not in the heartland. It is from the heartland that the move to "expel" the traitors will start.

You sound like a pussy. When the call is made, I'm sure you won't answer.

I'm a middle aged white man. I own guns. Come for them and they'll be in use.

smiler03's picture

Appropriate name, can I call you asshole for short?

The bad guys are armed too and they are more skilled and ruthless than you. They may not take your gold but they will take your life, and probably your wife.

Frankie Carbone's picture

You don't know WTF you are talking about. They are not more skilled. Most middle-aged white men, such as myself, are in a nice enough income earning position, and at an age of responsibility where we both seek out training, take advantage of it, and last of all practice a LOT. I don't mean just shooting at bullseye rings. 

I'm confident that my training is superior to some dumb fuck high school dropout. First, I never learned bad shooting habits. Second, I put 10,000 rounds a year down range. Third, I know what mucle memory is, what the meaning of "reptilian brain response" to imminent danger is, and I am mature enough to take those aspects very seriously. Fourth, I actively work to hone my skills, never being satisfied with my present level of competence. 

Ohh, don't confuse ruthlessness with determination. My determination, and training, will make me a foe that your ruthless scumbag may very well wish he never tangled with. 

UP Forester's picture

Don't bother with the Asshat.  Just another pot-stirring shill paid to rile you up.

Just remember, there are a lot of vets in the country, and more rural than city, that know the who, what, where, when, why and how of defensive set-ups.  There are some whacked-out, fucked-up culls that make it in, but for the most part they're stand-up folks.  Link up with some, because it's hard to beat the training that was done for a living and made second nature.

AnAnonymous's picture

First, I never learned bad shooting habits. Second, I put 10,000 rounds a year down range. Third, I know what mucle memory is, what the meaning of "reptilian brain response" to imminent danger is, and I am mature enough to take those aspects very seriously. Fourth, I actively work to hone my skills, never being satisfied with my present level of competence.

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In US citizen economics, just like standing armies, guns are capital. Primary uses of capital determines the best return on capital.

Guns are designed with an intent and the intent is certainly not yours which includes using guns for their primary intent.

No matter how bad others might be, they put their guns to use and generate revenues with them, reinvest part of it tor buy and better their armament while you divert revenues to build up an arsenal which is never been put to use to serve its primary intent.

Mind you, if it had to happen, your targets will seldom be the guys you claim to be, there would be the usual suspects thanks to ganging consensus and gunless people.

Ima anal sphincter's picture

May I call you "dumb-ass"? 100 million+ true Americans. 50K shitheads. Pretty fine odds to me

I don't practice as much as Mr Carbone, but I'll still take 100 shit-shots vs 5 experts. Unless of course it's Rambo. I bet you want to be just like Rambo. Don't you little man? Run along and play now. Bye

palmereldritch's picture

"The bad guys are armed too and they are more skilled and ruthless than you. They may not take your gold but they will take your life, and probably your wife."

I'm pretty sure it was those guys that the Founding Fathers had in mind when they devised the Second Amendment to provide the opportunity for citizens to defend  life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness from tyranny, in all forms.

Sauk Leader's picture

I feel sorry for all of you. All this gun talk and not one mention of the best reason for owning one, duck hunting. Most people who own guns in America use them to kill food. It is just as important to know how to clean and store deer meat than it is to kill it. It will be an interesting site to see when "stupid" rural folk are the only ones who can ride it out when TSHTF

Dread Nought's picture

I am a middle aged white man, live in the west, born in Lousiana. Got my first 22 when I was 6, always thought of a gun as just another tool.

Lednbrass's picture

As do the majority of white men outside the northeast and west coast who started going to the range in elementary school. Its the pussy urban "white boys" from those areas who think bangers are scary and skilled with weapons. If it came down to it, who is gonna win- the guy who has been shooting since he was a child or the hood rat who has never been on a range and thinks a handgun is a real weapon?