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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Ima anal sphincter's picture

Very nice....+100 for that one.

Freddie's picture

In the 1950s and maybe even early 1960s, New York City high schools had target shooting teams with .22.  I think kids on the team could carry their rifle to school. It was normal and everyone was more responsible then.  No everyone is a victim or is not responsible.

ironsky's picture

The bad guys can't even get their asses out of bed before noon. They are impossible to discipline and will probably kill each other before they get around to you. They'll also be busy stealing food from their own communities when truckers can not or will not deliver food to the cities. What's with all this homoerotic glorification of a mob which outside the cities will easily be destroyed in detail. They only function at all because directly or indirectly, they are wards of the state. They are destructive pathogens. Away from the major cities they will disappear without a trace. Their only hope of continued existence is that the fascist state prevails.

AnAnonymous's picture

AH, the bad guys will be exclusively gangers.

Well, the US military in case of economic collapse will also miss a few pay checks.

sun tzu's picture

Will they turn on their family and kill their parents for food? 

RafterManFMJ'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 frankly hate the riduclous use of the term 'bad guys' in any use, anytime.  You even hear the President or the SeCDef using it - like they are speaking to a group of retards.  You hear and read it all the time - 'gotta keep guns out of the hands of the bad guys.' Just creeps me out; like our 'leaders' assume they are talking to retarded children.

Also, hate the use of the phrase 'War on..' as in war on drugs, war on poverty, etc.  It just might be we haven't won a war since '45 because we no longer know what the fuck we are talking about, as the phrase is overused and applied to things that are not wars.  Come to think of it, we also lost the war on drugs, the war on poverty...

Gringo Viejo's picture

Smiler: I'm an old man, not middle aged. I assure you, you've no idea of how ruthless a man approaching "expectancy" can be if that which he loves is threatened. Disclosure: I love America.

Trimbeaux's picture

If your not ready to give your life for freedom, including the death of your loved ones, you are all ready a slave.

That is what it comes down too, whether you are willing to die for your freedom more than anything else in this world.

Otherwise we are all cowards if we submit to tyranny and accept our servitude to these mercenaries and fascists.

The skilled, ruthless, soulless tyrant will lose if we are willing to lay down our lives for freedom, it might take a long time

and many killed, but they will lose.


sun tzu's picture

TPTB need to remember what happened to the French royalty and Czar Nicholas and his entire family. If TSHTF it won't be the bleeding heart liberals and sociologists in charge. 

DosZap's picture


The bad guys are armed too and they are more skilled and ruthless than you

Yep, more skilled???.........doubtful in tons of cases,ruthless??, wanna see folks go Full Mode Rambo on some ass  DARE to come after their family.


Sauk Leader's picture

Bad guys do not know how to shoot. That's why they hit children

socalat_Kruger's's picture

eugenics take on guns - poor people killing poor people has some darwinian logic to it, they do breed faster so maybe guns help slow them down a bit eh?



some friendly advice/propaganda from the russkies


JW n FL's picture



if you bounce the Russkies Propaganda off of the Home Grown Propaganda off of the Zionists Propaganda and then look at how they all fit together to promote movement in a singular direction.. you may not be happy with what you see,,

The Muslims are a Tool of the Government of the Untied States.


and the Zionists.. Push the Muslims.. whether it be in Palestine or in Iran.. thru funding other Terrorists.

All so America can FEAR! the Terrorists.. and thusly providing the energy needed to tear down the Rights of ALL! Americans!

The Propaganda of the Russkies..

The Russians want the Middle East to go up in Flames!

The Russians are the 2nd Largest Oil Producers in the World!

and with the Middle East being shaded with a Dimona Provided Mushroom Cloud (that was NOT! IAEA Approved, EVER!) the Russians Oil becomes "O" So Much More Valuable!

I would go so far as to say that Russia is then the World Super Power! Because only Russia can feed her own Energy needs for organic growth.

The Natural Resources in Russia are equal too if not beyond that of Canada.

America sold everything except Alaska.. that is ALL WE HAVE LEFT! in any substantial amount.

So.. the Game is NOT! Checkers.. it is Not just Russkie Propaganda.

it is chess. multi-dimensional chess on multiple boards all spinning around the gravitational pull of Petroleum and men’s egos.


Papasmurf's picture

We wouldn't want to mistake right wing fruit cakes who earned themselves a living with left wing fruilt loops who think the world owes them a living.

weinerdog43's picture

That's because reich wingers are really fruits who need a gun to make up for their tiny penis. 

Bendromeda Strain's picture

ZH is edgy > ZH is mainstream > ZH jumps the shark.

The fact that a homosexual feels comfortable exhibiting such projection on a firearms thread shows that the process proceeds apace. Shame, that. However, if it made you feel better to expel that into the ether, then bully for you.

sun tzu's picture

You limp wrist, limp dick, brainwashed lefturds shut the fuck up and get out the way. Everyone else will take care of business when it comes time.

Freddie's picture

What is sort of interesting about the explosion in gun sales - the populace may be getting a lot more worried and they may also be getting more conservative.  

Remember the Rodney King riots?  If you were in LA and needed a cop - good luck with that.  You had people in LA and surronding areas flooding into gun stores. They had to wait (3 days at the time??) and were freaking out.  They were trying to find anything to defend themsleves.

JW n FL's picture




That's because reich wingers are really fruits who need a gun to make up for their tiny penis.

I Pray! Every!! Day!!! that you are correct!


let us all pray that guns are never needed to defend ourselves or our freedom from a corrupt government filled with Lobby Whores!


but just because I Hope and Pray that a Hurricane does NOT strike Florida.. doesn’t mean I don’t have a Hurricane Kit.. just in case one does Blow in.


The same can be said for gun ownership.. just because you don’t want bad things to happen to good people.. doesn’t mean you should not be able to stop bad things from happening to good people.


looking the other way while people Suffer is NOT! an option for some people.


some people are a Moral Code that Drives them to help their Fellow Man whenever and where ever possible.. including from less than favorable odds.


So, Let us ALL Pray that you are correct.. in saying that guns are un-needed.


But for those of you who believe in being prepared.. God Bless You! and God Love You!! for being able to provide safety to yourself and others in a time of need!

BackOffice Slut's picture

or nice toys to rob 2 drunk brits whom stumbled innocently into the wrong neighborhood, and then unload the clip when they beg for their lives and tell you they have no money. See what i did there?

sun tzu's picture

I didn't see the Rev Al Shitton, Jesse Jackasson, or Broke 0bozo make any public statements when that happened. 

SilverRhino's picture

You can make a single shot shotgun with a couple of pieces of pipe, a nail and some wood and duct tape. 

smiler03's picture

or home made, don't forget the charcoal, sulfur, potassium hydroxide, ammonium nitrate and lead.

FeralSerf's picture

Yep, you would think that people that believe they're going to need firepower after the global collapse would take a few chemistry courses and learn about nitrates and IEDs.

The only real threat to TPTB's military is asymmetrical warfare -- where the other side doesn't "fight fair" by using cheap, homemade nasties against their million $$$ hitech weapons.

UP Forester's picture

You mean like making ANFO out of chicken shit instead of fertilizer?

AnAnonymous's picture

The only real threat to TPTB's military is asymmetrical warfare --


Threat to the military institution? Made me laugh.

US citizens have not the required mettle to engage such an enemy.

There is no treat to the military institution coming from US citizens.

US citizens stock up guns to perform their usual tricks, which they feel they are prevented from performing by the big bad government.

Mind you, one deep cause of the US war for independence was the adamant King's will to protect the Indians' property rights.

US citizen nature is eternal. The same drive, the same motive to be expected today.

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

AnAnonymous said:

Mind you, one deep cause of the US war for independence was the adamant King's will to protect the Indians' property rights.

Same old song. Chinese citizenism and Chinese citizenism comments.

More creating a strawsman,

More kicking a can.

More inventing all kinds of baseless stories that has very little connection with the most straightforward connection to reality.

More fabled past.

More pretending that Chinese citizenism citizens are interested in humanity well being.

Next will you tell of that the contact with US citizens is what sunk the Easter Islanders? Waooo, that is quite thick.

US citizen nature is eternal. The same drive, the same motive to be expected today.

Non sense, constant denial of facts. Lie over lie. Chinese citizenism citizens can not make sense within Chinese citizenism.


ffart's picture

Yeah, you're definitely some kind of imbecile. The war was fought because most americans were used to living some kind of anarchistic lifestyle and the King was sending increasing numbers of troops to force them to pay taxes. Noone on either side of the atlantic gave a shit about the indians or anyone else but themselves. Is this what Chinese public school teachers? Thank god most of them who come over here don't register to vote. 

AnAnonymous's picture

I doubt that Chinese schools teach that bit of history.

George Washington was eyeing on the indian lands from the start.

Anarchistic lifestyle? In the thirteen colonies back in 1770?

Better not to go at school. Imagination serves enough.

nmewn's picture

"George Washington was eyeing on the indian lands from the start."

Hah, made me laugh...the clan of Aisin Gioro Citizenism eternal.

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

AnAnonymous said:

I doubt that Chinese schools teach that bit of history.

Chinese citizenism schools teach that George Washington was eyeing on the Easter Island lands from the start.

Anarchistic lifestyle? In the thirteen colonies back in 1770?

Made me laugh. Tell us now that Ben Franklin invented time traveling flying rickshaw for George Washington to go back in time to sink the Easter Islanders before 1776, July, 4th. Taking the 13 colonies and to be compared with Easter Island total land, going to settle in these places to bring the light of US citizenism?

Better not to go at school. Imagination serves enough.

Yeah, sure. That is the path to follow steadfastly to glorify Chinese citizenism, to justify blobbing up of PR of C on the behalf of humanity, to hide behind the group of Chinese citizenism in order to dilute their responsibility.

That is what Chinese citizenism citizens do. Facts are only facts when they are acknowledged by Chinese citizenism citizens.


Bendromeda Strain's picture

I thought Bonanza glorified Chinese citizenism... much was learned from great philosopher Hop Sing.

ffart's picture

Imagination serves enough.

Thanks, that will put all your future comments into perspective for me.

g speed's picture

GW got his big start in the French and Indian wars by defending King G,s claim to the new world--He fought the French regulars and Indian tribes that the French bought and used to try to depose the english from the "new lands". The English used Indian tribes and guides and spies as well.  GW made such a splash that the CC offered him the top job in the Cont Army--


tmosley's picture

"Hur dur, if you wur born on a particulur patch o land, den you r sum kinda evil munster dat is also supur week, an wud never do wut evry1 else duz in givin duh same circumstances."

RafterManFMJ's picture



I'm not worried as I saved to DVR that Star Trek episode where Kirk shot that Sleestack looking alien with diamonds from his homemade cannon.  I figure I can easily mimic what he did, and use broken beer bottles instead of gemstones.

JW n FL's picture



Sudden Debt

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. <---- Guns in stock..

FeralSerf's picture

If you really want one, why don't you take a vacation to Finland this summer?  There's plenty of them there.  You can also buy guns across the border in Russia for export -- fully automatic ones the last time I was there.  Surely you know how to sneak across a border.

Martel's picture

Plenty of guns in Finland, but not available for a random tourist. Not availabe for Finns either, without a gun permit. If you try to buy it from some hunter along the way, he'll probably turn you to the police. Smuggling from Russia? Pick your customs point very, very carefully. Finland is not the easiest one in any sense.

If I really, really wanted a gun in a country with strict gun laws, I'd go the 3D printing way. Not many of the parts need to be milled from steel. Manufacturing a good barrel is difficult, though. A plus side of 3D printing is you can go full-auto. Sten and similar full-auto guns were manufactured already 70 years ago by normal workshop people. Since then, workshop technology has improved and become available for everyone. If you have any metal workshop experience and access to proper tools, you could manufacture a full-auto gun by yourself relatively easily.

Acquiring ammo can be a problem, though.

The Navigator's picture

re Gatling Guns - here's one that is made from 2 x Ruger 10/22's AND it not illegal, yet.

smiler03's picture

My neighbors penis is bigger than yours.

MolotovCockhead's picture

"My neighbors penis is bigger than yours."

Haha....I bet you found the fact out the hard way or did you enjoyed his company so much, you started caressing his dick?

Central Bankster's picture

More like he found out by sucking it.

DosZap's picture

re Gatling Guns - here's one that is made from 2 x Ruger 10/22's AND it not illegal, yet.


johnu1978's picture

I've always been a big fan of the Mini-14. It's a great little rifle!


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HelluvaEngineer's picture

See my note below.  If you plan on shooting past 50 yds, avoid them.  Many of the mags also jam.

ExpendableOne's picture

Look for the newer ones with the fluted and heavier barrel.  Cheaper than an AR15 and shoots the same ammo.  If you cant' afford one of those, look for a yugo SKS.  Same ammo as an AK and more accurate ($250.00 or less).

HelluvaEngineer's picture

Yes. Fluting.  That's the trick.  You might want to Google "that dog won't hunt".

CompassionateFascist's picture

I don't favor automatic rifles. Too many bullets/kill. M1A is the acme of weapons for what's coming.