Tuesday, January 22, 2013

SHOT Show Spotlight: Ruger

I've got a handful of manufacturers with exciting new products that I wanted to mention seeing at SHOT Show. The first are our friends from Sturm, Ruger & Co.

I've already mentioned the LC380:


Built on the LC9 frame but chambered in .380 ACP, it's a little bigger than the LCP for those that find the micro-380 too much of a handful.

The LCR has a new chambering:


LCR22Mag - yes, six rounds of .22 Magnum goodness. Why six and not seven? Well, the real reason is that the .22 Magnum round needs just a little bit more thickness in the cylinder walls, and with the tapered cylinder they were concerned about long term wear and tear - it *is* a Ruger after all. The nickel answer was "six is a round number"...

And the SR series has a new big brother:


Yes, the brandie new SR45, Ruger's answer to the M&P45. I've got the SR9 compact and I really like it; I can only imagine that the SR45 is just as well-built and easy to shoot. Yes, I bugged the hell out of them for a unit once they become MA compliant...

Speaking of .45 ACP...


Yes, the SR1911 now comes in Commander size. I have one thing to say to this: WANT.

Lastly, just to make ol' Bill Ruger roll over in his grave:


Yep. Ruger's SR-556, their AR-15 pattern rifle. No honest man, yadda yadda yadda... It's not exactly new, but figured I'd toss it in regardless...

Up later: A video from the folks at Ruger!

That is all.

4 comments:

bluesun said...

I wish they'd make an LC22. I'd be over that like snot in the flu ward.

Dave H said...

Dagnabbit Ruger, I already can't afford a Super Blackhawk in .44 Mag. Now there's another revolver I can't afford!

Old NFO said...

Speaking of the Ruger 5.56, guy was dumping one for $1300 this past weekend. Didn't like it at all... Accuracy and reliability issues.

Wolfman said...

I love my SR40. Wear it every day. I was a little (very little) concerned to open it up and compare to my brother's xd40, as the internals were a little less robust than the Czechfield, but by its pedigree, it should be quite serviceable. One in .45 would be glorious to try out, but current funds do not allow. I have an LC9 I have yet to shoot, but it looks promising. A far sight better trigger than the older da/sa Rugers I've shot, for sure.