Self-Proclaimed Ruger Fanatic


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EchoM70
March 20, 2014, 01:27 AM
Now don't get me wrong I'm not what some would call a "loyalist." I own and enjoy firearms from Marlin, Glock, Remington, Savage, Winchester, Tikka, Colt and Sako just to name a few. However Ruger is the most prominent brand I own and spread across multiple platforms. Ruger always has a firearm to fit my needs perfectly, it's like they just know.

For example I've been looking for an AR10 platform rifle and today after going over my other choices I finally decided on the Ruger SR762.

When I was looking for a piston AR-15 I went with the SR556.

My home defense handgun is the Ruger SR1911.

My concealed carry is a Ruger SR9c

My main hunting rifle is a Ruger M77 Hawkeye in 30/06, and my "bigger game" rifle is a Ruger Magnum Hunter.

When I was looking for a compact rifle, I looked no further than the Ruger Hawkeye Compact in .308.

My favorite carbine is you guessed it a Ruger 77/44

I plink with a Ruger 10/22.

My varmint rifle is a Remington, However I just purchased a Ruger Hawkeye Predator in 6.5 creedmoor that will see varmints, big game, targets. guess you could call that one my general use rifle.

Even my wife's favorite rifle is her Ruger M77 Mark II in .308. Ruger runs deep in this family and for good reason. For the most part Ruger has been the best choice for my needs and wants. Every Ruger rifle I own after some load development have been sub-moa shooters, even the 77/44 at 100 yards will produce 1.25in groups with Hornady XTP ammo if I do my part. I did have to send a .243 Hawkeye Sporter back to Ruger cause of some stock issues, but turnaround was a about 10 days and I got a flawless rifle back.

Ruger just all around had exactly what I've wanted and meet/exceeded my expectations across the board. I'm truly a fan and loyal customer and will be for years to come as long as they keep it up!

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MagnunJoe
March 20, 2014, 04:37 AM
Get yourself a Ruger GP 100 in .22LR 8 shooter. U won't be disappointed.
I love my SR1911

RTR_RTR
March 20, 2014, 04:46 AM
Pick up an SR22. Great gun

ColtPythonElite
March 20, 2014, 05:08 AM
Get yourself a Ruger GP 100 in .22LR 8 shooter. U won't be disappointed.


Never saw one.

bannockburn
March 20, 2014, 06:36 AM
What, no Ruger revolvers? Where are the Blackhawks, Super Blackhawks, Redhawks, Vaqueros, Security Sixes, and GP100s?

Just saying there are fans, and then there are fanatics!

DammitBoy
March 20, 2014, 07:19 AM
You need some Blackhawks...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5312/7078404793_4dac96f3b5_z_d.jpg

WoodchuckAssassin
March 20, 2014, 07:51 AM
A man after my own heart!

My 22? 10/22
My 45? SR1911
My .270? m77
My other 45? Blackhawk

I think what you need is a nice vaquero. If you have the pocket-change, a nice SASS pair might be in your future :)

45_auto
March 20, 2014, 08:47 AM
Every Ruger rifle I own after some load development have been sub-moa shooters, even the 77/44 at 100 yards will produce 1.25in groups with Hornady XTP ammo if I do my part.

I thought a 77/44 was a rifle. Nobody I know considers 1.25" at 100 yards to be sub-moa.

EchoM70
March 20, 2014, 12:02 PM
I thought a 77/44 was a rifle. Nobody I know considers 1.25" at 100 yards to be sub-moa.


True. However it's a special bread. And to be honest I view it differently than a normal rifle. So in my definition of "every" it excluded my pistol caliber carbine.

Now I deeply apologize for the such the confusion my wording caused you. Maybe now that that has been fixed you could post something constructive instead of pointing out a small mis-wording. :rolleyes:
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I've never really been a revolver guy myself, more been into long guns. All the handguns I own which only 3 are out of "necessity." I've never felt the need for a revolver. I have however been eyeing the GP100/SP101 and if I ever do decide to purchase a Revolver the GP100/SP101 will be at the top of my list.

45_auto
March 20, 2014, 06:02 PM
And to be honest I view it differently than a normal rifle. So in my definition of "every" it excluded my pistol caliber carbine.

Sorry, I can't read your mind, only what you wrote.

Maybe now that that has been fixed you could post something constructive instead of pointing out a small mis-wording.

1 MOA at 100 yards = 1.047". That constructive enough for you?

benatilstate
March 20, 2014, 07:15 PM
I too am becoming a Ruger fan. 2 10/22s and a 20ga Red Label thats served me well. Looking to add a .22lr revolver in the coming months, torn between a Single Six Convertible & a SP100 in .22lr.

marv
March 20, 2014, 09:00 PM
10-22, Mk I, 22/45 (2), Sec Six, Bearcat, P95, KP97, LCP, LCR (2). Had a SR22. Swapped it away after 25 rounds. Biggest POS I ever owned.

Teachu2
March 20, 2014, 09:19 PM
10-22, Mk I, 22/45 (2), Sec Six, Bearcat, P95, KP97, LCP, LCR (2). Had a SR22. Swapped it away after 25 rounds. Biggest POS I ever owned.
That must be because you never owned a LC9....

MagnunJoe
March 20, 2014, 11:58 PM
Never saw one.
Click on the link

http://ruger.com/products/sp101/models.html

Cooldill
March 21, 2014, 12:04 AM
You need at least ONE GP100!

http://s8.postimg.org/v442n6uol/magnum.jpg

EchoM70
March 21, 2014, 12:36 AM
45_Auto, do you own a Ruger firearm that you throughly enjoy? Maybe a nice Super Black Hawk or maybe your favorite hunting rifle is a M77 of some variant. Would you like share your enjoyment of said firearms and comment on them? That would be constructive.


Cooldill, that is one nice wheel gun you got there, very tempting!

Marv, What was it about the SR22 you didn't like? Been thinking about getting a .22lr handgun of some sorts as I don't currently own one. I've been considering the SR22 as the reviews have been widely favorable.

Weevil
March 21, 2014, 01:00 AM
I've always liked Rugers.

Currently I have an old Model Vaquero, SP101, GP100, Single-Six, 10/22 and recently picked up a P-345.

In the past I had 2 P-90s, and a 22/45.

Had extractor issues with the 22/45 but other than that they've all been trouble-free, very tough reliable guns.

Haven't bought anything new in quite a few years though. Been tempted to try the new ones but haven't yet. Shot an LC9 but wasn't real impressed, the trigger was terrible.


http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n200/srebough/100_0189.jpg (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/srebough/media/100_0189.jpg.html)


http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n200/srebough/p345c_zps4da2a2b9.jpg (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/srebough/media/p345c_zps4da2a2b9.jpg.html)

Quentin
March 21, 2014, 01:27 AM
I love Ruger handguns and have three. But I avoid their rifles, especially their AR, as there are so many great competing rifles out there.

JR24
March 21, 2014, 03:55 AM
I realized that a while back when I was looking in the safe and saw that I had more Ruger brand (6) firearms than any other (2 is the highest after Ruger) brand.

And I haven't even picked up the SR1911 (and Commander) and the (hopefully soon) SR45c yet.

Oh, and I need another Vaquero since my GF won't let me take mine ("hers") out in the field and "scratch it up".

bannockburn
March 21, 2014, 06:34 AM
EchoM70

If you're looking for a Ruger .22 handgun I would recommend a Mark II. My favorite is the Model 512 with a 5 1/2" bull barrel. Great balance and feel to it and very accurate with the right ammo.

Neo-Luddite
March 21, 2014, 09:44 AM
No MK1, 2, or 3 .22 pistol? My favorite .22 pistol hands down.

DammitBoy
March 21, 2014, 10:19 AM
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5066/5596782478_de13856bd2_o_d.jpg

Doesn't everybody have a Mark III?

weblance
March 21, 2014, 12:00 PM
I own over 30 Ruger products. They make up the bulk of my collection. They make a GOOD gun. I said GOOD, not great. They require some finishing, and handwork to make them GREAT. I learned this after buying a few Sig, and S&W products. Thats the reason the others are generally 25% higher in price. I AM a self proclaimed Ruger Fanatic, but I also realize that there are better choices, but those choices are always higher priced.

The Lone Haranguer
March 21, 2014, 08:20 PM
I've had good experience with Ruger firearms; a Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk, GP100, SP101, Mini-14, and most recently a new-style LCP. Also, despite not having a written warranty, they will stand behind and service their firearms for as long as they have parts for them.

J-Bar
March 21, 2014, 08:32 PM
I will be using a pair of Ruger Old Army percussion revolvers in a cowboy action shooting match tomorrow. No other gun company had the guts or foresight to redesign a cap and ball revolver in the 20th century, and now they command a premium.

Bill Ruger was indeed an American icon. Wish we had more like him.

kcofohio
March 21, 2014, 09:52 PM
Yep, I like my Rugers! 7 of them as of now. They are high on my list of next purchases. Especially the full size SR1911.

HGM22
March 22, 2014, 06:57 PM
I think certain Ruger models are great and others are good but there are better options in the category. For example, I like their P-series and if I wanted a small revolver I'd go LCR. However, Ruger is beat when it comes to the AR15 and .22 semiauto rifle (let's not derail this thread, but its my personal belief that Marlin beats Ruger).

Omaha-BeenGlockin
March 22, 2014, 07:27 PM
Up to 9 Rugers---any other brand I own only has one example.

TennJed
March 22, 2014, 11:17 PM
I own 24 handguns, 8 are rugers. I own 5 longguns and 2 are Ruger.

IMHO Ruger makes the best guns cost wise.

TennJed
March 22, 2014, 11:20 PM
Click on the link

http://ruger.com/products/sp101/models.html
That is a SP101, NOT a GP100. Completely different gun. Much smaller than the GP100

Nickb45
March 22, 2014, 11:30 PM
I'm very happy with my SR1911 CMD
http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t365/nicksb45/2DF9F144-3735-43D3-9006-4EEEC537D790_zpsm8lequ5o.jpg
also happy with my 10/22.
I have a couple of Blackhawks on my Ruger wish list, a 44mag with 5.5" barrel being at the top of that list, second would be the same revolver only in .45 with long colt and ACP cylinders.

Thomas Traddles
March 23, 2014, 05:12 PM
I own 3 Ruger revolvers: Gp 100 4", Sp101 2.25" and the LCR in 38spcl +P. I like the GP 100 best because its sight radius is best for my old eyes, although the crimson trace laser grips on the LCR make sight acquisition easy. With either gun I can shoot into the same hole all day long, it seems. The SP 101, not so much. I was thinking about getting CT Grips for the 101, but for few dollars more I could own either a 3" 101 or a 3" GP100. I think I'll wait. I did not like the Hogue grips on the 100 so I got some Altamont replacement grips. I like them and I think they look better on the 100. I find the guns to be well built and accurate. I'm a fan of Ruger's wheelguns.

DammitBoy
March 23, 2014, 05:16 PM
Nick, that's a real nice Commander!

Manny
March 23, 2014, 10:53 PM
I have more Ruger's in my collection than any other maker, but I do have other preferences for certain weapons. Their D/A guns are my preferred pick for revolvers, the 10/22 my go to for .22's. I do prefer Glock for my semi auto pistols, my centerfire rifle choice is an AR (not from Ruger), and my shotguns (2) are Browning/FN.

Cee Zee
March 24, 2014, 09:39 AM
If you're looking for a Ruger .22 handgun I would recommend a Mark II.

My thoughts exactly. They are amazingly accurate but I'm looking for one that has an even longer barrel than what you mentioned.

Ruger certainly makes some fine products and they have been very innovative over the years. There are several I'd like to own but as of right now I only own one. The thing with me is that some people go way overboard with the brand. It's one thing to like what they sell and think it fits you perfectly but it's another thing to claim they make the very best product in every line as some do. But I guess the one that really irks me is to hear people say the 10/22 is the best .22 ever built. I like them but the "best"??? I don't think so. Not even close. They can be built into one of the best but they don't come that way unless you buy a 10/22 based custom build. People who say they are the best .22's ever damage the whole brand IMO. They are the definition of "fan boy". It's not my problem if they want to think that of course but it does make me think some people have a loose nut behind the trigger of their 10/22.

Does that mean I would avoid a Ruger product? Heck no. They make some excellent stuff. The MkII is one of the best .22 pistols ever built IMO and far above the quality of the 10/22. But you watch. I'll get hammered for not toeing the party line on the 10/22. And yes I'm one of those guys that think Marlin makes a better semi-auto .22. In my experience it's just true. They aren't head and shoulders better but they are better. But of course you can build a 10/22 into a fabulous rifle. It just costs some serious money to do so. And you still won't have a .22 as accurate as a 54 based Anschutz. Or a 40X. Or several other fine .22's. I'm not even sure you can make one better than the old T/C line of .22's. Those were excellent rifles. And it's still possible to find one on the used market. I nearly traded my S&W 629 for one but I couldn't get the deal I wanted.

Nickb45
March 24, 2014, 07:59 PM
Nick, that's a real nice Commander!


Thank you. With a little time with some files I did some more "fitting". The pistol wasn't bad when I got it, but it's a lot better now.
http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t365/nicksb45/6a392a092766a8c43291bb6ab438ce4d_zps08117a01.jpg
http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t365/nicksb45/58ec4423d99c7d0e21d3f65da3886277_zps4d5b6e29.jpg
After some filing
http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t365/nicksb45/a81a4b4bc1bdb6e4e7785bd25e72d431_zps7d933ec1.jpghttp://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t365/nicksb45/6e8c6f404d118a1062b588d909a43e86_zps1da561a1.jpg
http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t365/nicksb45/8ad6a6bcc873f1cbba0c6261a2f195f0_zps214c8554.jpg

Delford
March 24, 2014, 08:52 PM
Weevil
Have you had a chance to try your P345? Mine was the first gun I ever bought. I'm continuously improving but I love mine. For me it drops back onto the target very nicely.

DammitBoy
March 25, 2014, 12:09 AM
Amboyna burl is my favorite grip material, nice choice.

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