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Does Ruger know something we don't?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by gym, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. gym

    gym member

    Seems like they're coming out with a lot of stuff. Perhaps most if not all of it is under the 10 round limit, "for now", they can always make larger magazines. But it appears other than AR's, which most of us have, they aren't concerned about semi auto pistols.
    Is it possible that we just get a watered down ban on 30 round mags? Glocks all basically will take a 10 rounder, so maybe that is going to be what they shoot, "pardon the pun" for. Grandfathered in the old AR's new ones with 10 round mags, and no semi autos with over 10 rounds.
    I hope none of this gets passed, but something moderate "as they will term it", may get through.
    Then we have to fight it in court.
  2. Skribs

    Skribs Well-Known Member

    S&W M&P45 has a 10-round limit. The Ruger might just have a skinnier .45 than the Glock or XD. A lot of the other stuff is aimed at the CCW crowd.
  3. TennJed

    TennJed Well-Known Member

    I may be wrong but I would imagine a company like Ruger takes their time when making the decision on what to make and release. I would guess these guns have been in the works for quite a while. I would be suprised if these were introduced as a result of the last few weeks
  4. mljdeckard

    mljdeckard Well-Known Member

    It is also possible, and even LIKELY, that nothing at all will happen.
  5. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Well-Known Member

    I doubt they know any more than we do at the moment. They do probably have access to Feinstein's list however which I don't believe will be available until the bill is submitted to the Senate (and I believe there is a House version). That bill may well be re-written by Biden and company prior to being submitted to include things that the "committee" wants in the bill(s).
  6. lateapex31

    lateapex31 Member

    Didn't Bill Ruger say that nobody needs more than 10 rounds? They have always been loosely aligned with the so called 'high cap' way of thinking.
  7. Carter

    Carter Well-Known Member

    Well some of their newer guns have threaded barrels and muzzle brakes/flash hiders. Plus the M&P 45 only has ten rounds, and I do believe the standard SR frame may be slimmer than an M&P so....

    Alot of features they introduced are being talked about in bans. Plus they didn't just design them a couple weeks ago.
  8. vamo

    vamo Well-Known Member

    Ruger seems to be a company that's intent on being as politically correct as a gun company can be. Just look at the mini-14 it is pretty much an ar-15 in its capability, but it has a nice old fashioned wood stock and doesn't look nearly as evil as the Bushmaster equivalent. Though, they haven't seem to have set a 10 round limit for their magazines in the past it does seem like their magazines tend to accept less than their glock/s&w/colt etc. counterparts.

    edit: That being said I do own and have shot mutiple ruger firearms and believe they really have some of the best guns for the price. Also, had very good customer service the one time I did have an issue. I like the company I just think they are a bit too PR concerned.
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2013
  9. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Well-Known Member

    I suspect that the Mini-14 and Mini-30 will be included on the ban list.

    Bill Ruger was a businessman. He is deceased now. I don't care what Bill thought back in the early to mid 90's and it certainly shouldn't matter today. Ruger has a pretty amazing assortment of guns that they build and it all started with a sheet metal Mark I 22.
  10. TennJed

    TennJed Well-Known Member

    Between the Ruger rimfires (10/22. Mark series, Single Six) and popular carry guns (LCP, LCR), I would be willing to bet Ruger has introduced more people to the gun community than any other company. I tend to think their good outweighs the bad. They have built good guns that are affordable for a long time. IMHO Ruger has had a very positive impact in our culture
  11. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    Not unless they knew 9 months ago that Sandy Hook was going to happen.
  12. gunnutery

    gunnutery Well-Known Member

  13. HOOfan_1

    HOOfan_1 Well-Known Member

    Umm...the Mini-14 was made to look like a smaller version of the M14....hence MINI-14

    It has nothing to do with politics, and everything to do with the fact that Bill Ruger wanted a smaller M14
  14. -v-

    -v- Well-Known Member

    I think their leaning towards having lots of 10 shot or less hand guns has more to do with size constraints and philosophy of use and less to do with any potential ban that may never even happen.
  15. MaterDei

    MaterDei Well-Known Member

    The product development on new firearms is months, if not years. There is no way that Ruger did this in response to anything that has been in the news the last month or two.
  16. JohnBT

    JohnBT Well-Known Member

    "Didn't Bill Ruger say that nobody needs more than 10 rounds?"

    He never said, "Nobody."

    He also never said that nobody needs a pistol smaller than a canned ham. ;)
  17. buck460XVR

    buck460XVR Well-Known Member

    Rugers claim to fame is to build reliable, affordable firearms for the average person. Apparently they believe the average person does not need high capacity firearms.
  18. tomrkba

    tomrkba Well-Known Member

    Bill Ruger is long gone. The company has released guns that have capacities of greater than 10. They built the Gunsite Scout, AR-15 pattern guns, and a whole bunch of very good self-defense oriented handguns. I see nothing to make me believe they would support magazine capacity limits.
  19. ugaarguy

    ugaarguy Moderator Staff Member

    I guess that's why the factory 25 round 10/22 magazine, 20 & 30 round Mini-14 magazines, 20 round Mini-30 magazine, 30 round PMAG (labeled as SR-556 Magazine), 15 round SR-40 magazine, 17 round SR9 magazine, and 15 round blue & stainless P Series 9mm magazines are still available for purchase at their own e-commerce site, http://shopruger.com.

    I guess that's why there are multiple options for the SR-556, Mini-14, and Mini-30 with 20+ round mags from the factory.

    I guess we should ignore all the centerfire rifles listed above, many with politically incorrect features like collapsible stocks, pistol grips, mags over 10 rounds, and flash hiders.

    Perhaps we should also ignore that in the new products list are an SR-22 rifle with flash hider and collapsible stock, the 10/22 takedown now with factory threaded bbl & flash hider, the updated 22/45 lite that retains the threaded bbl, and an SR-22 pistol now with factory threaded bbl.
  20. Texshooter

    Texshooter Well-Known Member

    Well, I am now old enough to realize that EVERYONE knows something I don't.

    It would appear there is some universal truth floating around that has evaded me for decades so why should Ruger be any different?


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