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Ruger Distaste

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Blue Brick, Nov 2, 2012.

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  1. Blue Brick

    Blue Brick Well-Known Member

    After reading some current and archived threads why is there such a distaste for Ruger revolvers? Ruger revolvers are not substandard, entry level or budget revolvers and are built stronger and are better designed than any other production revolver. Ruger undeniably makes the strongest revolvers.

    Go to the library and check out “Ruger and his guns”.
  2. mhuxtable

    mhuxtable Active Member

    I have an SP101 and have shot the GP100....I'd put them up next to my 686 any day. Ruger is one of the best and most affordable gun makers today. Their quality is great and their customer service is amazing.
  3. BYJO4

    BYJO4 Well-Known Member

    While I personally prefer S&W revolvers, Ruger makes an excellent firearm. Based on their sales, it appears to me that alot of folks appreciate their guns.
  4. jmr40

    jmr40 Well-Known Member

    You must have read much different posts than I have. There may be an occasional disgruntled owner, but overall Rugers are very well thought of.
  5. Fishslayer

    Fishslayer Well-Known Member

    So... how long ya been working for Ruger? :evil:

    Kinda like Glocks, not so much the gun itself but a good portion of the fanboiz tend to be some really annoying jackwagons.

    FWIW I have a number of Rugers in the safe and am a metal frame P series fanboi myself.

    No Ruger wheelguns tho. I prefer the older S&W. I would take a new Ruger over most of the new S&W offerings tho.

    I AM in the market for a 3 screw .44 Magnum SBH if ya know where I can find one. ;)
  6. Blue Brick

    Blue Brick Well-Known Member

    I wish.....
  7. motorcycle-charlie

    motorcycle-charlie Well-Known Member

    Nothing wrong with Ruger. My sp101 is as tough as they come and also about as heavy as a 5 shot can be, but I still love it. Won't sell it, but at the same time doesn't get carried nearly as much as my Airweight or model 36. The Ruger fits my hand perfectly but My Smiths stay in place better when I run the trigger. I can hit better repeatedly with them. I think it all just comes down to what you are most comfortable with.
  8. MedWheeler

    MedWheeler Well-Known Member

    It's not "distaste for Rugers".. it's just more adoration (some of which might be hype) of the other two brands.. I think Ruger revolvers are pretty respected here.
  9. R.W.Dale

    R.W.Dale Well-Known Member

    Ima ruger fan for sure.

    But I have a serious gripe about their 6shot DA revolvers

    They're just too damn heavy and if I want a lighter one I have to go to a s&w

    Ruger DA wheel guns excluding the lcr snubby are throwbacks to the dark ages before ccw when nobody cared how much a handgun weighed. Where is the ruger alternative to a 386 Smith?

    posted via that mobile app with the sig lines everyone complaints about
  10. HOOfan_1

    HOOfan_1 Well-Known Member

    I stayed away from Glock for many years because of the fanboyism. I now have one and love it, but I am still not a fanboy, I don't think it is the best auto around.

    I don't think I have encountered many Ruger fanboys...I encounter more anti-rugerites...and they usually act in the manner of which you are speaking.
  11. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Well-Known Member

    Don't know what you are reading about Ruger Revolvers relative to quality. Most comments are pretty positive. I am not a big fan of the huge Super Redhawk, but I own one. The GP-100 is a fine revolver. No complaints. So what exactly are you reading?

    Or do you just want folks to sing Ruger's praise? I personally prefer S&W and Colt DA revolvers, but I respect Rugers.
  12. BCRider

    BCRider Well-Known Member

    I don't know where you're seeing all this anti-Rugerism. It's not what I've seen around here where Rugers are often recomended and pretty much universally loved by their owners.

    I know that I've got an every increasing number of Ruger handguns and I chose them for their well known reputation for great quality at a "working man's" price point.

    Having said that I still prefer my S&W triggers among my double action revolvers. But the Rugers I have are not going anywhere in a hurry.
  13. firesky101

    firesky101 Well-Known Member

    The only Ruger hate I ever see is related to Bill's politics. He is not in charge anymore, but some people don't give second chances. I love me some Ruger firearms. IMO the best firearm company out there.
  14. silvermane_1

    silvermane_1 Well-Known Member

    ruger: the only wheelgun that when you run out of ammo, you can use it as a blunt object to beat the BG with and not hurt the gun. lol
    BTW i love my .357 Security Six.
  15. DaisyCutter

    DaisyCutter Well-Known Member

    I prefer Ruger revolvers and rimfires, best value and excelpent performance IMO.

    I dislike Ruger autopistols and centerfire rifles. I've had personal less than adequate experiences with a P89 and Mini-14. They worked okay, but not something I truly trusted. They were sold.

    Have a Super Blackhawk, Redhawk, MK2, and 10/22.
  16. skidder

    skidder Well-Known Member

    A valid gripe.

    That is why I chose the Security Six. According to Wiki the 4" model 19 weighs 36 oz. I just weighed my 4" Security Six and it weighs 34.5 oz.

    Smith and Wesson did the same thing. The model 19/66 was slowly phased out. The 4" 686 predecessor ,according to Wiki, weighs 42 oz.

    The revolver became a back-seat to the wonder 9. Why spend the extra money to machine a convenient carry weight when you can save production cost by just adding bulk? So goes the death of the "Six" and the "19/66".:(

    The k-frame is still my favorite, but unfortunately if you want a new 6-shot 357, the L-frame and the GP are the primary options.
  17. contender

    contender Well-Known Member

    I will give two examples.

    1. At the International Revolver Championships this year held in California, as I understand it there were 241 contestants. Of those there were 240 Smith shooters and exactly 1 Ruger shooter. That to me is an example of the preference for the Smith trigger plus more models offered by Smith.

    2. If I was forced to own one revolver for the rest of my life with no possibility of spare parts or a gunsmith to be available.....it would be a Ruger.
  18. asia331

    asia331 Well-Known Member

    Don't work for Ruger..wouldn't mind doing so; and while they are the "home team" I own Rugers because they have proven to be reliable, durable and a superb value for money expended with Customer Service second to none.
  19. CCantu357

    CCantu357 Well-Known Member

    I am unaware of any taste in Ruger sixguns. Long time Smith fan here but until they get rid of the lock, any new revolver I get will be most likely Ruger.
  20. bruzer

    bruzer Well-Known Member

    I've read some of the gripes about Bill Ruger. Then I think to myself, "An American business man that kept his company in America."
    The Wife bought me one of them Ruger's many years ago. It was used and a screw fell out of it one day. Found a number on the internet to call and a very nice lady from Ruger sent me out a brand new screw at no charge.
    That's all I got to say about that.
    Good luck and stay safe,
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