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Had a tour of the Sturm Ruger pistol plant in Prescott, AZ

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by hang fire, Apr 22, 2013.

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  1. Potatohead
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    Potatohead Member

    Mar 9, 2013
    now thats funny right there..i dont care who you are..
  2. hang fire

    hang fire Member

    Jan 8, 2012
    Bush Pilot
    Member Did you ask them when my gun was going to repaired and sent back?

    Nope, but saw a post mortem being done on one, maybe it was yours. (;>)
  3. RainDodger

    RainDodger Member

    Aug 20, 2009
    Great Northwest
    Very cool indeed. I was very negative towards anything Ruger and then I discovered the .30-'06 Model 77 I picked up in trade is probably the most accurate .30-'06 I've owned... it is still in the safe.

    Then, it inexplicably multiplied and I discovered a new SR22 in there too! It has digested any and all .22LR cartridges I've been able to feed it... it also remains in the safe.

    So... I guess I've gone to the dark side and become a Ruger guy.

    I envy your factory tour also!
  4. Ken70

    Ken70 Member

    Aug 23, 2011
    Two shifts? How about three shifts, working seven days or maybe part of Saturday. My father did 20 years at GM working 58 hour weeks. I was doing 56 hours a week for the three years I was at Ford. Ford was three shifts, seven days a week for most of 30 years at that plant. GM was two ten hour shifts a day, two shifts, eight hours on Saturday.

    Instead of screwing around with getting more machinery in a couple of years, just use the stuff you have longer each week.
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2013
  5. Jim K

    Jim K Member

    Dec 31, 2002
    Bill Ruger was a very conservative businessman. I don't mean politically, but in company management. Unless the company has changed a lot, they are not going to go in the hole to cover a temporary demand.

    In fact, most gun companies operate that way, which is why the current shortage. Companies will put on extra shifts rather than going into big expansion projects. Excess workforce can be let go or reduced by attrition, but extra machinery and new buildings are a long term anchor around the corporate neck.

  6. loose noose

    loose noose Member

    Feb 22, 2012
    Southern Nevada
    That Ruger plant is right off Ruger road just north of Prescott off Hwy 89. I went there for a job interview about 15 years ago, however I never did accept the job offer. Just didn't want to pick-up all my belongings and move. Kind of sorry I didn't now though. Lets see I've got an old 3 screw .22/.22magnum, a .44 Mag Carbine, a 10-22, 3 screw .44 Magnum revolver, a Mark I .22. Plus I would dearly love to get my hands on a 22/45 Mark III, however they are no where to be seen around these parts. I do envy you in regards to having the tour, I was escorted back to an office for my interview, never got to see the workings though.:D
  7. armoredman

    armoredman Member

    Nov 19, 2003
    proud to be in AZ
    When I was at a local gun shop, (gonna be THE LGS for me from now on), and a delivery guy dropped in with some Ruger LC-9s. He commented, being so close, (about 100 miles away), that sometimes he gets guns in that were made less than four days ago, and sold right after that.
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