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On Ruger's Website what all the hype about

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by gmh1013, May 13, 2009.

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  1. HippieMagic

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    I can honestly say that in my lifetime... I have never ONCE seen a Ruger fail. Maybe I am just lucky or owning them for over 15 years just isn't long enough... who knows... My first gun was a Ruger 10/22 and it has never once failed on me.

    With this statement you are saying Glocks, 1911s, and ARs are total garbage then. There is an aftermarket because not everyone is the same... some are content with stock but some want it to feel or look different. In order for a company to only make ONE gun with no aftermarket presence they would need to make that ONE gun with about a billion different options.

    Don't bash a company because there is an aftermarket presence after talking about a Kimber in the same sentence because the 1911 platform is one of the only guns you can EASILY build the entire gun out of nothing but aftermarket parts. I consider an aftermarket presence a good thing personally because it means if I don't like it I am not obligated to keeping it that way. If there was no preference in shooting I think Glock would be the only company on the market at this point.
     
  2. Blue .45

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    Probably a .40 caliber SR9.
     
  3. 1KPerDay

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    All right that made me chuckle. :D
     
  4. earlthegoat2

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    probably another Vinciesque development.
     
  5. Runningman

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    Perhaps its going to be my dream gun a 5 shot polymer SP-101 chambered for 1 3/4 oz 10 gauge slugs.

    Than again Ruger is about the only gun manufacture that has not jumped on the AR-15 bandwagon yet. So I would vote for a Ruger 15 coming out soon. :D
     
  6. Dimis

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    i believe that by useing the term platform they are hinting toward an AR
    rumor elsewhere has it that it will be a piston driven AR or possably a 1911
    others speculate an SR40 but i dont see that being "hyped" to this extent

    i personaly hope its something new that doesnt fall into the footsteps of everyone elses popullar products
    we have a million and 1 ARs and 1911s
    im hopeing they make a unique firearm that makes other companies think outside the box instead of just copying what so and so did last year
     
  7. SaMx

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    I also hope it's not just another AR-15

    maybe a mini-14 that's actuallly accurate and uses STANAG magazines.
     
  8. REAPER4206969

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  9. Hoxviii

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    How about a downsize on that there picture.
     
  10. 2RCO

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    Ruger .50BMG now that would be nifty.

    In defense of Ruger-- I like my MkII's and my 10/22 as well as my Blackhawks. No problems with any.

    Their newer models have been a bit sketchy.

    My for real guess would be an AR variant since everyone's doing it.
     
  11. kyo

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    im gonna guess the 1911. I would totally get one
     
  12. Runningman

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    Reaper is that a piston driven bolt carrier in that pic? What I'm looking at?
     
  13. kyo

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    looks something like a bolt action slide to me.
     
  14. REAPER4206969

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    It appears to be an Armalite variant investment cast stainless steel, short stroke piston operated bolt carrier group with no forward assist and a dust cover.
     
  15. noskilz

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    Sissy gun . . .
     
  16. 2RCO

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    So after looking at Reaper's post--I am pretty sure the AR is the ticket.
     
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    I also heard a story about a gun shop receiving an S&W M&P15 rifle with an M4 stock that has the RUGER Gothic eagle molded into it. It is believed that the stock contractor mismatched them.
     
  18. 2RCO

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    I wonder if they'll come up with some BS proprietary mag and limit it to 10 rounds. The mags price $90!
     
  19. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Whatever it is, no honest man needs it!

    Soon, my man, soon. :p
     
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    At the end of my pitiful frayed rope

    I SWEAR the next time I hear anyone make a "mandatory recall" crack, I'm going to light a puppy on fire and kick it down a flight of stairs into a stack of powder kegs under a bunny nursery. :fire: The fact that it's easy doesn't make it prudent or tasteful...kinda like beating up a 1st grader. Not something you should be proud of.
     
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    I'm CONSTANTLY amazed how people who know absolutely nothing about something can criticize it and not recognize that their utter lack of knowledge about WHAT they are criticizing AND why they are criticizing it discredits their critique.

    First, Ruger does not make "powdered metal" anything. They make lost-wax cast parts. This is a fairly old technique used for making jewelery. Metal is metal. If you cast it in one piece like Ruger, mill it from a billet, or take a billet and beat the snot out of it (forge) to a general shape and then mill it, it's still the same stuff. Powdered metal or "Metal Injection Molding" is entirely different. Yeah, and they don't electrostatically coat it either.
     
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  24. lvcat2004

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    Here in Vegas, odds makers are putting up over/under on how many days it's going to take for Ruger to post a recall on a new model :neener:
     
  25. JohnKSa

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    Oh for pity's sake!!!

    The man who said that has been dead for 7 years and none of his relatives work at Ruger anymore.

    Furthermore, Ruger is now making pistols obviously aimed at the concealed carry market and is selling hi-cap mini-14 mags to the general public. They've made a clear change in policy since Ruger Sr.'s death and the retirement of his son.

    Frankly I'm not a big fan of the "new Ruger company" but it should be abundantly clear to even the casual observer that they're moving in a new direction and therefore it's ridiculous to keep flogging them for things that dead people said and for policies they clearly no longer endorse nor practice.
     
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