Ruger Guns Please Help

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  1. Lycidas Janwor

    Lycidas Janwor Member

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    I'd like to buy a Ruger product and I'd like ideas as to which gun I should buy. I don't have a 10/22 but that's the only gun that comes to mind when thinking about buying a Ruger. Any suggestions as to a good gun from Ruger that you recommend buying is appreciated. Flip side, if there's a gun you think I should steer away from, that's ok too as it's not going to stop me from buying something from Ruger. Thanks again
     
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  2. Armored farmer

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    Ruger Mark .22 pistols are iconic, must haves. Everyone should have one.
     
  3. gnappi

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    I've had a 10/22 since the 60's... it has never failed. It's not a home defense gun so only the lost squirrel will thank you if another brand jams :) I don't know what else to say, get the Ruger.
     
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  4. bannockburn

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    I would start with a new Mk.IV .22 pistol then I would get a 10/22. If you're looking at used guns a Mk.II would make for a decent .22 while an SR9c is a great choice in a 9mm.
     
  5. DDDWho

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    About anything from Ruger that floats your boat is a good choice. I have and have had several Rugers in my life. The 10/22 is a favorite if you need a 22 rifle. I’m not much on guns with plastic parts and Ruger certainly has several of those. I have a 77 Hawkeye in 280 REM that I like a lot. This is the 4th Mark 22 pistol I’ve owned and possibly the best. At this point in my life it’s the last one I’d get rid of. ucm3hwc92eaz.jpg
     
  6. .308 Norma

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    To me, the model of gun I buy (or already have) depends on what I intend(ed) to use it for - no matter what brand it is. That said, I haven't been without a Ruger Blackhawk of some flavor since the early '70s, a Ruger 77 big game rifle or varmint rifle since the early '80s, a 10-22 (or 2) since the mid '80s, and various Ruger .22 semi-auto pistols since I can't remember when.
    What do you intend to use your "Ruger" for? Do you just want it so you can say you "have a Ruger?" If so, that's fine as far as I'm concerned. But seeing as how I've never bought a gun I didn't at least tell myself I had a use for, I find it curious.o_O:)
     
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    10/22 is good and the Mk pistols are a nice .22 , a Mini/14 or Mini/30 is a good rifle any of the Ruger revolvers will work buy any of them with confidence . I've had a few over the years , only sold one , a Redhawk in .44 and I regret letting the Ruger Redhawk go, but i was hurting for cash
     
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    Maybe some enlightenment on why Ruger would be helpful
     
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    Well I own a lc9, lcp II, wrangler, and a PCC 9mm. Love them all. Not fond of 10/22. Prefer marlin model 60s. But that’s me. All have functioned flawless. No complaints from me about any of the rugers I’ve owned.
     
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    The first thing that pops in my head when I think Ruger is Single Action Revolvers. And if we're talking rimfire, that means Single Six (or 9 or 10) and Bearcat.

    I also have an irrational desire for a Ruger 77/357 bolt gun.
     
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  11. Lycidas Janwor

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    I have a different types of guns so I'm not looking for a specific gun per say. Lately have have been buying more pistols than rifles or long guns and I don't currently have a revolver nor do I have a single action semi-auto pistol, all my semi-auto pistols are striker fired. So I'm leaning toward a revolver or a double/single action hammer fired semi-auto pistol. Thank for you input, very helpful
     
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  12. Lycidas Janwor

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    I have bought stock in Sturm Ruger and I want to increase the value of my stock lol
     
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    Only one, see post #3.

    Their customer service should have a machine recording that says... "Send in your gun" as many parts they will not sell but will replace in shop for free. It's called CMA, I guess I don't blame them, our attorneys in the U.S. made them cautious.
     
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    I have 3 Ruger pistols but over the years I have had others. So I have owned and shot 6 Rugers. They all were and are good guns. I think you are in good shape with any Ruger you choose.
     
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    In that case one of each model they make. No better way to live e your own pockets.
     
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  16. .308 Norma

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    Oh, okay.:thumbup:
    Seeing as how you're "leaning" towards a revolver, except for the Colt SAA, I can't think of a more iconic single action revolver than the good ol' Ruger Blackhawk. You could get one chambered in .45 Colt and fire everything from mild to WILD (Ruger only loads) in it. Or you could get a .357/.38 Special Ruger Blackhawk with an extra cylinder for shooting 9mm ammo. Or, I think you can still get a notoriously loud .30 Carbine Ruger Blackhawk.
    Ruger .22 "Single Sixes" are scaled down Ruger Blackhawks too, just as Ruger "Super" Blackhawks (.44 Magnums) are basically scaled up Ruger Blackhawks.
    On the other hand, Ruger builds a variety of double action revolvers, and I'm afraid I can't be of much help to you if a double action Ruger revolver is what you have in mind. I've had a few of them over the years, and I still have an old Ruger Security Six, but I've just never really warmed up to Ruger double-action revolvers. I'm sure they're good guns, but except for my Security Six (which Ruger doesn't even build anymore), I've never kept a Ruger double-action revolver long enough to tell for sure. I prefer Smith double-action revolvers, brunettes, Ford pickup trucks, Heineken beer and good Scotch - we all have different tastes.;)
     
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    Ruger makes great revolvers. I enjoy my blackhawks quite a bit.
     
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    This is great advice.

    Ruger still makes their Anniversary style Flat Top Blackhawks in calibers .357M and .45C.

    Both function correctly with cylinders that index properly for sure loading and are my top pick in the Ruger revolver lineup.
     
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    All of the Rugers I own (that I have shot) have ran flawlessly. The base full size sr1911, Gp100 .357 4 inch, and Mini14 are good to go. I have an AR556, but have never shot it (bought it when they were around $400 to $450 and being given away, ARs do nothing for me, prefer AKs), but I’m sure it’ll run just fine if/when I ever get around to it.
     
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    I've been extremely pleased with all the Rugers I own. LCR 38 spl, EC9S, GP100 and AR 556 all have been great. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another Ruger.
     
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    Gp100, super redhawk, mk series 22 pistol, 77 rifle- I like my 77/357, blackhawk. All excellent choices.

    Ruger doesn't make any junk, I'm not a fan of their modern striker fired polymer guns but there's nothing wrong with them.

    If I would only have one ruger for the rest of my life, it would be a super redhawk in 454 casull. A beast of a handgun that is very manageable with 45 colt loads and all you could want with the heaviest 454 casull loads.
     
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    Look at the Wrangler if you want to do it on the cheap. An excellent gun for $200.
     
  24. DustyGmt

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    Ruger 10/22 is my favorite .22lr

    I know there are better options out there, probably more accurate stock .22lr rifles that will outshoot the 10/22 but I probably wouldn't trade my 10/22 for any of em. All of mine have been reliable, will shoot anything and way acceptable in accuracy. There is huge aftermarket support for them although mine is stock and is fine as is. I'm partial to stainless/syn personally. Ruger is known to take good care of their customers too. Good company, solid product.

    Pretty much all the same can be said for a number of their products, but for general plinking, target shooting, etc. A Ruger 10/22 or 22/45 or MkIII would all be a good enough as any place to start with the Ruger brand. They have alot of good stuff that's affordably priced.
     
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    I like what Ruger offers for sale. There are lots of good suggestions: Mk series, Blackhawks, double action revolvers, but I do not see myself without a Single Six. If you want something else, go nuts, there are some fine options, but my suggestion (for what it's worth) is a Ruger Single Six .22 single action revolver.
     
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