Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Lycidas Janwor, Apr 24, 2021.
Single shot in a wide variety of calibers.
They have been reliable and well built guns. Not always the most accurate, not always the finest finished, but I really haven’t ever gone wrong with one.
I don’t think you will either.
What do you like?
Aside from shotguns (currently, I think they used to offer some?) Ruger makes everything.
If you only get one, and don't have a favorite already, I'd suggest the Mark series pistols for .22. Pick a flavor.
I'm partial to the slab-sided barrels on the Competition series, but like the 22/45 grips. Shame, if they offered one with both, I'd have a new Mark 4. Still love my 6" Mark 3 22/45, though.
Like the style like Glocks? The SR9c is what I carry. The newer Max-9, or the Security 9 or American are close.
When I can't carry a holster, I tuck an LCP in my pocket.
Considered a Wrangler today, but saved the money. Just haven't owned a single-action revolver yet.
So on, so forth.
I've shot, and Almost bought a ruger blackhawk 357 with a 9mm cylinder but was on unemployment due to covid and couldn't justify the purchase, kicking my own butt for not pulling the trigger.
Actually not a bad pick IMO; I see RGR's dividend yield is north of four percent. I looked at the rest of the data and it looks interesting. I prefer to pick up a new position when it's undervalued and RGR is not, but I'll think about it, anyway ...
Ops forgot about my P345 and P95.
I had a Mini-14, didn't really care for it. I'm more of an AR guy.
Wouldn't mind one of the Ruger American rifles. Or, the Blackhawk in 30 Carbine, and the new version of the carbine with Glock mags.
Ruger's are good to go in my book.
SP101. Built like a brick outhouse and nice to look at too. If I were buying now, I'd get a .38 with a 2" barrel, but that's because I already have a 3" .327 Federal. Magnum.
Ruger Vaquero-solid value, in a SA build, .357 Reasonable recoil, in a SA.
Ruger 10/22 Take Down model. A very nice, compact 2-piece rifle which is very accurate, easy to assemble and break down, simple to clean.
Comes with a very rugged Ballistic Nylon case included, which has generous storage for mags ammo, and accessories.
M77 Bolt Action Rifle. My M77-MKII is a go-to hunting rifle. Comes in a variety of popular hunting calibers.
Any of the old P-series auto-loaders. A little heavy. But they point well, and they are built like a tank.
Any off the MK series pistols, MKI, MKII,MKIII, or MK4. I highly recommend the 7"bull barrels. A great starter pistol, in 22LR
About the only firearm Ruger makes which I have issues with is the Mini-14. I really wanted it to be another fine Ruger product, but mine has
been haunted with accuracy and cycling issues since the day I got it.
LCR-great trigger, light weight
SR22- DA/SA, second strike ability, extensions to up capacity to 15rds are availabel, good ergos, reliable
Blackhawk- classic and still one of the best made single action revolvers made today in a variety of calibers
Charger 10/22- accurate, small, light, uses 10/22 mags. Get a brace for it while they're still legal.
SP101- bad, heavy triggers, bad ergos, terrible sights on the short barrel models, grips are meh
LC9 (original, not the LC9s)- horrible trigger
Mini-14- Obsolete and not worth more than what entry level AR's cost
American pistol- far better choices for a striker fired polymer pistol today, will never become popular given the competition and thus won't be produced by Ruger for that long.
I would put the Max-9 into worth considering, but it's too new and after Charter Arms and the Professional, I don't care to bother with being a guinea pig when it comes to new guns anymore. Wait a year and see what others are saying is the general rule and one that I'm going to be sticking to from now on.
It's a company that consistently makes quality stuff. What's not to love?
The classic Mark IV and then another with the .45 Auto grip.
A Single Six with Magnum cylinder?
A super Redhawk and a Super Blackhawk to cover all bases.
A bolt gun or several.
How can you live without several 1022s to modify and fool around with?
The new Marlins that should start rolling out any day now.
No, the list is too long, just pick up the catalog and order one of each, or two or three.
1) Ruger Wrangler SA (peacemaker-style) revolver in .22 LR. Probably the greatest value-for-your money Ruger sells today. Ruger figured out how to produce a truly great, fun SA sixgun in .22 using the same proven lock design used in their expensive centerfire SA revolvers for about 200 bucks! Buy one in all-black and you won't be dis-appointed! You can even fan the thing like a gunslinger! And for practical uses, it will shoot any length of .22 and even shotshell if you say, had to go after an attic "critter" (wear safety glasses).
2) Ruger PC Carbine Ruger updated a prior concept and made a 9mm patrol carbine that takes Glock or Ruger mags. It is heavy-for-size but compact, super rugged, takes down into two parts for easy transport and will take oodles of 'dress up' accessories! In ANY role.../ 3 gun pistol carbine for competition, trainer, urban/survival defense weapon, and best-buddy trunk gun for the Glock on your hip! One wise observer called it "The 10/22 for grown-ups" and it surely is. 5-600 bucks on a fair day.
I also like my Ruger Mk II with plain Jane standard everything; it is a classy, classic .22 that holds together tightly and makes you smile. When the LGS had got a nice "low miles" one in from an estate I said I wanted it before hearing the price....paid 350.
And again....the 10/22. I have had mine now since I was 14 (1985). It will have a purpose in my life until I gone. After many, many rounds I did change the small springs out...but it will run dirty for years and years and need almost no love. Or, you can "hot rod" it up and drive tacks.
If you just want a Ruger to have a Ruger with out a need or a specific want (like I want a revolver or a .22) then I would say a 10/22.
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