A Visit To The Ruger Factory

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Thu, 18 Dec 2008 11:52:48 GMT  <== Guns ==> 

Jeff Quinn of Gunblast visited the Ruger factory in Newport, New Hampshire. This is his story, with lots of photos.

The trip to New Hampshire was a good one, despite the ice storm, no power or water at the hotel for several hours, and the cold temperatures. I got to see some things that are very interesting to me; the way a firearm comes together in a modern factory. The food was great, and the hospitality of the Ruger folks was outstanding. Look for some new products and variations for the coming year from Ruger, like the long-awaited Flattop Blackhawk .44 Special, the Anniversary Super, and the return of the six-shot .480 Super Redhawk, at least for a while. There are a couple of new chamberings for the Number 1 rifle, a .480 Ruger/.475 Linebaugh, and a .460 S&W Magnum. Ruger also has a pair of very interesting firearms in the works which we shall see in 2009. For now, I am sworn to secrecy, but do not miss our daily SHOT Show updates starting on January 14, 2009.

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