| Ruger is the fourth largest firearms manufacturer in the United States of America, and the only one producing firearms in all four market segments: rifles, shotguns, semi-automatic pistols, and revolvers.|
From 1949 through 2004, Ruger manufactured over 20 million firearms, and currently offers models for hunting, target shooting, self-defense, collecting, and law enforcement.
Sturm, Ruger & Company was founded by William B. Ruger and Alexander McCormick Sturm in 1949 in a small rented machine shop in Southport, Connecticut.
Ruger is a dominant player in the .22 rimfire rifle market in the U.S.A. with its Ruger 10/22. The Ruger 10/22 is popular due to being relatively inexpensive and of very good quality as well as the abundance of aftermarket accessories and parts.
After the death of William B. Ruger in July 2002 and the sunset of the Federal Assault Weapons Ban in September 2004, the company has increased their sales of high capacity magazines to the average citizen. Ruger is now actively selling twenty and thirty round magazines to the general public as well as weapons that would have been banned under the bill indirectly supported by Mr. Ruger, including a modified AR-15 pattern rifle dubbed the Ruger SR-556, the Ruger SR-556B comes with a thirty round magazine.
Ruger Casting has plants in Newport, New Hampshire and Prescott, Arizona, making ferrous, ductile iron and commercial titanium castings and actively employs more than a thousand American workers. Ruger - Made in the U.S.A.
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