Monday, November 22, 2004

Sturm, Ruger
Sturm, Ruger & Company is a Connecticut-based manufacturing company composed of three divisions: Ruger Firearms, Ruger Investment Castings, and Ruger Golf. The best known division is the first one, because Sturm, Ruger was formed as a firearms company - in fact, the firearms division is often called "Sturm, Ruger" even though "Sturm" is no longer part of its official name. Ruger is the largest American firearms manufacturer.
Ruger VaqueroSturm, Ruger & Company was founded by William B. Ruger and Alexander M. Sturm in 1949 in a small, rented machine shop in Southport, Connecticut. They initially produced a .22 caliber pistol, which became so successful that it launched the entire company. Ruger Firearms is now the nation's largest firearms manufacturer, and the only one producing firearms in all four market segments: rifles, shotguns, pistols, and revolvers.Ruger Casting has plants in New Hampshire and Arizona, making ferrous, ductile iron and commercial titanium castings. Ruger Golf makes steel and titanium castings for golf clubs made by a number of different brands
milf.Sturm, Ruger stock has been publicly traded since 1969, and became a New York Stock Exchange company in 1990 (NYSE:RGR). After Alex Sturm’s death in 1951, William B. Ruger continued to direct the company and until his death in 2002.
From 1949 thru 2004, Ruger has built over 20 million firearms, and currently offers hundreds of models for hunters, target shooters, collectors, and law enforcement.

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