Ruger Rumor Roundup

    In a few hours Ruger will redefine a platform (their words, not mine). Some possible contenders are:

    * Polymer 1911
    * Regular 1911
    * Mini-14 in .308 (ie. a M1A / M14)
    * SR-9 pistol in .45 or the long awaited SR-10 (.40 S&W).
    * Scaled up Ruger LCR polymer revolver in a more powerful cartridge.
    * Ruger gas piston AR-15

    A 1911 is possible. Wilson Combat will have a polymer 1911 on the market soon. Another variant on this rumor is a compact single stack polymer 1911. Having launched two new autoloader pistol platforms in the past few years I wonder if they want another.

    N.U.G.U.N thinks a .308 Mini-14 is possible. Ruger does not have a medium game hunting autoloader so this would fill a hole in their product offering. I think it is unlikely because I don’t think the M14 design is going to appeal to hunters and so far the Mini-14 accuracy has not been all that great.

    Ruger SR-9 in .45 or .40 S&W. This would could not be considered “Another platform redefined” but many people are hoping for the long delayed, almost mythical, SR-10.

    Ruger Light Compact Revolver in .38 Special

    Caleb thinks a scaled-up Ruger LCR polymer revolver in a more powerful cartridge to compete with S&W. I think this would be a good idea and a great seller.

    Sebastian found a photo showing a AR-15 bolt carrier with a Ruger logo. I have been harping on about a Ruger AR-15 for a long time. I hate to commit myself to this rumor because I have many times in the past and been wrong again and again.

    The below images comes from the Ruger 2008 Annual Meeting report (I added blue arrows):

    Picture 27-4

    This year they introduced a compact carry revolver. This following image is from the Annual Meeting report held last month (I added blue arrows):

    Picture 26-7

    You can only tell your shareholders you are missing out on a major growth area so many times before they start getting angry! I reckon it will be an AR-15.

    A **FAKE** photoshop I made back in 2007.

    [ Pretty nifty alliteration in the blog post title 😉 ]

    UPDATE: As many of you noted in the comments. Ruger unveiled a AR-15. Read my coverage here.

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