Ruger Celebrates its 75th Anniversary with a Limited Edition No.1

2024 marks Ruger’s 75th anniversary as an American firearms manufacturer. Whether you learnt to shoot with a Ruger 10-22, carry a Ruger American or enjoy plinking at the range with anything from a Mk IV to a Super Blackhawk many of us have enjoyed Ruger’s firearms over the years. Now to celebrate their 75th anniversary Ruger have announced a limited run of 75 special edition engraved Ruger No.1s, the company’s classic falling block single shot rifle which was first introduced back in 1967.

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The Rimfire Report: The Legendary Ruger Standard .22 Pistol

Hello and welcome back to another edition of The Rimfire Report! This ongoing series is all about the rimfire firearm world! Last time we talked about the AMT Automag II .22 Magnum pistol. As I assumed would be the case in the comments, most of you guys love the idea, and the looks of the sizeable silver handgun but absolutely loathed the size of the grip, and the lack of consistent reliability across all models with most types of ammo. However, as with any discontinued handgun, not every example is a negative and at least a handful of you mentioned that the pistol was not only stylish but was entertaining as heck to shoot due to the gigantic fireballs the handgun produced. I think we all share the sentiment that it’d be pretty cool to have a modern, decently functioning replica of the Automag II around. This week we’re going further back to a legend within the rimfire pistol scene. Born out of the “Standard” series released in 1949, the eventual Ruger Mark or MK series of pistols would completely change the rimfire pistol scene forever. Today we’ll check out a very nicely preserved sample of the Ruger Standard model sent over to us by our friends at FirearmLand. FirearmLand has been helping us get a closer look at some of these rare and discontinued historical pieces so be sure to check out their website if you’re interested in collecting or even selling some of your rare firearms!

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Behold The Marlin 1895 Trapper with New Magpul Stock

Marlin is once again updating its lever-action lineup. The Marlin 1895 Trapper, one of the company’s most popular big-bore rifles, is now available with Magpul furniture to increase its practicality. The Trapper series has been a mainstay of the Marlin lineup for years, these rifles (including the 336 and Model 1894 variants) are your meat-and-potatoes hunting firearms, with only small changes bringing them into the 21st century.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #328: Thinking Back To... My First Suppressor – The Liberty Mystic

Editor’s Note: The laws and regulations surrounding the National Firearms Act (NFA) are complicated. Know and understand your local, state, and federal laws before making any alterations to firearms and suppressors. I personally believe that NFA regulations shouldn’t exist, but until the laws are repealed, make sure to stay safe and legal.

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The Rimfire Report: Which Way Rimfire Man? Ruger MK IV 22/45 vs. SIG P322

Hello and welcome back to another edition of The Rimfire Report! This ongoing series, as always, is focused entirely on rimfire firearms and discussions around rimfire topics. Recently we took a look at one of SIG’s tricked-out P322 pistols. Most of you who keep close tabs on the blog will no doubt know that I absolutely loved my SIG Sauer P322 and wound up putting about 20,000 rounds through the pistol without issue in the first year of owning it. The previously mentioned P322 COMP version of the pistol brought the P322 platform back up on my radar specifically because it’s directly marketing itself as something that is more “competition-oriented.” While we’re going to settle out which one is the better competition pistol overall in a later article, this week, I figured we could take a closer look at what makes both the P322 and the Ruger MK IV 22/45 great first choices for a rimfire 22LR pistol.

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My First Pistol Match: CMP Excellence In Competition .22LR and Service Pistol

I have been getting into competition shooting over the last couple of years, but only rifle matches. That changed recently with a local pistol match. I shot a Civilian Marksmanship Program Excellence in Competition (EIC) match with both a service pistol and .22 rimfire. It was an illuminating experience and will not be my last pistol match.

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Changing Tastes In Firearms- How Have Your Tastes For Pistols Changed?

As a child, there were several foods and dishes that loathed, and getting me to eat said food usually took the threat of a spanking if I didn’t. Since then, however, I’ve grown to love some of those foods which, now I can’t imagine not being part of my diet. I’ve found the same phenomenon is true when it comes to firearms. This will be a short series on how our changing tastes in firearms have influenced our gun collections. We’ll focus this article on our changing tastes in pistols, so make sure you join in on the comment section and tell us how your pistol collection started, and where it’s going.

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GunBroker Auctions Ruger "Jade Vaquero" for Cody Firearms Museum

The Cody Firearms Museum, located at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming, is an icon. This incredible museum houses what they advertise as “the most comprehensive collection of American firearms in the world.” With the current count of more than 7000 guns and some 30,000 gun-related artifacts, this bold claim is well warranted. The museum is not publicly funded but is supported in part by admission tickets, tours and events, and membership options. Recently, GunBroker.com teamed up with Ruger’s Custom Shop, artist Paul Lantuch and Baron Engraving, and Rangehot photographer Hunter Elliott to further support this important institution. These entities collaborated to offer an auction benefiting the museum, for a gorgeous one-of-a-kind .45LC Ruger revolver, dubbed the “Jade Vaquero”. Check out the Jade Vaquero’s auction page here for details, and to see how much it sold for, and see below for a copy of GunBroker’s announcement for more.

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[SHOT 2024] The A-Team Is Back: Ruger Reintroduces Folding Stock Mini 14

At SHOT Show 2024, Ruger has reintroduced a classic design with the addition of a folding stock Mini 14 rifle to their lineup. This new offering caters to enthusiasts of traditional aesthetics, equipped with the A-TM stock crafted by Samson Manufacturing. Not only does this model draw on the heritage of the Mini 14, but it also incorporates modern functionality.

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Ruger Reintroduces the LC Carbine in .45 ACP!

Luke C (​⁠@BallisticAviation) is at the Ruger bay at SHOT Show 2024 Industry Day at the Range with the brand new Ruger LC Carbine chambered in .45 ACP. With the previous successful release of the 5.7x28mm version of the LC Carbine and LC Charger, the switch to .45 ACP was a natural progression. With a full length 16” barrel, reversible charging handle, and fully ambidextrous fire controls, the LC Carbine in .45 ACP combines the lightweight nature of the LC Carbine, with the stopping power of the .45 ACP Cartridge.

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Ruger Announces Diamond Anniversary Limited Edition SR1911 Pistol

Sturm, Ruger, & Company was founded by William B. Ruger and Alexander McCormick Sturm in 1949, using a small rented machine shop in Southport, Connecticut. Since launching their first pistol 75 years ago, the .22-caliber “Ruger Standard” which led to a series of some of the most successful rimfire handguns in history, the company has grown to be one of the largest and most popular firearms manufacturers in the world. Throughout 2024, they will be commemorating their 75th anniversary with some special editions of several of their products. One of these will be a Diamond Anniversary Limited Edition SR1911 pistol. Get the details on this new .45ACP handgun in their recent press release, copied below.

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POTD: Ruger 75th Anniversary Mark IV

Firearm manufacturers frequently release special editions and commemorative models to mark significant milestones, and Ruger is no different. This Photo Of The Day is dedicated to the Ruger 75th Anniversary Mark IV pistol which represents the latest evolution of the original pistol.

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Wheelgun Wednesday: Throwing It Back With The Ruger Service Six

Thanks for joining us for another installment of Wheelgun Wednesday here on TFB. This is my first time writing one of these posts, so it is fitting that I talk about my first revolver. This 4-inch Ruger Police Service Six has been with me since my teenage years and it continues to serve me well.

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Ruger American Gen II: Budget Bolt Action Refined

How do you make a good thing better? In the case of the Ruger American Gen II, the manufacturer has taken its popular bolt-action hunting rifle and improved the ergonomics and usability while keeping the basic idea of the rifle unchanged. The Ruger American Gen II should fit a much wider range of shooters than the original thanks to changes to the stock. The rifle ships from the factory with a removable stock spacer that allows the length of pull to change from 13.75 inches all the way down to 12 inches.

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75 Years Of Ruger Means Four New Commemorative Models

Ruger might be a relative upstart compared to Smith & Wesson, Colt or Remington, but it’s been around a long, long time—75 years, in fact, as of 2024. And to celebrate this milestone, the crew at Ruger is set to party hearty with four new commemorative firearms. We are getting two pistols, a special-edition LCP MAX and a Mark IV, and two different commemorative takes on the 10/22 rimfire rifle.

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