chances of discontinues being brought back...

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CATTLEDAWG

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What are the chances of some of the firearms Ruger has discontinued, to be put back into production at some point?...
 

Jumping Frog

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There are always "chances", but it depends on what they think the market potential would be. For example, they came out with an anniversary flattop blackhawk.
 

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There is always a chance for discontinued items to be re-introduced, especially if demand/secondary market pricing gets high enough.

That being said, I wouldn't hold out much hope to see any more Gold Labels showing up in the foreseeable future!
 

piratedude

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I tend to agree about the Gold Labels. The company success with the product was... well not a success.

As for stuff like the Old Army... the Vaquero (not new) or some of the other stuff like the .44 mag carbine, will probably show up again and again. But wait for the demand to build. It won't be such a short period of time that you won't miss it. Demand has to build.
 

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I've developed a paranoia recently that all of Ruger's semi-auto pistols will eventually be polymer only...nothin' against the P95 and the SR9, but I have an unhealthy relationship with my P93...and hate to think that one day there won't be any more Ruger alluminums in 9mm to be found...
 

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I don't know anything about Ruger's plans for Future semi-autos.

That being said, it is probably safe to assume that future pistol designs will lean towards polymer frame.

It comes down to cost of production. I have seen the numbers from a couple of development projects for other manufacturers. An alloy frame can cost 3x-4x what a polymer frame costs.

For an example look at what happened to the sales of S&W metal framed pistols once they were $100-$200 more than the polymer guns.

On the positive side, Ruger probably has a lower price differential since they are casting the frames.

For my part, I hope they keep making metal frames as long as they sell!

Thanks,
Kent
 

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For my part, I hope they keep making metal frames as long as they sell! QUOTE


Me too. Something about the feel of metal in the hand. The LCR? Is the GP/SP/BH etc. in danger?
 

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Out West":3fmqtaaq said:
I'd like to see another round of SP 101's in 9mm. I'd buy two to make up for missing out the first time.

Out West

Me too. I've been looking a long time for one I could afford. No luck.
 
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