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pulaski

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I hear alot of folks say " I have a (insert fancy/expensive brand name) but for everyday shooting I use my Ruger (insert model) ."
When asked why they use the Ruger more they allways say "It's the most dependable/stronger etc. etc....... revolver I have , all I did was change/modify this or that and it shoots great ."
I normally follw it with "Then why have the (insert name) if you can't shoot it ?"
I'm a Ruger wheel gun fan . Had good ones and great ones (still have these) . Can't figure out why one would buy something that isn't dependable .
Opinions please .
Thanks , Steve
 

Sagebrush Burns

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Sorry to rain on your parade, but I have Colts and Rugers, and I carry the Colts and shoot the Colts a whole more than the Rugers. They are absolutely as robust and reliable as I need any revolver to be...
 
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same here, my ONLY 'DA' revolver is a Dan Wesson...all my .22'target guns are High Standard........;45's are Colt......the Rugers are my wifes, and any of them are just "plinkers"( when she isn't home.....) :roll:

( but I do collect Ruger Red Label shotguns, from the late 70's, all fixed choke guns.....) :wink:

I hunt with an Ithaca 20 ga pump..............
 

one bullet

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There are good guns made by most major manufacturers. They have all had models that just weren't that good. I just like Rugers! That's why I have more of them than anything else. I "WISH" I had a Freedom Arms! I "WISH" I lived in Wyoming! Some people have all the luck.
 

pawncop

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I classify myself as a firearms accumulator rather than a specific collector of a particular brand, style, action, caliber etc, etc, etc. I own a number of firearms that encompass many brands and styles.

Ruger firearms are built very well, and I appreciate their dependabilty, accuaracy, and value.

My particular affinity for Ruger handguns are the revolvers, primarily single action but also appreciate the Security Six, Speed Six, Police Six and the GP series (even though I do not own one now).

My Ruger Mark II bull barrel is without a doubt the finest 22 caliber handgun I own and it goes further, the finest I care to own. It is the one gun that will ALWAYS go with me to the range. ALWAYS!!

That being said, I carry a S&W M&P 45 ACP as my duty sidearm. I have carried S&W's as my duty pistol for many years and have no desire to carry any other sidearm. It may have to do that the few times I have come seriously close to actually discharging a firearm in the line of duty it has always been a S&W and I have such a feeling confidence and peace when things are going bad and a S&W is in my hand, well it is hard to put into words, but that is how it is.

Now does that take anything away from my Ruger's. No Way!!!

Nor does it take away because I carry a Glock model 32 (357 Sig) as my primary off duty sidearm. I have to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages for off duty carry. With one extra magazine, I carry 31 rounds of ammo which should be more than enough to deal with any off duty situation I may encounter, if not then it should allow me to get the hell out the area, until the calvary arrives.

For me, Ruger handguns, fulfill a very important niche. Well built, great value, dependability, and a great forum filled with people that are more than just folks enjoying a common interest, they are extended family and dar friends.
 
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I like mostly the old model Ruger SA's and #1's and #3's. Depending on the situation I carry, in no particular order, a 357 Speed Six, a 357 SP101, an LCP, a Colt Mustang, a Charter Bulldog 44, Browning Hi-Power, or a Kimber Compact 45ACP. Woods carry is a SBH of various barrel lengths, or a new to me Colt Trooper III 22lr. I prefer Rugers, but like others as well.

Hunting is mostly #1's and #3's or on occasion a Marlin 336A 35 Rem.

Dave
 

REP1954

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I have mood swings with my guns. I shoot the Colts heavy for a while and then I'll shoot the Rugers that way. Other brands just get used now and then to fill in and so I have an excuse to clean them. Lately my collection has been thinning down to mostly medium frame single actions with 3 screws or some retro looking guns along those lines. Both Ruger and Colt are now building some of the finest single actions revolvers they have ever built
 

reuben_j_cogburn

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well.... seeing as I am continually being attaked by brown bears in ever increasing numbers, and evolving tactics i always carry a Ruger into the bush. My mainstays being a SBH in .44 w/5.5" barrel and that chopped down SRH .454 I just got a few mionths ago...
I am kidding about the bear attacks you do know!!
I have never had to fire my rugers in anger.. (read that..scared pooless fright!!!!)...
For in town I carry an autoloader these days.
I don't think there really is a best. All my friends cary something different.. they are all the bet, and they all bred a bit of envy from the others....


ciao ya'll...
reuben...
 

Chief 101

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I'm sorta picky, I only like their single action revolvers, double action revolvers, single action rifles, bolt action rifles. Ruger O/U shotguns are at the top of the scattergun list. Never had any of their simi-auto rifles as they are sorta specialty thingys for when you can't shoot straight and need multiple shots to get the job done properly. I own guns from several makers but the Ruger guns are most used around here. OMSBH"s rule. :wink:
Chief aka Maxx Load
 

Yosemite Sam

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pulaski":1nttn3cf said:
I hear alot of folks say " I have a (insert fancy/expensive brand name) but for everyday shooting I use my Ruger (insert model) ."
When asked why they use the Ruger more they allways say "It's the most dependable/stronger etc. etc....... revolver I have , all I did was change/modify this or that and it shoots great ."
I normally follw it with "Then why have the (insert name) if you can't shoot it ?"
I'm a Ruger wheel gun fan . Had good ones and great ones (still have these) . Can't figure out why one would buy something that isn't dependable .
Opinions please .
Thanks , Steve
My Rugers are all single action revolvers. My S&Ws are all double action. I'm not good enough with an SA to want to carry it. Hence, while Rugers are stronger, and at least as dependable, if carrying a revolver I would carry the S&W rather than the Ruger.

I admit, I have never shot a Ruger semi auto. They just don't appeal to me, or at least, don't appeal as much as others.

-- Sam
 

reuben_j_cogburn

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What this thing with people not liking to actually carry Ruger revolverss in the field?
I'm kinda getting that here as well.. maybe I'm wrong but that just seems to be the way it is sounding to me as well.
That is to bad because most of my Rugers are more than up to the task. The only exceptions are my sheriffs models, and that is mostly because their cylinder throats are to tight. Nothing that can't be fixed...
My Super Redhawk is the single most accurate handgun I own. It's trigger is fine and anybody who gets up this way is more than welcome to ty it out.
My Super Blackhawk.. seen in pic below, is my main carry handgun while out in the wild. I wouldn't carry them if I didn't consider them up to the task.

ciao ya'll

reuben
 

Yosemite Sam

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reuben_j_cogburn":7mhhr89i said:
What this thing with people not liking to actually carry Ruger revolverss in the field?
I'm kinda getting that here as well.. maybe I'm wrong but that just seems to be the way it is sounding to me as well.
That is to bad because most of my Rugers are more than up to the task. The only exceptions are my sheriffs models, and that is mostly because their cylinder throats are to tight. Nothing that can't be fixed...
My Super Redhawk is the single most accurate handgun I own. It's trigger is fine and anybody who gets up this way is more than welcome to ty it out.
My Super Blackhawk.. seen in pic below, is my main carry handgun while out in the wild. I wouldn't carry them if I didn't consider them up to the task.

ciao ya'll

reuben
For me it's not a question of the gun being "up to it", or its accuracy, or even my accuracy with it; It's the fact that I can't operate a single action as fast as a double action for followup shot, and if I'm "carrying" a gun I want to be able to deploy it as quickly as possible.

-- Sam
 

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