I love all my Rugers too.
GW, You made me feel better after reading that, cool story.I bought a brand new Ruger Blackhawk 357 Magnum in 1971 , my very first centerfire revolver . My pride and joy untill it was stolen in 1995 in Baton Rouge , Louisiana .
I never gave up hope I would get it back ... I just felt it in my soul . I never bought another 357 magnum
In 2014 , for some strange reason , I was placing an order with Midway and ordered a new Lee double cavity 357 bullet mould cut for a gas check , #C358-158-SWC ... I don't own a 357 magnum at the time but felt compelled to order it !
On 10 - 6 - 2015 I get a call from local police , my stolen Blackhawk had been recovered at a pawnshop in Kingman Arizona . The Arizona Police sent it to Baton Rouge Police , they called me , verified I was at my office and brought it to me at the very office it had been stolen from ... and the Officer was the same one who filed the first stolen gun report . He was in uniform then , first year on the job ... now , 20 years later , he was a Detective .
The gun was returned in great shape , just like the day it was stolen 20 years ago ... I had never made a claim on my insurance so the gun was still my property and we were reunited again !
I made the Blackhawk my avatar so I could see it every time I post .
This story always makes me feel good , I'm smiling as I type this !
Thanks for starting the feel good thread , I like it and hope more stories are posted !
I'm right there with you on this. I have 14 rugers and am a fanboy to a fault. I will admit that 2 have gone back for minor issues, but have been flawless since. One was a sight issue and the other was the mag release.This thread i like ...
i own roughly 15 Rugers and everyone of them has functioned pretty much flawlessly. The slightest issue and it got resolved by the mother ship on the first go around. I'm product loyal to a dault and till they show fault i'll continue to be a Ruger Guy. My FFL guy calls me Rugerman because he has transferred so many for me. My P90 runs like a top and makes this not so good shooter look pretty good at the range, she is my top performer.
Excellent points. You don't remain in a business where quality counts if you cannot produce quality products in a great percentage of your units.Ruger is the Ford of gun world. They make durable, reliable modern firearms that most people can afford. I learned a long time ago that internet forums seem to focus on the negatives. How many times have we seen a new members first post be about an issue they're having? Once the issues is resolved we never see them again. OTOH most active members rarely have any significant issues. If you buy enough guns or trucks or watches you'll eventually end up with one that's problematic but that's part of the hobby.
There are very few manufacturers that produce junk and most guns sold work as advertised.