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Thought it might be useful to anyone that hasn't tried Rugers to have a report from those of us that (have had) has Rugers. If you can remember, state how many Rugers you have owned in the past, and now own. Then tell if you have had a bad one (or problem one that was hard to fix), and which one it was.

I have owned 9.
Bad ones owned 0.
 

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Rugers I have owned in the past...
P89DC, P90DC, Mini-14, 3x 10/22's and 10+ Marks.

Bad Ones: None.

I own 5 Marks now and one customized 10/22. I think the Ruger Mark pistol is best in class as far as looks and performance. I have never had jamming issues with any of the Rugers. The only reason I don't carry a Ruger on a daily basis, is they don't make a sub-compact (yet).
 

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I used to own several SBH in .45 Colt as well as the Bisley Vaquero in .45 Colt and many if not all owners were having problems with cylinder throats being to narrow vs barrel dia. Any one know if Ruger has fixed this problem?

I got a special hoaning brush just for the cure, that you attach to your Black and Decker to correct the problem. If this was never done it would greatly affect accuracy.
 

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We have "many" Rugers. MKI/MKII pistols, SA and DA revolvers, 10-22's, #1's and M77 rifles in both rimfire and centerfire.

Bought my first one around 1960 and the most recent one in late 2006. It's a M77 MKII 7MM Rem and it's waiting for a warm up in the weather to get broken in.

Accuracy, reliability and dependability of our Rugers has been excellent and problems range from 0 to none. I don't recall ever taking one to a shop or 'smith for anything.:)
 

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I own the following Rugers:

P97DC
P95DC
.22 Bearcat
.357 Blackhawk
.270 Win. M77

Each and every one is a trouble free keeper.

I bought and then sold only one Ruger:

P345

It was way too politically correct for me. I hated the magazine disconnect, loaded chamber indicator and the key lock. I had buyers remorse with it but no sellers remorse at all.
 

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I have owned at least a hundred Rugers (no joke) and I have had few problems. The main one I remember is a P95 that about half the time would not keep the slide open after the last round was fired. I also had an Old Model Blackhawk in .41 mag that sometimes would bind up. But, both were easy fixes and that is one heck of an average.
 

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Used to have:
OM .22 Single Six Conv
OM .44 Blackhawks (2)
OM .30 Carbine Blackhawk
NM .357 Blackhawk (2)
Standard Model .22 auto
Mark II Bull Barrel Target
Mark III 22/45
P90
P944
M77 .22-250 Varmint

Still have:
NM .22 Single Six Conv
NM .32 Single Six
NM .41 Blackhawk
NM .45 Blackhawk Conv
NM .44 Super Blackhawk
.357 Stainless Security Six
Mark II Bull Barrel Target
KP345PR
KP90D
KP97D
KP944D
KP94
KP93D
KP95D
P93D
M77 .22 Hornet

All were good, but some better than others. The only problems I've really ever had were with a .41 Mag Blackhawk. The pawl broke on it and I replaced it. Since then, it has bound up on me once, but the problem seemed to go away on its own. The M77 .22-250 had a poor trigger, as does my KP97D, but they were (are) reliable and trouble-free.
 

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Jimbo----Son---think big, boy-how 'bout a spare P97DC or GP100---think BIG, Boy!!!!!
 

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quote:Originally posted by sheepdog

Jimbo----Son---think big, boy-how 'bout a spare P97DC or GP100---think BIG, Boy!!!!!
After I send my KP97D back to Ruger for a trigger fix, drive up my way. It's only about 500 miles or so. I ain't in to charity, but I'd make you a pretty good deal. Good gun, BAD single action trigger pull. ('sides it'd be fun to see what ole Sheepdog looks like!)
 

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Got a brother in Dodge City who'd love a great deal-and rather buy from you than make a gunshop rich-I'll dig him up and bring him by this Spring-we'll talk more about when...
 

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I have 3 pistols and a 10/22 rifle and the only problem I've ever had is with the P97 that I bought recently. I'm sending it back to Ruger to fix.
 

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A person, not familiar with Rugers, can look at this thread and be reasonably sure that if they buy a Ruger, they are likely to get a good gun. If not, Ruger has one of the better customer service policies, and will fix it. Those of us that have, or has had Rugers know what they are, but a lot of people might not. Thanks for the posts in the thread. It might help someone become a Ruger Addict like we are. :D
 

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quote:Originally posted by sheepdog

Got a brother in Dodge City who'd love a great deal-and rather buy from you than make a gunshop rich-I'll dig him up and bring him by this Spring-we'll talk more about when...
Sounds like fun even if he doesn't buy. Keep me posted!
 

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I used to have:

1. KMini-30 7.62x39
2. Blue Old Vaquero .45 LC
3. Stainless Old Vaquero .45 LC
4. KP90 .45 ACP
5. KM77 synthetic .280
6. M77 .260
7. Blued MK II 22/45 .22
8. KM77/17 Target .17 HMR

I currently have:

9. KM77 Sporter .280
10. KMini-14 .223
11. KP97 .45 ACP
12. Stainless New Vaquero 4 5/8" .45 LC
13. Stainless New Vaquero 5 1/2" .45 LC
14. Stainless 22/45 MKII .22
15. Stainless MKII .22 (Lipsey's non-catalog special run)
16. KP95 with newly textured frame and rail 9mm
17. KM77 Hawkeye 7mm-08
18. M77 Ultralight .257 Roberts
19. M77 6.5x55
20. Don't have it yet but it is on the way.

Other than needing to adjust the rotary magazine on the 17 HMR, no functional problems with any of them. They have all been excellent quality.
 

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Used to have:
1. Blue Single Six. Used it for quickdraw practice - 300 rounds/weekend.
2. Blackhawk.

Now have:
1. 10/22
2. SP 101 - really nice gun. Only .357 I've ever really liked.
3. 22/45 - fun

Never a problem with a Ruger.
 
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