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Ruger Introduces Hollow-Point Knife by CRKT

Saturday, January 7th, 2017

The Hollow-Point™ knife is designed by Ken Onion for the exclusive Ruger® knife line by CKRT®. This knife combines the IKBS™ ball bearing pivot system for efficient opening with retro-styling and modern knife features such as a frame lock mechanism, molded plastic scales, two-position pocket clip, lanyard hole and blade flipper for quick one-handed deployment. This uniquely styled knife is ideal for hunting treks and great for every day carry in the pack or pocket.

The Hollow-Point™ is part of the exclusive Ruger knife line; the line includes designs for everyday carry, hunting, tactical uses and self-preparedness. The knives are crafted in varying sizes and finishes, with an assortment of blade edges. Developed by six master knife-smiths who combined their knowledge of the art with the aesthetic details from Ruger® firearms, the line offers unique knives with the important features that every good knife should have. These knives are purpose built to be durable and highly functional in the environments where Ruger customers will expect them to perform.

Blade Length: 3.17”
Edge: Plain
Steel: 8Cr13MoV, 58 – 59 HRC
Finish: Satin
Thickness: 0.125”
Closed Length: 4.25”
Open Length: 7.5”
Weight: 4.40 oz.
Handle: Stainless Steel w/ Inserts
Style: Folding Knife w/ Frame Lock

Additional models available:
Ruger® Hollow-Point™ +P (R2301) MSRP: $79.99
Ruger® Hollow-Point™ Compact (R2303) MSRP: $59.99
Ruger® Hollow-Point (R2302) MSRP: $69.99

For more information on the Hollow-Point™ models or the entire Ruger® product line go to

Pre-Fit Carbon Fiber Barrels and Steel Barrels for the Ruger Precision Rifle Now Available from PROOF Research

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

The winning combination of PROOF Research carbon fiber barrel and Ruger RPR takes 1st place for Wyatt Gibson, at 2016 MGM Ironman competition

Columbia Falls, MT (June 2016) —PROOF Research, makers of match-grade stainless steel barrels, and carbon-fiber composite barrels that deliver extreme accuracy, durability and up to a 50% weight reduction, are now offering barrels for the popular Ruger Precision Rifle (RPR) in two different installation configurations (Pre-Fit and Gunsmith-Friendly).

The new barrels have already been proven in competition with Wyatt Gibson using his to take 1st Place in the 2016 MGM Ironman, finishing 138 points ahead of the next-best shooter. According to Wyatt, “The PROOF Research carbon fiber barrel on my Ruger Precision Rifle made a huge difference in weight while not compromising accuracy. I have nothing but good things to say about it.”

“Pre-Fit” barrels for the RPR are available in steel or carbon fiber, arrive ready for installation without further machining required, and are chambered in a choice of .308 Win, .243 Win, .260 Rem, 6mm Creedmoor and 6.5 Creedmoor.

The un-chambered “Gunsmith-Friendly” version (available in stainless steel only) comes threaded for the RPR action with a 27-inch finish length, scaled-down M24 contour, available in a number of popular calibers, and is ready for a gunsmith to chamber, cut to length, crown, and install.

“Our cut-rifled stainless steel barrels have been proven in one competition after another and our composite barrels offer similar performance with 60% faster cooling and a significant reduction in weight,” stated Jason Lincoln, VP of Engineering and Product Development at PROOF Research. “These new barrel designs make it easy for Ruger Precision Rifle owners to upgrade their platforms, whether they want to reduce weight, tune handling characteristics, or to realize maximum accuracy”.

PROOF Research barrels for the Ruger Precision Rifle are available at:

SHOT Show – Ruger American Pistol

Friday, January 22nd, 2016


In addition to the Silent-SR rimfire suppressor, the other big announcement from Ruger at this year’s SHOT Show was the Ruger American Pistol. With the American, Ruger joins the legion of striker-fired, polymer-framed, external safety-exempt pistols that were popularized by the Glock series. Ruger’s own take on this formula consists of a handgun with a one-piece, glass-filled nylon grip frame, and a stainless steel slide with a black nitride finish. Barrel length comes in at 4.2″ for 9mm, and 4.5″ for .45 ACP. Interestingly, both the 9mm and .45 share very similar dimensions, with the width staying constant at 1.4″, and the .45 being only slightly larger in length and height; the weight for both calibers also stays just under 2 lbs.


The American comes with a Mil-STD-1913 Picatinny accessory rail for attaching a light or laser, and ambi slide stop and mag release controls. The grip can be customized with one of several different sized grip modules between Small, Medium, and Large; only Medium and Large are available for the .45. Additionally, the American comes standard with Novak LoMount Carry 3-Dot sights.

These are available on the market now, so be on the lookout at your local firearms retailer if you’re interested in purchasing one for yourself.

SHOT Show – Industry Day At The Range – Ruger Silent-SR

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016


The Silent-SR is the first ever suppressor manufactured by Ruger. It is designed for rimfire cartridges, such as the .22 LR, .22 WMR, and .17 HMR. The Silent-SR is made of titanium, with a stainless steel end cap, and stainless steel baffles. The baffles feature a pushed cone design, which create a cross-jetting effect, slowing and cooling the gasses, and reducing sound report by up to 40 dB.


Ruger Silent-SR

Friday, January 8th, 2016


Ruger has developed their first-ever suppressor with the Silent-SR. The Silent-SR is a .22 LR suppressor which is full-auto rated, and, according to Ruger, is capable of reducing sound levels of .22 LR, .22 WMR, and .17 HRM by up to 40 dB. The Silent-SR features a titanium tube, aluminum rear cap, and stainless steel threaded mount, and weighs in at 6.3 oz with a length of 5.33″ and a diameter of 1.06″.

Ruger American Pistol

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

Ruger Goes Glock

A minor leak occurred earlier this week as an FFL posted pics of the new Ruger American Pistol on a Facebook group, prior to its official announcement.

Some confirmed features:

  • No trigger pull takedown
  • Wrap around grip module – replacement grips available
  • Ambidextrous controls – slide stop and mag release
  • 1-piece CNC chassis
  • Stainless steel fire control components
  • All-steel sights
  • 1913 rail
  • Steel mags – nickle teflon coated
  • Recoil reducing cam
  • Available in 9mm (17rd) and .45 (10rd)
  • Additionally, Ruger has produced a Sales Training video for the American Pistol, which can be viewed here:

    The pistol is reportedly slated for a Thursday, December 31st release, and there’s sure to be a more formal announcement at or around SHOT Show 2016.

    Hat Tip: The Firearms Blog

    Image taken from TheGunCollective Facebook page.

    Ruger Wants You to Take Action Now!

    Monday, January 14th, 2013

    I think this speaks for itself and right now, we need our voices to be heard. Especially today. Tomorrow, the Vice President will unveil his recommendations for firearms restrictions. But, the administration needs Congress to buy in on their plans. Let your legislators know how you feel. Thank you Ruger for being a positive voice for our Second Amendment Rights.

    Thanks LAV

    Ruger Enters the Black Rifle Market

    Saturday, May 16th, 2009

    Ruger has introduced the SR-556â„¢, a piston driven carbine. The rifles features a 16.125″ barrel with an overall length of 32.75″ – 36″ and weighs in at 7.92 lbs.

    Ruger SR-556

    The operating system is a chrome-plated, two-stage piston paired with a four-position, chrome-plated gas regulator to facilitate tuning the rifle to specific ammunition or operating conditions. Additionally, the transfer rod is electroless nickel/Teflon coated. Ruger claims that the carbine is chambered in 5.56 but we are not yet able to verify this as promotional data states 5.56mm NATO/.223 Rem. The bolt, bolt carrier, and extractor are chrome plated and the SR-556 offers a cold hammer-forged, chrome-lined Mil-Spec 41V45 barrel. The barrel has a 1:9 twist and is capped with the AC-556 flash suppressor from the Mini-14. Additionally, the once-piece bolt carrier has an an integral transfer key.

    Troy Industries Foding Rear BattleSight

    Ruger has also incorporated Troy Industries Folding BattleSightsâ„¢ which co-witness with Mil-Spec optics and can be raised at the push of a button.

    The furniture consists of a Troy Industries Quad Rail with three Troy Industries Rail Covers, a six-position telescoping M4-style buttstock, and Hogue® Monogrip® Pistol Grip. Troy developed the rail specifically for the SR-556. The rifle also comes with a lock, three 30-Round MAGPUL PMAG Magazines, and packed in a custom soft case.

    Although the new rifle does include several extras it is a bit pricey, particularly for a new entry into the market.

    The SR-556â„¢ is beginning to show up in gun stores. For more information visit Ruger.