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Dec 24, 2016

As far as gun manufacturing goes, Ruger is a relatively young company.  The principles that William Ruger founded the company upon in 1949 still exist today, deep within the Ruger culture.  Ken Jorgensen knows this first hand as Ruger's Media Relations Director.  The Sturm, Ruger Company was founded on a few fundamental principles which include concepts like: a rifle should not cost more than a mans standard week's pay, you shouldn't cash a customer's check until the product is ready to ship, a company shouldn't borrower money, and that a gun companies success is based on it's ability to innovate and give the gun owner a reason to buy a new gun. Ruger is alive and well and Ken shares his knowledge of the history of the company, how he learned to read the wind for long 600+ yard shots, and how he goes about finding the right load for a new gun.

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HERE'S WHAT WE DISCUSS:

  • A Recognizable Brand, A Young Firearm Company
  • A Farm Kind form North Dakota
  • Ruger Rim Fire, the Hunting is Much Better Today
  • A Hand Gunner, Rifles at 50
  • The State of Firearm in the US Today
  • The Clinton Administration
  • Freedom and a Flood of Guns
  • More About Finding Places to Hunt than Gun Ownership
  • The Origins of Ruger, A Machine Gun Design
  • Handtools to Pistols to Sturm Ruger Company
  • The Mark I, 1949, the American Rifleman
  • Ruger has Never Borrowed Money
  • The Single Six, Knowing What the Public Wants
  • A Gun Cost: A Week's Salary
  • The Process of Gun Making - Castings
  • The 10/22 - The Rimfire Rifle
  • Give People a Reason to Buy Another Gun
  • 8 Animals, 8 Shots, The American Rifle
  • Cyclical Times, Politics, and Discretionary Purchases
  • The Ideal Deer Hunting Cartridge
  • Products Never Brought to Market
  • A Memorable Deer Hunt
  • Ken's Gear Check, Boots, Hornady Ammo
  • Shooting Sticks, The FTW Shooting Techniques
  • Reading the Wind, Thinking About Wind
  • Buying the Best Gun, Finding the Best Round
  • Basic Gun Care, Don't Over Lube
  • Can You Over Shoot a Gun Barrel?
  • 10 Rapid Fire Questions

 

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