Manufacturer Details Ruger



When Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. opened for business in 1949 with a meager $50,000 investment, the company faced serious doubts from industry insiders. The “it can’t be done” remarks of the experts reflected the widespread view that the manufacture of guns had likely peaked, and was in a state of decline. There seemed to be few new ideas, and the apparent trend was that the large, established-name gunmakers would continue to dominate the market.