Sturm, Ruger

Sturm, Ruger & Company NYSE: RGR is a Connecticut-based manufacturing company composed of three divisions: Ruger Firearms, Ruger Investment Castings, and Ruger Golf. The best known division is the first one, because Sturm, Ruger was formed as a firearms company - in fact, the firearms division is often called "Sturm, Ruger" even though "Sturm" is no longer part of its official name. Ruger is the largest American firearms manufacturer.

Ruger Vaquero

Sturm, Ruger & Company was founded by William B. Ruger and Alexander McCormick Sturm in 1949 in a small, rented machine shop in Southport, Connecticut. They initially produced a .22 caliber pistol (see Ruger MK II), which became so successful that it launched the entire company. Ruger Firearms is now the nation's largest firearms manufacturer, and the only one producing firearms in all four market segments: rifles, shotguns, pistols, and revolvers.

Ruger has absolute dominance of the .22 rimfire rifle market in the U.S. with its Ruger 10/22, and has had that dominance for some years now that was assured by its inexpensiveness and high quality. It has produced a custom edition of it sold only by Wal-Mart.

Ruger similarly dominates the .22 rimfire semiauto pistol market with the Ruger MK II. Like the 10/22, the MkII is extremely well supported with a variety of good aftermarket accessories.

Ruger Casting has plants in New Hampshire and Arizona, making ferrous, ductile iron and commercial titanium castings. Ruger Golf makes steel and titanium castings for golf clubs made by a number of different brands.

Sturm, Ruger stock has been publicly traded since 1969, and became a New York Stock Exchange company in 1990 (NYSE:RGR). After Alex Sturm’s death in 1951, William B. Ruger continued to direct the company and until his death in 2002.

From 1949 through 2004, Ruger has built over 20 million firearms, and currently offers hundreds of models for hunters, target shooters, collectors, and law enforcement.

Corporate governance

Current members of the board of directors of the company are: John Cosentino, Richard Cunniff, John Kingsley, William Ruger, Stephen Sanetti, James E. Service, and Joseph Strasser.

Products

Centerfire Rifles

  • Mini-14
  • Mini-30
  • Ruger Police Carbine
  • M77 Mark II Assorted Models


Rimfire Rifles

  • Ruger 10/22
  • Ruger 77/22
  • Ruger 77/17
  • Ruger 96/22


Centerfire Pistols

  • P Series
  • Ruger P97


Rimfire Pistols

  • Ruger MK I (not currently in production)
  • Ruger MK II
  • Ruger MK III
  • Ruger 22/45 MK III]]

Revolvers

  • Vaquero
  • Single Six
  • Bearcat
  • Blackhawk series
  • 480 Super Redhawk

Submachineguns

  • Ruger MP9

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Submachineguns. Because a tail bone makes the execution of an ollie more difficult and because the skateboard decks today don't last as long as in the 1980's a tail bone is today a very rare accessory. Revolvers. It's purpose is to protect the tail of the deck from wear. Rimfire Pistols. Tail bone, aka tail guard: A piece of plastic fastened under the tail of a skateboard.
. It's purpose is to protect the nose of the deck from being damaged when the skateboard hits an obstacle.


Centerfire Pistols. Nose guard: Plastic "bumpers" fastened to the nose of a skateboard.
Rimfire Rifles. It's also called a "Bird" since it's shape resembles the shape your hand makes when giving someone the bird. Centerfire Rifles. Their purpose is to prevent the skateboard from being stopped when the truck hits an obstacle (for example when rolling up a curb). Service, and Joseph Strasser. Lappers: Plastic covers fastened on the inside of the truck that covered the kingpin and the baseplate.

Current members of the board of directors of the company are: John Cosentino, Richard Cunniff, John Kingsley, William Ruger, Stephen Sanetti, James E. They were invented during a time when street skating was in it's infancy but were not very popular since they wore out very quickly and had to be replaced often. . Copers: Plastic covers fastened under the truck's hanger which provide a more slippery surface when grinding. From 1949 through 2004, Ruger has built over 20 million firearms, and currently offers hundreds of models for hunters, target shooters, collectors, and law enforcement. Most skateboarders no longer use rails, since the boards have become lighter and thus holding a grab during aerial tricks has become easier. Ruger continued to direct the company and until his death in 2002. They also provide a more slippery surface and protect the deck from scratches during board slides.

After Alex Sturm’s death in 1951, William B. They used to be popular among vert skaters to whom they provided additional grip during aerial tricks. Sturm, Ruger stock has been publicly traded since 1969, and became a New York Stock Exchange company in 1990 (NYSE:RGR). Rails: Narrow plastic strips that were fastened under the deck along the edges. Ruger Golf makes steel and titanium castings for golf clubs made by a number of different brands. But desipte all of this, risers are not a necessary component on the skateboard. Ruger Casting has plants in New Hampshire and Arizona, making ferrous, ductile iron and commercial titanium castings. More risers will equal a higher board which also increases the "pop" a rider gets when pushing down on the tail to perform an ollie, requiring less effort to get a higher ollie.

Like the 10/22, the MkII is extremely well supported with a variety of good aftermarket accessories. Another reason riders install risers is that they evenly distribute impact force from the trucks to the deck, meaning less chance of the deck cracking under pressure. Ruger similarly dominates the .22 rimfire semiauto pistol market with the Ruger MK II. This rises the deck from the ground slightly, helping to avoid "wheel-bite",. It has produced a custom edition of it sold only by Wal-Mart. Risers are placed in between the underside of the deck and the truck. with its Ruger 10/22, and has had that dominance for some years now that was assured by its inexpensiveness and high quality. Risers - There are special products available to help raise the board away from the trucks and the ground.

Ruger has absolute dominance of the .22 rimfire rifle market in the U.S. It allows less friction and top speeds. Ruger Firearms is now the nation's largest firearms manufacturer, and the only one producing firearms in all four market segments: rifles, shotguns, pistols, and revolvers. The Best Bearings are Super Swiss Six, the balls inside the case of the bearing are made of ceramic clay instead of the traditional metal. They initially produced a .22 caliber pistol (see Ruger MK II), which became so successful that it launched the entire company. Higher numbers indicate that the bearing comforms to a higher degree of precision. Ruger and Alexander McCormick Sturm in 1949 in a small, rented machine shop in Southport, Connecticut. Bearings are graded according to the ABEC scale, which goes from 1-9, in odd numbers.

Sturm, Ruger & Company was founded by William B. Bearings - Inside each wheel are seven precision ball bearings, secured by a plastic "crown". Ruger is the largest American firearms manufacturer. For general cruising most users prefer larger, softer wheels. The best known division is the first one, because Sturm, Ruger was formed as a firearms company - in fact, the firearms division is often called "Sturm, Ruger" even though "Sturm" is no longer part of its official name. Smaller sizes like 52-55mm keep the board closer to the ground and are lighter which makes tricks easier to perform. Sturm, Ruger & Company NYSE: RGR is a Connecticut-based manufacturing company composed of three divisions: Ruger Firearms, Ruger Investment Castings, and Ruger Golf. Larger sizes like 65-80mm roll faster which makes riding vert ramps easier.

Ruger MP9. The wheels, usually made of polyurethane and come in nine different sizes and suit different types of skating. 480 Super Redhawk. Wheels - The wheels attach to each hanger. Blackhawk series. A bolt called a kingpin holds these parts together. Bearcat. The softer the bushings, the easier it is to turn.

Single Six. The stiffer the bushings, the more stable the skateboard. Vaquero. The bushings cushion the truck when it turns. Ruger 22/45 MK III]]. Between the baseplate and the hanger are bushings, also rubbers or grommets, that provide the spring mechanism for turning the skateboard. Ruger MK III. The top part of the truck is screwed to the deck and is called the baseplate, and beneath it is the hanger.

Ruger MK II. The trucks are further composed of two parts. Ruger MK I (not currently in production). Trucks - Attached to the deck are two metal (usually aluminum) trucks, which connect to the wheels. Ruger P97. The longboard, a common variant of the skateboard, has a longer deck. P Series. Skateboard decks are usually between 28 and 32.5 inches long.

Ruger 96/22. Narrower decks are suited to street skaters who like to perform more technical tricks; a wide board often makes it awkward to pull off such maneuvers. Ruger 77/17. Wider decks are better suited to vert skaters who need more control and stability while riding down the steep slopes and riding the transitions and walls of a halfpipe. Ruger 77/22. The deck is normally 7 1/2 to 8 inches wide. Ruger 10/22. An average, all wood deck costs about $50 (US) while a deck including a material such as fiberglass in it can cost up to $70 or so (US).

M77 Mark II Assorted Models. Sometimes other composite materials, such as fiberglass and Kevlar, are incorporated into deck construction, usually to lighten the board or increase its strength or rigidity. Ruger Police Carbine. This is what gives the deck its strength. Mini-30. The plies of maple are cross-laminated, meaning the direction of the wood grain alternates between plies. Mini-14. Decks were originally a single piece of wood but are now usually made from seven plies of Canadian Hard Rock Maple glued together.

It is covered with grip tape, which adds friction to its surface. The deck forms the body of the skateboard and provides a place to stand. Deck - Skateboards are composed of several parts. .


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. Another difference is that the boards of the past had a very small nose, today's boards have almost identical noses and tails (the nose is usually a bit steeper however). The trucks (axles) were also larger in size and less sturdy.

The wheels were rather large compared to most of today's sizes and were usually made of clay. Boards in the past were often in the shape of a surfboard, with little concave and had 1 ply of wood. The skateboard has evolved a lot since the 50s, not only in shape but also materials used. They are typically part of western youth culture.

It was developed in the twentieth century by surfers, who first made them using rollerskates. A skateboard is a narrow wheeled platform (usually made of 7 ply maple), used for recreation and transportation.

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