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Title: Ruger Stops Accepting Firearms Orders (unable to meet demand spurred by neocon-phobia)
Source: Off Grid Survival
URL Source: http://offgridsurvival.com/rugerstopsacceptinggunorders/
Published: Mar 23, 2012
Author: Off Grid Survival
Post Date: 2012-03-23 09:09:58 by hondo68
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Keywords: order rate exceeds, capacity to rapidly fulfill, more than 1 million Rugers
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Comments: 16

Ruger GunsAfter our story on the Rise of the Prepper, we have been inundated with emails from readers telling us how hard it’s becoming for them to obtain certain types of ammo. We also had a reader send us a press release this morning from Ruger.

Effective Immediately Ruger has stopped accepting Firearms Orders. The Company says that they have had to temporarily suspend the acceptance of new orders after receiving requests for more than one million units.

Here is the Official Statement form Ruger:

SOUTHPORT, CT –Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR), announced today that for the first quarter 2012, the Company has received orders for more than one million units. Therefore, the Company has temporarily suspended the acceptance of new orders.

Chief Executive Officer Michael O. Fifer made the following comments:

  • The Company’s Retailer Programs that were offered from January 1, 2012 through February 29, 2012 were very successful and generated significant orders from retailers to independent wholesale distributors for Ruger firearms.
  • Year-to-date, the independent wholesale distributors placed orders with the Company for more than one million Ruger firearms.
  • Despite the Company’s continuing successful efforts to increase production rates, the incoming order rate exceeds our capacity to rapidly fulfill these orders. Consequently, the Company has temporarily suspended the acceptance of new orders.
  • The Company expects to resume the normal acceptance of orders by the end of May 2012.

In the Rise of the Prepper article, we warned that with Guns, Gold and Emergency Food all setting record sales numbers we will likely see major shortages hit the marketplace. As people begin to stock up on preparedness related items in response to the coming election cycle, we will likely see nationwide shortages similar to what happened during the elections in 2008. I fear this is only the beginning.


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They're postponing needed plant expansion and construction due to economic fears if Romney, Obama, or Santorum get elected, not to mention further second amendment violations. (1 image)

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#1. To: hondo68 (#0)

They're postponing needed plant expansion and construction due to economic fears if Romney, Obama, or Santorum get elected, not to mention further second amendment violations.

Seems unlikely to me. I think they have hit a profitability price point, commanding premium prices.

The goal for a premium brand like Ruger or Glock is to be considered a top brand and keep supply just a little short of what the market wants.

As with Apple, you can wring more profit out of your market segment by winning the mindshare game against competing brands and keeping prices (and profits) high. People often mistakenly believe that the goal of manufacturers is to produce so many widgets that they drive the cost down and drive competitors out of the market. But that isn't how it works. Apple doesn't want to be #1 in desktop machines or even in laptops. They just want to be the premium brand for the upper class and the young tech leaders. They don't really want to be Dell or HP, selling commodity parts at commodity prices. They make a lot more by cornering the high-end market.

TooConservative  posted on  2012-03-23   9:55:06 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: TooConservative (#1)

The goal for a premium brand like Ruger or Glock is to be considered a top brand and keep supply just a little short of what the market wants.

There's always been waiting lists for Rugers, at least in my neck of the woods. Glocks not so much.

Almost every country in the Middle East is awash in oil, and we have to side with the one that has nothing but joos. Goddamn, that was good thinkin'. Esso posted on 2012-01-13 7:37:56 ET

mininggold  posted on  2012-03-23   10:03:21 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: hondo68 (#0)

I have never forgiven Ruger for supporting (and even pushing) Poppy Bush's alleged Assault Weapons Ban,his proposal to restrict semi-auto handguns to military and police only,and when that failed,his ban on magazines that hold over 10 rounds.

Ruger did all this because they didn't make so-called Assault Weapons,and at that time weren't making auto-loaders. They saw this as a sound strategy to build the company bottom line,and to hell with the 2nd Amendment or what was best for citizens.

I haven't bought any of their products since then,and will never buy another one.

"It is impossible to talk reason with those who can only parrot Party Slogans." sneakypete Sept 2011

Stay Hungry...Stay Foolish --Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs,life-long Dim,and major Barry Soetoro supporter.

sneakypete  posted on  2012-03-23   10:15:24 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: All, *Bang List* (#3)

ping

"It is impossible to talk reason with those who can only parrot Party Slogans." sneakypete Sept 2011

Stay Hungry...Stay Foolish --Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs,life-long Dim,and major Barry Soetoro supporter.

sneakypete  posted on  2012-03-23   10:16:24 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: sneakypete (#3)

Ruger did all this because they didn't make so-called Assault Weapons,and at that time weren't making auto-loaders. They saw this as a sound strategy to build the company bottom line,and to hell with the 2nd Amendment or what was best for citizens.

I'm sorry that you don't approve of a truly free market.

Almost every country in the Middle East is awash in oil, and we have to side with the one that has nothing but joos. Goddamn, that was good thinkin'. Esso posted on 2012-01-13 7:37:56 ET

mininggold  posted on  2012-03-23   10:21:18 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#6. To: sneakypete (#3)

I have never forgiven Ruger for supporting (and even pushing) Poppy Bush's alleged Assault Weapons Ban,his proposal to restrict semi-auto handguns to military and police only,and when that failed,his ban on magazines that hold over 10 rounds.

I only recall S&W supporting the Xlinton AWB. I don't recall any boycotts from the CCW or general gun community. Certainly nothing compared to the fury with S&W selling us out during the Xlinton years.

S&W was the real traitor to the gun community.

TooConservative  posted on  2012-03-23   11:41:49 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#7. To: hondo68, all (#0)

Effective Immediately Ruger has stopped accepting Firearms Orders. The Company says that they have had to temporarily suspend the acceptance of new orders after receiving requests for more than one million units.

Ruger does produce a decent gun at a reasonable price so the amount of business they are receiving doesn't surprise me.

I've never had a lick of problems with any Ruger I've ever owned or shot, except for the 22/45 Mark III I bought about 1-1/2 years ago..... It seemed like it took forever to get it sighted in properly... I must have put close to 300 rounds through it before it wanted to shoot a decent grouping... Guess it just needed to be broken in some before it decided to settle down....

As far as ammo goes the gun shops don't around here don't seem to have any problems keeping a good supply on hand... Wal Mart is kinda short on Self Defense but has plenty of target.. Now some of the online dealers I visit seem to be short on the more popular rounds in certain grains... One online site I looked at for some .223 had over 40 different listings but only 3 or 4 of the were in stock....

"If you voted for Obama in 2008 to prove you're not a racist, you'll need to vote for someone else in 2012 to prove you're not an idiot."

CZ82  posted on  2012-03-23   17:55:25 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#8. To: mininggold (#5)

I'm sorry that you don't approve of a truly free market.

Yeah,to lefties like you a open market (or a cheap shot) is more important than the Bill of Rights.

Especially the 2nd one.

"It is impossible to talk reason with those who can only parrot Party Slogans." sneakypete Sept 2011

Stay Hungry...Stay Foolish --Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs,life-long Dim,and major Barry Soetoro supporter.

sneakypete  posted on  2012-03-23   19:39:29 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#9. To: TooConservative (#6)

I only recall S&W supporting the Xlinton AWB. I don't recall any boycotts from the CCW or general gun community. Certainly nothing compared to the fury with S&W selling us out during the Xlinton years.

That's because it was Clinton,not a Bush.

"It is impossible to talk reason with those who can only parrot Party Slogans." sneakypete Sept 2011

Stay Hungry...Stay Foolish --Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs,life-long Dim,and major Barry Soetoro supporter.

sneakypete  posted on  2012-03-23   19:40:16 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#10. To: sneakypete (#9)

Bush was bad on gun rights but Xlinton was a disaster. I don't see how you honestly compare the two.

TooConservative  posted on  2012-03-23   20:04:42 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#11. To: TooConservative, sneakypete, *Yukon neo-Progressive Vermin* (#10) (Edited)

I don't see how you honestly compare the two.

"I believe in background checks at gunshows, or ANYWHERE" ~Bush at the Tempe AZ debate 2004

That means no private sales without infringements, at all. At least as bad as Xbubba.


"We (government) need to do a lot less, a lot sooner" ~Ron Paul

Obama's watch stopped on 24 May 2008, but he's been too busy smoking crack to notice.

hondo68  posted on  2012-03-23   20:11:07 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#12. To: hondo68 (#11)

Meh. sneaky was talking about Spook Daddy Bush, not Junior.

TooConservative  posted on  2012-03-23   21:16:05 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#13. To: TooConservative (#12)

sneaky was talking about Spook Daddy Bush, not Junior.

Ooops! To paraphrase Ronnie's redwood quote... If you've seen one Bush, you've seen em all!


"We (government) need to do a lot less, a lot sooner" ~Ron Paul

Obama's watch stopped on 24 May 2008, but he's been too busy smoking crack to notice.

hondo68  posted on  2012-03-23   21:21:14 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#14. To: hondo68, sneakypete (#13)

To paraphrase Ronnie's redwood quote... If you've seen one Bush, you've seen em all!

To quote Jesse Jackson, "Get out da Bushes!".

If only some severely conservative Mormo-American would run for prez...

TooConservative  posted on  2012-03-23   21:46:55 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#15. To: TooConservative (#10)

Bush was bad on gun rights but Xlinton was a disaster. I don't see how you honestly compare the two.

Your memory is pretty selective. Thanks to Poppy Bush and his executive orders we got the so-called AWB,magazien bans,military rifle imports (including historic US Military rifles given to other countries) bans,and probably a few other things I am forgetting.

Poppy was the very first president to use executive orders to violate the 2nd Amendment,and his idiot son even admitted he would sign into law any gun control congress approved.

And Clinton got......,to keep Poppy's AWB.

"It is impossible to talk reason with those who can only parrot Party Slogans." sneakypete Sept 2011

Stay Hungry...Stay Foolish --Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs,life-long Dim,and major Barry Soetoro supporter.

sneakypete  posted on  2012-03-23   22:14:59 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#16. To: hondo68, TooConservative (#13)

Ooops! To paraphrase Ronnie's redwood quote... If you've seen one Bush, you've seen em all!

I prefer to phrase it as "The Horse Apple (Boy Jorge) never falls far from the Horse's Ass (Poppy).

"It is impossible to talk reason with those who can only parrot Party Slogans." sneakypete Sept 2011

Stay Hungry...Stay Foolish --Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs,life-long Dim,and major Barry Soetoro supporter.

sneakypete  posted on  2012-03-23   22:17:48 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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