Ruger's reaction to sunset of ban

Discussion in 'The Pre-Ban Forum' started by ironsight65, Sep 20, 2004.

  1. ironsight65

    ironsight65 New Member

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    I heard from a local FFL dealer that Ruger has no plans to start producing
    hi capacity mags and folding stocks or any of the other "evil" cosmetic details that were banned under that ridiculous ban that has gone away.
    This really disappoints me as Ruger has always been one of my favorite firearms companys. I had heard that way back when Bill Ruger was in favor of the 10 round limit but I didn't think that would carry over after the ban was gone. Seems they are really out of touch with their customer base to me. I think everyone should let them know about it too. I will not be buying anymore Ruger products if this policy stays in place.

    Anyone heard of any other companys that seem to think the ban was
    a good idea?
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    Colt. one of the few pre-ban rifles that didn't lose value, because they are not building any more.
    Gradecard: Economics-B Political Science-D-
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    inplanotx New Member

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    Maybe if we make a fuss and it is loud enough, Ruger might rethink its position. Start writing those letters! ;) ;) ;)
  4. bambihunter

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    I think they are just trying to stay visibly politically correct thinking the ban will eventually come back and they want to look like they were proactive during the gap.
    All they are really doing is alienating thier customers and to help reaffirm the stereotype that these features are indeed evil...
    What a F-d up PC world we live in now in the USA... :mad:
  5. ironsight65

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    I think you are right Bambihunter. Hopefully their former customers will show them that PC thinking and business sense are two completely different concepts.
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    I agree that politically correct for Ruger is not economically sound. If they did market research I'm sure they would find that pleasing the public "at large" does not equal better sales. Most if not nearly all gun buyers would prefer they go right back into production on the formerly banned accessories, since they were not "evil" to begin with.
  7. Cheimison

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    Personally I'd capitalize on it while it lasts. I'd be making stupid, ridiculous crap like 500 round spiral magazines for AK-47s and 7mm Winchester Magnum hunting rifles with 40 round magazines with pistol grips. And dual bayonettes.
  8. LIKTOSHOOT

    LIKTOSHOOT Advanced Senior Member

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    Yep and while we`re at it.....where is my preban Weatherby???
    GHEESH!!!!!!


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  9. Crpdeth

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    Thought you died
  10. LIKTOSHOOT

    LIKTOSHOOT Advanced Senior Member

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    Naw, guess it`s time for my yearly shower.....man it`s gonna burn!!!!!



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    YO Phishie, yur preban W-by lives up here in the shape of an Mk XXII eyetalian bilt w/W-by scope an 3 clips

    yar ol IB still gotta cupple cuties hangin aroun :cool:
  12. Crpdeth

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    Cleanse the inside first with 100 proof, and you wont feel a thing on the outside. :D
  13. LIKTOSHOOT

    LIKTOSHOOT Advanced Senior Member

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    Don`t expect me to water down Soggy Bottom`s finest. "EVER!"


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  14. Crpdeth

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    Fine with me, but it's gonna burn!

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  15. Tony Mig

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    What did Ruger ever really offer before the Ban.....?

    Most all of the bolt on goodies for the Mini's were after market. Back in the day when I had a Mini-14, the only thing Ruger made for it was 30 round mags, folding stocks, flash suppressors, and the other "banned" cosmetics were made by other companies.

    I don't understand the beef you guys have with them, if you want that stuff for your guns, there's plenty of other sources to choose from.

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