Sturm, Ruger & Co. hit new high on 1st-qtr orders.
The company said that despite attempts to increase production, the rate of incoming orders has exceeded its capacity to fill them on a timely basis. As a result, the company said it was forced to put acceptance of orders on hold. It said it expects to resume accepting orders on a normal basis by the end of May.
Wow, never heard of a gun company saying that they couldn't keep up with demand. That's saying something about the state of the firearms industry, isn't it?
Someone should e-mail this to Josh Horwitz. Not that he'd be man enough acknowledge that he's a lying POS, but hey, no harm in pointing that out to him, at every opportunity.
Got my wife a Ruger LC9 for her birthday. She loves it. They're selling faster than the gunshops can get them in.
Suspends new orders for what ? The new 1911's ? Everything ?
I'd bet on everything. Rumor has it that there may be a depression and civil war, or don't you read the news?
Funny. I live in an area in which the Ruger factory is one of the largest employers and they are constantly firing and laying off people....
Could be that they are just doing what every good ol' American companies are doing now-a-days: replacing the higher waged veteran full-timers for piece of crap temps to save on benies and wages. I like their guns and a couple in my arsenal, by my respect for them as a company has just waned significantly.
RSR: Another source suggested this scenario:
"Distributors are ordering more food from the buffet than their stomachs can handle, and this is a repeat of the day after barry won the last election, where most orders ended up being CANCELLED. Ruger is essentially telling distributors to stop the idiotic panic ordering, much of which will end up being cancelled. Ruger can keep up with demand just fine. There are plenty of ruger firearms in dealers and on gunbroker. Ruger doesn't want to be stuck trying to fill orders from people who didn't use good judgement and/or who cannot pay for the products because the "rush" dies down. We've seen this before and so has Ruger. If it were ME, I would tell distributors to partially pre pay for orders that are for significantly more product than they've ordered in the past. I would charge for cancelling orders."
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