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Sturm, Ruger: Firearms Maker

June 5, 2014

With the right to bear arms enshrined in the U.S. Constitution a company has been busy making firearms and producing healthy returns for over 60 years now.

Founded in 1949 and headquartered in Southport, Connecticut, Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells firearms in the U.S. The firm offers single-shot, auto loading, bolt-action, and sporting rifles; single-action and double-action revolvers; and rim fire and center fire auto loading pistols, as well as shotguns under the Ruger name. The firm also offers investment castings that are made from steel alloys directly or through manufacturer’s representatives. It offers accessories and replacement parts for firearms as well.

The company takes pride in being the only full-line manufacturer of American-made firearms. It offers customers with more than 400 variations of over 30 product lines. Sturm, Ruger & Company offers its firearm products through independent wholesale distributors to the commercial sporting market. The firm’s customers include Jerry’s/Ellet Brothers, Davidson’s, Sport South and Lipsey’s.

It exports its firearms through a network of commercial distributors and directly to foreign customers, comprised mainly of law enforcement agencies and foreign governments.

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