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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 3/1/2006 4:47:49 PM EDT
Not sure why Ruger hasn't made a SP101 lightweight carry revolver like Smith & Wesson and Taurus has offered.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 5:01:42 PM EDT
Same reason Colt never made a .44mag for 50 years or so after S&W did: stupidity or laziness; take your pick.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 5:21:59 PM EDT
Ruger has never been one to innovate..........
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 5:40:16 PM EDT
I am sure they will. Just give them another 30 years.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 5:54:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/2/2006 2:02:53 PM EDT by hapjack]
Unless the method that they use with investment casting cannot be used with aluminum or titainium.


Originally Posted By hapjack:
Unless the method that they use with MIM frames cannot be used with aluminum or titainium.
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MIM is not the same as investment casting, but I bet that their ability to cast AL alloy is the reason.

You are correct Combat_Jack, edited to correct my mistake.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 11:53:04 AM EDT
There are two things that Ruger simply can not do...small and light.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 11:58:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By hapjack:
Unless the method that they use with MIM frames cannot be used with aluminum or titainium.



MIM is not the same as investment casting, but I bet that their ability to cast AL alloy is the reason.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 12:01:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HeVGunner:
Ruger has never been one to innovate..........



Sure the designs are unremarkable, but Bill Ruger, for whatever issues he had, did innovate. He revived the SAA type pistol and the single shot sporting rifle. His .22 automatics are excellent little weapons--and a new design. His innovation was more in the casting process--there is a reason Ruger is known for their investment casting--and in his ability to sell sporting arms that everyone else thought would not be appreciated.

I still don't like Ruger products.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 12:25:58 PM EDT
Ruger's CEO retired on Feb. 28. of this year(2 days ago)

Maybe the new one will be a little more innovative
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 2:17:29 PM EDT
IMO, Ruger makes the best .22 pistols and semi auto .22 rifles. Evrything else, I could care less.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 5:16:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By triburst1:
IMO, Ruger makes the best .22 pistols and semi auto .22 rifles. Evrything else, I could care less.



Their single action revolvers are pretty nice too. Rifles? Centerfire pistols?


As to the original question? If it ain't broke...
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 5:30:47 PM EDT
Have you ever fired a full house load 357 in a lightweight S&W? Unpleasant is an understatement. The Sp101 Is a brick, and as such apeals to me as a hand cannon. I can't hurt it, and the lines allow for a good concealability.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 7:13:50 PM EDT
I don't think they did because they are not gun right friendly. They probably don't think CCW should be legal...


I bash on them but they did recieve the lucrative A-Team contract back in the 80's.
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