Ruger Wins "Best New Handgun" and"Best of the Best" Awards at SHOT Show
February 02, 2005
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR), the nation's largest firearms manufacturer, is proud to announce that at the recently concluded SHOT (Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade) Show, two of its new products won major awards.
Sturm, Ruger Chairman and CEO William B. Ruger, Jr., President Stephen L. Sanetti, and Prescott, Arizona Managing Director Robert R. Stutler were presented with Guns & Ammo magazine's "Best Handgun of 2004" award for the new Ruger P345 .45 caliber pistol.
This award is the result of a reader poll conducted by this popular firearms magazine, and shows the great enthusiasm with which this new Ruger pistol has been received not only by firearms writers and experts, but also by actual firearms owners.
Also at the SHOT Show, Sturm, Ruger President Stephen L. Sanetti was presented with Field & Stream magazine's "Best of the Best" award for its new rifles chambered for the exciting new .204 Ruger cartridge. Field & Stream Editor Sid Evans said, "Our team of seven gear experts tested hundreds of products, and this year only 18 made the final cut. These products are some of the most exciting things to hit the market in years".
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Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation's leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. The only full-line manufacturer of American-made firearms, Ruger offers consumers over 400 variations of more than 30 product lines. For more than 60 years, Ruger has been a model of corporate and community responsibility. Our motto, "Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens," echoes the importance of these principles as we work hard to deliver quality and innovative firearms.
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