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Ruger Launches Special Edition Mini-14® Rifle To Benefit NRA-ILA
February 02, 2008
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) is pleased to announce the Special Edition Mini-14® Rifle To Benefit NRA-ILA.


This special edition Mini-14 rifle will only be produced in 2008 and will raise money for the NRA Institute for Legislative Action. It features a blued finish and 16-1/8" barrel in a patented black Hogue® OverMolded™ stock. The grip cap of the stock features an NRA metal gold-tone logo. This special rifle is chambered for .223 Remington and ships with two 20-round magazines.


"We are extremely pleased to be partnering with the NRA on this special project Mini-14 to support the Institute for Legislative Action," said Ruger President Stephen L. Sanetti. "It is very important that we, as an industry and as individuals, support the efforts of the ILA as they work to protect our Second Amendment rights. A portion of the sales from each rifle will go to the NRA-ILA to support their ongoing efforts. This project is also made possible through the support of Hogue Stocks, one of our key vendors, and through our distributors."

The Ruger® Mini-14® series of rifles has been extremely popular since first introduced in 1974. Long considered simple, rugged, and reliable, these rifles have proven so popular around the woods, farm, and ranch that they earned the nickname "Ranch Rifle," which is the name Ruger now uses to describe all Mini-14 rifles that come from the factory with integral scope mounting features.

Patented Hogue® OverMolded™ stocks are constructed by molding a super strong and rigid fiberglass reinforced insert or "skeleton" that precisely fits the firearms action. The stocks are then OverMolded with an exclusive rubber compound. This provides the ultimate in shooting comfort, is non-slip in adverse weather and creates a super quiet finish while walking in wooded or brushy country.

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the legislative arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is committed to preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.