Who would have thought or predicted that a 76-year-old grandmother from New Jersey, Gerry Kennedy, would become fast friends with Ruger president/CEO Mike Fifer due in part to a thank you letter she sent him?
It turns out her contact with Ruger’s president is more short term than her long-standing love affair with a Ruger single-action revolver. Her husband, Wes, had given her a new .22 rimfire Single-Six in 1986 as a Christmas present. Apparently, the Single-Six was always at home on her hip when she traversed the woodlands in Maine. She loved that gun, the way it looked, the way it handled, and the way it shot.
Well, the worst thing possible happened in 2002 when on one of her hunting trips she lost the revolver in a heavy snow in the woods of Maine and couldn’t find it despite looking under every bush and tree in the area where she thought it had accidentally fallen to the ground.
While the revolver probably wasn’t worth more than $300, you would have thought she had lost a Perazzi or Purdey–or her life savings–if you asked her about her emotional attachment to that Ruger and how much she valued it.
She was heartbroken. The gun that she had become so attached to, that meant so much to her because it was a gift from her husband, was lost on the forest floor to rust and eventually rot away–or so she thought.....
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