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Old 02-05-2015, 06:54 PM   #1
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Default Is there an iconic Ruger pistol?

Most manufactures have one or two iconic models that serve (or used to serve) as the flagship pistol for the brand. Browning High Power, Colt 1911, Beretta M9/92 , Glock 17, Walther PPK, CZ75, etc.

My first thought is the Ruger Mark series, but is there a center fire pistol that has that distinction for Ruger? Maybe the P series?

Since Ruger focuses on the civilian market, there doesn't seem to be a full sized pistol that was made in huge quantities (law enforcement or military contract). Opinions?

(Not long guns, now; the 10/22 owns that category)
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Old 02-05-2015, 07:04 PM   #2
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Blackhawk.

Everything else is something that another company already did or currently does better. Ruger makes a good solid gun but there is nothing about them that makes a Ruger a must have.
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I kinda disagree. No one does a single action short of the unicorn saa colt puts out now and then better than ruger. Ruger's da revolvers are leaps ahead of anything coming out of smith and wesson.

Pocket guns nothing is equal much less better than the lcp And lcr.

In terms of rifles and shotguns and full size autos ruger drops the ball

As for iconic guns the 10/22 is THE iconic gun of all excepting the colt 1911. But for handguns it has to be the ruger revolver. When the word revolver is tossed about the first thing that pops in my mind is ruger revolvers.
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Depends on how you read iconic. To me it has to be something original (Ruger blackhawk is out), instantly recognizable, and a cultural phenomenon. The closest Ruger would be the MK22. I am not sure any Ruger is truly "iconic" in a way the old brands are.
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I submit
the original
Single Six.
Had one, was stolen.
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The MK I, II, III or 10/22 for OP.

Yet, I am wondering why Ruger gets no respect South of Mason/Dixon Line ?

I agree w Jon about the LCP being successful - most popular in history if you go by sales but still no respect. My brother is LEO and he tells me if you buy a Ruger you had better love it because you will never be able to sell it.

I thought the LCP w be a perfect BUG for police but evidently those who bought them were selling them.
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first thing i thought of was the mkI,II,III...
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Single actions are made all over the world.

The Mk line is only made here in the US of A, and is not copied.

When one sees the silhoulette of a MKI, it cannot be mistaken for any other brand.
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The Mark series is nothing remarkable and Browning does it better. The Browning has a better trigger, easier slide to cock and far easier disassembly for cleaning.
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