Hi, its me again.
Look, I know we don’t see eye to eye on a lot of things… But I’m trying to like your Gunsight Scout rifle. Can you do me a little favor?
Can you make it take FAL or M-14 mags? Either one. Thanks. Yeah, because your proprietary 10 round mag kinda sucks. A lot.
And while you are at that… Make a semi auto .22 Mag pistol with a crazy high capacity. Based on your SR9 should be great.
We got in the Ruger SR22 and the new TC Dimension.
First the Ruger. Of the small .22LR tactical pistols… SIG Mosquito and Walther P22 are the most common of these… I think the Ruger is the best one made so far. Very good machining and good polymer. It doesn’t feel cheap. Fixed barrel, so it has great accuracy potential. I like it, if I am honest. But it does have a really crappy trigger… hopefully the trigger smooths out with use. If it did, the gun would really shine. Ruger needs to clean up the toggle-like triggers and make a version that has an extended threaded barrel with target sights. So, yeah, I think it’s worth buying. If you look at one in the store – ask the Clerk to put on the Large Grip. Feels great in the hand with the bigger grip on it. (and my hands are not huge… really kinda average. My glove size is just “Large”)
TC’s new Bolt Action Switch Barrel. Clever idea… futuristic styling… interesting way they do the barrel swap with an included torque wrench system that makes the barrel swapping consistent… adjustable length of pull with the stock spacers… overall, someone did their homework coming up with this one.
But I hate it. I don’t actually like anything about this gun and I would be money this gun is going to be a huge commercial flop and TC should stick with making Encores with new names. I think this new gun looks like a SciFi Channel prop and feels like something made by NERF. I hate that rifle. Fortunately TC is making a solid rifle in the VENTURE series if you want a TC Bolt Action… great price for the performance value and you can’t go wrong with it. For 450 bucks you can get a whole new rifle… verses 300 for just a new barrel. Come on. Metal Tube, or a whole new rifle in that new caliber you want. I understand every penny counts, but really? Unless you are a wildcatter and are coming up with new stuff to test – and you don’t want an Encore for some reason… Well, then maybe this new Dimension is for you.
Your new .22 Pistol will sell very well.
But what would do better… would be to make it in .22 Magnum. People keep asking for the KT PMR-30… and KT can’t deliver the volume.
Make your SR-22 pistol an SRM-22, in .22 Magnum with night sights and a real high capacity magazine… and you would have a ferocious Home Run Hit on your hands.
Ruger has announced a couple new guns. Let’s take a look at them.
The new “All American Rifle”. Link Here. I don’t have anything good to say about this one. Congratulations Ruger, you just made a Savage Axis. Bravo. But 10 bucks says the Savage has the better barrel. Hopefully the stock is more rigid… more like TC Venture. Hopefully it wont get a Recall like the TC Venture either.
The new SR-22 .22LR Pistol. Link Here. If it’s one thing Ruger has always done well, it’s making .22 Rimfires. Rifles and Pistols. Now, while this pistol looks a lot like a Walther P22 and Ruger has made an industry out of other people’s designs… (Just like the Soviets!) this SR-22 is a apparently, shockingly, a new design. Given Ruger’s Rimfire history, I’d expect this pistol to be a good one. Iffy trigger, but otherwise it should be solid, it will also probably have a reasonable retail price so it is one I’m looking forward to seeing. Considering all the other Tactical .22 Pistols out there… The Walther P22, SIG’s Mosquito, and others… This will be a welcome new seat at the table. Because right now, the Ruger Mk III pistols, Browning Buckmarks, Beretta NEOS pistols and the new ATI-GSG and SIG 1911 .22′s are the only Semi-Auto .22lr pistols worth buying. That’s a thin selection. I wish Ruger all the best with this one.
Got a shipment of Rugers in today. Opened the box for a little SP-101. I took it out of the bag and picked a target and took aim. And then I noticed something. The front sight was orange.
What? Covered completely in nasty rust. Come on Ruger! What the hell? I’ve seen more and more problems coming from Ruger.
I unbox an LC9.
Yeah, I’ll get a KelTec PF9 instead.
I love to put a hate on for Ruger. I just don’t like them as a company and I dislike most of what they do… Yet I have to give them some respect, even if I don’t want to.
To have another Gun Maker coming out with a 1911, isn’t surprising. But for Ruger to jump into this crowded pool actually makes sense. Much like S&W before they entered the game, Ruger has been making 1911 parts for a long time.
The “SR”1911… because Ruger can’t say 1911… actually looks pretty good. I like the fact that the slide is Forged, even if the frame is cast. Ruger’s casting is the best in the industry. I’ll give them points for not putting on forward slide serrations. I’ll even go so far as to give them props for not making the slide a huge freaking billboard. The simple Double Diamond checkered grips also look good, with a simple Colt style medallion inset into the wood. As much as I’ve been hating on Ruger… I have to give them a nod here. Well done, Ruger. Well done.
Now if you would just change your Distributor Only business model so dealers could actually make a buck stocking your guns – yeah… that would be great. Because as it is now, I hope I don’t have to sell one, because I’d make more money selling anything else. Ruger and Glock… there’s no money in selling the things. So am just not excited about these things.
I’ve spoken before about Scout Rifles in general and some specifically. The biggest thing going right now is the Ruger Gunsite Scout. Now, just because something is big now, doesn’t mean it’s all that great, just inexplicably popular. Remember, last year a Snookie was pretty big… I don’t know what that is, but evidently it washed up on the shore in Jersey. It should probably be thrown back in… But I digress.