Ruger Wins 2018 Golden Bullseye Award in Two Categories

Ruger American Pistol
Ruger American Pistol

U.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is proud to announce that the Mark IV and Ruger American Pistol each received a “Golden Bullseye Award” from the National Rifle Association's American Rifleman magazine. These pistols were named 2018 American Rifleman “Handgun of the Year” and “Women's Innovation Product of the Year,” respectively.

The Golden Bullseye Awards recognize recently introduced products that are available to consumers prior to the selection. Products considered for recognition are tested by American Rifleman staff or regular contributors. The selection criteria explain that winning products should be “reliable in the field, meeting or exceeding the evaluator's expectations; innovative in design and function; readily perceived as a value to the purchaser; and styled in a manner befitting the shooting and hunting industry and, perhaps more importantly, its enthusiasts.”

“We are humbled to receive not one, but two awards from American Rifleman magazine,” said Ruger President & CEO, Chris Killoy. “A significant amount of engineering and design innovation went into the development of these two pistols, and we are pleased to know that the American Rifleman staff members are as fond of these revolutionary handguns as we are,” he concluded.

Ruger Mk IV 22/45 with Ruger Silent-SR
Ruger Mk IV 22/45 with Ruger Silent-SR

The Mark IV is Ruger's latest development in the Mark Series line of pistols. Beginning with the Standard Pistol that launched the Company in 1949, this line of pistols has undergone a series of enhancements with the development of the Mark I, Mark II™ and then the Mark III. The Mark IV maintains the same classic outward appearance of its predecessors, but incorporates a significant improvement customers love – a simple, one-button takedown for quick and easy field-stripping. A recessed button in the back of the frame allows the barrel-receiver assembly to tilt up and off of the grip frame without the use of tools. The bolt simply slides out of the receiver and the barrel can be properly cleaned from chamber-to-muzzle. Since the release of the Mark IV, the line has expanded to include 15 unique configurations.

Originally introduced in December 2015, the feature-rich Ruger American Pistol was designed with the latest U.S. Military standards in mind and was tested in the harshest environments to ensure the rugged reliability consumers have come to expect from Ruger. The Compact model made its debut one year later in 2016 with a 3.55″ barrel, overall dimensions of 6.65″ long, 4.48″ high and a weight of 28.7 ounces with an empty magazine. The Ruger American Pistol Compact model shares all of the features and rugged reliability of the duty-size gun in a smaller, lighter, more concealable package.


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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. As a 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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Brian
Brian
2 years ago

I own 2 ruger pistols and the both had flaws one being a serious flaw. The Ruger 22/45 Mark III would not always chamber round correctly due to the loaded chamber indicator. When the LCI was removed the rounds chambered flawlessly. The same pistol would not reliable extract casings until the extractor was replaced with an eagle claw. To fix complaints of a rattling trigger in the SR1911, Ruger removed the trigger, took a punch to the frame and then filed down the gouged frame until the trigger no longer rattled but now has an ugly feeling trigger pull. They… Read more »

Tom Marshall
Tom Marshall
2 years ago

I target shoot with my four RUGER pistols. I have a MKII, MKIII, MKIV and an American 9mm compact. The MKIV, for me, has not been very accurate. No better than my MKII with iron sights. And, not close to my S&W Victory. Which has similar dimensions. But, I live with it, having changed the MKIV front sight to a fiber optic unit. A slght improvement. The American compact has been very troublesome. A rarity with Ruger. It has been returned for repairs SIX times. Several parts replaced. The recoil spring/guide rod assembly has been replaced many times. 3-4, I… Read more »

Craig Nordgren
Craig Nordgren
2 years ago

The Ruger Mk lV will be the standard others are judged against. The earlier models were always the target by the competition. Wish they had come up with the easy take down years ago. The Ruger American is just the opposite. The ones I tried were only marginally accurate, had terrible triggers, and the shape made it difficult and uncomfortable for the web of my hand to get a high grip. The SR9 was a much more ergonomic pistol. They will only sell because people won’t spend the extra $100 to get a better pistol such as a SIG, Glock,… Read more »

James White
James White
2 years ago

What is the MSRP on the Ruger Mk IV 22/45 with Ruger Silent-SR? Does it come with the silent-SR?

Mike
Mike
2 years ago

I own many Rugers ranging from the P 95 to the SR 1911, SR9c, and LC9s pro. I also have several of their rifles including the PC 9 carbine, mini 14, 10/22 and AR 556. None of them have ever failed to perform flawlessly. So far not one of them has ever malfunctioned.

Thomas leventry
Thomas leventry
2 years ago

I own 3 rugers the full size american 45. The lc9s and the lcrx 357 mag never had a problem or misfire i would recommend ruger to anyone one that wants to own a pistol