Gun Digest Book Of Ruger Revolvers: The Definitive History

by
posted on May 5, 2014
Ruger-Revolvers.jpg

As he explores the significant contributions made by Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc., to a realm of handgunnery that combines modern engineering technology, specialized hunting skills and cultural arms heritage, author Max Prasac contagiously conveys his enthusiasm for revolver shooting to believers and beginners alike in the GunDigest Book Of Ruger Revolvers.

Beginning with Ruger’s original wheelgun offering, the rimfire Single-Six, the author explores the development of the company’s center-fire single-actions-the Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk and Convertibles-along with the Old Army blackpowder revolver, the early double-actions such as the Security-Six, Service-Six and Speed-Six and the later double-actions such as the Redhawk, Super Redhawk, GP-100 and SP-101. Along the way he shares photographs of rare prototypes and factory processes, the latter as they occur today at Ruger’s Pine Tree investment casting operation where the guns’ frames and other components are poured into shape from molten metal. Useful asides, such as the single-action grip frame comparison table and background on cartridge standouts-the .357 Maximum, .44 Rem. Mag., .45 Colt, .454 Casull and the recently revived .480 Ruger-lend the work tremendous value as a bookshelf resource.

While it is difficult for any work to be completely “definitive” as the book’s subtitle suggests, the Gun Digest Book Of Ruger Revolvers nonetheless has much to offer and should satisfy the legions of Ruger revolver fans. The book’s 254-pp., 8½"x11" hardbound format includes generous use of color photography, making it a welcome addition to the coffee table or to the bookshelf of anyone who appreciates either revolvers in general or the unique approach to their manufacture by one of the firearm industry’s giants.

Price: $24.

Contact: F+W Media, Inc., Krause Publications, 700 E. State St., Iola, WI 54990; (855) 840-5120

Latest

Henry Repeating Arms New Original lever-action rifle right-side view silver engraving gun rifle carbine
Henry Repeating Arms New Original lever-action rifle right-side view silver engraving gun rifle carbine

Hand-Engraved, Silver-Plated New Original Henry Rifle Heads To Auction

There are few places in the country more impressive than The Cody Firearms Museum for history buffs and firearms enthusiasts, and Henry Repeating Arms, Baron Engraving and Davidson’s have created something special to support the facility.

Rifleman Report: Shall Not Be Infringed

As of this writing, the people of Ukraine are locked in a life-and-death struggle with the invading Russian military in the most significant warfare seen in Europe since World War II.

This Old Gun: U.S. Model Of 1842 Musket

By the latter part of the 1830s, most of the major powers finally let practicality overcome economy, realizing that it was time to switch their small arms over from flintlock to percussion. Britain and France were among the earliest, with the United States following suit in short order—the Americans fielding the handsome Model of 1842.

Preview: Brügger & Thomet Unigrip QD With Bipod Foldable

Externally configured as a standard vertical fore-grip, the B&T Unigrip QD With Bipod Foldable, as its name suggests, also features a throw-lever Picatinny-rail attachment clamp and more.

The Armed Citizen® May 23, 2022

Read today's "The Armed Citizen" entry for real stories of law-abiding citizens, past and present, who used their firearms to save lives.

2022 Rifle Of The Year: Ruger 10/22 Competition Rifle Left-Handed Model

Now in their 20th year, the Golden Bullseye Awards are chosen annually to recognize the firearm industry’s best new offerings. Here is this year’s winners as selected by the editors of “The World’s Oldest And Largest Firearm Authority.”

Interests



Get the best of American Rifleman delivered to your inbox.