The Ruger .22 pistol, first reviewed by American Rifleman in 1949, became the basis of one of the nation’s leading gunmakers. Although they are no longer made in the “Red Barn,” the .22 guns turned out in the hundreds of thousands in Ruger’s Prescott, Ariz., factory today would be immediately familiar to the man who designed it, William B. Ruger, Sr. Join NRA”s Adam Heggenstaller as he takes you through the latest in Ruger .22 pistols, including the 22/45 Lite with a polymer frame and a threaded barrel.
Video: Making Ruger .22s
American G.I.s thwarted Hitler’s last-ditch offensive, even though Hitler threw the best men and weapons that he had available against America's troops in the Ardennes. Here the author looks at the small arms used by our troops to stop the Nazi war machine dead in its tracks.