From its humble beginnings in 1949, Sturm, Ruger & Company has grown into one of the best known firearms manufacturers on the market today, as well as a manufacturer of other forged metal products.
Sturm, Ruger & Co. has produced more than 40 million guns since its founding seven decades ago. It all started with one gun: Bill Ruger’s .22 pistol.
Its firearm production is now measured in the millions each year, but Ruger sold its first gun on Sept. 15, 1949. It was a .22 pistol, Number 3.