Sturm, Ruger & Co. began as the brainchild of William B. Ruger, whose prototype of the Ruger Standard—based on the legendary German Luger semi-automatic pistol—attracted the attention of investor and designer Alexander M. Sturm in 1949. Ruger’s ability to create elegantly simple designs without the unnecessary expenses of the competition has made Ruger firearms an American standard.
Following Sturm’s investment and contribution of the company’s now-famous Red Eagle emblem to Ruger’s prototype, what had begun as a low-cost .22 caliber alternative for sport and target shooters would go on to become the most popular .22 caliber semi-automatic pistol ever produced.
Similar to the Ruger Standard pistol, the Ruger 10/22 semi-automatic rifle was designed as a simple alternative to more complex and expensive options, and ended up becoming one of the most popular rifles in the sport shooting market.
Since its founding in 1949, Sturm, Ruger & Co. has manufactured over 30 million impeccably designed and crafted firearms, and GrabAGun is proud to offer all of your favorite Ruger guns and accessories.