“We are truly honored at being named Manufacturer of the Year and appreciate the significance of receiving this recognition in view of the many great companies in this industry,” says Mike Fifer, Ruger President and CEO. “We continue to work on new product development, enhanced access to expanded website information, and improved manufacturing processes, all efforts that benefit consumers, retailers and distributors.”

The award was presented during the 8th Annual Shooting Industry Masters in Grand Island, Nebraska on July 23rd. The Academy, a 500-member group consisting of manufacturers, editors, writers, distributors and retailers from within the shooting industry, votes to honor outstanding achievements in product design and service to the industry.

“We are committed to innovation, to providing consumers the high-quality, high-value products they are looking for as identified through the Voice of the Customer program,” continued Fifer. “By listening to consumers, expanding engineering and production staff, and implementing processes to support new product development and Lean Manufacturing we have been able to bring several award winning products to market in the last three years. We will continue to design and deliver high quality, innovative products and services to our customers.”

For information on all Ruger products and services, including the 2010 “Handgun of the Year, the SR9c™ compact pistol, visit or To find Ruger memorabilia and accessories for Ruger firearms, visit


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