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From: Secondwatcher  (Original Message)Sent: 07/01/2005 03:42

At least they are buying American, but what's up with the 9mm Europellet!

U.S. Army Awards Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.
Contract for 5,000 Pistols

 
  December 23, 2004  
 
 

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR), the nation’s largest firearms manufacturer, is proud to announce that it has been awarded a contract for 5,000 9mm pistols by the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command, Rock Island Arsenal, IL. The pistols to be supplied are Ruger KP95D models. The pistols incorporate a stainless steel slide and a custom polymer composite frame.

“We are honored to be part of the nation’s defense by furnishing the Army with Ruger P95 pistols,?said Sturm, Ruger President Stephen L. Sanetti. “As there are no longer any U.S. Government small arms factories, our country must rely on the private firearms manufacturing sector to provide arms for the common defense. Sturm, Ruger’s P95 pistols have developed a legendary reputation for strength, reliability, and value during the last ten years, and we are proud to have won the U.S. Army’s competitive bid with these fine firearms.?/P>

“Our late founder, Bill Ruger, who began his firearms industry career 65 years ago designing small arms for the U.S. Government, would have been pleased,?Sanetti concluded.

The Ruger pistols to be supplied under this contract will be manufactured in the company’s Prescott, Arizona manufacturing facility.



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From: HonchoSent: 07/01/2005 15:54
THREE CHEERS! It's about time we arm our soldiers with handguns and weapons made here in the U.S.A.!
Fred (Honcho)

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From: MSN Nickname19D4PR8Sent: 18/01/2005 14:49
Honcho,
 
It doesn't sound like these will be front line pistols.  The stainless slide and the fact they are only making 5000 concerns me.  What do you think?
 
Jim

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