Ruger introduced a number of very cool guns in the past couple of years, not the least of which is the Scout rifle and a passle of handguns. Just this week, over at THE FIREARM BLOG, I read about the newly introducted 10/22 takedown rifle that Ruger has introduced.
I got to handle a version of that over at my LGS over the lunch break. Solid. If I already didn't have several Ruger 10/22's in various flavors and a takedown Springfield Armory M6 Scout, I probably would've picked it up at the very reasonable price of $349.
Now, I hope Ruger takes this technology one step further and applies it to the Mini-14 Rifles. I would love to have a Mini-14 with takedown capability. I hate taking guns on trips and staying in hotels where you access your room via the lobby because nothing screams I HAVE A GUN YOU CAN STEAL like a traditional or tactical long gun case.
It would also be pretty cool if Ruger made some big bore rifles other than the Mini-14 in the takedown configuration, like maybe the old .44 magnum rifles.
Howsa about it, Ruger?