Ruger Stops Taking New Orders Because They Can’t meet Demand

Good news for Ruger stock owners but maybe bad news for America as it implies many are stocking up and ready for civil unrest. I guess the mood of the country is apocalyptic. Here is an excerpt of their press release courtesy The Firearm Blog:

SOUTHPORT, CT –Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR), announced today that for the first quarter 2012, the Company has received orders for more than one million units. Therefore, the Company has temporarily suspended the acceptance of new orders.

Chief Executive Officer Michael O. Fifer made the following comments:

• The Company’s Retailer Programs that were offered from January 1, 2012 through February 29, 2012 were very successful and generated significant orders from retailers to independent wholesale distributors for Ruger firearms.

• Year-to-date, the independent wholesale distributors placed orders with the Company for more than one million Ruger firearms.

• Despite the Company’s continuing successful efforts to increase production rates, the incoming order rate exceeds our capacity to rapidly fulfill these orders. Consequently, the Company has temporarily suspended the acceptance of new orders.

• The Company expects to resume the normal acceptance of orders by the end of May 2012.

Rugers are good guns but there are plenty of companies out there that make fine products so don’t wait for them to resume taking orders if you are looking to make purchases. Trouble is brewing.