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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Ruger Invests in Kodabow

Pictured is our good friend, Rick, who lives in Michigan with a few of his favorite shooting tools. Nothing says Made in America like a Ruger .44 Magnum, a Ruger M77 in .30-06., and a Kodabow Big Rhino crossbow.  

Long ago, when this writer was 16 years old, Dad and I walked into a sporting goods store and picked out a Ruger Standard Mk I semi-automatic .22 caliber handgun. I marveled at the design and how it always functioned perfectly. It was the first of many Ruger firearms that would grace my collection.  A .22 handgun is an odd choice for a youngster but I was an accomplished shooter at 16. It was a simpler time with no Internet, Facebook, cell phones or text messages. The kids I knew best spent every moment camping, hunting or playing high school sports. Trust, Safety and Responsibility when it came to firearms was expected. Yes -- we actually left school and hunted on the way home. The 60's and 70's were just different. That Ruger .22 served me well and its a testament to its flawless design that it is still in production decades later. The next Ruger turning point occurred in the Navy when a fellow officer took me under his wing and taught me how to properly and safely reload ammunition. There was only one brand of revolver that he suggested I purchase - a Ruger .357 Magnum. Today, and many Ruger firearms later, one of my favorite Ruger pistols is the Single Six Convertible that allows the shooter to switch the cylinders between .22 Magnum and standard .22 Long Rifle. It is admirable when a company steps out and makes differentiated products they believe should be made. Bill Ruger took that approach and it was even recognizable by a 16 year old. After selling well over a million guns in the past year, Ruger continues to deliver innovative products that consumers demand. Rugged and Reliable Firearms - Ruger. 

Naturally, the Kodabow Team was very pleased when Ruger chose to make an investment in our company. We do share common values. We make our product right here in the US and we are not afraid to do things differently. Bill Ruger dared to be different and you find that same spirit at Kodabow today. The same qualities you expect in a fine Ruger firearm are built into each and every Kodabow. Here is the announcement. Enough said.
My best,  

Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. Invests in Kodabow Crossbows 
June 26, 2012 
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is proud to announce that it has purchased a minority interest in Kodabow, Inc., a crossbow manufacturer based in West Chester, PA. Ruger's investment will help Kodabow accelerate its business plans and expand its infrastructure.

"This investment reflects our interest in participating in one of the faster growing segments of the hunting market," said Ruger President & CEO Michael O. Fifer. "Crossbows are increasingly becoming a new and exciting choice for outdoor-oriented consumers as they bridge the gap between traditional archery and firearms. Crossbows are gaining broader acceptance and more states are adopting crossbow hunting seasons. We have watched Kodabow make steady progress with its innovative crossbow platform and USA-based manufacturing. We expect that Kodabow will have a bright future and this Ruger investment will assist the company in moving forward," he concluded. 

"We are extremely pleased to have an association with Ruger," said Chuck Matasic of Kodabow. "Ruger shares our vision that delivering dependable and innovative hunting products made in the USA will drive industry leadership and success. Ruger's investment validates our business model based upon high quality and customer satisfaction, and most of all, crossbow products that are accurate and reliable - qualities very evident in Ruger firearms," he concluded.

To learn more about the extensive line of award-winning Ruger® firearms, visit www.Ruger.com. To learn more about Kodabow crossbows, visit www.Kodabow.com.